Ok, this is either getting really stupid, or we’re finally getting to the serious photography end of smartphone cameras. Nokia at Mobile World Congress announced a smartphone with five cameras – yep, five.

The big difference here is not the level of zoom, the wide angle or the bokeh effect they are offering – it’s that all five cameras/sensors are working together on a single image.

Two in colour, the rest are monochromatic. This means the best detail, sharpness and the High Dynamic Range possible should be mind-blowing.

All five – according to Nokia, work together to collect up to 10 times the amount of light of a single sensor of the same type.

The final image has a 12.4 stop dynamic range and 12 megapixel depth map making post edit effects out of this world.

If the folding phones from Samsung and Huawei were a glimpse into the design of the future of smartphones – the Nokia 9 Pureview is a glimspe at the future of smartphone photography.

Announced at $699 USD, we’re expecting the Nokia 9 PureView in JB HiFi and Harvey Norman within weeks at a price just over $1000 but not higher than $1200.

EFTM’s coverage of Mobile World Congress is supported by Oppo, Huawei and Vodafone.