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HMD publishes Nokia 9 PureView kernel source code

We've said it before, but Android OEMs are pretty hit or miss when it comes to releasing kernel source code, as mandated under the GPL license for using the Linux kernel. HMD is the definition of hit-or-miss, having just released the source code for the two-year-old Nokia 2 a few days ago. But here we have them releasing the source for the Nokia 9 PureView, a phone still considered new.

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[Update: Freebies] Grab the Nokia 9 PureView camera powerhouse for $600 ($100 off)

If you're looking for a flagship device that also doubles as a photographer's Swiss knife, you're in luck, as Nokia's high-end 9 PureView just dropped to $600, $100 off its original MSRP. For this price, you get five back cameras that take incredibly crisp photos, combined with Android One, which is free of bloatware and will receive updates for at least two years.

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HMD Global investigating easily-fooled Nokia 9 fingerprint sensors

Owners of the Nokia 9 PureView have had a rough go with the in-display fingerprint sensor they've bought their phones — our Ryan Whitwam was not impressed with the fussing around and finger-jambing he had to do in order to achieve authentication. A software update last week was supposed to loosen up and get the sensor working as it should. But manufacturer HMD Global is now investigating a complaint saying that the phone is too loose, producing false positives from unknown fingers and even a packet of gum.

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Nokia 9 PureView update addresses fingerprint scanner performance

There's a lot to like about the Nokia 9 PureView: it's got a unique camera setup, its construction feels high-end, and it's generally a solid performer. The in-display fingerprint scanner, though, just doesn't work as well as it should. Or at least it hasn't up until now — Nokia is pushing an update that's meant to address the scanner's poor performance.

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The Nokia 9 PureView is a good phone ruined by serious problems

The HMD-backed resurgence of Nokia in the smartphone market has been a real treat to watch. After years of watching Microsoft bungle its Nokia acquisition, the Nokia name is again emblazoned on excellent smartphone products. However, most Nokia phones have been toward the budget end of the spectrum. They've been good for the money, but the Nokia 9 PureView is a true flagship with high-end specs, a wild five-camera setup, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. All that, and it's a few hundred dollars less than competing phones.

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[Update: Sale is live, sort of] Nokia 9 PureView will drop to $600 ($100 off) on March 3

One of the more interesting new phones shown off at Mobile World Congress was the Nokia 9 PureView, a five-camera flagship intended to trade blows with the Pixel 3 and Galaxy S10. The entry price of $699 is a bit steep, considering it's using last year's Snapdragon 845 processor, but HMD Global is already planning the first sale.

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Nokia 9 PureView takes aim at the smartphone photography crown with five-camera array

Ask anyone who's been following smartphones for a long time about their favorite cameras and you're bound to hear the PureView name come up. Nokia's called upon it to signify some of its most impressive imaging hardware over the years, like with the 41-megapixel Lumia 1020. Now with the new Android incarnation of Nokia phones, that PureView name is back, and the latest handset to step up and fill those big shoes just debuted at MWC 2019, with the announcement of the five-camera Nokia 9 PureView.

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[Update: Another possible sample] Nokia shares stunning presumptive Nokia 9 PureView photo sample

Just earlier today, nature photographer Konsta Punkka published an impressive-looking sample to Instagram that was "captured and edited entirely on a [unnamed] Nokia phone." It's a little speculative, but with our expectations of an MWC announcement for the camera-focused Nokia 9 PureView, it's possible that the photo came from the phone. Previous teasers and leaks of the device have shown off a huge 5-camera layout with Zeiss optics.

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[Update: New renders and rumors] Nokia 9 PureView and another device might be announced at MWC

As we're closing in on MWC, manufacturers are starting to tease us on what to expect. Nokia is also joining the party and hinting about announcements in Barcelona on February 24th, which aligns with the date and location of Mobile World Congress. What appear to be two promotional images also corroborate this, showing off what may be the N9 PureView and another phone.

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[Update: Now with video] Nokia 9 PureView and its five rear cameras leak once again

Flagship phones with just one rear camera are becoming rare, and apparently two sensors on the back isn't enough either. Nokia's upcoming flagship, the Nokia 9 PureView, has previously been rendered with a whopping five cameras on the back, and this latest leak from Evan Blass confirms the camera setup.

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