HMD Global, the Finnish company that makes Nokia smartphones, has come out with the world’s first five-camera smartphone with ZEISS Optics. The five cameras will be working simultaneously on every shot. The penta-camera model, Nokia 9 PureView, was unveiled at the ongoing World Mobile Congress 2019 on Sunday in Barcelona, Spain. The Nokia 9 India price is likely to be under Rs 50,000.
Boasting of wireless charging and under display fingerprint sensor, Nokia 9 PureView claims to produce images in high dynamic range (HDR) with the five cameras simultaneously capturing the image and fusing it together into one 12 megapixel photo.
“Working in perfect unison, the five 12 MP cameras collect up to 10 times more light than a single smartphone camera color1 sensor,” says Nokia, adding that the photos come with “superb dynamic range that capture detail and texture from both the highlights and shadows, plus incredible depth-of-field and vibrant, truest-to-life color”.
A statement issued by Nokia says the smartphone also features the ability to capture images in uncompressed Raw DNG (digital negative) format and edit them directly on the phone using Adobe Lightroom.
— Nokia Mobile (@NokiaMobile) February 24, 2019
Nokia 9 India price
The phone is shipping at a global average retail price of $699 (approximately Rs 49,640).
Also launched at MWC 2019: Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2, Nokia 1 Plus and Nokia 201
The company unveiled four other Android smartphones — Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2, Nokia 1 Plus and Nokia 201 — at the MWC 2019.
Nokia 4.2 and Nokia 3.2 come with a dedicated Google Assistant button, while Nokia 1 Plus runs on Android 9 Pie (Go edition). Internet-enabled Nokia 201 feature phone is the most affordable of the lot.
“With ‘Nokia 9 PureView’ and others, we are bringing stunning, dedicated Google Assistant button and great imaging and display technology, at the most accessible price points yet,” said Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global.
The company said these smartphones with a “pure Android” installation did not come with any major user interface changes or hidden processes that might eat up battery life or slow them down, the company claimed.
“Today, with these new phones, we are taking a leap forward by delivering the very latest innovations from Google across our entire portfolio,” said Florian Seiche, Chief Executive Officer, HMD Global.
Besides the smartphones, Nokia also unveiled new accessories such as Nokia Wireless Charger and Nokia Portable Wireless Charger.
Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2, Nokia 1 Plus, and Nokia 210 will be available between March and April at the starting price of $169, $139, $99 and $35, respectively, according to the company.