Earlier this year Nokia announced its new photography-focused phone, the Nokia 9 PureView. While it’s been out in other markets now, we now know when it will be hitting Australian shores and what the asking price is.
When it comes to specs, the PureView has a 5.99-inch OLED display with 1440 x 2880 Quad HD+ resolution. Down in the guts we’re looking at a Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage and a 3,320mAH battery with 18W fast charging and 10W Qi-wireless charging
It also has an in-display fingerprint sensor, facial recognition, an IP67 water resistance rating and Gorilla Glass 5, which will definitely be useful when it comes to protecting the rear cameras which don’t bump out of the rear of the device.
The cameras themselves are the crown jewels when it comes to this device, and Nokia has been doubling down on them being the focal point of its marketing.
The penta-camera setup is visually stunning, with five 12MP lenses (three monochrome and two RGB) that work in tandem for image fusion. The rear also contains a 3D Time of Flight (ToF) sensor and a flash, and the front facing camera comes in at 20MP.
Interestingly, none of the lenses offer wide angles or optical zoom, with Nokia taking the stance that it wants the phone to do a certain type of photography really well thanks to the aforementioned fusion technology.
We’ll let you know how that goes in our upcoming review, but we can confirm that while many of images taken have been gorgeous, the processing delay due to the fusion technology is certainly a noticeable trade off.
The Nokia 9 PureView will be available exclusively through JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman from May 9 and will cost $1,099. Considering that Nokia is laser-focusing on the camera capabilities, it will be interesting to see if their bet pays off and justifies that price tag.
It will be available in Midnight Blue and comes with a free pair of Nokia True Wireless Earbuds that are worth $199. It’s also worth noting that at the present time no phone cases for this device will be available in Australia.