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Nokia Android smartphones might soon launch with Lumia Camera UI

Will HMD Global bring back Lumia camera UI on the upcoming Nokia flagship smartphones?

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HMD Global has already launched the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 smartphones. Recently, the company also announced a partnership with Carl Zeiss for using the company’s camera modules on future Nokia smartphones with the promise of better image quality. Now, reports suggest that about 500 of Microsoft’s design patents have been given to HMD Global.

According to reports, the patents handed over to HMD Global were originally owned by Nokia. In other words, this could allow the company to use the UI of Lumia phones on the upcoming Nokia smartphones. Microsoft though still holds patents for PureView, ClearBlack and PureMotion technologies. While this might be HMD Global’s move to develop a camera which is close enough to match the Lumias, the company cannot call it the Lumia Camera either considering Microsoft still owns the rights to the brand. According to EUIPO, Microsoft still has 200 design patents left with them.

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In India, HMD Global has launched the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 smartphones along with the Nokia 3310 feature phone. The Nokia 3 is priced at Rs 9,499, and the Nokia 5 is priced at Rs 12,899, while the Nokia 6 is priced at Rs 14,999. ALSO READ: Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 first impressions: Banking on Android to ride the journey

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While there is no official word yet, HMD Global is expected to launch its flagship Nokia 8 smartphone soon. Rumors suggest that the device will come with a Snapdragon 835 SoC under the hood. It’s possible that the new UI will be introduced on that phone. The launch of the next Nokia Android smartphone is set for August 16.

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  • Published Date: July 28, 2017 11:15 AM IST