Telephoto or wide-angle lens? Nokia camera app update hints at possible dual-camera setup for the Nokia 9


As you might have heard, HMD Global announced an Android Oreo beta program for its Nokia 5 model. Surprisingly, the recently released Oreo beta for the affordable mid-ranger also includes an update for the camera app which reveals some pretty interesting details. 

A teardown of the APK package shows that the camera app now features support for both wide-angle and telephoto dual-camera setups. The Nokia 5 packs a single 13MP main sensor, so these functionalities are obviously not intended for the budget-friendly smartphone. 

Nokia 8, the only dual-camera smartphone released by HMD to date, also doesn't fit the description. The affordable flagship features a 13-megapixel camera that records color and a secondary, monochrome one that is more sensitive to light. 

What does that leave us with? Well, there have been indications that HMD will be holding a product launch event in China on January 19th. Supposedly, the Nokia 9 and a 2018 version of the Nokia 8 will be revealed at the show. It's likely that we could see these high-end phones rocking a main camera setup that features a secondary wide-angle or zoom lens. 

Last but not least, the updated camera app also adds options for controlling shutter speed and ISO. Although there's more to be desired, these changes are most welcome, as the early versions of the Nokia camera app weren't exactly too feature-rich. 

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