Future Nokia phones will not feature Carl Zeiss lenses
One of the most anticipated events at this year's MWC was the return of Nokia and its first batch of Android phones. This long-awaited comeback undoubtedly evoked a sense of nostalgia in longtime mobile fans, but most of them realize that the new operating system is far from the only change to occur with Nokia and its handsets.
As you may know, the Finnish company's mobile division was acquired by Microsoft in 2013. This high-risk move proved to be a lost bet, and Redmond eventually sold its feature phone business to current rights owners – HMD Global. Considering all of these changes, it shouldn't be surprising that you won't find many of the emblematic “old Nokia” features in the company's new products, and a recent Tweet from Nokia Mobile confirmed that we won't see the firm using Carl Zeiss lenses going forward:
@___Dhruv___ We're no longer using Carl Zeiss technology.— Nokia Mobile (@nokiamobile) March 5, 2017
This Twitter enquiry also involved the PureView imaging technology that was exclusively used in Lumia devices, but it's important to mention that PureView is one of the things that Microsoft opted to keep when it sold its phone business to HMD.
While this indicates that we probably won't see a contemporary version of the Lumia 1020 and its massive 41 MP shooter anytime soon, it doesn't necessarily mean that Nokia will stop producing phones with great cameras. After all, our team got to check out the sensor on the new 3310 at MWC, and discovered that it is actually better than the camera of the Galaxy S7! Don't believe us? You can check out our totally unbiased and unexaggerated comparison here.