HMD Global last year promised that an improved and updated camera app would be released for its Zeiss enabled Nokia smartphones. We got a glimpse of it with the launch of the Nokia 8 Sirroco, the Nokia 6 2018 and the Nokia 7 Plus, which came with the Pro mode camera. But many users of the Nokia 8 flagship have expressed their disappointment over the delay of the Pro mode app. The company though hinted a Q2 2018 release but didn’t reveal any details until now. HMD CEO Juho Sarvikas on his Twitter handle @sarvikas confirmed the Pro mode camera app update for the Nokia 8 and also explained the reason for its delay.
We need to overhaul the entire imaging framework. We have been working on it for months. Taking longer that I anticipated but now looks good. We will update shortly
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) May 16, 2018
According to his tweet, the company needed to overhaul the entire imaging framework which they have been working for months. This will not any help in low-light photography but also record better videos in low-light. Also, the update will make the only Nokia 8 smartphone to have OIS with Pro camera app. The OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) and EIS (Electronic Image Stabilisation) are surely an amazing combo only seen in the likes of the recently launched OnePlus 6.
Last month, the Nokia Pro camera update APK was leaked by a Twitter user @MkeAllison who revealed the photos are fast to capture, has better launch time, less lag and UI is significantly better. Though the Bokeh and Portrait mode was not there, the final update will come with both the features. The Pro mode manual view looked simple but is expected to come with controls like ISO, exposure and shutter speed. This will help in better photo and video capturing in low light conditions. Had the Nokia 8 come pre-loaded with this app, the smartphone might as well be called a camera-centric phone appealing to the smartphone photographers out there.