#Nokia: We don’t use #ZEISS in current devices, but the wait will be worth it for our next announcement

Nokia Mobile keeps teasing us on Twitter. Today, they clarified that the comment about ZEISS technology was referred to Nokia 3, 5, and 6, not any future products like many outlets reported. Next, Nokia Mobile replied to a tweet that the wait for their next announcement will be worth it.


Nokia Mobile cannot talk about future product via social media, but they are neither confirming, nor denying that ZEISS technology will be used in future products. Rumors suggest that HMD’s next announcement will take place in June this year.

Thanks Rocky for the tip. 🙂

Updated: 9th March 15:30 CET

Original article:

HMD’s Nokia Mobile Twitter and Facebook profile are very active in giving responses to customer questions and overall responding to the feedback for the new Nokia-branded Android devices. We previously reported about a Twitter “chat” about the Glance feature on the new Nokia smartphones. Now, Nokia Mobile responded to a question about ZEISS lenses on Nokia devices.


Nokia Mobile stated that they are no longer using ZEISS technology, what is obvious if we look at the specsheet of Nokia 3, 5, 6. But, Nokia Mobile followed with a response that they have more thing to announce in 2017.


To clarify some things: Even if HMD is working with ZEISS on an Android flagship with ZEISS optics, they cannot share those details via social media. Every question about future products or technologies gets the same answer – “more to come” or “stay tuned” or “thanks for feedback” etc. The next response of HMD where they say they have more to show in 2017 is interesting. A little teaser, but almost no info to put that in a bigger picture.

Nokia Lumia 1020 with 41MP camera with ZEISS lens

ZEISS is currently Microsoft’s partner for smartphone camera optics, but Microsoft has no (clear) plans what to the on the smartphone market, so there is almost no doubt that ZEISS will not extend the partnership once the original contract expires. ZEISS and Nokia renewed their partnership deal in 2012, but we don’t know on how many years the contract was signed. An industry average could be four or five years, which means that the contracts could be expiring this year. But there are no facts to back this guess up, so it’s pure speculation on my part.

Personally, I think ZEISS lenses could be back on Nokia devices soon. Because of Microsoft’s phone market exit, ZEISS needs to find a new partner to stay on the mobile market. Sony has its own camera division, Huawei has Leica, Samsung seems to be too big for ZEISS to handle production, and that leaves us to Nokia, LG, and HTC from globally (to be) available brands. It’s just a guess, but if I were ZEISS, I would choose Nokia.




  • Yes! Zeiss might go with HMD Global/Nokia Mobile.

  • Did you guys see the post on phonearena about MWC in India from 27th September for 3 days. It will be called Indian Mobile Congress. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Another-MWC-event-will-be-held-in-India-this-September_id91708
    Nokia might also announce something at IMC as India is a big market for them and i think September is the perfect time to bring Flagship. I am not sure if they will choose to launch phones at IMC though as they may also hold their own event like “Nokia World” to launch new phones and Nokia wearables.

    • HMD could introduce their flagship(s) there 🙂

      • No. But they may show case there. There will be dual camera setup in their flagship. 😊

    • Rce

      Highly unlikely ,Nokia may launch flagship in November in Nokia yearly show or in IFA,Indian MWC is more about different technology deals between Indian and south Asian tech brands..

      • Every country will get it in Q2. The phones they are selling in China do not have play services and only Nokia 6 is being sold in China. They said they will be making phones in India. They are just taking pre orders from western markets because they can see the demand in those markets. There is no fixed date about the delivery of those phones. 😊

        • Rce

          They could have launched that in India too alongside China,because just the name of Nokia is more than enough in India and people will get that without even play store too..

  • Rce

    Or maybe because of Microsoft Surface Phone planup Zeiss is not allowed to come up with Nokia..
    But,I’ll miss Zeiss optics in Nokia specially in low light,where the recently launched Nokia 6 struggles..

  • You made my day by posting this guys 🙂 I knew it. Our Nokia has many more surprises for us. #LoveNokia #LoveNokiamob too 🙂

  • Rocky

    Since Microsoft didn’t sell well their mobile phones, Carl Zeiss maybe choose HMD Global after the contract end. And remember, HMD finished their transaction with Microsoft in 1 December 2016, 3 months for a flagship isn’t a good thing if they hurry up their R&D and production for MWC 2017 last month.