+ Tuesday October 22nd, 2019

Under HMD Global’s stewardship, Nokia has rocketed back into relevance in the international smartphone market, combining the nostalgia for the brand, good design and championing Android One.

Nokia has a phone in every market segment and this week they will bring their latest Flagship devices the Nokia 9 PureView to Australian shelves.

We took an early look at the Nokia 9 PureView and it’s 5 lens array at MWC this year, and what we saw left us wanting more. With this week’s retail launch you’ll be able to get your hands on a Midnight Blue Nokia 9 PureView for $1099 AUD at both Harvey Norman and JB HiFi.

HMD will even bundle in a free set of their Nokia True Wireless Earbuds valued at $199 AUD.

What’s the Nokia 9 PureView packing?

Basically everything you can want. Nokia is not hiding that this is their camera focused device, with 5 x 12MP sensors split cross 2 RGB (colour), 3 Black and White, time of flight sensor and dual tone LED flash Nokia has basically put in all the camera hardware that you can fit into a phone.

Using HDR, the phone simultaneously takes 5 photos with the time of flight data and stitches those together to give you the final image. With computational photography trying to replace multi lens and to some extent HDR it will be interesting to see how Nokia’s solution holds up.

Loaded with Android One, the Nokia 9 PreView is guaranteed to get 2 years of OS and 3 years of Security updates. This upfront guarantee sets the Android One devices apart from basically everyone except Google’s Pixel phones.

Rounding out the specs is a 5.99″ P-OLED QHD notchless display, a snapdragon 845, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, an in-display fingerprint sensor, USB-C but no headphone jack. For the full specs check out below.

Key Specifications:Nokia 9 PureView
Release dateMay 2019
Screen size5.99-inch
Screen technologyOLED
Resolution2,880 x 1,440
PPI538
Rear camera5 x 12MP
Rear aperturemultiple
Front camera20MP
Front aperture
ChipsetSnapdragon 845
Core config4 x 2.8 GHz + 4 x 1.7 GHz
RAM6GB
Storage128GB
MicroSDNo
Battery3,320 mAh
Battery removable
ConnectorUSB-C
Headphone Port
Headphone Location
Speaker ConfigurationBottom
WIFI standards802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth standards
  • 5.0
  • LE
  • A2DP
  • aptX
NFCYes
Location
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • BDS
Android OSAndroid 9.0
Vendor skinAndroid One
Dimensions155 x 75 x 8 mm
Weight172g
ColoursMidnight Blue

We’ll be doing a full review of the Nokia 9 PureView in the coming weeks so if you want to know just how well and Android One powered photography focused flagship device goes stay tuned, and if your mind is already made up then head on over to JB or Harvey Norman on Thursday and grab your own.

Duncan Jaffrey   Associate

Duncan Jaffrey

Duncan has been interested in technology since coding "Mary had a little Lamb" in Basic on his ZX Spectrum. A fan of all things Android, most days you'll find Duncan trawling the web for Android news or quietly editing away on Map Maker.

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Dan
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Dan

What happens to google updates if hmd cease to be profitable? Is it still guaranteed?

Mathew
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Mathew

Do we know if this will be the Dual SIM version?

If it is I’ll be very tempted. If not I’ll order it from overseas, like I’ve done for the 3 Nokias we have in the house.

Paul Warner
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Ditto. All the Nokias sold here in Kiwi land have been single SIM phones so I don’t think I’ll see any here.

Adam
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Adam

“NFC: -”

Does this mean it does not have NFC? You cannot use Google Pay?

Mark Smith
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Really keen to see how this thing goes, my daily is a Nokia 8 despite having newer & more impressive hardware available I just like it & I loved my Nokia 1020, I traveled with it a lot overseas & never felt I was missing anything by not having a dedicated camera which I have never felt before or since.

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