HMD Global has announced its most ambitious phone yet, Nokia 9 PureView, at the MWC19. It is the first phone from Nokia to feature a Penta-lens camera setup.
Unlike other smartphones with multiple rear cameras, all the cameras on the Nokia 9 are identical. All the five cameras use a 12-megapixel sensor with an f1.8 aperture.
How is this Camera Different?
The difference, as Nokia points out, is in the sensors. Only two of the five cameras shoot in color, the remaining three are monochrome sensors. Nokia says that the camera setup is designed to provide more detailed pictures.
All the five cameras shoot at different exposure at the same time, and then through software, all those images are merged to deliver the final output.
In order to achieve this camera setup, Nokia partnered with Light, the company known for the sixteen-lens L16 camera. Nokia is employing Light’s Lux Capacitor camera control system to control all the cameras at the same time.
The specs include 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB internal storage (expandable up to 512 GB using a hybrid SIM slot), a 5.99 inch OLED screen, 3320 mAh battery along with an in-display fingerprint scanner. The standout feature of this phone will be its camera and it would be interesting to see what it’s capable of.
The Nokia 9 PureView will be available in March. The phone will be priced at $699 in the US.