Nokia did not unveil a new PureView smartphone today, but tells us to “watch this space”

Nokia did not unveil a new PureView smartphone today, but tells us to “watch this space”
Nokia has just unveiled its first Nokia Android family of smartphones it calls Nokia X, but there was no word about the company’s bread and butter in smartphones - Lumia Windows Phones. Nokia, known for its advanced cameras in PureView Lumia smartphones, did not speak much about cameras either today.

However, with so much interest, the question about the next Nokia PureView device still surfaced at the Q&A session after the event, and while chief executive Stephen Elop confirmed there are no announcements today, he also teased us to “watch this space.”

This is pretty much a confirmation that Nokia is hard at work at the next PureView, which is great. We can also understand why Nokia did not announce it at MWC 2014 - it would have had to fight for press coverage with tens of other smartphones and, most notably, with the Galaxy S5 that’s coming soon.

Last year, the Nokia Lumia 1020 marked the arrival of PureView cameras to Windows Phone, and up until now the Lumia 1020 remains the undisputed leader in smartphone camera quality. Here is to hoping we can see the second-generation Lumia 1020 this year!

source: Nokia

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30 Comments

1. Kyokado

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Lumia 1025

4. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Exactly!... Or 1030...

7. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

Let's pray that an android preview device is coming

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Hell yea!

9. skinny95black

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

nah that's too good to be true

10. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

That's why I said PRAY

11. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Oh yeah, with microsoft's hands in the midst, it'll have that stupid Asha skin over it. LOL... Considering the things to expect in windows phone 8.1, I'm content with that instead of android. As long as it has Instagram in the app store and a google wallet alternative I'm all good.

24. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

only if Nokia X series is overwhilmingly successful then nokia might push in full

12. Skoms

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

microsoft are really desperate.

16. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

How desperate?

2. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Hopefully it'll have a 6" screen and 41 mp advanced preview. I'll buy that off contract

6. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

And support for that 120 GB storage card SanDisk showed, and a 4000mah battery.

14. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

We need Snapdragon 800 or 805 :) 4K video 1080p 60fps 720p 120fps slow motion Better night photos and better OIS Front cam 5mp 1080p with flash, wide angle for selfies MicroSD card support 64GB Better sharing of photos and videos Impressive Photo and Video editing software from NOKIA

25. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

and blood of a virgin -___-

3. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

And now for the real WP news!!!!!! ......... What a great nite!!!!!

13. Skoms

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

nokia = microsoft nokia died with wp. Nokia should have gone with Android years ago.

15. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I agree.

28. Beijendorf unregistered

Nokia is still an absolutely massive international corporation. They just sold their phone division off. Claiming Nokia is now Microsoft is nothing but ignorance. It's like saying Google = Lenovo, just because Lenovo bought Motorola.

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Nokia should've join the fun and unveil their flagship with PureView camera in MWC, their Android phones are disappointing because there are no Google services, but still, it's a good start for Nokia using Android.

17. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Come on Nokia, bring the real phones to the people...Nokia lumia 630/635/725/825/930/1030/1820

18. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

As I am lost as to any direction Nokia/Microsoft is going, I will take this crumb of news and run with it. What happens when MS takes over Nokia handset production, if they keep the creative people behind the Lumia line, how the new CEO percieves WP and the new division, and now this forked Android that is supposed to get people to move to WP somehow. I will take that a new WP Pureview is coming and that there all kinds of good news about WP OEM's (especially Lenovo/Motorola) as at least hopeful for the future of my OS of choice. April can't get here soon enough for WP fans.

19. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

I currently use a Lumia 1020 as a work phone,the camera really is truly amazing,its beats all others hands down without question. It'll be interesting to see how they improve on it to be honest!

21. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Andro, considering your criticisms of WP in the past (all with reasons, I have never had a problem with your thoughts even if I didn't agree), that may be the single biggest compliment I have ever heard paid to the L1020!!! ;-D

22. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

My biggest criticism is still live tiles,they are still unpopular but I have changed mine with skinery themes app so much to the point that they barely resemble the wp ui. That saying the 1020's battery is good,4g very fast,camera is definitely superb. Lack of some apps is a problem but i use it for calls,texts,facebook,internet and camera so for these it does a great job.

20. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 247; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

I asked about the successor to the 1020 and Ray answered it in the Phonearena Q&A, looks like I'll just have to be patient.

23. box14380

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Dear NOKIA, Please make a device with 41MP, 1080p screen of 5" or 6" display and a faster Snapdragon 800 or above processor. I'm waiting for it for ages.

29. Beijendorf unregistered

Judging from the few reliable leaks (evleaks from November 2013 and the Nokia roadmap from June 2013) the next Nokia imaging flagship will use a light-field camera. And while a Snapdragon 800 can handle it, a Snapdragon 805 or higher is more likely. The roadmap (which has been accurate so far) also mentions this flagship being metal-clad and phablet sized. So odds are you'll get what you want, except the camera may be something other than the 41 MP sensor with a Zeiss lens.

26. dan986 unregistered

The only phone that could record 2160p video from full set of RGBG pixels. However, my personal choice anno 2014 would be 1080p50.

27. dan986 unregistered

P.S. 1080p50, high bitrate, maybe 4:2:2 (but unlikely), uncompressed PCM audio at 48 kHz.

30. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

an statement from a web tech site stated the company that makes the Pure VUe technology says unless Nokia/Microsoft renews it's exclusive rights to use Their image stability technology used in Nokia purevue smart phone cameras it will offer it to other OEM's Who knows Samsung , Apple and others may soon have purevue Tech on their smartphones ending Nokia/Microsoft having the best smart phone cameras

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