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Nokia 8 gets Pro Camera update for improved photography experience

HMD Global CPO Juho Sarvikas himself took to Twitter to announce the big update

Utathya Nag utathya10 1 June 2018, 2:25 PM
Nokia 8 was HMD Global's flagship from last year

Nokia 8 was HMD Global's flagship from last year Image: Twitter

HMD Global, the company behind the Nokia brand, has started rolling out the Pro Camera mode update for the Nokia 8. The 600mb update is a considerable overhaul over the normal camera app and reportedly gives a sizeable boost to the phone's camera.

The Pro Camera mode brings about several improvements and gives users a lot more freedom while choosing camera settings. Virtually everything— focus, ISO settings, shutter speeds, white balance — can be tweaked manually and even the auto modes have been improved. The update additionally also improves the UI of the camera app and makes it a lot more stable.

HMD Global's chief product officer (CPO) Juho Sarvikas himself took to Twitter to announce the big update.

The update is being rolled out in batches for all Nokia 8 devices and in case you are yet to receive yours, check for updates under the Settings menu or just wait for it.

To recall, Nokia 8 was the company's flagship device for 2017, and was the top-tier Nokia device on the market before the Nokia 8 Sirocco and the Nokia 7 Plus were launched earlier this year.

Nokia 8 camera

The device packs a 13MP+13MP dual camera setup on the back with Zeiss optics. Out of the two camera sensors on the back, one is a 13MP RGB colour sensor with OIS, while another sensor is a monochrome one. Both the sensors have f/2.0 aperture with PDAF and are accompanied by a dual-tone flash. The front selfie camera also incorporates a 13MP sensor.

The device was the first smartphone to come with Nokia's bothie feature, which enables users to use both the rear and the front camera simultaneously.

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