Leaked Nokia 8 live pictures show the phone's camera UI (hint: it's not pretty)

HMD's flagship, the Nokia 8 is supposed to be revealed on August 16, which means there's plenty of time to learn everything there is to know about the flagship. We already know what the handset will look like and we've got a pretty good idea of what's under the hood.

One aspect that remains to be clarified is the software that will power the Nokia 8. Also, we know that the flagship will come with Zeiss optics, but the camera UI might not rise to the expectations some consumers might have.

Although HMD recently transferred the Lumia Camera patent from Microsoft, it will probably take some time until the excellent app will make its way to Nokia smartphones. And that's quite unfortunate since the current camera UI pre-installed on the Nokia 3, 5 and 6 is far from being flawless.

A few pictures of the Nokia 8 camera app confirm the smartphone will feature the same UI as the other Nokia Android handsets with very small changes because it packs a more advanced snap shooter.

Apparently, the Nokia 8 will feature three camera modes: RGB, Dual-Camera, and Mono. Before taking a picture, users will also be able to choose what camera they want to use: Main camera, Dual-Camera, and Front-facing camera.

Even if Nokia 8 will come with a less than perfect camera UI, HMD will probably update it whenever the Lumia Camera app has been renamed and optimized to work on its Android devices.

source: Baidu via NPU

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1. adi9764

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

It's not bad

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 22503; Member since: May 28, 2014

I don't really care about the camera UI, as long as the camera takes good to amazing photos and video.

15. Beijendorf unregistered

Not to mention that they're going to give us the good camera UI that Nokia became known for, thanks to the patent transfer.

17. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Are you sure because that UI looks ugly.

25. Beijendorf unregistered

You can even read about it here on PA: https://www.phonearena.com/news/Nokia-smartphones-might-soon-come-with-Lumia-Camera-UI_id96459 They've transfered the patents required to bring back the classic Nokia camera UI (the one that was so good that other manufacturers did their best to copy it).

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 22503; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly. That will be transferred over in an update. This is a non-issue that some here are trying to make into an issue.

3. gigicoaste

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

" (hint: it's not pretty)" so how you concluded that? Not sure for what you are using camera or camera software.. Important is the result.. the picture quality..

18. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I think you are deflecting from the issue. The UI should look somewhat decent.

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 22503; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly. This isn't an issue. I could understand of the camera took crappy photos and videos, but complaining about the camera UI is ridiculous and some here are just trying to make an issue out of something that really isn't an issue.

4. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

So what is more important, look of the UI or performance of the camera? Why don't you guys team up with that former Google Vic dude. You seem to be on the same page in priorities.

11. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

Both are important. Why choose between the 2 if you can have the best of both worlds?

5. stewbag

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 07, 2017

I don't think it looks bad?

6. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Who cares Camera UI looks? Owhhh. iPA?

7. notfair

Posts: 767; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

don't "hint" us, we can decide for ourselves. and how you concluded it's not nice, based on what? on a blurry picture? tbh for me it looks just fine. you know which camera ui is ugly? "hint", iphone's.

8. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

I think they(iPhoneArena) hate Nokia brand altogether.

9. mtetrap

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 04, 2017

As usual on iPhoneArena, they do not know what is ugly and what is not. I agree on others that what is more important is the image quality of the camera, not its camera ui. iPA should not tell opinions like that without seeing the actual phone.

10. Tech-shake

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 14, 2016

Have you heard of a something called beta software build?

12. epdm2be

Posts: 827; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

The UI is important too. But seeing a top bar with a few icons isn't what I'd call "UI". From what I can see they give us excellent choice as we can select which camera we want to use. That's not bad, isn't it?

13. Amir123a

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 27, 2016

Hint: Nokia 8 design will look like Sh**t.

16. Beijendorf unregistered

Oh no! It's going to look like YOU?

14. Zylam

Posts: 1823; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

That Ui is ugly, not sure why everyone above is bringing apple into it (insecurity?). Phone Arena have praised the Lumia camera Ui in the past and the ugly moniker was tailored towards not expecting the Lumia Ui to show up in the Nokia 8. It had nothing to do with Apple LOL.

19. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

People bring up Apple because they are insecure with whatever they're comparing Apple to.

21. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Is that why you irrelevantly bring up Samsung too? Or you're the only one who's secure being doing that, meanwhile others who do the same are insecure? SMH

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 22503; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! Got 'em with the cold, hard truth. +1.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 22503; Member since: May 28, 2014

"Everyone" above isn't bringing up Apple. Only three people have out of over 20 comments so far.

26. shifty207

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 05, 2017

I want this phone. It has clean lines and is functional. I don't want a phone as big as a window or have it with a minimal or no bezel. I think to not have a frame looks stupid and who cares anyway.

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