The phone packs a 5.99-inch P-OLED display running at 2K and (sigh) one of last year's Snapdragon 845 chipsets, along with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. There's an optical fingerprint sensor nestled behind that screen too, though I honestly didn't get to try it out. And beyond all that, the Nokia 9 is kind of a beauty (as long as you're not weirded out by all those camera holes around back.) The model I played with was a subtle, luminescent blue coated in Gorilla Glass, and supports Qi wireless charging and gigabit LTE where available. You Android purists have reason to be pleased, too: like just about every other Nokia smartphone out there, the Nokia 9 runs a very clean, Android One-certified build of Android 9.0.
The thing is, these specs are among the least interesting things about the PureView — let's talk about those cameras. All five are 12-megapixel sensors, but only two of them shoot in color. Curiously, the other three are monochrome sensors meant to give your photos heightened contrast and detail. Most other multi-camera smartphone setups involve a mix of wide, ultra-wide and telephoto sensors for added flexibility, but not this one. You can't use just one of the cameras, either — unless you're shooting in monochrome, they're all working, all the time.