Nokia 9 PureView hands-on: A taste of our photographic future

Nokia 9 PureView hands-on: A taste of our photographic future

With the help of the ToF sensor, the Nokia 9 PureView can capture a depth map with up to 1200 layers of depth data for up to 40 meters away from camera. It has two colour sensors for accurate vibrant colour images and three monochromatic sensors which give sharpness and detail. This isn't completely surprising, however, as the Nokia 9 PureView is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC under the hood.

As well as announcing a new flagship, Nokia has also revealed some cheaper devices including the Nokia 4.2 and Nokia 3.2. Nokia rethought the typical duties of the chipset for crunching images, and shifted some of the responsibilities around to improve efficiency. True to that legacy, we are taking a significant leap forward in introducing the most advanced computational imaging system on a smartphone - the Nokia 9 PureView. HMD also partnered with Adobe Lightroom to create lens profiles for the Nokia 9, allowing you to edit RAW images directly from the phone if you to download the app.

The tweet refers to an Instagram post published by the Finnish photographer Konsta Punkka, which states that the image was captured with a "Nokia phone".

The unparalleled high-fidelity 12MP depth map created with each JPG enables lovely Bokeh and provides the opportunity to explore your inner artist using Google Photo's built in depth editor. One of the most interesting features is the ability to adjust the focus of a photograph after it has been taken.

More news: Saudi, China Sign $28 Billion Worth of Economic Accords

While the Nokia 4.2 has a 5.7-inch HD notched display and dual rear cameras, the Nokia 3.2 features a 6.26-inch HD+ notched display and a single rear snapper. Now capture exciting time lapse photography with support for exposure times up to 10 seconds.

Given the P20 Pro was one of the few phone cameras to use a monochrome lens, to great effect, this is a great shout by Nokia and certainly puts it into best camera phone territory for this alone. Nokia 9 will start shipping the week after Mobile World Congress. HMD worked closely with Qualcomm to extract the most power out of its Snapdragon 845 processor and distribute the workload efficiently across the platform. Along with the Nokia 9 PureView, HMD Global is also expected to launch a few other Android One smartphones at the event. All five cameras are seamlessly integrated into the 8mm slim phone ensuring there is no camera bump.

Like most flagships of late, the Nokia 9 is a glass sandwich wrapped around an aluminum frame. Nokia 9 PureView is also capable of panoramas, which can quickly tot up to more than 240-megapixels. The smartphone is tipped to run on KaiOS software. It is available in two variants - 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage, and 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage. For selfies there's a 20-megapixel front camera. This means that its apps are lighter in weight, and use less resources. These features further streamline your device's functionality and your overall Android experience. Android One phones are engineered to specific Google standards and ship with a pure version of the OS.

The Nokia 9 PureView has a $699 global RRP.

Related Articles

  • YouTube is demonetising anti-vaccination videos

    YouTube is demonetising anti-vaccination videos

    They wanted to work together on the Problem, quoted a spokesman of Youtube in the US-industry portal " The Verge ". Despite being criticized by the majority of the creators, some came out in the defense of YouTube . "They're bad .
    India seeks to have Pakistan cricket isolated, Apartheid-SA style

    India seeks to have Pakistan cricket isolated, Apartheid-SA style

    As per ANI , he was quoted as saying, "Our honest condolences to the families of CRPF soldiers who lost their lives in Pulwama Attack".
    Freakish  sequence ends Mississippi State-Georgia game

    Freakish sequence ends Mississippi State-Georgia game

    Georgia coach Tom Crean was puzzled as to why his bench received a technical and not a warning, according to the Indy Star . Allen was 10-for-19 from the field, including 3 of 6 from 3-point range, to finish with her season high in conference play.
  • United States  pushes North Atlantic Treaty Organisation  allies to join observer force in Syria

    United States pushes North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies to join observer force in Syria

    Trump surprised US lawmakers and worldwide allies in December by announcing he meant to withdraw all 2,000 USA troops from Syria. It also contributed to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis's decision to resign, and drew fierce criticism in Congress.
    Sevilla FC vs. Barcelona - Football Match Report

    Sevilla FC vs. Barcelona - Football Match Report

    There was even time for Messi to lay on a goal for Suarez - his 11th La Liga assist of the season - to seal the three points. Here's how football fans on social media have reacted to Messi's latest goal...
    John Krasinski Returning to Direct ‘A Quiet Place’ Sequel

    John Krasinski Returning to Direct ‘A Quiet Place’ Sequel

    The 2018 thriller was a box office hit, grossing more than $334million worldwide, since its release in the U.S. in April. Krasinski, who is also writing the sequel's screenplay, posted a picture of the Abbott family house on Instagram .
  • Oscars Host 2019 - Here Are 10 Celebs Who Offered to Host!

    Oscars Host 2019 - Here Are 10 Celebs Who Offered to Host!

    A Star Is Born and Vice have received 8 nominations each followed by Marvel's Black Panther that has received 7 nominations. CNN will have live coverage and analysis of the red carpet, the ( host-less ) show's best moments and the night's big wins.
    Four-time golf Masters champ Woods 'ramping up' for Augusta

    Four-time golf Masters champ Woods 'ramping up' for Augusta

    That meant a five-week tournament stretch had Woods committed to play in the Honda Classic . In 70 competitive rounds on the Championship Course, Woods has a stroke average of 68.428.
    More than 80 dead in India after drinking tainted liquor

    More than 80 dead in India after drinking tainted liquor

    Deaths from illegally produced alcohol, which is much cheaper than branded spirits, are common in India . State Excise Minister Parimal Shuklabaidya has ordered a probe into the matter.
  • Epic Games hosting 'Fortnight World Cup' offering $130M in prize money

    Epic Games hosting 'Fortnight World Cup' offering $130M in prize money

    Details about the tournament, including the date and location of the World Cup grand finals were revealed in its announcement. Epic Games announced that Fortnite's concurrent player base hit 10.7 million during its Marshmello concert this February.

    Xiaomi Mi 9 is coming to Europe at a seriously competitive price

    The smartphone features a slider mechanism similar to Honor Magic 2 and hides its dual 24-megapixel selfie shooters there. At the rear, the smartphone offers dual-camera setup as well with 12-megapixel wide-angle and telephoto lens.
    Liverpool at Manchester United

    Liverpool at Manchester United

    Jamie Carragher believes if Liverpool can win their next two games they will be in a "great position" to win the Premier League . He said: 'Everything that could have gone wrong in the first half went wrong.