Nokia 4.2 hands on review

"Official" Nokia 9 PureView image render released online

When taking a shot, the phone uses all five cameras simultaneously and fuses the images together for a single 12MP photo. The goal of the Nokia 9's quintuple cameras isn't to give a variety of lenses for different shots, as we've seen on triple-camera implementations with the Samsung Galaxy S10, LG V40, and Huawei Mate 20. In addition, Google Play Protect scans over 50 billion apps per day to keep your phone safe from malware, making the Nokia 9 PureView among the most secure phones on the market. HMD chose the DNG format on objective, as it's Adobe's proprietary image standard - another company which had some collaboration on the Nokia 9. HMD also partnered with Adobe Lightroom to create lens profiles for the Nokia 9, allowing you to edit RAW images directly from the phone if you to download the app. It is an IP67-rated water-resistant and dustproof device.

The Nokia 9 packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor along with 6GB of RAM. Flip the phone over and you'll find a five-camera array that sits flush with the Gorilla Glass 5 back plate.

Both smartphones come with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, the Face Unlock feature, and a dedicated Google Assistant button, and fall under the Android One program with the Android 9.0 Pie OS.

As well as announcing a new flagship, Nokia has also revealed some cheaper devices including the Nokia 4.2 and Nokia 3.2. It will start at an average price of $169 with shipping set for April.

Rounding off the affordable lineup is the Nokia 4.2 or Nokia 4 (2019), which sports a 5.71-inch HD+ (720×1520) a-Si TFT LCD screen with a selfie notch.

All the camera sensors are technically the same - according to HMD Global - so all use the same 12-megapixel Sony sensor. As you might've read earlier, due to the chip-specific work needed to achieve the five-camera setup, it's still running last year's Snapdragon 845 flagship SoC. It's raised from the rear of the phone, but only ever so slightly. It also supports Qi wireless charging but misses out on the 3.5mm audio jack. It runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 processor. The phone's images further corroborate the fact that it'll have a standard 18:9 aspect ratio display with bezels all around. The Nokia 210 has a 2.4-inch QVGA resolution screen, rear VGA camera, dual-SIM and a removable 1020 mAh battery.

The Nokia 1 Plus comes with a Mediatek MT6739WW SoC, 1GB RAM, and a choice between 8GB and 16GB of storage. The Nokia 3.2, Nokia 2.2 and Nokia 1 Plus are said to be entry-level devices that might carry decent RAM/storage and mid-tier chipset. The feature phone comes in three colour options of white, black and red.

The Nokia 4.2 may be a low-priced smartphone, but it still manages to boast two rear cameras, with a main 13MP sensor sitting alongside a 2MP depth sensing one. Nokia 1 Plus carries a price tag of $99. Nokia says the cameras have been arranged in that particular pattern in part because it leaves enough space for the 3,320mAh battery cell, and because it looks aesthetically pleasing - something that some arachnophobes might query.

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