MWC 2018: Nokia could unveil a smartphone with penta-lens camera setup along with other devices

If indeed this turns out to be true, the setup could be similar to Nokia OZO camera.

  • Published: January 22, 2018 10:06 AM IST

Last week, Juho Sarvikas, the Chief Product Officer at HMD Global confirmed that the company will be present at MWC 2018 in Barcelona. The company is expected to take the wraps off its high-end Nokia 9 smartphone along with a 4G variant of the Nokia 3310. Now Baidu quotes a source at Foxconn who has revealed details about a smartphone that Nokia is working on.

Spotted by VTech, the source mentions that Nokia is testing a high-end camera smartphone, which is expected to go on mass production in mid-2018. He also mentioned that the alleged smartphone will come with five camera modules at the back, and two LED lights. The setup could allow users to capture 360-degree photos and videos, just like Nokia’s OZO camera.

With the new smartphone, Nokia could be taking some inspiration from Light L16, which comes with 16 camera modules, one each for different scenario. The smartphone is also expected to come with 18:9 display, but other details such as the chipset, RAM and software are unknown.

At MWC 2018, HMD Global could unveil the Nokia 9 smartphone with thin bezels and 18:9 display. The smartphone could be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage. Rumors suggest that the smartphone could feature dual camera setup at the back with ZEISS optics, and one of the sensor could come with telephoto lens for optical zoom and to enable portrait mode.

Besides the expected Nokia 3310 4G variant running fork Android version ‘YunOS’ developed by Chinese tech giant Alibaba. HMD Global could also unveil the Nokia 1, an entry-level smartphone running Android 8.0 Oreo Go Edition. Lastly, we may also see the rebirth of Nokia Asha label, which HMD Global recently filed a trademark for, but other details are unknown at the moment.

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  • Published Date: January 22, 2018 10:06 AM IST