Considering how big a name Nokia was, it sadly could not maintain its stature when Microsoft converted it into a Windows Phone entity. While it had some really good phones under its belt, it eventually faded away with the dying operating system.
Today it has been a bit more than a year since the beloved Nokia brand made a comeback to the market courtesy HMD Global. The company launched a bunch of budget stock-Android based handsets as well as a sub-Rs 40,000 flagship, all of which have done pretty well.
Of course it hasn't been able to match up to existing leaders like Samsung, Apple or the other numerous Chinese names. And we didn’t expect that to happen soon, at least not in just one year. A big reason why Nokia was able to do ‘well’ was because of it legacy. But how long will that wild-card last?
Well, it seems that Nokia doesn’t have a lot of time and 2018 could be the year when the company stops playing safe.
A recent leak suggests that HMD Global will finally bring its hero product to the fore. An alleged sketch of the ‘Nokia 10’ smartphone sporting a unique multi-lens camera solution backed up with a Zeiss patent has emerged recently.
The information suggests that the handset will feature what seems like a dual camera setup, however one of the cameras will be backed up by a rotating mechanism. A module on top of the second camera will have multiple lenses with variable focal lengths. By rotating this module, one could use different type of lenses. In combination to the regular camera sitting above, it seems that the smartphone will be able to shoot at different focal lengths and offer bokeh effects.
Now we don't wan't to go too deep, but Zeiss had tweeted a video on the lines of the very same concept last year.
Nokia smartphones to feature ZEISS optics. Together, we look forward to an exciting journey into the future of smartphone imaging.
— ZEISS Camera Lenses (@ZEISSLenses) July 6, 2017
This sounds quite unique and could go on to be an industry first and hopefully, a game changer from the house of Nokia.
Last year we saw the company launching the Nokia 8, a very capable smartphone with stock Android, powerful hardware and a solid build. The so-called USP of the handset, however, was the ability to use its front and back cameras at the same time to take pictures, videos and even do live videos in a split screen view, or what the company called - “Bothie”. It sounded like a nice idea, but it didn’t catch on.
What HMD Global needs to do is stay away from marketing gimmicks and get real. It needs to bring back its glory days and remind its customers what it stood for, and if the Nokia 10 concept with Zeiss is anything to go by, that would be taking the right step towards victory. – PC Mag