Nokia is set to release what could be one of the more intriguing mobile phones of 2019. Well-known leaker Evan Blass has given the public a hint of how the Nokia 9 PureView will look like in an image he posted on Twitter.
The device features five rear cameras. The leaked image shows the phone has a penta-lens setup and Android One branding. It also revealed a screen with rounded corners and a fingerprint icon, which suggests the device will include an in-display fingerprint reader.
The handset is rumored to use the Snapdragon 845, instead of the upcoming 855, but it is anticipated to feature 128 GB of internal storage, 6 GB of RAM, wireless charging and 6-inch "2K" display with HDR10 and tall aspect ratio.
Nokia 9 PureView "Beholder." HNY pic.twitter.com/x4Kh3anP46 — Evan Blass (@evleaks) December 31, 2018
Spider Web-Like Rear Cameras
The five rear cameras appear to be an evolution of other PureView devices such as the Lumia 1020. These cameras will work together to capture more detail than other devices usually do. They also have 10 times the light of other smartphone cameras, making the Nokia 9 PureView an ideal device for those who want to own a camera-centric phone.
The pricing and availability are yet unknown but given the specifications, the upcoming smartphone could be the most expensive of Nokia's flagship devices.
Nokia 9 PureView Debut
It isn't yet clear when Nokia will launch the device. The company may introduce the phone by late January, but this will fall between CES, which is set early January, and Mobile World Congress, which is scheduled later in February. It is possible that Nokia will debut the 9 Pureview at one of these events.
"We could see the Nokia 9 PureView make its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, which runs from January 8th to January 11th, 2019. However, it could held back until Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona later in February 2019," Damien Wilde of 9to5Google wrote.