Nokia EOS camera cover leaked

Nokia EOS camera cover leakedAs Martin was saying a couple of days ago, Nokia’s first full PureView Windows Phone (no offense, Nokia Lumia 920) is looking good for a July 11 launch in New York.

In the meantime, we’re getting a look at the Nokia EOS camera cover, which confirms rumours of a 41MP rear snapper.

Those are heights unseen since the launch of the Nokia 808 PureView at Mobile World Congress back in 2012.

Said handset was mired in controversy since Symbian was already sentenced to death, with Nokia pledging its allegiance to Microsoft’s Windows Phone instead. As such, the Nokia 808 PureView went largely unnoticed outside geeky circles.

There should be no such holding back with the Nokia EOS; we fully expect the marketing boys to scream: “Best smartphone camera ever!” from the rooftops.

The latest Nokia EOS leak comes from Chinese-language site cnBeta, with the rear camera cover shown in both black and silver.

Somewhat bizarrely, one pic shows the camera with, uhm, XX MegaPixels, though a further shot confirms 41MP.

Other rumoured Nokia EOS specs include a 4.5in display with 720p resolution - and of course Windows Phone 8, but that's about all we have to go on at the moment.

In any case, just under four weeks till the Nokia EOS becomes a reality. Excited?

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 15, 2013 at 16:34

"XX Megapixels" - as someone already pointed out last week - is commonly found on Nokia prototypes. Well, "commonly" hahaha

mightyforest  Jun. 15, 2013 at 21:34

http://cdn2.ubergizmo.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/latest-eos-leak.jpg

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 15, 2013 at 22:04

In my head I already preordered one.

mightyforest  Jun. 15, 2013 at 22:13

KInd of gutted it doesnt have memory slot, i have moved onto payg as i didnt want to upgrade until the EOS was out, its whether i take the EOS or wait till the 8.1 update later in the year and get quad core 1080p wp8 phone mmmm

satchef1  Jun. 15, 2013 at 23:26

I might nab this when it comes out, if I last that long. My Note 2 died and for the past few weeks I've been using a Nokia 6303.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 15, 2013 at 23:56

My Note 2 died
Is it not under warranty?

satchef1  Jun. 16, 2013 at 02:38

Apparently not. The phone seems to be victim of SDS - woke up one day to find it stuck in bootloop. Tried flashing with Odin but it fails every time, can't install CWM either. Internal storage is buggered, basically. It's a manufacturing fault that has been reported countless times (there's a rather long thread over at XDA about the issue). Unfortunately, Vodafone aren't willing to discuss it. All I get is 'the handset is rooted so the warranty is void'. They want £190 for a new mainboard. They were supposed to send me the engineer's report with details of the fault when they returned the phone to me, but it literally just says the above - rooted, needs a new mainboard.

All that I wanted was either confirmation that the handset did not suffer from SDS (in which case I take the blame for the handset breaking - it's my fault for messing about with root and custom roms), or for the handset to be repaired free of charge as the fault was present at the time of manufacture. Vodafone wouldn't confirm the nature of the fault and wanted me to pay for the repair. I'm hoping Samsung will be a bit more communicative - it's off to them this week with a covering letter detailing what I know about the fault.

If it comes back fixed then I might keep it. If it doesn't then I'll be selling it on eBay as spares/repairs and putting the money toward a new handset. Assuming I've worked my ETF out correctly, I'd have to be insane to pay them to fix it. ETF should be £269.50. The Note 2 sells for ~£100 as spares (usually a bit more, but I don't want to bank on more). It *should* cost me less to buy out my contract and sell the broken phone than it would for me to get the phone fixed.

Anyway, moral of the story is; don't root. It's not big. It's not clever. There's barely any need for it for the vast majority of users (I don't think I actually got any benefit from it really, and in hindsight I really wish I hadn't).

To be honest, if I wind up with the EOS and I'm barely out of pocket for it, I'll be ecstatic. Were it available last November, I wouldn't have bought the Note.

mightyforest  Jun. 16, 2013 at 10:22

problem with droid and ios, to get the best out of them they need rooting/jailbreaking.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 16, 2013 at 11:31

problem with droid and ios, to get the best out of them they need rooting/jailbreaking. True.
Although with Android I see less of a need for it - except for ROMs (delayed/missing updates etc)

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 16, 2013 at 12:10

problem with droid and ios, to get the best out of them they need rooting/jailbreaking.
As if they're both not infinitely better than WP as standard...yes, that includes stock iOS, which I'm far from a fan of (hardly news, I know). I mean, doesn't everyone love WP's Duplo/Crayola design?

satchef1  Jun. 16, 2013 at 13:01

problem with droid and ios, to get the best out of them they need rooting/jailbreaking.

