Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:30 PM (GMT + 7)
Former Apple employee, Ari Partinen, announced on Twitter that he has joined the Microsoft Surface Imaging team.
Ari Partinen is a well-known name in the mobile camera industry. He worked for Nokia from 2007 to 2014 as an Image Quality engineer and later as Head of the Lumia Photography Team. He was then hired by Apple to take a position in the camera group as Senior Imaging Engineer from 2014 to 2015, and then as Senior Manager of camera authentication and testing from 2015. to 2018.
Ari Partinen has worked on some incredible cameras in the past. His work on the Nokia 808 PureView and its Windows Phone successor, the Lumia 1020, shows what his remarkable achievement is. Both devices are leaders in camera innovation with 41 MP sensors breaking the limit on camera resolution on phones.
Since leaving Apple, Mr. Partinen has held the position of Senior Manager at AAC Technologies, an electrical and electronics manufacturing company, to date.
The Surface lineup isn’t the best in the camera arena. The Surface Duo model has an 11 MP camera which is disappointing and there is no camera on the back. The device also has some other major flaws in software, performance, and battery. The starting price of the Surface Duo is $ 1,199, and the lack of support for 5G also hurts the company’s efforts.
With the successor dual-screen device developed, Ari Partinen could bring major improvements in camera performance in the Surface Duo 2. It is not yet clear whether he will only work on Duo or on devices. Surface differs, as the successor to the popular Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3, and Surface Book 3 devices.
The Nokia devices that Ari Partinen has worked with have innovative cameras, more megapixels, and greater zoom performance. These achievements mean a leap in image quality, particularly pixel quality, zoom capability, and low-light performance. Many of the concepts these cameras test have become commonplace in high-end phones these days.
The Surface Duo 2 is expected to improve its predecessor’s shortcomings like the camera, software, and poor battery performance. The lack of 5G is also expected to be addressed in the next generation of the device. It is not yet known when the device will be announced.
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