Nokia EOS 'true PureView' Windows Phone coming (update: at MWC?)

Nokia EOS 'true PureView' Windows Phone coming (update: at MWC?)It's nearly a year now since Nokia's PureView imaging technology grabbed our attention courtesy of the 42MP Nokia 808 PureView (pictured) launched at last year's Mobile World Congress.

Despite the PureView-branded release of the Lumia 920, however, we're still waiting on true 808-style PureView to cross the divide from Symbian to Windows Phone. But it's coming, says The Verge, and it'll be called the Nokia EOS.

I've mentioned before that things have been looking a bit sparse on the Nokia Lumia front since the Lumia 920/820 Windows Phone 8 launch splurge towards the end of 2012. At a time when everyone else is flinging out handsets left, right and centre for CES and MWC, Nokia doesn't seem to have that much in the pipelines.

But it's slowly coming together. There's consistent chatter about a Nokia Windows RT tablet - possibly even to appear at MWC, plus the Nokia Catwalk, the supposed aluminium-bodied successor to the Lumia 920 that's being lined up for later in the year.

And now the EOS. We have to take The Verge's word for it when it says “true PureView Windows Phone”, as it doesn't have any specifics, other than to say it'll feature a “similar sensor” to the 808, by which we assume similar oversampling trickery and similar dimensions.

We are given a few details on the appearance of the EOS (just a codename, we're told). It'll reportedly have an aluminium body like the Catwalk, and will have squared edges as part of a fresh design cycle for Nokia.

Update: Italian WP site WindowsPhonino has quoted regular mobile rumour-surfacer Flavio Pic as saying the EOS will indeed be a 41MP PureView device, and will be in attendance along with a good few of the other aluminium-bodied Lumias and the Nokia tablet at MWC. He's repeated the claim in English via Twitter.

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ufytb  Jan. 23, 2013 at 11:45

"Flavio Pic as saying the EOS will indeed be a 41MP PureView device"

So they learned nothing. I'll have a good laugh when I see the pathetic resolution chart results from this one. Plus: small pixels = low dynamic range.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 23, 2013 at 16:50

"Flavio Pic as saying the EOS will indeed be a 41MP PureView device"

So they learned nothing. I'll have a good laugh when I see the pathetic resolution chart results from this one. Plus: small pixels = low dynamic range.


Yes. This is how human evolution brought us this "far": innovation has to be INSTANTLY perfect, flawless, beautiful and unimprovable upon! You summed it up nicely. ;)

mightyforest  Jan. 23, 2013 at 18:14

look forward to it

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 23, 2013 at 18:43

look forward to it
dito

mightyforest  Jan. 23, 2013 at 18:52

aluminium body too mmmmmm, was upgrading in feb to the 920 but do i hang in there and wait for this announcement

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 23, 2013 at 18:56

aluminium body too mmmmmm, was upgrading in feb to the 920 but do i hang in there and wait for this announcement

Knowing Nokia, this device could be on sale 6-12 months after MWC ;)

Pondlife  Jan. 24, 2013 at 09:48

Sounds about their timescales, stifle sales of the 920 on promise of a better phone and then make release it so late that everyone wonders what's next...

mightyforest  Jan. 24, 2013 at 13:52

dont think this is just nokia, they all do it

Pondlife  Jan. 24, 2013 at 14:23

Not in the same way.
Htc was very quiet about the butterfly and x+ until near launch and Samsung sure wasn't talking up the s4 in the autumn, still trying to keep it broadly off the radar really.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 24, 2013 at 15:47

dont think this is just nokia, they all do it
Nokia have been spectacularly 'good' at it though.

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