Nokia smartphones might soon come with Lumia Camera UI

Nokia 3's outdated camera app

Nokia 3's outdated camera app


Three Nokia-branded smartphones have been unleashed on the market this year, but more are expected to arrive by the end of 2017. Finnish company HMD Global successfully gained possession of many of Microsoft's design patents after Nokia gave the former the right to use its name for any smartphones, tablets and feature phones plans to launch on the market.

Even though Microsoft still owns trademarks for PureView, ClearBlack and PureMotion technologies, no less than 500 design patents held by the Redmond-based company have been transferred to HMD Global.

These patents will allow HMD to improve its products even further without having to fear it will be hit by lawsuits. One of the design patents that's been recently transferred to HMD is for the Lumia Camera UI.

Lumia Camera UI

Lumia Camera UI


None of the new Nokia smartphones launched by HMD feature a decent camera UI, so the new patent should come in handy. We hope that not only the upcoming Android phones to be released by HMD will include the so-called Lumia Camera UI, but the current ones as well.

However, the camera will probably be installed on the Nokia phones under a different name, as Lumia brand still belongs to Microsoft.

source: EUIPO via Nokiamob

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10 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2042; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Hmm that would be interesting.

2. rsiders

Posts: 1775; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Just bring back the Lumia 1020(Nokia 1030?) with SD835/6 and 6gb of RAM with an updated 41mp sensor and phase detection autofocus. Stick an sd card slot in there and I'll have a phone for at least 3 years.

3. Pabliell

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

They can't do that. All things Lumia phones were is now lost inside Microsoft. HMD has to start from scratch.

5. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

not really .. microsoft licenced all those tech from Nokia.. nokia owns all the patents .. Microsoft only bought design related patents and Trademarks like pureview, clearblack etc they don't own the tech behind .. Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 make use of Clearblack .. HMD may make use of pureview tech in future .. first lets see how the zeiss cameras on Nokia 8 performs though

8. Papa_Ji

Posts: 758; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

http. Nokia is not just limited nokia mobile.....they have many more divisions

4. mauyad

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 26, 2014

Looking forward for this

6. Eraman

Posts: 159; Member since: Dec 13, 2015

ISO 16000 ?? Which Phone is that ?

9. hemedans

Posts: 746; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

lumia 1020 has that iso

10. Beijendorf unregistered

Really? Mine only goes to 4000.

7. pixelated

Posts: 108; Member since: May 03, 2015

Great news. This camera UI is the best. I always loved using it on my Nokia Lumia 1020.

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