Nokia MWC 2019 – four new phones and one with five cameras!

Nokia MWC 2019

Nokia MWC 2019 announcements were what we have come to expect of this Finnish company – quantity and quality.

The Nokia MCW 2019 announcements focused on handsets under the guidance of its owner’s HMD Global. Other Nokia enterprises are concerned with networks and of course 5G.


  • 9 Pureview – the world’s first five camera array with ZEISS Optics to put next-generation computational imaging technology into the hands of photography and technology enthusiasts
  • 4.2 – bringing cutting edge design and technology, with a dedicated Google Assistant button and great imaging performance to a more accessible tier
  • 3.2 – a huge, segment-leading display with 2-day battery life and a dedicated Google Assistant button
  • 1 Plus – a premium entry-level smartphone with big-screen, the latest Android 9 Pie (Go edition)
  • 210 – the most affordable internet enabled feature phone device yet
  • Two new accessories, the Nokia Wireless Charger and Nokia Portable Wireless Charger

Five lenses – the Nokia 9 Pureview

Every picture taken with a Nokia 9 PureView is in HDR. Five cameras simultaneously capture the image and fuse it into one 12MP photo with outstanding dynamic range and depth of field. It can capture images in uncompressed RAW “DNG” format and edit them directly on the phone with the free mobile version of Adobe Lightroom. It uses two colour and three mono sensors for detail and depth.

Nokia MWC 2019

Australian prices are not yet set, around $1,000 (US$699)

Quick Specifications

  • 6-inch, 2880 x 1440, 16:9 HDR10, pOLED PureDisplay
  • Qualcomm 845 processor
  • 6/128GB – no microSD slot
  • Rear Camera: 5x 12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), 1/2.9″, 1.25µm, 2K@30fps and a 3D ToF camera for depth
  • Selfie: 20MP, f/1.8. 1.0µm four-pixel binning (5MP image)
  • Wi-Fi AC, NFC, GPS, BT 5.0 aptx, Cat16 LTE
  • 3220mAh battery Quick Charge 3 and 10W Qi wireless charge
  • In display fingerprint
  • 155 x 75 x 8 mm x 172g
  • Sound: 24-bit/192kHz, 3 mics, no 3.5mm jack
  • Android One 9.x

This is an Android smartphone totally focused on photography. We will get GadgetGuy Thomas Bartlett, our DSLR expert to review it soon.

It a 9 Plus with a Qualcomm 855 and 5G modem will be coming later this year.

Nokia 4.2

Australian pricing is not set – expect it to be early $250-300 (US$169/199)

Nokia MWC 2019

It is a mid-range verging on value phone that Nokia is so good at.

  • 5.71-inch, 1520 x 720, 19:9, teardrop, IPS
  • Qualcomm 439
  • Either 2/16 or 3/32GB plus microSD to 400GB
  • Dual rear camera: 13 MP, f/2.2, 1/3″, 1.12µm, PDAF, +2 MP, depth sensor
  • Selfie: 8 MP, f/2.0, 1/4″, 1.12µm
  • Wi-Fi N, BT 4.2 with aptX, GPS, micro-USB 2.0
  • 3000mAH battery 5V/2A (10W) charge
  • 149 x 71.3 x 8.4 mm x 161g
  • Dedicated Google Assistant button and Android One 9.x

Looks like good value for the price.

Nokia 3.2

At around $200-250 I suspect it will struggle against the 4.2 for about $50 more. Nokia logic is a larger screen, smaller processor and single camera. It is the successor to the 3.1 Plus. US$139/169

Nokia MWC 2019
  • 6.26”, 1520 x 720, 19:9, teardrop IPS
  • Qualcomm 429
  • 2/16 or 3/32GB plus microSD to 400GB
  • Rear camera: 3 MP, f/2.2, 1/3″, 1.12µm, AF
  • Selfie: 5 MP, f/2.2, 27mm (wide), 1.12µm
  • Wi-Fi N, BT 4.2 with aptX, GPS, micro-USB 2.0
  • 4000mAh battery with 5V/2A (10W) charge
  • 159.4 x 76.2 x 8.6 mm x 181g
  • Dedicated Google Assistant button and Android One 9.x

Nokia 1 Plus

It succeeds the Nokia 1 and is expected to sell for $150+. (US$99)

Nokia MWC 2019
  • 5.45-inches, 960 xc 480 =, 18:9, IPS
  • MediaTek MT6739WW four core
  • 1/8 or 16GB, microSD to 128GB (hybrid sim slot)
  • Rear Camera: 8 MP, AF
  • Selfie: 5MP
  • Wi-Fi N, BT 4.2
  • Removable 2500mAh battery with 5V/1A charge
  • Android Go edition 9.x

It is what it is, and Nokia’s name in this pre-paid segment will help.

Nokia 210 – GSM 900/1800 2G (so not for Australia)

The 210 is a dual sim, feature phone at just over $50 (US$35). It has a 2.4” 320 x 240 TFT colour screen, buttons and a .3MP camera reminiscent of older Nokia. It runs Opera Mini browser and has Snake.

Nokia MWC 2019

But it also has Internet connectivity, email, removable battery 1020mAh 5V/.5A, 120.8 x 53.49 x 13.81 mm, 3.5mm jack,

GadgetGuy’s take: More the merrier

Nokia’s strategy is a phone for every niche – even if it has to create one with five cameras and a 3D TOF camera as well.

It’s aggressive pricing, full range of features and pure Android One all contribute to reinstating this iconic brand.