While Apple is still sticking to a dual-lens camera setup on its iPhone lineup, HMD Global-owned Nokia is soon going to unveil a smartphone with five cameras at its rear. We have already seen the likes of Huawei and Samsung release smartphones with triple and quad-cameras at the rear but the Nokia 9 PureView is going to be the first smartphone with a Penta-camera setup at its rear.
The details of the rear camera setup of the device are still unknown but HMD Global is going to use the phone to bring back the iconic PureView branding so it should be able to capture some really impressive photos. The leaked promo video does highlight the phone’s camera by saying that it would be capable of capturing 5 simultaneous shots at once with “10x more light” and “incredible texture and detail” along with “stunning crisp HDR photography.”
The five-camera setup will also allow users to refocus after taking a photo using Google Photos. This feature was found in some previous Android devices as well but it was slow and turned out to be gimmicky. It remains to be seen how HMD Global has implemented the feature.
The leaked promo video confirms some other specs of the device as well including its 5.99-inch display, an in-display fingerprint scanner, and its glass design. Like other devices from HMD Global, the Nokia 9 PureView will also be an Android One certified device meaning it will run a pure build of Android with no bloatware.
Most OEMs use a triple-camera setup on their device to offer optical zoom and an extreme wide-angle lens along with the standard wide-angle shooter. It remains to be seen what the five different camera sensors on the Nokia 9 PureView are capable of and their specs.
We have already seen the likes of Huawei and Google beat the iPhone in terms of camera performance. It remains to be seen if HMD Global will raise the mobile photography bar even further with the Penta-camera setup on the Nokia 9 PureView or not. The device is expected to launch sometime towards the end of this month.