A month ago it was reported that Nokia was in verge of collaborating with California startup Pelican Imaging. This company is one of the companies that can be called as the pioneer of the new imaging technology known as Array cameras. To elaborate a little, these Array cameras us multiple optics and manipulate the data into one image. Reportedly it was said that these cameras would provide greater depth of field to the images.
Reports now say that, Jo Harlow, Nokia's executive vice president for smartphone business, in an interview has hinted the adoption of the 16-lens Array Camera technology from Pelican Imaging in future Lumia smartphones. The Executive also said that it was actually being worked on by Nokia engineers. They have also hinted about a smartphone coming in 2014.
Jo Harlow elaborated on the new technology saying that it would allow the user to capture much more detail than their eyes can see upon taking the shot, and then playing around with it, like changing the focus post-shot. This surely does sound fantastic... The Pelican Imaging tech allows this and now it is sort of confirmed that we will certainly see Pelican tech in next imaging flagship from Nokia.
Hopefully, we may soon see one of the PureView Lumia camera employing the technology involving multiple sensor to get one image.
Reportedly, The company also stated about the dual SIM capability in the upcoming Lumia smartphones. They said that it was one thing that it lacked on when it comes to Indian Consumers. The Nokia Company also addressed about the demand of the low end devices in India and told that they would "continue to push the boundaries of how low we can take Lumia".
According to BGR.in reports, Jo Harlow also spoke about improving the processing capabilities of next Lumia smartphones leading to use of "computational photography" which is nothing but the Array camera tech. So, Future Lumias will certainly have better processors.
To sum up in short, we may have a chance to see the best of Lumia in a near future with an 16-lens Array Camera technology, dual SIM capability and a better processor. Keeping our hands crossed, we wait for this exuberant device to hit the Indian market soon.