ZEISS optics coming back to Nokia smartphones


We really miss Carl ZEISS optics in the latest Nokia smartphones that were introduced this year. Several Nokia flagships including the Nokia 808  PureView and Nokia Lumia 1020 with 41MP sensor came with Carl Zeiss optics and set a benchmark in the smartphone industry. Today HMD Global and ZEISS jointly announced that they have signed an agreement to use ZEISS optics in Nokia smartphones.

“The partnership will see ZEISS and HMD Global co-develop standard-defining imaging capabilities and will bring the ZEISS brand back to Nokia smartphones,” said Nokia.

ZEISS and Nokia phones introduced several innovations such as the world’s first multi-megapixel mobile phone and many more standard-setting devices, from the Nokia Nseries to Nokia PureView technologies.

“This renewed relationship is a long-term commitment to build on that technology innovation over the years to come,” added Nokia.

Nokia Phone with dual cameras

Hope we can see ZEISS optics in the flagship Nokia 9 smartphone that is expected to come with 13MP (RBG) + 13MP (Monochrome) dual rear cameras.

Commenting on the latest partnership, Arto Nummela, CEO, HMD Global, said:

Collaborating with ZEISS is an important part of our commitment to always deliver the very best experience for our customers. Our fans want more than a great smartphone camera, they want a complete imaging experience that doesn’t just set the standard but redefines it. Our fans expect it and, together with ZEISS, we’re delivering it – co-developed imaging excellence for all.

Matthias Metz, Member of the Executive Board of ZEISS Group, said:

The collaboration of HMD Global with ZEISS for Nokia smartphones will again enhance consumers’ holistic imaging experience based on excellence and innovation. Our partnership is built on a solid foundation. Together, we look forward to an exciting journey into the future of sophisticated smartphone imaging.

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