Nokia could soon be set to revive one of its most legendary partnerships – the use of Carl Zeiss camera lenses.
According to The Verge, the new owner of the Nokia brand – HMD Global – will bring back the optic cooperation in an upcoming device.
The company’s current selection of Android devices is aimed at mi-to-low market ranges, but the company does plan on releasing a genuine flagship device at some point in the future.
Now, it looks likely that the new device will feature Zeiss optics, harking back to best-selling phones like the N95 and the more recent N8 and Lumia 900.
Realistically, while Zeiss does indeed make exceptional-quality lenses, the true power of Nokia cameras depends on the manufacturer itself. This partnership may turn out to put more pressure on HMD Global than prestige.
It’s current top-line device, the Nokia 6, has a 16MP camera with phase detection autofocus and a dual-tone flash. It’s not the best out there, but its low-light performance is noteworthy.
Anything worthy of succeeding the monstrous 41MP Nokia 808 PureView, however, will have to turn out some truly breathtaking imagery.