After years of collaboration, the partnership between Zeiss Y nokia has come to an end, as confirmed by the renowned camera manufacturer. Zeiss, which provided its optics for the cameras of some of the most outstanding Nokia smartphones such as the Nokia 8.3 or the Nokia 9 PureView, thus ends a long tradition that gave the initial kick for other manufacturers to follow the same path.
The partnership between Nokia and Zeiss did end in 2021 but Zeiss only confirmed the news now. The reasons for the end of the partnership are not clear, but it is probably a cost reduction that HMD Global is pursuing.
Zeiss held another partnership with Vivo in 2020 at the same time, suggesting that the company could still look to create more collaborations with other manufacturers in the near future.
The Nokia XR20 is then the last Nokia smartphone to have Zeiss optics since the end of the relationship between the two companies that began in 2017.
The Nokia XR20 is a variant of the X20 prepared to withstand shocks and adverse conditions. With a 6.67-inch FHD+ screen protected by Gorilla Glass Victus, the Nokia XR20 has a Snapdragon 480 processor with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable internal storage. Its main camera is dual, 48MP + 13MP with ZEISS optics and the selfie camera is 8MP. The Nokia XR20 is powered by a fast-charging 4630 mAh battery, has a fingerprint reader, water resistance up to 1.5m for 30 minutes and runs Android 11.
Nokia 9 PureView
The Nokia 9 PureView is Nokia’s first PureView smartphone since its rebirth. With a 5.99-inch QHD+ screen, the Nokia 9 PureView is powered by a Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The main camera is the star of the Nokia 9 PureView, with five lenses – two of them color, the rest black and white – that allows a new dimension in photography for smartphones. The Nokia 9 PureView completes its features with a 20 MP selfie camera, 3320 mAh battery with fast wireless charging, USB-C port, embedded fingerprint reader and Android 9.0 Pie.