If you’re looking for camera overload with your next smartphone, HMD Global is hoping to grab your attention with the release of the Nokia 9 PureView flagship smartphone. We talked about the phone in detail earlier this week when it was officially unveiled, but official pricing and availability is now being presented for all to see.
For starters, the Nokia 9 PureView has an MSRP of $699, which is about a $100 less than what you’d expect to pay for a Google Pixel 3. However, HMD Global has a limited time promotion that is currently running that knocks $100 off that price, taking it to a more affordable $599 price tag.
The smartphone officially goes on sale March 3rd, and the early bird pricing will be available through March 11th. Hopefully, reviews for the smartphone will begin filtering down soon for smartphone, so that you can make an informed decision on your purchase and still take advantage of the $599 pricing. HMD Global says that the Nokia 9 PureView will be available from Amazon, Best Buy and B&H Photo starting Sunday.
The Nokia 9 PureView comes with some pretty impressive specs – for a 2018 flagship Android smartphone. It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor (unfortunately, the Snapdragon 855 is a no-show here), 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and a 6-inch Full HD+ display (which is covered in Gorilla Glass 5). A 3320 mAh battery is included that can be recharged either via the bottom-mounted USB-C port of via a Qi-compatible charger. In keeping with its “flagship” status, the Nokia 9 PureView incorporates an in-display fingerprint reader.
However, the headlining feature of the Nokia 9 PureView is no doubt its penta-lens rear camera system. All five cameras feature the a 12MP sensor with f/1.8 lens. Two of the five cameras shoot in color, while the other three shoot in monochrome. All five cameras fire when you press the shutter button, with each one capturing a different exposure and combining their data into one single image.
The resulting photographs are said to capture higher levels of detail than competing cameras systems, but we’ll definitely want to get the phone into our lab to put this claim to the test.