Nokia’s PureView moniker used to stand for innovation in mobile imaging and excellent smartphone camera performance. With their large sensors and Zeiss-designed lenses devices like the Nokia 808 PureView or the Lumia 1020 PureView were a step ahead of the competition at the time.
Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough to keep the Nokia smartphone division afloat and not too long after it was sold to Microsoft in 2013, smartphone production was ceased completely. Today the Nokia smartphone brand is owned by HMD Global and now it has emerged that the Finnish company has also secured the rights to use the PureView trademark.
More recently HMD Global has launched several Nokia phones with a retro twist, for example redesigns of the legendary Nokia 3310 and 8110 phones. So could we see an updated version of the 808 PureView or Lumia 1020 at some point in the nearer future?
A 2018 version of the 808 or 1020 would likely not come with one large sensor but could, according to some rumors, feature a circular multi-lens setup. IFA in Berlin, where we will likely see several new Nokia models, is around the corner. Hopefully there’ll be a PureView-branded model among the new offerings.