The price of HMD Global’s 2018 flagship phone, the Nokia 9 PureView, got massively slashed in India. The official Nokia India online store is now listing the phone at a price of Rs 34,999. The phone can be also availed at the same price through Flipkart. The phone was unveiled in February last year, and got introduced in the Indian market at a price of Rs 49,999. The phone is now selling with a huge price cut of Rs 15,000 in the country.
Nokia’s official website is also offering the phone on no-cost EMI options up to nine months on a few select credit cards. It is not confirmed, however, whether this is a temporary discount or a permanent price drop.
Nokia 9 PureView specifications
Initially launched with Android 9 Pie, the Nokia 9 PureView got its Android 10 update in December last year. It utilises a Snapdragon 845 SoC chipset assisted by 6GB of RAM and comes with an internal storage of 128GB. Its battery is rated at 3,320 mAh, with fast charging and Qi wireless charging support. Offering a water-resistant build with IP67 rating, the phone has a 5.99-inch quad HD+ P-OLED screen display with HDR10 support. The Nokia 9 PureView is the first phone from the company to come with an in-display fingerprint scanner. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C port, and NFC. The phone lacks a 3.5mm audio jack.
The key highlight of this phone is a penta-lens camera on its back that has a few innovative features worth taking note. The camera can capture HDR shots with five cameras at once with up to 12.4 stops of dynamic range and a full scene 12-megapixel depth map. This can further be fused with an additional 12-megapixel capture that effectively promises amazing dynamic range and offers the freedom to refocus later. With two 12-megapixel RGB sensors and three 12-megapixel monochrome sensors, the cameras claim to collect 10 times as much light as a single sensor.
The Nokia 9 PureView also has a 20-megapixel selfie camera sensor. Further adding up to its technological prowess, the camera can capture 60-megapixel images in burst mode and can process details in the image up to 240-megapixel. It allows capturing RAW images in DNG format giving users the ability to edit them directly on their smartphones using Adobe Lightroom and can also shoot native black-and-white images.
Rumours say that the Finnish firm could be launching a successor to the Nokia 9 PureView with the latest Snapdragon 865 chipset. With this massive price cut on Nokia 9 PureView, the launch of its successor, rumoured to be called the Nokia 9.2 PureView, could be drawing close. The Nokia 9.2 PureView is rumoured to arrive with improved penta-lens setup and possibly an under-display camera. The handset may go official within the first half of 2020.