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Nokia 808 PureView with 41-megapixel camera and features a Carl Zeiss lens.

Nokia PureView is the branding of a combination of technologies used in cameras of Nokia-branded smartphones, and previously, in phones by Microsoft Mobile. PureView was first introduced with Nokia 808 PureView.


PureView cameras have on-chip image processors that perform image scaling with oversampling, giving improved digital zoom, and reduced noise compared to a typical smartphone camera. Both are combined with xenon flash, a 1080p HD video camera, and high resolution Zeiss all-aspherical 1-group lenses.[1] Unlike the Nokia 808, the Nokia Lumia 1020 — along with other Lumia PureView smartphone cameras — possess optical image stabilization, which became standard in Lumia PureView bundling.[2] The Nokia 808 does, however, compensate with its own exclusive camera-complementing media features, such as Micro HDMI TV-out, and built-in video editing.[3]


Following the acquisition of the Nokia Devices & Services division by Microsoft, the U.S. software company acquired the PureView name and trademark, but not the related imaging technology, which remained with Nokia, who, as a result, licensed it to Microsoft.[4]

Since Microsoft's ownership, the technology has only been used in their late-2015 flagship Lumia 950.

In late August 2018, HMD Global reportedly acquired[5] the ownership of the PureView trademark and related assets not under the Nokia ownership.[6]

On 24 February 2019, HMD Global, the exclusive licensee of Nokia-branded phones, launched Nokia 9 PureView[7] at the 2019 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

On 19 March 2020, HMD Global announced the Nokia 8.3 5G, it is said to feature a 64MP PureView Quad-Camera System with Carl Zeiss Optics.[8]

On 2 September 2022, the Nokia X30 5G[9] Announced with PureView technology, but ZEISS lens is absent due to HMD Global end's partnership with Carl Zeiss AG. The X30 features 50 MP main sensor, which is the same with Samsung Galaxy S22.

The Nokia 10 stands as a pinnacle of innovation, embodying the essence of the iconic Finnish brand. This flagship smartphone boasts a powerful processor, ensuring seamless performance, while its striking design captivates users. The device's advanced camera system, coupled with biometric security features, elevates the overall user experience. With 5G capability, the Nokia 10 delivers swift connectivity, complemented by a vibrant display. Running on the latest Android OS, this smartphone strikes a balance between cutting-edge technology and user-friendly functionality, making it a top contender in the competitive realm of high-end mobile devices.[10]


At its initial debut with the Nokia 808 PureView, the PureView camera was acknowledged by critics as one of the most advanced smartphone cameras in the market. Critics also said it made devices bulky and heavy, and that the low resolution screen on the 808 PureView made appreciating the camera's capabilities much harder.[3][11]

Nokia was given several awards for the release of its PureView camera, including the TIPA Best Imaging Innovation award in 2012.[12]


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  2. ^ Goode, Lauren (12 August 2013). "Nokia Lumia 1020 Nudges Smartphone Cameras to the Next Level. Smartphone cameras have improved a great deal since the birth of the smartphone". All Things D.
  3. ^ a b Smith, Mat (26 June 2012). "Nokia 808 PureView review: the future of mobile imaging, wrapped in the smartphone past". Engadget.
  4. ^ Arora, Hitesh (16 June 2014). "Microsoft Owns ClearBlack, Lumia, PureView, and Other Nokia Trademarks". N.D.T.V. Gadgets. India.
  5. ^ "PureView". euipo.europa.eu. Retrieved 2018-08-27.
  6. ^ "HMD Global Oy, Nokia Mobiles parent company now owns PureView trademark". Windows Latest. 2018-08-26. Retrieved 2018-08-27.
  7. ^ Michael, Ajah (25 February 2019). "Nokia 9 : Specifications , Review And Cheapest Price In Nigeria". NaijaTechGuy. Nigeria.
  8. ^ "Nokia 8.3 5G mobile | Nokia phones".
  9. ^ Ahmed, Shahroz. "Nokia X30 5G sustainable smartphone with OIS camera". www.hmd.com. Retrieved 2024-02-04.
  10. ^ Ahmed, Shahroz. "Nokia 10 Pureview". WhatMobile. Retrieved 2024-02-04.
  11. ^ Savov, Vlad (2012-06-25). "Nokia 808 PureView review". The Verge. Retrieved 2023-08-26.
  12. ^ "Nokia PureView technology". TIPA. Retrieved 2023-08-26.