We had told you about the possibility of this happening via our sources and this has become a reality now. HMD has entered into an exclusive partnership with Zeiss to bring Zeiss optics in future Nokia Smartphones. And this is very very exciting news for Nokia fans, who have proudly wielded Nokia Imaging flagships like Nokia N8, 808 PureView and Nokia Lumia 1020 all featuring Carl-Zeiss or Zeiss optics.

Nokia’s imaging innovations combined with Carl-Zeiss optics became the gold standard for smartphone imaging quality, which still remains unmatched by even the latest breed of smartphones from competitors. This raises the hopes very high for upcoming flagship Nokia 9 to feature Zeiss optics at the back. Nokia 9 may feature a 13 MP Dual-Lens camera on the back and now it seems we will see Zeiss branding on the camera module again.

This is what Arto Nummela, CEO, HMD Global has to say about this partnership,

“Collaborating with ZEISS is an important part of our commitment to always deliver the very best experience for our customers. Our fans want more than a great smartphone camera, they want a complete imaging experience that doesn’t just set the standard but redefines it. Our fans expect it and, together with ZEISS, we’re delivering it – co-developed imaging excellence for all.”

Here is the full Press Release that HMD shared with us,

Exclusive collaboration sees ZEISS innovating in imaging experience on Nokia smartphones. Rekindles commitment to set new imaging standards for Nokia smartphone consumers

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, and ZEISS today jointly announced the signing of an exclusive partnership that aims to set new imaging standards within the smartphone industry. This long-term agreement builds on the shared history and expertise between ZEISS and Nokia smartphones.

With a joint ambition to advance the quality of the total imaging experience on smartphones spanning the entire ecosystem from software, services, through to screen quality, and optic design, the partnership will see ZEISS and HMD Global co-develop standard-defining imaging capabilities and will bring the ZEISS brand back to Nokia smartphones. This pledge to constantly improve consumers’ imaging experience is a reflection of the shared values between both businesses – a single minded commitment to quality, true craftsmanship and a desire to improve real life experience.

The relationship between ZEISS and Nokia phones began more than a decade ago, and is founded on

a shared passion for innovation and always delivering the best for the consumer. The past collaboration saw ZEISS and Nokia phones driving technology innovations such as the world’s first multi-megapixel mobile phone and many more standard-setting devices, from the Nokia Nseries to those featuring Nokia PureView technologies. This renewed relationship is a long-term commitment to build on that technology innovation over the years to come.