Finnish telecommunications company Nokia has teamed up with German lens-maker Carl Zeiss to make high-end camera phones.
According to Reuters, the new top-of-the-range model by the two companies would be launched later this month.
Nokia told Reuters that the first model would use its new “PureView camera technology”.
It will feature a Carl Zeiss sensor with 41 megapixels—which is more advanced than cameras used by professional photographers.
However, the first Nokia-Carl Zeiss camera phone would use Nokia’s old Symbian operating system—which the company will soon phase out
For future models, Nokia would release Windows Phones systems with the advanced camera technology
“We’re going to carry on developing PureView for our future smartphones,” Jo Harlow, Nokia’s Head of Smart Devices, told Reuters.
The two companies would be running the deal for several years—which Nokia hopes would help it compete more effectively against other smartphones, such as Apple’s iPhone.[via Reuters]