Nokia 9.3 PureView will be capable of 8K video & have 108MP sensor?

Nokia 9.3 PureView will be capable of 8K video & have 108MP sensor?
Nokia PureView concept render by Ben Geskin (Image credit: Ben Geskin)

In the increasingly competitive world of camera phones, if a manufacturer wants their phone to sell, then they'll need to go the extra mile to win consumers' attention. Luckily, it seems that HMD, the owner of the Nokia brand, might have hit upon something quite special. Apparently, the upcoming Nokia 9.3 PureView might be capable of recording 8K video at 30fps. 

This new rumor joins previous rumblings that the Nokia 9.3 PureView will have a 108MP sensor. Both of these tidbits of information seem to promise an incredibly exciting phone – if it even exists. As of yet, there is no official confirmation when the Nokia 9.3 PureView will be coming, or if it's even coming at all. However, with multiple leaks springing forth, there must be some fire to all of this smoke.

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Rumor website GSMArena has reported that we'll only see 8K video at 30fps if the engineers are happy with the results, as they're still hard at work trying to finalize the image processing algorithms. Apparently, the new Snapdragon 865 chipset is partly what will make the 8K video possible. 

Meanwhile, stills photographers won't be left disappointed by the Nokia 9.3 PureView's potential features either. GSMArena reports that the HMD team is refining the image processing algorithms and manual controls for the Pro shooting mode. Meanwhile, the Night shooting mode will get the benefit of larger pixels and OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer). 

Excitingly, it seems that the Nokia 9.3 PureView could also benefit from ZEISS technology, as there will apparently be some exclusive "ZEISS effects" contributed to the phone's camera. it's important to note that Sony is due to release a phone in partnership with ZEISS as well, so it's interesting that these ZEISS effects will be exclusive to the Nokia 9.3 PureView. 

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As mentioned earlier, there isn't an official confirmation that this phone even exists as of yet, so take these rumors with a pinch of salt. However, even if half of these leaks are true, it would certainly make for a very interesting camera phone.

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.