Check out the camera lens of the Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone cut in half!


posted Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 3:16 PM EDT


We've seen all sorts of things cut in half before over here at Imaging Resource: bullets, food, and earlier today, even golf balls. But for the first time, we've now spotted a smartphone lens hacked in half, giving us a look at the internals of the Nokia Lumia 1020 (full sized version below).

Photography trade shows will often have lenses and cameras cut in half, letting you peer in the insides, like with these — but the same doesn't really hold true for smartphones, where we're lucky to get so much as a lens diagram. But when Chris Gampat over at the Phoblographer asked Nokia for a lens diagram for the new Lumia 1020, they did him one better: they showed him the thing as a cross section.

The Lumia 1020 has five plastic elements, and one of glass, in front of a 41MP sensor (that's usually used to capture 5-megapixel images). This cutaway shows all of that, squeezed into a rather remarkably small package.