I wouldn't say doing either is essential any more. Back when the iPhone launched, jailbreaking brought apps to the platform. Then, pre-iOS4, the main point of jailbreaking was to gain multitasking capabilities. With each revision of iOS, jailbreaking has become more and more of a pointless risk.

It's a similar story for Root really. Both appeal to a certain crowd, but thanks to advances in the respective platforms and the way they are deployed, it's maybe not worth doing any more for the vast majority.

On topic, has anyone else just noticed that the EOS in these shots is made from aluminium rather than polycarbonate?

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 16, 2013 at 13:11

problem with droid and ios, to get the best out of them they need rooting/jailbreaking.

I wouldn't say doing either is essential any more. Back when the iPhone launched, jailbreaking brought apps to the platform. Then, pre-iOS4, the main point of jailbreaking was to gain multitasking capabilities. With each revision of iOS, jailbreaking has become more and more of a pointless risk.

It's a similar story for Root really. Both appeal to a certain crowd, but thanks to advances in the respective platforms and the way they are deployed, it's maybe not worth doing any more for the vast majority.

On topic, has anyone else just noticed that the EOS in these shots is made from aluminium rather than polycarbonate?


I would not use an iOS device without jailbreak. No file access/exchange without itunes? Naaa.... half-as*ed multitasking/task-switching? A browser that only lets me download what Apple deems download-worthy? Etc etc....

satchef1  Jun. 16, 2013 at 13:34

I would not use an iOS device without jailbreak. No file access/exchange without itunes? Naaa.... half-as*ed multitasking/task-switching? A browser that only lets me download what Apple deems download-worthy? Etc etc....

Fair point. It's been a while since I last used an iOS device - I'd forgotten how much you can't do on it :3

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 16, 2013 at 15:02

I would not use an iOS device without jailbreak. No file access/exchange without itunes? Naaa.... half-as*ed multitasking/task-switching? A browser that only lets me download what Apple deems download-worthy? Etc etc....

Fair point. It's been a while since I last used an iOS device - I'd forgotten how much you can't do on it :3


Yeah. No mistake: it has improved a lot, but still....

mightyforest  Jun. 16, 2013 at 16:22

i can sit here and say ive owned all OS's out there at some point, what windows phone you had Matt?

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 16, 2013 at 17:00

i can sit here and say ive owned all OS's out there at some point, what windows phone you had Matt?
I've owned none, I've used enough to form an educated opinion. Lets face it, if M$ didn't keep throwing money at Nokia, WP would have curled up and died long ago.

mightyforest  Jun. 16, 2013 at 17:22

ok ill base your future opinions on that , good to know ;)

thats like saying if samsung stopped doing android , android would be dead

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 16, 2013 at 19:33

ok ill base your future opinions on that , good to know ;)

thats like saying if samsung stopped doing android , android would be dead

Not really, I haven't got any figures, but I'd put money on all the non-Samsung Android sales still outnumbering WP sales in their entirety. Other companies do make the vast majority of their smartphone profits from Android, no company but Nokia make any significant profit from WP devices.

ajay101ification  Jun. 17, 2013 at 14:43

The phone looks gorgeous on images, but there's one thing that's hitting my mind and that is would it be bulkier like 920 or sexy like 925 or elegant like 928.
please be like the last two, if it is bulkier then definitely my heart will be broken :( fingers crossed

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 17, 2013 at 17:01

Of course it'll be bulkier! Look at the Pureview 808. You can't flatten a pregnant woman, either.

satchef1  Jun. 17, 2013 at 23:16

The phone looks gorgeous on images, but there's one thing that's hitting my mind and that is would it be bulkier like 920 or sexy like 925 or elegant like 928.
please be like the last two, if it is bulkier then definitely my heart will be broken :( fingers crossed


If rumours are true, it's 1mm thinner than the 920 without the camera bump.

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