Camera lens maker Carl Zeiss has had a long and illustrious partnership with Nokia already, and an announcement has just been made that the relationship is set to continue for several more years.
Carl Zeiss lenses have been found on many of Nokia’s best camera phones, including the N95, N82, the N8 and the latest 808 PureView, equipped with a show-stopping 41 megapixel camera.
Nokia’s vice president of smart services, Jo Harlow, said Carl Zeiss was a “crucial partner in the creation of the first PureView experience,” and that we should expect “more PureView innovation and further enhancements in smartphone imaging in the coming months and years.”
The new deal between the two companies will see Carl Zeiss work exclusively with Nokia, and although PureView technology is currently only found on a single device, it’s expected that we’ll see a similar camera on a Nokia Windows Phone in the future.
Launched at Mobile World Congress, the 808 PureView will go on sale in certain markets later this month, before arriving in the UK before the end of June. It has a 4-inch touchscreen, 16GB of internal memory, NFC and uses Nokia Belle as its operating system. The phone’s standout feature is the 41 megapixel camera, which also shoots 1080p video and has a xenon flash.
Nokia recently produced a special video promoting the 808 PureView, which was shot using the device itself.