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Nokia U.S. Head Confirms PureView Imaging Tech is Headed to Future Lumia Phones

Nokia is about to bring its powerful PureView camera technology to future Windows Phones. Chris Webber, President of Nokia USA and Head of Marketing for North America, confirmed the rumor of camera technology reaching Windows Phone devices after discussing the future Lumia phones.

“You can expect we’ll be bringing PureView technologies to the Windows Phone platform and future Lumia devices,” he said. “We’re absolutely committed to doing that.”

Webb did go on to say that they working closely with Microsoft to get the full PureView feature set and find new home on Windows Phone.

“At the same time we’re working with Microsoft to make sure their platform supports the broad set of things we want to do with the PureView imaging.”

PureView Imaging

Nokia indeed made a strong confirmation about this future Lumia Phone. Last March, Nokia Vice President Jo Harlow, talked about the same thing to a Finnish newspaper. With some sneak peeks of Windows Phone Apollo, we could be seeing the products soon.

The company unveiled their combined 41 megapixel sensor, Carl Zeiss optics, and software for a “PureView technologies” into a Windows Phone which make it look like a feature packed one. Nokia will most likely transfer all of that PureView technology into the future Windows Phone.

The device is equipped with a 4-inch high resolution screen powered by a single core 1.3 GHz processor with only 512MB of RAM, and 16GB of on board storage. In addition to the 41-megapixel sensor and 16:9 ratio, the device is coupled with 1080p Full HD video recording features and 4x lossless zoom.

Nokia’s Lumia smartphones had approximately 2 million sales in the first quarter of year 2012 not including the Lumia 900 or Lumia 610. Pair that with PureView camera technology, the consumers got huge reasons to consider Microsoft’s mobile OS.

While there wasn’t any timescale given for the introduction of the technology with the first Lumia handset, Webber emphasized their conjunction with the Microsoft just to make Lumia and PureView imaging technology possible.

All we can do now is to wait as leaked snapshots of multicolored PureView Windows Phones appeared online earlier this year. This may suggest that the wait may not be too long after all.

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