A five-lens-camera Nokia 10 could storm on to the smartphone scene on 4 October during Nokia's now-official product-launch event.

The phone first leaked on Chinese social network Baidu in early 2018, with talk of an upcoming device with a circular camera array at the rear, and a fingerprint scanner nestled inside. 

At the time we also heard about a leak for a potential Nokia phone with five lenses.

Talk of the five-lens Nokia had gone quiet until ITHome posted the following image (click to enlarge), revealing five rear cameras, a flash and a sensor, complete with Zeiss branding:

Nokia 10 image

Nokia's parent company HMD recently purchased the PureView trademark, and has invested in Pelican Imaging, a startup concerned with multiple-lens cameras. So it may not all be as crazy as it sounds. 

The original tip-off also pointed to the Snapdragon 845 processor, a 10nm chip that is powerful and efficient, and featured in nearly all current flagships. This processor is capable of running up to seven cameras, so it's certainly not out of the question.

When is the Nokia 10 release date?

Rumours originally suggested the Nokia 10 would launch at IFA 2018, which took place at the end of August. Now the Nokia 10 is tipped to arrive in October.

Sure enough, we've received an invitation to a special event at 5pm BST on 4 October. We'll bring you more details as soon as we can.

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