Apart from all sorts of weird notches, we are surely going to see smartphone makers excessing on cameras next year. Freshly leaked Nokia 9 renders further affirm that HMD Global will release a ‘Penta-camera’ phone early next year.
The press image leaked by @evleaks reveal full Nokia 9 Design and clearly show the 5-camera arrangement on the Nokia 9, while also revealing an in-display fingerprint reader on its harmonious notch-free front.
What would Nokia 9’s 5 rear cameras be used for?
Well, we don’t know for sure, but its highly probable that these include a regular primary sensor, a sensor with a zoom lens, one with a wide-angle lens, a dedicated sensor for depth sensing. That still leaves one unaccounted for. Going by current trends, the bundle could also include a ToF sensor for 3D depth mapping.
Nokia, or rather HMD Global, isn’t the only one trying to counter smartphone photography constraints by using multiple sensors. Huawei has quite a few triple rear camera phones, Samsung already has a rear quad-camera phone, and light is reportedly working on a phone with 9 cameras.
Nokia 9 PureView “Beholder.” HNY pic.twitter.com/x4Kh3anP46
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) December 31, 2018
Are more camera sensors on a smartphones effective?
In a world where the best camera phone still has just a single sensor, the use of multiple sensors is certainly questionable. The concept is surely promising but so far multiple camera sensors haven’t justified their existence in a meaningful way.
We will need to wait and watch to know if Nokia is able to weave some PureView magic with the 5 camera setup.
Nokia 9 Launch Date
HMD Global is expected to launch Nokia 9 at MWC 2019, which starts at the end of February. By then we expect many more rumors and features to surface on the world wide web.
As for expected Nokia 9 specifications, check the table below.
Nokia 9 Specifications (Rumored)
|Display||6.0-inch QHD+ AMOLED (2880 x 1440)|
|Processor||2.6 GHz Qualcomm octa-core Snapdragon 845|
|RAM + Internal Storage||8GB + 64/128GB internal storage|
|Expandable Memory||not supported|
|Software||Android 9.0 Pie (Pure Android)
|Selfie Camera||Dual Cameras|
|Rear Camera||Five cameras
|Battery||4150 mAh, Li-ion Battery|
|Others||In-display fingerprint sensor
GPRS 4G VoLTE (Supports Reliance Jio), Wifi, with wifi-hotspot, Bluetooth v5.0 and USB Type-C (v2.0)
|Price||To be announced|