New Nokia 9 renders once again show off penta-camera setup, 18:9 display
The Nokia 9 is perhaps one of the most anticipated phones from HMD Global this year and it is surprisingly taking a long time to reveal itself. In fact, the rumoured 2018 Nokia flagship may not even make an appearance this year as reports say it will debut at MWC next year. But the rumour mill hasn't stopped talking about the Nokia 9 and neither will we. At this point, it is pretty much a given that the phone will bring one of the most unique designs ever thanks to the penta-lens setup on the back. There have been plenty of renders and leaked images in the past to tell us what this phone will look like. But if that wasn't enough, we now have new 3D renders of the Nokia 9 to tickle our imagination as we await its launch.
The renders and a 360-degree video come courtesy OnLeaks in collaboration with 91Mobiles. The images the design of the Nokia 9 from all angles. It images that the phone will come with an edge-to-edge display with thin bezels all around. Unlike the Nokia 6.1 or 7.1, the Nokia 9 will not come with a notch. The report claims the Nokia 9 will come with 5.9-inch display with a QHD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio.
The Nokia 9 will also see a glass panel on the back, which isn't surprising as HMD has been using glass for most of its phones this year including the Nokia 8 Sirocco. The glass on the back curves around the edges for better ergonomics. Interestingly, the renders show no signs of a physical fingerprint sensor, leading us to believe that the company may be going with an in-display fingerprint sensor.
The highlight of the phone, of course, is the penta-lens setup on the back. Unless another company is working on this, the Nokia 9 will be the first phone to sport five cameras on the back, trumping the quad-camera Samsung Galaxy A9. The new renders keep true to past leaks that show the camera arranged in a hexagonal pattern much like a revolving cylinder in a handgun. Out of the seven total cutouts, five will be used for camera sensors while one will be used for the LED flash and one for what could be a proximity detection sensor.
Apart from using Zeiss lenses, HMD is most likely going with a PureView branding after it recently acquired the rights from Microsoft. This is why multiple reports say the phone will be called Nokia 9 PureView. We still have no information on the sensors that will be used in this system, but it is assumed that some of them will be of varying focal length. The system may also see a wide-angle lens and a depth sensing lens. The possible combinations are endless.
While the design is more or less expected to be the way renders have suggested, the specs is still quite uncertain. Depending on when the Nokia 9 is going to launch, it may either get a Snapdragon 845 chipset or the next-gen Snapdragon 855 (Snapdragon 8150) processor. It is also expected to ship with Android 9 Pie out of the box. As a global model, the Nokia 9 will be an Android One device which means stock Android software and regular security updates. Other rumoured specs include up to 8GB of RAM, up to 128GB of internal storage and a 4,150mAh battery.