Nokia 9 Pureview Australian launch includes rescue dog pics


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Nokia has just launched their new and apparently underwhelming 9 Pureview in Australia with some photos of the country’s adorable ‘forgotten’ dogs taken with it.


The latest flagship in HMD Global‘s revitalisation of the Nokia brand, the Nokia 9 Pureview was met with disappointed reviews at its global launch a few months ago due to its apparently terrible in-display fingerprint sensor, surprisingly mediocre camera (in general) despite its penta-lens setup, and outdated hardware, although it did have other things going for it like an excellent display, software experience, and design (albeit with bezels); and now it’s available in Australia for a steep $1100AUD.

Featuring that five-sensor camera array on the rear consisting of 2 x RGB sensors and 3 x B+W sensors, the Nokia 9 Pureview’s selling point was its intent to revolutionise the mobile photography landscape with the supreme detail and depth-of-field accuracy afforded by the camera system made in partnership with Light; unfortunately, while in some scenarios the device really could deliver unparalleled results, for the most part the 9 was on par or inferior to the more versatile and efficient competition like Samsung’s Galaxy S10’s and Huawei’s P30 Pro’s.

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Well for the device’s Australian launch Nokia has decided to show off its phone’s potential with some (edited) photos of Australia’s ‘forgotten’ rescue dogs which look utterly adorable.

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Clearly a marketing strategy first and a social improvement scheme in a distant second, the dog pics and their intention to find homes for lonely pooches are nevertheless lovely, heartwarming and heartbreaking; it is actually fairly difficult to analyse their quality though given the heavy colour grading and other image editing that has occurred.

(On a side-note these dog photos were in a folder labelled ‘Hero images’ in the press release which broke my heart a little)

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Back to the phone’s launch itself though and $1100AUD is an incredibly steep price – especially considering the American going price is much more competitive at $600USD – and puts it right up againt the Galaxy S10 family to which it holds little objective competition (even if I may personally prefer the design and unbroken display); to be blunt, the Nokia 9 Pureview is not worth it, just like its 8 Sirocco predecessor.

Specifications include: 2018’s Snapdragon 845 CPU with Adreno 630 GPU, 6GB LPDDR4X RAM, 128GB UFS2.1 ROM, 6″ 1440x2880p P-OLED display with medium-bezels, 5 x 12MP rear cameras and 20MP selfie camera, and 3320mAh battery with 18W USB-PD fast charging.

The phone’s launch does include Nokia’s apparently excellent ‘True Wireless’ earbuds which RRP for $200AUD though, so there is that I guess.

If you really must have Android One, the classic Nokia design, and/or the Nokia brand though, you can pick the Nokia 9 Pureview up from JB HiFi or Harvey Norman as of tomorrow.


Located in Melbourne, Australia, Oscar has been a tech enthusiast for a decade, though only finally getting his first smartphone with an HTC One M7, and moving to a OnePlus 2, OnePlus 3, and now an Essential Phone. Now studying astrophysics and linguistics, Oscar has become immersed in the evolving phone industry, with a great memory for specs and details, he is always looking to find the greatest value and most innovative phones.




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