Nokia 9 PureView

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Nokia 9 PureView (AOP-9)
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The Nokia 9 PureView is a high-end and quirky camera phone and one that in a long time carries the PureView name. And it's proud to wear it because there are no less than 5 different cameras with Carl Zeiss lenses on the back. Don't let that fool you and let us explain if there is more to this phone than Carl Zeiss optics.

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PureView is a concept. Nokia impressed earlier with a 41 megapixel PureView camera phone, in 2012(!). When the dust had settled it turned out that the abundance of megapixels did add something. Not so much that number, but more what Nokia did with it. PureView started to be synonymous with advanced camera techniques that left the competition far behind. Nokia grew into a camera phone giant, something that was skillfully phased out after the takeover by Microsoft. What remains of Nokia's camera expertize? In short, little. And that's why they called in the help of Light's experts. The same company is responsible for a camera with no less than 16 different lenses that can produce one super photo. Something that HMD Global, the company responsible for Nokia phones, is now also doing with this 9 PureView.

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5 cameras, 1 super-photo

How does that work? The 5 cameras on the back each have a 12 megapixel sensor; 2 colors and 3 black and white. This combination ensures that 10x more light is captured than a traditional camera sensor. More light is more detail, better photos in the dark and with better sharpness/depth. Whereas other phone manufacturers often let you choose which camera you want to use with a lens, the 5 cameras on the Nokia 9 PureView work together. You can capture photos in RAW (DNG format) so that you can edit them much better, for example in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. On the camera itself, you can find the Pro Camera app with settings options including ISO, exposure time and shutter speed.

Main Nokia 9 PureView specifications

  • 5x 12 Mpixel camera with Light algorithm for super HDR photos
  • 5.99 inch pOLED display with built-in fingerprint scanner
  • Rapid mobile 4G ( LTE Cat. 16 4x4 MIMO)
  • 20 megapixel selfie camera with screen flash
  • 128GB of non-extendable storage memory
  • Octacore Snapdragon 845 processor with 6GB of RAM memory
  • Waterproof housing from Gorilla Glass 5 and IP67 certified

More than just a camera

Next to being an impressive camera, the Nokia 9 PureView is also just a phone. One with a 5.99-inch pOLED screen with HDR10 support for high contrast with richer color reproduction. The fingerprint scanner is built into the screen, and the cameras on the back don't stick out anywhere. This makes the 9 PureView one smooth work of art from Gorilla Glass 5. The Snapdragon 845 processor ensures plenty of speed and wireless charging (Qi) is supported. The Nokia 9 runs Android 9 Pie and is part of the Android One program. This gives you monthly security updates, 2 years of system updates and unlimited photo storage in the cloud (except RAW format). Fortunately, the price tag is relatively low, at least for a high-end camera phone.

Most important Nokia 9 PureView specifications

Dimensions 155 x 78 x 8 mm
Weight 172 grams
Item ID AOP-9
Codename Nokia Beholder
EAN code 6438409021922, 6438409021786, 6438409021151, 0000000110105
Fingerprint recognition
Operating system
Android 9.0 (Pie)
Color display 5.99 inch, P-OLED
Camera 12 MP
Dirt and waterproof housing
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa core
Secondary camera 20 MP
Data network
LTE (4G)
Build-in memory
Internal memory 6 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage)
Memory card slot
Power supply
Battery 3320 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Audio jack plug

All Nokia 9 PureView specifications

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Nokia 9 PureView (AOP-9)
Samsung Galaxy S10 (G973)
Samsung Galaxy S10+ (G975)
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (N970)
LG V40 ThinQ

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 Current product    
Fingerprint recognition
Android9.0 (Pie)9.0 (Pie)9.0 (Pie)9.0 (Pie)8.1
Color display5.99 inch, P-OLED6.1 inch, Curved Dynamic AMOLED Quad HD+, hole-punch display6.4 inch, Curved Dynamic AMOLED Quad HD+, hole-punch display6.3 inch, Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O Display6.4 inch, FullVision OLED QuadHD+, notch
Camera12 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 16 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 16 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 16 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 16 MP
Dirt and waterproof housing
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa core1.7 GHz, 2.4 GHz, 2.8 GHz, octa core1.7 GHz, 2.4 GHz, 2.8 GHz, octa coreOcta coreQualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa core
Secondary camera20 MP10 MP10 MP, 8 MP10 MP5 MP, 8 MP
LTE (4G)
Internal memory6 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage)8 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)12 GB (Size (RAM)), 8 GB (Size (RAM)), 1 TB (Storage), 128 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)8 GB (Size (RAM)), 256 GB (Storage)6 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage)
Memory card slot
Battery3320 mAh3400 mAh4100 mAh3500 mAh3300 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Audio jack plug

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