With the Nokia Zoom trademark, will we see a WP Galaxy S4 Zoom competitor?

With the Nokia Zoom trademark, will we see a WP Galaxy S4 Zoom competitor?
As we're starting to move past the megapixel race on smartphones, and manufacturers are starting to work on other features, like larger sensors, and optical image stabilization to improve camera quality on smartphones, it seems natural that more companies will at least attempt various options for optical zoom. We're hoping that's what we should expect from Nokia, which has recently trademarked the Nokia Zoom name.

Samsung has already had its Android-powered camera, the Galaxy Camera and it's successor the Galaxy NX Camera, and has moved into the hybrid territory with the announcement of the Galaxy S4 Zoom. It's unclear what Nokia's plans may be, but on May 30th it received the trademark for Nokia Zoom, which was filed under International Class 9, which covers: mobile phones, smart phones, tablets; accessories and replacement parts for mobile phones, smart phones and tablets. 

Microsoft may not go for the modification to Windows Phone hardware necessary for a true S4 Zoom competitor; but at the very least, this could point to a plan by Nokia to add optical zoom, or lossless digital zoom to its Lumia line. It would be pretty interesting to see from Nokia, which has already been an industry leader in camera quality. 

source: Markify via WMPU

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22 Comments

3. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Stop acting so jealous of the GALAXY ZOOM just becasue Samsung can put a HUGE LENSE on their phone. Samsung gives consumers options

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Too many options at that! See, i was with Samsung giving lots of options to consumers and that kind of sh!t but hell, look at what they've done with the S4! 5-6 variants and still counting...that's not option, that's pure insanity!

12. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

The real insanity is nokia going exclusive with ms!!

19. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Nokia contract is bout up with M$.

22. jiezel91

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 28, 2011

Sadly, the contract which lasts up to 2016 is surely not something you would call "bout up".

5. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Nokia hasn't been an industry leader in camera quality, because they produce ugly shots in daylight. The S4 Zoom, NX and Camera are way better than Nokia's offering.

7. iguano

Posts: 101; Member since: May 10, 2012

ehmmm, nah

17. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

ehmmm yah. Credit where it's due, in daytime Samsung smashed.

21. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

don't you remember N8 and 808. and of course new 925. and wait for EOS.

9. CardiWPfan

Posts: 129; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

All I have to say to you InspectorGadget80 I proudly own a Nokia Lumia 920 and it takes perfectly great pictures in daylight. Do you own a Lumia phone?? I presume you own a Samsung Galaxy S4Zoom and a NX right???

13. shikroi

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

They are the industry leader in camera quality because of the 808. End of discussion.

16. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

he is just a fanboy. He never used a Nokia pureview device!! Atleast 925 captures better daylight images than any samsung device right now. You have not seen s4 zoom or nx or an eos except few samples! !Go get a life wait for those devices to get released. Though i believe Nokia's technology is much better but I am not so confident until all of them get released!

18. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Tell that to PureView 808.

20. ANANDALTER

Posts: 124; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

so much anger in this samdung fanboy, i sense!!!! to darkpath [shamesung] This leads to.....ha ha ha ha

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