02 January 2020
The Nokia 9 PureView is one of its kind smartphone in the market as it is the only smartphone in the world with a total of five rear cameras. If you have ever wondered what exactly is going under the hood and how the Penta-lens setup has been placed, YouTuber Zack Nelson of JerryRigEverything has dropped the Nokia 9 teardown video to give you some answers.
Like most of the glass build smartphones, Zack had to make use of heat to remove Nokia 9 back panel. But it is the presence of the excess adhesive, he had to apply slightly more effort than what he is used to. This more than the expected amount of glue proved to be a hassle throughout the complete teardown.
The back panel removal offers a direct glimpse at the rear camera module, NFC, and wireless charging coil. All five cameras are placed on the same level to ensure that when they work simultaneously, there are now issues. All the sensors have also been labeled "Mono" or "RGB" so that there is no confusion regarding which sensor is what. Lastly, none of them supports optical image stabilization (OIS) which is also to ensure that the output image does not get affected.
As we talked about the excess adhesive, in the beginning, it is present there to hold the battery as well. This not only makes it difficult to remove the battery but also makes the display panel vulnerable to getting damaged. This is something which happened in the teardown video as Zack ended up killing the Nokia 9 display as well as the in-display fingerprint scanner. In other words, it is quite difficult to get the device repaired or battery replaced.