Download: Nokia Camera with Lumia’s Pro Camera Mode for the Nokia 7
The Nokia brand has been doing rather well under HMD Global. Although we lament the company’s failure to release kernel source code or bootloader unlock tools, we applaud HMD Global’s commitment to the Android One program and timely security updates. The Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco are among the latest mid-range and high-end devices from HMD Global announced at Mobile World Congress 2018, and while the company’s full-throttled support of the Android One program took center stage, there was another exciting announcement for Nokia fans: the return of the Lumia Pro Camera mode in the Nokia Camera app.
The company announced that it would be bringing back the iconic Pro Camera mode that was one of the best features of the camera app from the Lumia phones. This mode is available in the Nokia 7 Plus and the Nokia 8 Sirocco out of the box, but it was unclear whether or not the feature would be implemented in the camera app for older Nokia-branded devices. HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas, said that the Nokia Camera’s Pro Camera mode would roll out to all devices with ZEISS optics, so some have speculated that this would include previous-generation Nokia devices. Now, we have some direct confirmation that HMD Global might very well release this feature for other Nokia phones the APK of the latest camera app from a leaked Nokia 7 OTA update has been posted online.
Pro Camera experience on Nokia 7 with leaked OTA updates ahead. That’s a benefit of China Variant Nokia Phones, which is you can grab unreleased beta OTA updates ahead of beta labs. pic.twitter.com/G06ZHu3d4C
— Hikari Calyx (@Hikari_Calyx) April 8, 2018
The leaked OTA was pulled by XDA Senior Member Hikari_Calyx, a prolific leaker of firmware for Nokia devices and a finder of many prototype devices. The OTA is an unreleased build for the Chinese variant of the Nokia 7, and it includes version 8.0260.50 of the camera app with the Pro Camera mode. The image above from Hikari_Calyx’s Twitter account shows off the app running on his Chinese Nokia 7, which does indeed have Zeiss optics. He has confirmed that it works on his device and has shared the APK file so that the wider community can enjoy the app.
Theoretically, it should work on any Nokia-branded device with Zeiss optics as HMD Global claimed it would. It has only been tested on the 7 so far, but it’ll likely work on the Nokia 8 as well. Download the Nokia Camera APK file below with the Pro Camera mode feature and let us know if it works on your Nokia device!