But, a new insider tip insists, that doesn't mean it isn't real, and it isn't on its way: in fact, the latest whisper is that it'll very much have a 41MP PureView sensor like the 808 PureView, and it'll be announced on July 9.
Several reports suggested we'd finally get to see the EOS for the first time at Nokia's big Lumia event earlier this month – or at least be given more info to go with the rumoured specs that have emerged in recent weeks.
But all we heard was that Nokia plans further product announcements over the summer, which could mean anything really.
Since then a whole whack of alleged Lumia EOS specs have appeared online in a major leak from a supposed insider claiming to be "in the know".
And for all those specs the one detail that still remained entirely up in the air was would the EOS have the same (or similar) 41MP full PureView sensor as seen on last year's 808 PureView, or would it get a watered down version while still carrying the PureView title, as Nokia has done with the Lumia 920 and 925.
Well, we don't know where its info is coming from, but “a little birdie” has tipped off Mobile Geeks that the Lumia EOS will indeed have a 41MP sensor, and is being lined up to launch in the second week of July – possibly July 9.
The source, who claims to have actually had a test run of the device, says the Lumia EOS will take snaps at up to 34MP, like the 808 PureView, while it will offer three different framerate choices for video at both 1080p and 720p resolutions.
Otherwise, the source reaffirms the other spec claims we've heard recently – the new ProCamera software, including a full manual mode, a 4.5in 720p display, a slimline Lumia chassis but with tapered ends and a more significant sensor bulge, and – obviously – Windows Phone 8.
Sounds good to us – if it's true, that is.