2018 went past without witnessing the launch of long-rumoured Nokia flagship, Nokia 9 PureView. The world's first smartphone with penta-camera setup never saw the day of light this year, but there is damning evidence that HMD Global might launch the premium Nokia smartphone early 2019.
We had been treated with several leaks and photos of the Nokia 9 from industry sources and mobile tipsters. But nothing compares to the latest press render leaked by Evan Blass on Twitter, which gives a clear detailed look at the Nokia 9 PureView. The leaked photo of the Nokia handset might be just one, but there are so many details about the phone that can be learned just by looking at the image.
For starters, the leaked render confirms in-display fingerprint scanner, full-screen display without a notch, but two thick bezels on the top and bottom. But we bet that's not what caught your eye. There are five camera sensors at the back along with an LED flash arranged in a hexagon shape.
The rear panel is made of glass, which is obvious looking at the reflection of the display on the back. Like all Nokia phones, Nokia 9 PureView will also be a part of the Android One family, allowing it to run the latest stock Android 9.0 Pie out of the box and also be among the first phones to receive Android Q.
Since the Nokia 9 PureView uses glass and metal sandwich design, it is ideal for the premium smartphone to support wireless charging. But the smartphone is definitely going to come equipped with Qi wireless charging support.
If the leaked press render doesn't quench your thirst, MySmartPrice has shared another detailed photo alongside a promotional video that summarizes the handset's features perfectly. The fresh leaks perfectly align with earlier reports, which only adds more weight to what we believe is true.
The promotional video emphasises that Nokia 9 PureView will sport a 5.99-inch 2K display with HDR10 and in-display fingerprint scanner. The smartphone is said to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. It seems a bit surprising for a flagship to come with Snapdragon 845 in 2019 and not Snapdragon 855, but Nokia 9 PureView's launch has been delayed by almost three months justifying the company's choice of older chipset.
The biggest highlight of the phone, the five ZEISS branded camera lenses at the back allows users to photos using all sensors at the same time. This results in incredible low-light photos, advanced depth control and more.
As for the release, a recent report suggested the official debut of Nokia 9 PureView is scheduled for end of next month. There's no confirmation from HMD Global and Nokia on this, but we expect to know more soon.