Smartphone manufacturer HMD Global, the global brand licensee for the Nokia brand, has introduced a new update to its Nokia Camera app for its smartphones. Nokia Camera 9.0 is now rolling out to compatible devices, including the Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 6.1. The update is touted to bring enhancements in functionality and user experience for the camera app on these phones.
The changes are aimed at ease of use, by making it easier for smartphone users to change aspect ratios and shooting functions, by improving the user interface of the app. Furthermore, certain parameters are adjustable within the app, such as the intensity of the effect being applied in the case of bokeh and beautify effects.
While the update only affects three of the company’s phones so far, more phones could receive the changes in the coming weeks. All of Nokia’s current range of phones are Android One devices, running stock Android and certified to receive direct software support from Google itself.
The update also integrates Google Lens directly into the camera UI, and can be used directly through the viewfinder of the camera. Google Motion is also supported by the update, allowing users to shoot short video clips that can be shared as GIFs. Similar features can be seen on Google Pixel devices. The update is being pushed using the Google Play Store directly to compatible devices.
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HMD Global recently launched the Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus in India, with the former priced at Rs 15,999. The Nokia 6.1 Plus is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, and features a notched full-HD+ display at the front.