Nokia has long poured a lot of effort into the cameras on its smartphones. Recently the company unveiled what it calls PureView, a image-processing technology which promises to greatly improve picture taking on mobile devices. Although it is going to debut on a Symbian-based device, the technology is eventually going to be available on Nokia’s Windows Phones.
PureView offers smartphones the ability to zoom without loss of clarity. At high resolution, it gives cameras the ability to capture images, then zoom, re-frame, crop and resize to expose very high levels of detail.
The first smartphone that will use this technology, the Nokia 808 PureView, runs Symbian Belle, the operating system this company is in the process of phasing out. Its main focus now is on handsets running Microsoft’s Windows Phone, like the Lumia 900. That’s why it’s not surprising that PureView is being brought over to the Lumia line.
“Since Nokia is committed to Windows Phone as its primary smartphone platform, that includes plans to bring PureView imaging experiences to Lumia over time,” a comapny representative told Phone Scoop.
N. Americans will almost certainly have to wait until PureView is built into Nokia’s Windows Phones before they see it. The company has already said that the 808 won’t be released in this region, on top of a previous announcement that it has no plans to release any more Symbian-based phones in the U.S.