HMD Global has finally launched the Nokia 9 PureView in India, months after the MWC debut. This Nokia’s crown jewel grabbed headlines for its Zeiss optics powered Penta-cameras at the back.
Since its rebirth, Nokia has shown a good track record in terms of timely software updates and support. A recent update has reportedly brought live bokeh mode and other important camera improvements.
However, going by the global reviews, the Nokia 9 PureView is hardly worth the Rs. 49,999 price.
Nokia 9 PureView: 5 camera pentagon
The Penta setup is home to three 12MP monochrome cameras, and two 12MP RGB cameras, all with f/1.8 aperture and Zeiss certification. The handset employs a computational algorithm to merge these photos together for a single output. You get to tinker with the advanced pro-mode even capture native monochrome photos. Nokia has managed to bake them to the back without a bump.
Upfront, you get a 20MP selfie snapper that stays in the thick forehead of the phone. Beneath, there is a 5.99-inch POLED panel with Quad-HD+ (1440×2960) resolution, 18.5:9 aspect ratio and an in-display fingerprint scanner. It wears a Midnight Blue color.
The major meh factor would be its dated Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. This is mated to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It draws juice from a 3,320mAh battery with wireless charging support. Rest, the phone has dual-SIM support, USB-C port, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC. It also features IP-67 certification for dust and water resistance. Sadly no, 3.5mm headphone jack.
Nokia 9 PureView Price, Launch Offers and Availability
The phone will be available for Rs. 49,999 via Flipkart and Nokia website starting today. Eventually, from July 17, it will be available via all major retail outlets in India.
Coming to the introductory offer, Nokia gifts a card worth Rs. 5000 and free Nokia 705 earbuds for purchases from the official website.
Nokia 9 Specifications
|Display||5.99-inch 2K POLED display, 1440 x 2880 pixels|
|Processor||Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845|
|RAM + Internal Storage||6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage|
|Expandable Memory||not supported|
|Software||Android 9.0 Pie (Android One)|
|Rear Camera||Five cameras: 12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.9″, 1.25µm
(2x RGB & 3x Monochrome cameras, working simultaneously)
|Battery||3320 mAh, Li-ion Battery, 18W fast charging support, Wireless Charging|
|SIM||Dual (Nano+ Nano Dual Standby)|
|Others||3G, 4G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, NFC, In-display Fingerprint,|
|Indian Price||Rs. 49,999|