Image: Device Specifications

We recently learned that HMD Global, the current owners of the Nokia smartphone brand, regained the rights to use the iconic Nokia PureView moniker which used to differentiate Nokia phones with outstanding camera capabilities, including the 808 PureView and Lumia 1020 PureView.

If rumors are true, it looks like HMD Global might soon launch a new smartphone that is truly worthy of the PureView badge. A leaked photo has surfaced that appears to show a Nokia smartphone with five cameras on the back, arranged in a circular shape.

If the information and photo are genuine, it looks like mobile photographers will have something to look forward to in the near future

Apparently the photo was taken during a small-scale production run at an unknown location in April 2018. A first test batch was produced in December 2017. On the back of the device we can see the Nokia, Zeiss and Android One logos and the five cameras which could include super-wide-angle, telephoto, black-and-white and depth-sensing modules in addition to the main camera. There are also an LED flash and an autofocus sensor.

As usual, we should take this kind of rumor with a pinch of salt, but if the information and photo are genuine, it looks like mobile photographers will have something to look forward to in the near future.