With a big delay, HMD Global has launched Nokia 9 Pureview, the new flagship of the Finnish manufacturer for 2019.
Since taking over the brand from Microsoft, HMD Global has managed to bring Nokia back to the waterline through a series of stylishly designed smartphones, with no extravagant features, Android operating system with no other modifications or applications pre-installed and priced. accessible.
The successful recipe seemed to be changed after the launch of Nokia 8.1 at the end of last year, following the adoption of the famous notch at the top of the screen.
However, things are back to normal with the launch of the new Nokia 9 PureView, which partially borrows the name from the Nokia 808 PureView, the 41 MP camera model launched in 2012. We say this because the new Nokia 9 PureView retains a predominantly classic design. , without any notch and with quite large edges, but it stands out especially through the 5 cameras positioned on the back in a circular format.
Specifications Nokia 9 PureView
screen: 5.99 inches, P-OLED, 2880 × 1440 pixels, Gorilla Glass 5
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: 4x Kryo 385 Gold 2.8 GHz & 4x Kryo 385 Silver 1.7 GHz, Adreno 630
memory: 6 GB RAM
Internal memory: 128 GB + microSD
camera: 5x 12 MP, F / 1.8, 1 / 2.8 inch, front 20 MP, F / 1.9
3G connectivity, 4G (1Gbps), 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0
operating system: Android 9.0 with Android One
battery: Li-ion 3,320 mAh, non-removable
dimensions: 155 x 75 x 8 mm
weight: 172 grams
others: USB 3.0 Type-C, IP67 protection, fingerprint sensor, NFC, fast charging
What's New at Nokia 9 Pureview
As expected from a top-of-the-line smartphone, the Nokia 9 Pureview is made of glass on both the front and back, while the sides are metallic. The terminal is also water and dust resistant to IP67 standards.
The design of the front part is a rather traditional one, especially in the absence of the notch which has appeared, in one way or another, on most flagships launched in the last year. Therefore, conventional design will certainly attract appreciation from traditional fans. On the other hand, the edges are quite generous, especially in the top and bottom, especially since the tendency to write the name of the manufacturer on the front is already history.
The screen itself is a 5.99-inch diagonal P-OLED that supports HDR10 and a resolution of 2,880 × 1,440 pixels. In other words, we are talking about a 2: 1 screen, and it also integrates a fingerprint sensor positioned higher than in other models. Alternatively, there is the Face Unlock option for unlocking the screen.
At first glance, the hardware platform seems a bit outdated. For reasons that have not been clearly explained, Nokia 9 PureView is relying on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, which was launched a year ago in February 2018. The relatively slow development of Nokia 9 and the need to adapt the camera module to processor are a few possible explanations why the Finnish manufacturer did not opt for Snapdragon 855. Going by that, the Snapdragon 845 processor is still a powerful one, especially with the help of 6 GB RAM, more than enough for smartphones. top of the moment, even if there are phones with 8 GB RAM. For its part, the internal memory is 128 GB, large enough for the microSD slot to remain, most likely, unoccupied.