Nokia 8 Pro AMAZING Penta-Lens Camera Revealed

by | 20/02/2018 3:30 pm
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A while back we heard a rumour that the Nokia 9 was launching either in December 2017 or January 2018 – that turned out not to be true, as the handset is still in hiding – however, it was rumoured to be launching alongside a revamped Nokia 8. Since then we’ve not heard much more about this alleged “Nokia 8 2018” model. Until now.

According to a report from Nokia Power User, HMD Global is readying to launch a so-called Nokia 8 Pro. It’ll have a big emphasis on the camera, which will feature and all-new setup, and it’ll use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor – an upgrade from the previous Nokia 8’s chip.

All great news, as we were previously left wondering whether the new Nokia 8 would be much of an upgrade at all.

The report goes on to add that the Nokia 8 Pro will in fact be the final name of a previously leaked and rumoured “Nokia 10”, which features a unique “penta-lens” camera and, like the Nokia 9, will apparently have an edge-to-edge 18:9 aspect ratio display, as well as a fingerprint scanner on the rear, below the camera array.

NPU has a mocked-up render of what the phone may look like, as well as a schematic comparison from Baidu, which shows how the Nokia 8 Pro rear panel will compare to the Nokia 9, interestingly the Nokia 8 Pro appears larger than the Nokia 9, which in turn is thought to be bigger than the current Nokia 8.

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The report also seems to clarify that we shouldn’t be waiting around for an first half of the year release. Whether or not we see the Nokia 9 sooner remains to be seen, but the Nokia 8 Pro is reportedly aiming for around September or August 2018, though that is the release bracket, it may be announced a little earlier than this, perhaps in the tail end of Summer.

The penta-lens camera reportedly allows for a rotating zoom mechanism from Carl Zeiss, meaning the whole imaging array will likely be Zeiss branded once more. This sounds like a mechanical optical zoom, which will be interesting to say the least and would certainly put Nokia back at the forefront of smartphone camera innovation.

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