While 2018 slips into history, the last few months of the year did give us a number of peeks at what was believed to be the Nokia 9. The first of these appeared in early September shortly followed by news that the handset would apparently be delayed. While static images formed these early leaks, a 360-degree video of the device later found its way online in November while another image leaked in the last week along with conjecture that the device would be called the "Nokia 9 PureView".
That now appears to have been confirmed by a promotional video along with many of the device's specifications that include (in order of appearance):
- Penta-lens camera array with ZEISS optics
- Edge-to-edge 5.99" 2K HDR10 display
- In-display fingerprint sensor
- Android One (9.0 Pie) with two years of updates
- Qi wireless charging
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
- 6GB RAM / 128GB storage
Furthermore, according to the video, the rear camera array is capable of capturing five shots simultaneously and ten times more light "compared to a regular smartphone camera color sensor". HDR photography also comes as standard along with the ability to refocus shots from within Google Photos. However, while the optical capabilities are the focal point of the Nokia 9 PureView, it may not be doing itself a favor by launching with Qualcomm's last-generation flagship chipset.
Details regarding the device's launch and pricing are still yet to be revealed but we may find out more as CES 2019 unfolds next week.