Anyone remember Pelican? Nokia made an investment in Pelican Imaging long time ago. Pelican Imaging created its first array camera for smartphones in 2011. There was a rumour back then that a new Lumia might come with an array camera from Pelican Imaging comprising a setup of many lenses, thankfully it never happened because Microsoft was never serious about committing to the smartphone industry and Windows Smartphone OS was predestined to die. This render might be it or related to the OZO VR camera. I'm excited to see the Nokia show at MWC.
Even if an OEM decides to puts 10 cameras on a phone and if it delivers stellar quality images surpassing the image quality offered by current generation of flagships like Pixel 2, S8, Note 8, iPhone X etc then it makes sense and is certainly not gimmicky. Phones like Nokia N8 & Nokia 808 PureView were thicker than current day flagships because of the excellent cameras they offered during their times, packing huge sensor size for smartphone standards, mechanical shutters, Xenon Flash etc. Nokia was ahead of time back then.. I would prioritize excellent camera quality within a reasonable thickeness of 15mm on a smartphone. PureView on the Nokia 808 was an excellent technology by smartly utilizing the 41 MP Camera to achieve lossless digital zooming in 3 MP, 5 MP & 8 MP Modes which was only possible with optical zooming. This render actually seems like something related to the OZO VR Camera but if this comes out true offering significant improvement in image quality compared to the competition then Nokia has a winner after a long, really long time. Right now, let's take this rumour with a pinch of salt. I just hope Nokia invests in developing their own version of Android with Nokia Suite of applications. Not everyone's a fan of Stock Android, at least not me.
I wanted a phone with 23MP but pixels of 1.5 micron.
But the sensor would be way bigger.
At least 25% bigger than imx300( XA2) , currently the biggest available.
So what if someone brings two cameras of 12MP/1.5 micron that work together to shoot 24MP? They would work together to make one image, just like out eyes..
Anonymous, 22 Jan 2018More cameras for less talented people.That camera setup hexagon shape looks futuristic:)
This is for when you need to record Dr. Strange coming to bargain with Dormamu in other dimensions as well
This concept is gruesome.
Bring it on Nokia.
Great job by the way.
Sammsung, Apple stay back dont try to copy again and come up with own ideas and stop copying each other cheers :-)
Akinaro, 22 Jan 2018Useless marketing gimmick made to just get attention.
There is no single good thing that c... moreMan maybe you get surprised.
I will write you again when Nokia 10 with this setup will be revealed and at the end of the 2018 year it will be named as a best camera phone of 2018 or up to the date by GSMArena people.
Just because its Nokia which reborn like a phoenix from ashes it doesnt means it cant have a much better and greater device than any of its competitors.
ZloiYuri, 22 Jan 2018Guess this hmd earned ex-nokia employee from OZO branch. That could be nice, but first hmd to ... moreOh man really?
Nokia were always ahead of other so called leaders of the market with their so called flagships and camera.
If Nokia 10 will be succesfull then good bye Sammy Apple Sony etc.
If they can make such a thing like they did it with 808 back in 2012, then thed will be awesome!
I agree that 1/1.2Â” lenses found in 808 would make the phone thicker.
With current chipset (808 was a single core 1.3Ghz!!), 5 cameras arent something impossible.
In fact, if 5 cameras setup could achieve such quality in the importance of thinness. This would be another innovation, made by Nokia.
Bring it on!
mir, 22 Jan 2018Just use a single big sensor camera like they always did with the N8, 808 and 1020. Couple tha... moreOne big camera will make the phone way too thick for todays thin phones and only die hard nokia fans will be attracted other not so much so thats why they are using more cameras