The heat from Nokia’s Lumia 925 hasn’t even had time to cool off and we’re already being pummeled with a new Nokia device: sneaky images of a smartphone which will most likely be called the Nokia EOS have emerged care of mega-smartphone site, GSMarena and WPCentral. The images were taken by a twitter user Vizileaks who started the party with this tweet:
— ViziLeaks (@vizileaks) June 5, 2013
The Nokia EOS is said to have a 41-megapixel PureView camera and a Xenon flash, but the exact megapixel count on the lens is unknown and is crossed over with two X’s.
Nokia EOS rumours are flying thick and fast, with sources saying that the mystery Windows Phone is in heavy testing at US-based telecoms AT&T. This will be Nokia’s first Windows Phone with a PureView sensor.
If you can cast your mind back to last year, Nokia launched the PureView 808, which was came bundled with the ugly stepsister of the mobile OS world, Symbian. It didn’t sell well, with some sources saying that it sold as little as 234 000 devices before Nokia swept it under the carpet.
Think about it — the combination of Nokia’s frankly drool-worthy 41-megapixel lens plus Windows Phone would be an enormous boon for the Finnish mobile phone makers. Nokia’s bread and butter are feature phones like the mighty impressive Asha range, this is how it makes it’s money. With the Nokia EOS, only the best hardware and camera tech will do and it’s most likely going to be priced on the iPhone-range of the money spectrum. So is US$400 — US$600 an acceptable price range for a phone that will have the best mobile snapper yet? Gaze deeply and lovingly into these leaked screenshots and decide for yourself.
WPCentral even managed to rustle up some specs for the Nokia EOS.
- 41 MP camera with Xenon flash
- Nokia Pro Camera
- 32 GB internal
- OLED Screen 768X1280
- WP8 V 8.0.10322.71
- FM radio
- Flip to silence
- Polycarbonate body
- Takes a 35 MP picture and a 5 MP picture at the same time one to save one to share
- Comes in yellow
- No SD card
- About 1 mm thinner than Lumia 920 with a big camera hump
- No visible OS changes