Nokia exec hints at 16-lens array camera and dual SIM for future Lumias

Remember Nokia collaborating with Pelican Imaging on its 16-lens array camera invention? Well, according to an interview with Nokia's Jo Harlow, the technology is coming to its renowned cameraphones.

The exec talks about "computational photography", capturing much more detail than the eye can see upon taking the shot, and then playing around with it, like changing the focus post-shot. The Pelican Imaging tech allows this, and Nokia's Jo Harlow mentioned that so far the biggest obstacle has been processing power, which with today's smartphone CPUs is no longer an issue. Will we see some of this in the upcoming Nokia EOS phone with a new camera app remains to be seen, but it seems poised to arrive at some point in future, more powerful Lumias.

That other things that seems to be on the horizon, according to the interview, is dual-SIM Lumias. Nokia is a traditional powerhouse in phones with two SIM cards, which are huge in emerging markets like India, for instance, but Windows Phone's development has halted this trend for its smartphones lately. Apparently support for more than one SIM card is coming in Microsoft's mobile OS, as Jo Harlow pointed out: "...there are things that are currently missing. Dual-SIM is an important one and to be really successful in the Indian market. And that’s something on our radar to bring to the portfolio."

source: DNA via BGR



1. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

My 920 is still too young to be replaced by buying the Eos this year end. Maybe I should wait for this.

14. skinny95black

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

Nokia has this good thing she always support old phones no matter what I mean it's not a wonder that you might get an update for the 920 which make rival the EOS

25. TheBitterTruth unregistered

You will surely get some software update for your L920. I hope they will atleast make it enough strong to compete with 2013 flagships. For me, iPhone 5S would be the real challenger (to L920 and L928 only) because after Nokia, iPhone has the best camera.

30. skinny95black

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

Couldn't agree more

2. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I welcome any new camera tech. Can't picture how the 16-lens one would work, excited to see some demos.

3. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Bring it on Nokia! You are Best Camera Phone manufacturer!!

17. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

thumbs up or thumbs down,nokia has the best camera's on any smartphone. always had,always will

24. TheBitterTruth unregistered

2 Samsung fans detected.

29. Dastrix unregistered

More than your eyes can see!

4. posthardcore29

Posts: 20; Member since: May 05, 2013

with dual sim Lumias. :) Oh i can't wait Nokia!


Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Nokia FTW !!! good to see them constantly trying to bring something new to the market !!

6. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Why do people buy a phone to use it as a camera? If you want a decent camera you can get one thats 10x better than a phone at half the price. I don't want to here your "all in one device" BS, phone cameras will always be garbage compared to real ones.

8. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

I don't agree, and me thinks you know very little about photography... Capturing the "moment" requires having something on hand that can take pictures, and it doesn't always mean using a DSLR.

9. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

nah you are totaly not correct, using seprate camera isnt a good option who will carry a camera and a phone all the time except if its your profession or job ofcourse, and to get a good camera you need more then half the budget of flagship phones so total cost is like 1000$ for phone and camera meh seriously and you still hope it take good pictures i say its waste of waste of money for casual photos why spend extra cash.

13. skinny95black

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

The pure view was a camera phone and a smart phone even with 1.3 Gh he handled symbian very good and I don't need to talk about his camera

18. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

it's called technological advancement! why do you buy a smartphone when you can use your computer to send emails,play games edit docs etc????? u have no point! use your damn head to think,otherwise don't write stupid comments

22. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Would you rather buy a DSLR camera, an mp3 player, a portable game console and a basic phone and carry it all in your bag, or just buy a top-notch phone that can do everything, the above mentioned devices does, which can be carried in the comfort of your pant pocket? Of course, the choice is yours with only one logical answer.

23. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

I do. The photos of 2 of my blogs are from a phone. Im one of those who try to proof that you can do wonders with a phone's camera if you use it right, and you have the knowledge. Your ignorance is making you sound like you dont welcome new technology in smartphones. I know people who buy DSLRs just to look cool and only shoot in autos. Pathetic.

7. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Just wanna see how it will compete with the beast "808 Pureview"

10. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Bring it on Nokia!!!!! NOKIA FTW!

11. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

KEEP it up NOKIA full STEAM ahead

12. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

Nokia might have 2012 spec phones, but when it comes to imaging, it makes the others look like stone age tools.

15. sonofzeus

Posts: 95; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

it seems in the future nokia is going to be selling smart camera's not smart phones

16. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Asia market (especially India & China) will be good for dual sim lumias...

19. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

16 lens array...sounds very interesting...even more interesting...the picture up top shows a 25 lens array.

20. shiv.charan85

Posts: 2; Member since: May 06, 2013


21. samystic

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

bring symbian like features on windows n m willing to switch

26. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I still dont see the use of a DUAL SIM phone

27. TheBitterTruth unregistered

You must be kidding

28. skinny95black

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

I know a lot of people whom were struggling with two phones until the dual sim phones came

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