HMD Global introduces the penta-lens Nokia 9 PureView, three other smartphones, and more

Since today is essentially day 0 of Mobile World Congress 2019, a number of companies are taking the wraps off unannounced products. Among them, HMD Global.

Though four Android-based smartphones were unveiled, along with a feature phone - the 210 - and a pair of wireless charging accessories, HMD highlighted the Nokia 9 PureView. As folks may remember, the handset leaked quite some time ago, though it only now made its official debut. The 'PureView' branding isn't accidental, as HMD acquired the trademark back in August of last year, and is as such resurrecting it for the high-end device. PureView was used on devices like the Nokia 808, 1020, 920, and others.

Featuring "the world’s first five camera array with ZEISS Optics", the notch-less 9 PureView supports the saving of images in uncompressed, DNG format. You can see its spec sheet in the table below, along with those of its notch-bearing 4.2 and 3.2 siblings.

Nokia 9 PureView Nokia 4.2 Nokia 3.2
CPU Octa-core
Snapdragon 845
Snapdragon 439
Snapdragon 429
GPU Adreno 630 Adreno 505 Adreno 504
Body 155x75x8mm (6.1x2.95x0.31in)
172g (6.07oz)
161g (5.68oz)
159.44x76.24x 8.6mm (6.28x 3x0.34 in)
181g (6.38oz)

5.99'' PureDisplay, 18:9,
2560x1440, QHD+, pOLED, HDR10
Gorilla Glass 5, 538ppi

5.71”, 19:9, 720x1520,
HD+ a-Si TFT LCD, 270ppi
6.26", 19:9,
720x1520, 269 PPI
Camera 5 x 12MP (rear) - 2 colour, 3 monochrome, f/1.82, TOF

20MP (front), HDR, flash
2 x 13MP AF/F2.2/1.12µm (rear) PDAF
2MP depth sensor (2 phase detection)

8MP FF/F2.0/1.12µm (front)
13 MP AF/F2.2/1.12µm with flash (rear)

5 MP FF/F2.2/1.12µm/77° FOV with face unlock (front)

2160p (30fps)
1080p (30fps)

1080p (30fps)
RAM 6GB 2 / 3GB DDR3
Storage 128GB
microSD up to 512GB
16 / 32GB
microSD up to 400GB
Batt. 3,320mAh, non-removable
Qi wireless charging,
Quick Charge 3.0
3,000mAh, non-removable 4,000mAh, non-removable

Under display fingerprint sensor

24-bit/192kHz audio, Qualcomm aptX
Active noise canceling with dedicated microphone

IP67 water and dust resistant

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0

Single SIM (Nano) /
Hybrid Dual SIM

USB-C 3.1

2.5D glass, selfie notch,

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, NFC, Biometric face unlock, Fingerprint sensor (rear)

Qualcomm aptX
Google Assistant Button

GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
WCDMA: 1, 5, 8
LTE 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41 (120MHz)

FM radio
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2

Dual SIM

Micro-USB 2.0

2.5D glass, selfie notch
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, NFC, Biometric face unlock, Fingerprint sensor (rear, on 32GB model)

GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 | WCDMA: 1, 5, 8 | LTE 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40

Qualcomm aptX
Google Assistant Button

802.11 b/g/n
BeiDou, FM radio

Micro-USB 2.0
OS Android 9.0 (Pie), Android One
Colour Midnight Blue Black, Pink Sand Black, Steel
Now available
$169 (2GB RAM), $199 (3GB RAM)
Available in April
$139 (2GB), $169 (3GB)
Available early May

Along with the phone's specs, HMD has also released a number of promo videos for each device. Here's the one for the Nokia 9 PureView:

Followed by the 4.2:

And then the 3.2:

Beyond the trio of devices above, there are also two others that are worth noting, the Nokia 1 Plus (not OnePlus), and the Nokia 210. Here are the specs:

Nokia 1 Plus Nokia 210
CPU Quad-core 1.5GHz
Mediatek (MT6739WW)

Mediatek MT6260A

GPU PowerVR GE8100 -
Body 145.04x70.4x8.55mm
Display 5.45” FWVGA+ IPS
480x960, 18:9, 197ppi
240x320, 167ppi
Camera 8 MP AF camera with flash (rear)
5MP (front)
0.3MP VGA (rear)
Video 720p (30fps) -
Storage 8/16GB, microSD up to 128GB 16MB
Battery 2,500mAh, removable BL-5C 1,020mAh, removable
Other features Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor,
G-sensor, Single SIM / Dual SIM,
Back, Home, Recent (soft keys)

GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
WCDMA 1, 5, 8
LTE 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40
802.11 a/b/g/n
GPS/AGPS + GLONASS + Cellular and WiFi position

Micro-USB 2.0
GSM 900/1800, FM Radio,
3.5mm audio jack, Dual SIM

Micro-USB 2.0
OS Android 9 Pie (Go edition) S30+
Colour Black, Red, Blue Charcoal, Red, Grey
Available mid-March
Available in March

Folks curious can check out the promos for the Nokia 1 Plus and the 210 below:

To accompany the devices above, HMD has also released a pair of wireless chargers. One is a wireless charging plate which has a maximum output of 10W and connect to an outlet via micro-USB. The second is the Portable Wireless Charger, a power bank with a 4,520mAh capacity, 5V / 1A wireless output (5V / 2A USB output), and USB-C connectivity. Neither availability nor pricing has been made available for these two accesories, but we have reached out to HMD for further details.

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