hmd will continue making nokia phones with zeiss optics despite the new sony partnership

Today Sony unveiled the Xperia 1 II, featuringZEISS-branded optics with ZEISS T* coating. This is a first for the company, which has previous used its own G Lens brand on its premium phones. A first on mobile, anyway, Sony has co-developed lenses with ZEISS for its mirrorless cameras for a long time now.

What does that mean for HMD, whose Nokia phones inherited the ZEISS partnership of old Nokia? Well, not much. Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas posted a tweet, welcoming Sony into the fold.

HMD no longer has exclusivity on the ZEISS brand, though that probably won’t affect it much…