Nokia Camera app gets major update before Nokia 9 launch

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While Nokia 8 had dual-camera with monochrome and RGB sensors, HMD Global's ultimate flagship Nokia 9 may come with wide angle and telephoto lens - at least that's what the Android Oreo Beta update for Nokia 5 has claimed. Nokiamob has reported that current camera version supports 2X optical zoom and wide angle mode. But this app shows what could come in the future.

It would make a lot of sense that HMD would include a telephoto lens on one of the two cameras since it would be something new in its Nokia Android smartphone lineup. The new camera app version comes with a simplified UI, but with no new features or a Lumia-like Pro mode we all have been waiting for.

Recent leaked renders also show a large bulge on the Nokia 9's back, hinting that it would have bigger camera sensors. It is also seen with 1/500-1s shutter speed and ISO range from 100 to 2000.

Nokia Camera app gets major update before Nokia 9 launch

As well as the Nokia 9 potentially leveraging these new changes, we had previously been left scratching our heads as to why Nokia also apparently plans to reboot the Nokia 8 very soon as well - considering that phone has not been on the market long. Other devices like Nokia 7 or Nokia 8 will have higher or lower numbers, depending on the settings. It now seems that the Nokia Camera App has benefitted greatly from the update. The company started looking for Android Oreo beta testers for the phone through its Mi Community in India as well as globally. Once you have enrolled yourself, you will be receiving the beta update via the OTA route after around 12 hours.

An update to the camera app in the Android Oreo beta update for the Nokia 5 contains references to camera features that aren't available on HMD's current line up of Nokia-branded handsets, according to an update teardown by GSMArena.

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