Nokia Could Unveil A Smartphone With 5 Cameras At MWC 2018
Over the past couple of years, smartphones have increasingly become “camera phones.” Companies know that a few hardware or software frailties can be overshadowed by a solid camera performance, the biggest example being the Pixel smartphones of both the generations. With the iPhone 7 Plus, the trend of a dual-camera setup caught on and in today’s market, a smartphone that costs Rs. 10,999 has a quad-camera setup (two on the back and two on the front).
Nokia, according to a report, is willing to challenge this industry trend by introducing a Penta-lens smartphone at MWC 2018. Apparently, the device has already been prototyped by HMD Global and could go on sale by the end of 2018. However, prototyping and mass producing are two completely different ball games and its launch will depend on Foxconn’s mass production capabilities. The process of embedding fice camera lenses on a smartphone is much more difficult than embedding two cameras.
The camera system will be available in a circular form with seven holes instead of five, the other two belonging to the LED flash. What will be interesting is how this crazy camera setup will work and what the implementation will be. The Nokia 8 was made in collaboration with Zeiss Optics and Nokia has had a fruitful partnership with the German brand.
Sorry for radio silence. Been super busy planning #MWC2018 . Please expect it to be awesome ?
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) January 18, 2018
The mysterious Nokia device, if launched, will definitely grab a lot of headlines and give the Samsung Galaxy S9 devices a run for their money. Last week, HMD Global Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas teased a major showcasing plan for the MWC 2018 and unveiling a smartphone with five camera lenses is definitely a major showcasing.
HMD Global is also expected to launch the successor to the Nokia 8, the Nokia 9 at MWC 2018. ALong with that, the first ever Android GO smartphone, Nokia 1 is also expected to be launched at MWC 2018 that is scheduled to take place from the 26th of February.