In terms of imaging, the Nokia legacy is huge. Nokia was the undisputed king and innovator in the segment of mobile photography, coupled with her longterm partner ZEISS. The first HMD devices we saw last year weren’t special in terms of camera, but things could change with this year’s lineup. Not only did HMD announce the Nokia Pro camera app and an imaging suite that should bring studio light, portrait mode, ability to put stickers(?) in bothies and animojis, the company also upgraded the camera hardware of the recently announced Nokia 7 plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco.
GSMArena published the first camera samples of the new Nokia 7 plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco. Down below you can check some samples downscaled to HD resolution (because of server space), but a link to full resolution shots at GSMArena follows right below every picture.
You can check more Nokia 7 plus photo samples and comparison shots with Pixel XL2 at GSMArena.com.
As you can notice, the samples posted by GSMArena are looking promising. Telephoto zoom seems to work nicely and low light images on the 7 plus look decent, but we cannot make any conclusions until the devices hit the market. Overall, it seems promising.
On the technical side, both the Nokia 7 plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco feature a 12MP+13MP camera configuration on the back, where the 13MP is a telephoto camera. Sirocco has a slightly larger aperture on the 12MP camera sitting at f/1.7 compared to f/1.75 on the Nokia 7 plus, while other specs of the sensors are identical (12MP 1.4µm, for telephoto 13MP 1.0µm f/2.6). Both sensors on both devices are made by Samsung.
I mentioned earlier in the article a “Nokia imaging suite” or photo suite. HMD briefly mentioned that at the press conference and didn’t give much details. As far as I understand, the photo suite should bring better portrait shots with studio lighting, animojis and stickers for the camera. We don’t know when or how it will be implemented, but it was mentioned. Both the 8 Sirooco and 7 plus feature the new Nokia Pro camera app, as well.
All in all, a promising lineup for the 1st half of 2018, don’t you think? Tell us your thoughts down below. 🙂