Nokia's next big smartphone is going to have five cameras

Credit: HMD

Leaked photos have revealed that a new upcoming HMD Global Nokia smartphone will feature a five-lens camera.

It's unknown at this time what the new device will be called, how much it will cost or even if it will come Australia.

The existence of the device was initially disclosed on Twitter by Ishan Agarwal. His tweet, and the image of the phone, can be seen below:

2018 has been another strong year for HMD Global's efforts to rejuvenate the once-mighty Nokia brand. The company's budget and mid-tier offerings have been hits thus far, with the only exception being their attempt to offer a 'true flagship' experience with the edgeless Nokia 8 Sirocco.

That said, one recurring weakness across the board for HMD, relative to the competition, has been their smartphone cameras

Through their partnership with Ziess Optics, HMD have equipped many of their smartphone with impressive and modern lens configurations. However, they've failed to really offer the same kind of meaningful innovation or advancements in the area that Huawei have achieved through their own partnership with Leica.

It is also unknown if this new Nokia device is the same device that photography start-up Light teased back in July.

At that time, the start-up told The Washington Post that planning to partner with and augment an established smartphone brand and that "a smartphone featuring its multi-lens array will be announced later this year."

Credit: Light

On one hand, the lens configuration on the Nokia device does look very similar to that seen on Light's nine-lens concept smartphone. On the other, there's only so many ways you can really arrange that many lenses on a modern smartphone.

Back in July, Light told The Washington Post that their hardware is said to be capable of capturing 64 megapixel shots, better low-light performance and more-sophisticated depth effects. If these capabilities were to be incorporated into a future Nokia smartphone, it could certainly put the brand in contention with photography powerhouses like the Google Pixel 2 and Huawei P20 Pro.

Expect further details to be revealed in the coming months.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags NokialightHMD

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Fergus Halliday
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Cate Bacon

Aruba Instant On AP11D

The strength of the Aruba Instant On AP11D is that the design and feature set support the modern, flexible, and mobile way of working.

Dr Prabigya Shiwakoti

Aruba Instant On AP11D

Aruba backs the AP11D up with a two-year warranty and 24/7 phone support.

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Tom Sellers

MSI P65

This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang

MSI GT76

It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?