The new HMD Global-owned Nokia has been hard at work over the last year to become a producer of affordable quality Android handsets. The latest Nokia 6 has already been announced, and the upcoming Nokia 8 and Nokia 9 are expected to be high-end devices. However, there’s a new rumor developing that the Finnish company has a new flagship in the works for reveal sometime later this year, one that will feature a whopping five lens camera setup.
Details are still slim at this point, but it sounds like Nokia will be adapting the technology of its round OZO camera, which has eight lenses, to fit into a smartphone form factor. These details come from a source close to China’s Foxconn, which is working with Nokia on new smartphone development.
To be clear, this five-lens camera device is different from both the Nokia 8 and 9, and is believed to have ties to the Windows Phone 8-powered Lumia 1020, which featured a circular camera module on the rear capable of capturing 41-megapixel images. It’s said that the new device will have a similar protrusion for the module, but with more lenses and a dual-tone flash.
It’s believed that Nokia/HMD have already built a unit for testing, and now Foxconn is in the process of determining if/how it can be mass produced. There’s no word on when the five-lens phone would be launched, but if Nokia moves ahead with production it could be revealed sometime in late 2018.