There will be many smartphones announced at MWC 2019 in the coming week or so, but one of the phones that we’re most excited for is the upcoming Nokia 9 PureView. This is because while many smartphone makers have been jamming three to four cameras into the back of their phones, Nokia is taking it up a level by including five cameras.
It looks like those penta-camera rumors have been pretty much confirmed as the phone has recently made a pit stop at the FCC where thanks to the submitted diagram, it has confirmed the camera design on the phone. The FCC listing does not mention any of phone’s hardware specs, but an interesting omission is support for 5G.
This corroborates an earlier rumor which claims that the 5G variant of the phone will only be launching in the later part of the year. This actually puts the Nokia 9 PureView in a bit of an odd place. The phone is rumored to be packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset instead of the Snapdragon 855, which may give the phone a bit of an advantage of its 2019 competitors since it should debut at a much lower price.
One thing to note is that Nokia 9 PureView’s approval by the FCC indicates that the company plans to sell the phone in North America. HMD is working to bring the Nokia brand back to the US with support on Verizon and Cricket, but up until now, we’ve only seen entry-level devices mentioned. That could change once the Nokia 9 PureView is unveiled at MWC.
This isn’t to say that the Snapdragon 845 isn’t a powerful chipset – it is – but rather in terms of perspective and marketing, we imagine that it might be hard for the company to try and position the phone against the competition who will be launching 5G phones powered by the Snapdragon 855. Either way, only time will tell how well the phone will do, but do check back with us on the 24th of February which is when the phone will be officially announced.