Nokia 9 PureView spotted running on Android Pie with codename Olympic

Nokia 9 Leak
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The Nokia 9 PureView has been around in the rumor mills for a long time. We know the device exists, but not at what stage of development the phone is in at the moment or when it’ll finally launch.

A new report by LoveNokia offers some clues about HMD Global’s mysterious flagship handset. It seems the company has gotten Nokia’s old imaging division back together. This is intriguing news since the classic PureView smartphones were known for their superior photography skills.

Nokia 9 Cameras

The new Nokia hasn’t received as much praise for its cameras. The Nokia 9 could change this with its alleged penta-lens setup at the back. Funnily enough, it seems the Nokia 9’s codename is ‘Olympic.’ The Olympic symbol has 5 rings, tying it neatly with the 5 lenses on the new phone.

There’s another connection here as well. The Chinese word for Olympic is pronounced as “ao lin pi ke.” This is significant, because the Nokia 9 is called AOP internally. It recently showed up in the FIH (Foxconn) update server, with some metadata suggesting that it runs on Android 9.0 Pie and has the latest November security patch installed.

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Tipster Nokia anew recently tweeted that the Nokia 9 “will take phenomenal photos. #NewEraofPureview.” Based on this post, it’s possible that HMD Global is planning a whole series of PureView devices, just like old times.

Nobody knows for sure how all these cameras will work together, but there are some theories knocking about. One predicts that each of them will combine their imaging power for a single high-resolution image that shows off every detail.

For now, we can expect the Nokia 9 to have an in-display fingerprint sensor and Snapdragon 845 processor. The latter might come as a disappointment to some since the SoC is nearly a year old at this point. This just goes to show how long this smartphone has been in development.