Interesting - from Nokia's blog post about the lens on their 41 megapixel camera phone:
"If there is one misunderstanding that they are all desperate to dispel, it is the myth of the megapixel. Fewer than 2 megapixels really affects image quality, but bigger than that is not necessarily better. Paper prints or PC-displays usually do not need a much higher resolution."
The top view in the additional images shows a zoom range of 4.9mm to 147.0mm and an aperture range of f/2.8-5.6 instead of 4.3mm to 154.8mm and f/2.9-5.7 as in the release. I'm guessing the image was of a mockup or a prototype?
Entropius: "Anodized aluminium and chrome-plated brass", indeed. Wouldn't they work just as well if they were made out of, say, Plain Boring Steel?
Give me a break, Leica.
Entropius, though I agree that the writeup trying to sound fancy, I think that aluminum is easier to work with from a manufacturing standpoint and I am guessing that the chrome-plated brass would be for the mount for reducing friction between the lens and the body of the camera - so there are sound reasons for their choice of material ;)