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Nokia PureView cameras making a return as HMD acquires the ‘PureView’ trademark



When it comes to the smartphone photography, Nokia was a brand that changes the way we used to see cameras on mobile phones. In 2012, the Nokia 808 PureView was launched which completely changed the mobile photography. Packing a massive 41 Megapixels sensors on the back with features like Carl Zeiss Optics, F/2.4 aperture and more, this is still the biggest camera sensor that we have seen on any smartphone till now. The Nokia PureView brand then continued when Microsoft acquired Nokia to make Lumia devices.

We saw phones like the Lumia 920, 1020, 1520, 950, 950XL and more with the PureView cameras. Out of all these, the Lumia 1020 had a 41 Megapixels sensor on the back, similar to the one on the 808 PureView. But, the 1020’s rear camera had some advanced features like the Optical Image Stabilization, f/2.2 aperture, 1.12µm pixel size and more.

Nokia PureView trademark

HMD is slowly acquiring all the Nokia trademarks that Microsoft owns, and the list includes trademarks like ‘Asha’, ‘Xpress-On’ etc. Now, the company has acquired the iconic ‘PureView’ trademark from Microsoft, and so, we can hope to see some Nokia devices launching in the near future with PureView cameras.

It is hard to say if HMD will be launching Nokia PureView phones in the future as the company hasn’t done anything with some of the popular trademarks that it acquired from Microsoft (like ‘Asha’). Still, with the rumors related to an upcoming Nokia phone with a Penta Lens camera, we expect to see the PureView technology.


Arvind is an 19-year old college student and the one who started DroidHolic. Currently, he works as the Editor-in-Chief, webmaster and Managing Director. Passionate about smartphones, he likes to write on latest smartphone trends. You can connect with him via social media.

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