Nokia 9 PureView Passes BIS Certification, Launch In India Imminent
Nokia launched its flagship smartphone, the Nokia 9 PureView on the 24th of February this year. The device boasts of being the world’s first with five rear cameras. It was anticipated that the company will launch the handset in India soon. While the company shared a teaser on its social media handles regarding the Indian launch back in the month of March, no further announcements were made. Now, the Nokia 9 PureView has passed the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) which suggests the smartphone may launch in India this month.
About The Certification
The Bureau of India Standards (BIS) has certified the Nokia 9 PureView with the model number TA-1087. BIS is a national standard body of India which is responsible for providing certification to certain products. It is often seen as a means for providing a third-party guarantee of quality and reliability of the products. While the BIS certification is voluntary in nature, the government of India has made it mandatory for certain products citing public health hazards
Nokia 9 PureView
On the front of the device sits a 5.99 inch POLED display with a resolution of 2880 x 1440 px. The display panel has an 18:9 aspect ratio and pixel density of 538 ppi. It has minimal bezels on the sides with a significant forehead and chin bezel. For biometrics, the Nokia 9 Pureview has an in-display fingerprint scanner.
Under the hood, the Nokia 9 PureView runs on yesteryear’s 10nm Snapdragon 845 SoC. The chipset has an Octa-core CPU and Adreno 630 GPU. The highlight of the smartphone is its optics. The rear camera setup consists of five 12 MP sensor and an LED flash. Out of the five cameras, two are RGB sensors while the remaining three are mono sensors. For selfies, the device has a 20MP front-facing camera.
The Nokia 9 PureView is powered by a 3320mAh battery with wireless charging support. The smartphone runs on the latest Android 9 Pie and is Android One certified which implies it will receive software updates for at least two years.
Pricing & Availability
The Nokia 9 PureView is expected to be unveiled in India this month. While no information on what the device will be priced is known, the United States price of US $ 699 (Rs. 48,112) would insinuate it would be priced under the Rs. 50,000 mark.