Nokia hint confirms 41-megapixel EOS launch on July 11

News Paul Briden 08:37, 20 Jun 2013

Nokia has posted a fairly obvious clue that July 11 will see the launch of the 41-megapixel Nokia EOS PureView

Nokia’s July 11 event has pretty much been confirmed by the company as the launch of the Nokia EOS 41-megpixel PureView camera phone after an official blog post was made for the event with the tagline ’41 million reasons’.

Leaks have been coming thick and fast for the Nokia EOS, which still doesn’t yet have its Lumia moniker or a number designation, in rumours at least, but it’s widely thought the phone will be the first Windows Phone handset to pack Nokia’s 41-megpixel PureView camera technology.

We first saw that technology inside the Nokia 808 PureView, which ran the Symbian operating system. The Nokia EOS is said to run Windows Phone 8 which would classify it as a Lumia model under Nokia’s brand.

Leaked images show it will look a lot like the Lumia 920 but with a much larger camera port to accommodate all the advanced optics. It was previously rumoured the phone might be made from aluminium to reduce weight, but when the recent slew of leaks first started many claimed it was still polycarbonate.

The latest set of pictures suggests this not to be the case and it does indeed appear to be made of metal, some hands-on reports have said it has a ‘cool and metallic’ feel.

The 41-megapixel PureView camera will use optical image stabilisation, a Xenon flash and a mechanical shutter. Nokia’s previous implementation used the sensor’s oversampling techniques to offer ‘loss-less zoom’ and the earlier event announcement for July 11 suggested Nokia would ‘redefine’ smartphone camera zoom.

Whether this means an optical zoom like the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, or some tweaks to the lossless zoom from the Nokia 808, remains to be seen. Some sources have also suggested it may sport an adjustable aperture.

The display will be a 4.5-inch setup with a 1280x768 pixel resolution, which is the same as the Lumia 920 and Lumia 925 at 332 pixels-per-inch. The Lumia 920 used an IPS LCD while the more recent Lumia 925 opted for AMOLED, though both used Nokia’s ClearBlack and PureMotion HD+ technology on top to enhance colour, contrast and black depth.

Likewise, the battery is thought to be the same setup found in the Lumia 920 and Lumia 925 – a non-removable 2,000mAh pack. Onboard storage is rumoured to be 32GB and there’s been talk of both dual-core and quad-core variants, though we’re not sure how much truth there is to this.

We’ll be bringing you all the news surrounding Nokia’s July 11 event as it happens.

Source: Nokia

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