Engadget was thinking about that too so they asked Nokia’s Head of Product Marketing, Vesa Jutila, what we can expect to see from PureView in 2012 and beyond. He confirmed to the site that Nokia is already hard at work on the next-generation of the DSLR-like imaging tech, which will lead to thinner PureView devices that won’t sacrifice any Carl Zeiss optics or the software magic going on behind-the-scenes. What’s more, PureView won’t just be limited to ridiculous allotments of megapixels either, saying future tech “would not necessarily have the same 41-megapixel sensor” as found in the Symbian swan song.
Jutila unfortunately evaded divulging any info about a potential Lumia/PureView crossover device, but get real people — it’s probably going to happen. If Windows Phone is the future strategy of Nokia and that company is working on the technology for future products, it’s not hard to put two and two together. Plus if rumors of customizable “Lens” camera apps for manufacturers to implement in Windows Phone 8 comes true, that leaves the door wide open for Nokia’s software sorcery to bring PureView photos to Lumia devices. We’ll be soaking our eyes in preparation.