Nokia 9 PureView specs: Five cameras and Android One

Sure, it's a trypophobe's worst nightmare, but the Nokia 9 PureView has a lot to offer, both in its five-camera array and its general specs as the company's latest flagship phone. Whether you want the best optics around, a large screen with minimal bezels, or a clean build of Android 9 Pie, this is an attractive handset at a reasonable price of $699.

But what exactly are you getting out of that money? Here's the breakdown of the Nokia 9's internals.

Nokia 9 PureView specs

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Operating SystemAndroid 9 Pie
Display5.99-inch 18:9 pOLED QHD+
Gorilla Glass 5
ChipsetOcta-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Four 2.8GHz Kryo 385 Gold cores
Four 1.7GHz Kryo 385 Silver cores
GPUAdreno 630
Storage128GB UFS 2.1 (non-expandable)
18W wired charging
Wireless charging RX (Qi 10W + PMA 5W)
Water resistanceIP67 water and dust resistant
Rear CamerasTwo 12MP RGB f/1.8 1.25μm
Three 12MP monochrome f/1.8 1.25μm
Front Camera20MP 1μm
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 ac 4x4 MIMO
NFC, LTE with VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0
SecurityIn-display fingerprint sensor (optical)
SIMSingle or Dual Nano SIM
Dimensions155 x 75 x 8mm
ColorsMidnight Blue

The Nokia 9's camera capabilities are absolutely bonkers, with the phone able to shoot entirely in HDR and the five cameras working together to create insane depth maps that aid in portrait mode photography. Even beyond the photographic capabilities, though, this is an extremely solid phone with some of the cleanest software around, thanks to Android One.

At the moment, there's no exact release date, but the Nokia 9 PureView should be available in the first half of the year for $699 in the U.S. With 128GB of storage and Adobe Lightroom pre-installed, this phone is clearly aimed at photographers, but if you can live with last gen's processor — which, to be clear, is still blazingly fast — this is a compelling option for almost anyone.

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Hayato Huseman

Hayato was a product reviewer and video editor for Android Central.

  • This may be my next phone, I think screen is same size as my LG v30
  • Ever so slightly smaller but overall the phone is very similar to the V30 dimensions-wise.
  • Great! Was looking at S10e but was put off by smaller screen and punch hole. I'm gonna miss the headphone jack though.
  • Wow I did not know it was close in size to the V30 which I'm using now. If the camera and battery life hold up, this will be my next phone especially with the promise of 3 years of timely updates behind the Nokia brand. I'm excited about this.
  • Does anyone know if this has a single speaker or two? This is something that I have not clearly seen mentioned anyplace. No one has talked much about the audio
  • Single speaker. A real bummer after having phones with stereo speakers. Still considering it though
  • All 'bout Nokia Android mobiles.
  • Nice phone but Google has shown with the Pixel phones you don't need extra cameras for great pictures. So I'll stick with Pixel as I love being first in line with software updates and I prefer the Google camera app over Nokia's. But Nokia 9 is still worth a look though.
  • Why say you'll stick with pixels, when you don't have a pixel anymore? Shouldn't you say you'll stick with cheap chinese phones that spy on you and never get updates until you buy another pixel?? And.. anyone can use the Google camera app......
  • Oh just Bore off will ya.
  • Are their front facing stereo speakers?