Nokia Camera update brings telephoto zoom and wide-angle support ahead of Nokia 9 launch

HMD Global seems to be planning telephoto lens and wide-angle support for its future phones.

  • Published: December 14, 2017 12:18 PM IST
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HMD Global has started updating Nokia camera app with new features that could be available on company’s future devices. The updated interface shows camera elements like wide-angle support and 2x optical zoom, which could be part of a dual-camera setup on upcoming Nokia smartphones.

The Nokia Camera app serves as the standard interface on smartphones like Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 and Nokia 8. Among these phones, only Nokia 8 has dual-camera setup, but it uses one color sensor and another sensor. The updated app showing 2x telephoto zoom confirms that next Nokia-branded smartphone will include a secondary telephoto lens. With the launch of the likes of Apple iPhone X, and OnePlus 5T, a dedicated telephoto lens is becoming new standard among smartphones.

According to, the updated Nokia camera app is available as part of Oreo Beta update being rolled to Nokia 5. It is very likely that HMD Global is considering two future phones with dual-camera system, where one will have a dedicated telephoto lens and another will have a wide-angle lens.

HMD Global is reportedly planning to launch its second flagship smartphone dubbed Nokia 9 with 18:9 display and dual cameras next month. The handset has already received 3C certification, and is likely to include a telephoto lens.

While the Nokia camera app update does shed some clarity on future phones, it also includes manual mode setting allowing users to change Shutter speed and ISO on the Nokia 5. Nokia 5 users can now select shutter speed between 1/5000 of a second to 1 second for long-exposure shots. The ISO setting varies from 100 to 2000. We won’t have to wait long before HMD Global announces its next set of smartphones.

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  • Published Date: December 14, 2017 12:18 PM IST