In December 2016, HMD announced it had acquired the exclusive rights to sell mobile devices under the Nokia brand, and in early 2017 announced their plans to kickstart their new venture with the reboot of the classic, Nokia 3310 phone. Over the last 18 months or so, the company has done a great job at guiding the brand back towards the top with devices such as the Nokia 8, and managed to announce the brand as a best-seller in numerous countries in the Middle East and Asia, and the 3rd best seller in the UK. This indicated a return to form for the Nokia brand, having switched to the Android platform as part of its strategy to regain a foothold in the market, along with the release of affordable devices with solid cameras. And it’s this latter aspect that has been making waves lately, in the form of the Nokia 10.
A few weeks ago, sketched images were leaked by Nokia Power User, which indicated the release of a 5-lens camera by the company. The penta-lens camera has been an industry myth for some months now, with the leaked images confirming that HMD may have been working on the smartphone. Just a few days ago, Chinese website, IT Home, leaked an in-hand photo of the alleged device.
While nothing has been confirmed, the camera module, with its five lenses, is outlined in a circular layout with Zeiss branding, a partnership that has been part of the Nokia brand, going all the way back to the 808 PureView, as well as the 41MP Nokia Lumia 1020. This partnership was reestablished last year with the release of the Android-era Nokia smartphones. With HMD having also acquired the PureView brand from Microsoft recently, the penta-lens smartphone may just be the next Nokia PureView phone.
An updated leak may also provide further information as to the function of each of the five lenses on the camera module: