In November, popular tipster @OnLeaks had shared realistic renders of the upcoming Nokia 9 PureView handset. Various case images and some leaked live shots of the front panel had tried to reveal the design of the upcoming flagship phone from Nokia. However, the elusive Nokia 9 PureView real appearance had always been under the wraps. Reliable tipster, Evan Blass has shared a press render of the smartphone that not only reveals the entire design, but also confirms the presence of an in-screen fingerprint scanner.
The Nokia 9 PureView that is codenamed as “Beholder” features a glass panel on the rear that seems to be curved towards the edges. The Android One text mentioned towards the bottom of the back panel reveals that like the other Nokia devices, the Nokia 9 PureView will be running on purest version of Android 9 Pie.
It goes without saying that the hexagonally arranged ZEISS branded penta-lens setup, LED flash and another sensor will be USP of the Nokia 9 PureView. Running along the edges of the handset is an aluminum frame. Rumors surrounding it claim that it won’t be featuring a 3.5mm audio jack.
Nokia 9 PureView "Beholder." HNY pic.twitter.com/x4Kh3anP46
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) December 31, 2018
The front view of the Nokia 9 PureView suggests that it could be equipped with an 18:9 aspect ratio screen like the Nokia 8 Sirocco. There is no information available on the resolution of the Nokia 9 PureView. The notch-less is very likely to support Quad HD+ resolution like the Nokia 8 Sirrocco. There is a selfie camera with Nokia brand name mentioned on the right side of the upper bezel. There are two other sensors on the left of the top bezel. One of them could be an IR sensor. The thick-sized bottom bezel of the phone is barren. The above image confirms that the Nokia 9 PureView will be the first ever smartphone from the company to feature an in-display fingerprint scanner.
In terms of specs, the Nokia 9 PureView is rumored to be fueled by Snapdragon 845 chipset. The SoC could be supported by up to 6 GB of RAM. The handset may come with an inbuilt storage of 128 GB. It may house a 5.99-inch OLED display and it draw power from 4,150mAh battery. It could also be the first Nokia phone to support wireless charging.
The launch date of the Nokia 9 PureView is still a mystery. However, a recent report had revealed that the smartphone will be announced in the last week of January 2019.