Stephen Elop: Nokia Design, Camera Quality Creates “Beautiful Phones”
We’ve been spending a fair amount of time talking about smartphone design lately, whether that’s the eye-catching look of the HTC One, or the Galaxy S 4 that left some people disappointed. One company that’s earned a reputation for some better-than-average phone design is Nokia, which has lately been using its design skills to expand its Lumia family of Windows Phone devices. While certain elements pop in Lumia designs time and time again, each phone has a look that’s subtly its own. Now Nokia CEO Stephen Elop is talking about what’s next from the company: beautiful phones.
While Elop didn’t want to get into too much detail on the phones just over the horizon for Nokia, he did make clear that these were going to be some attractive handsets worth getting excited about. He explained, “there’s certain things that make Nokia products stand out. Beautiful design is one example. Great photography is another, so you’re going to see those things exaggerated and taken to higher and higher levels as we go further.”
That photography comment has us wishing we had something more concrete to go on concerning the rumors of a 41-megapixel PureView Lumia, but we’ll try and remain patient. As for Nokia design, we’re curious to see how its Lumia line will accommodate the metal construction we’ve heard rumored for upcoming models, possibly including Verizon’s 928.