Leaked slides display Nokia Lumia PureView?

Remember the Nokia 808 PureView, the phone that carries a massive 41-megapixel camera but unfortunately runs Nokia Belle? Well today two new slides have leaked that appear to show the same huge camera sensor, but this time in a Windows Phone that would presumably be part of the Lumia series.

Thanks to IT168.com (via GSMArena) we not only see the an image of what this Lumia PureView device would look like, but we also get some early specifications. According to the slides the device will pack a 4.3-inch curved HD display, and an unnamed dual-core processor with an Adreno 320 GPU. Luckily from that tidbit we can conclude the SoC will likely be a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, presumably the Qualcomm MSM8960 Pro that has a dual-core Krait CPU clocked at up to 1.7 GHz.

And then of course there is the 41-megapixel camera sensor with Carl Zeiss lens, PureView image oversampling technology and 1080p video recording at 30 frames per second. You'll notice from the included images that the design of the smartphone is quite large to accommodate the huge sensor just like the 808 PureView. 

You'll have to wait a bit before we hear anything on this device because with rumored specifications like that, the supposed Lumia PureView will only be compatible with the upcoming Windows Phone "Apollo" update. Also, the design is quite unusual, so perhaps Nokia will do some tweaking before they send this Lumia device to the market.

Thanks to subcld for the tip via the forums! Images courtesy of GSMArena.

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I am a Nokia Lumia/WP7 advocate. I think what they have done in a relatively short timeframe is very good. However, this will have to photograph and loook in real life a lot better that what appears to be the ugliest least aesthetic phone I have ever seen.
Image and brand is big in his game and this will damage both of those.

Why do you think it would be called iPhone 5? iPhone 4 was called iPhone 4 because it was the 4th generation ( after iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS). With this logic the next one would be called iPhone 6.

Having said that I think Apple will call the next generation iPhone simply as iPhone and to distinguish it from the rest it will be mentioned as iPhone (6th generation).

AtriusNY said,

Having said that I think Apple will call the next generation iPhone simply as iPhone and to distinguish it from the rest it will be mentioned as iPhone (6th generation).

I agree.

Hey, I don't think it's an ugly concept, but I would never buy it since it wouldn't go in and out of my pocket easily.

I actually quite like the design, it's different, different from pretty much every other smart phone out there. Of course, I would have to hold one first before I can make the final call but this may be the next WP I purchase.

Currently using the HTC Mozart and I've told myself to not upgrade until the Apollo phones start to arrive with at least a dual core processor.

Munroe said,

Currently using the HTC Mozart and I've told myself to not upgrade until the Apollo phones start to arrive with at least a dual core processor.


I have the Mozart and I absolutely love it despite it being like a year and half old now, it's still so good in comparison to so many phones

It looks ugly in they photo's but most phones look vastly different in real life, even from HD up close photos. The shape looks strange but in real life it might look like a really epic handheld camera and not a phone. For a handheld Camera it's thin, massive screen and a really good OS as well.

It's a Lumia Pureview, so you don't have to assume its a Lumia series device. It's name confirms it is a Lumia family device. The fact the present version runs Belle, doesn't exclude it from the family. Just like Palm has Treo's that ran Palm OS and Windows Mobile. Doesn't make it any less of a Treo...right?

I've never seen a Nokia phone design that has bored me, ever. And I think that's amazing. I don't know how they do it, but they're just sooooo good at designing phones.

Cyborg_X said,
Not a fan of the camera bump. They need to shrink it a lot more.

I've never liked phones like that either. But some people are all over this. I have one friend that already wants this phone.

Cyborg_X said,
Not a fan of the camera bump. They need to shrink it a lot more.

If you want a phone with a 41MP camera, you have to make sacrifices...

Cyborg_X said,
Not a fan of the camera bump. They need to shrink it a lot more.

You'll want to get a NON pureview model then. Thats what you'll have to deal with if you want to have a super photographer phone.

M_Lyons10 said,

I've never liked phones like that either. But some people are all over this. I have one friend that already wants this phone.

Exactly. I may be wrong, but this phone looks like one of those waterproof feature phones. My friend is a fireman, and fragile smartphones are useless to him. This could be a very profitable niche for Nokia.

Looks uglier than the previous pictures of it. And the Windows 8 logo on the bottom? Hah, as if.

Edit: Also, more megapixels doesn't mean higher quality.

WizardCM said,
Looks uglier than the previous pictures of it. And the Windows 8 logo on the bottom? Hah, as if.

Edit: Also, more megapixels doesn't mean higher quality.

Here's some information on the camera
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N...ureview#Pureview_Pro_camera

It uses much larger optics than a traditional smartphone camera. The images outputted by the camera (at least on the 808) were up to 8MP and not 41. This is because it uses pixel binning where it would take the output 41 MP image from the sensor and combine pixels with those surrounding it. The idea is to average out the random artifacts from the sensor and provide an extremely crisp and clean picture.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2...8-PureView-with-41MP-sensor

pack34 said,

It uses much larger optics than a traditional smartphone camera. The images outputted by the camera (at least on the 808) were up to 8MP and not 41.

Actually the 808 takes upto 38MP pictures depending on ratio and settings

WizardCM said,
And the Windows 8 logo on the bottom? Hah, as if.
The slide references dual core chips, which are coming with Windows Phone 8, which will be running on top of the Windows 8 kernel. As a result, it makes perfect sense that they would also use the Windows 8 symbol for Windows Phone 8.

WizardCM said,
Looks uglier than the previous pictures of it. And the Windows 8 logo on the bottom? Hah, as if.

Edit: Also, more megapixels doesn't mean higher quality.

Ah, someone who is oblivious to Windows Phone 8 or "Apollo".

Current Windows Phones use the current Windows Logo so why wouldn't a WP8 device have the Windows 8 logo.

neo158 said,

Ah, someone who is oblivious to Windows Phone 8 or "Apollo".

Current Windows Phones use the current Windows Logo so why wouldn't a WP8 device have the Windows 8 logo.

Well, I'm a little 50-50 on this. Sure, Windows Phone 8 is apparently going to be based on Windows 8, but then again Windows Phone is separate from Windows. Take the coloured orb on Windows 7, and the red-square-with-white flag on Windows Phone.

I suppose it would make sense for consistency, but still... I'm not sure about it. I don't feel the Windows 8 window would suit on a phone. While Windows Phone is Metro, Windows 8 is only metro-styled. Who knows.

bdsams said,
While this will make a great phone, it looks pretty damn ugly.

I like it at least a different look than standard slabs we have come to associate with smartphones.

bdsams said,
While this will make a great phone, it looks pretty damn ugly.

Horrible indeed...…
I would rather have a W8 device with all the features that WM 6.XX had, 4.3 " screen and a 10 megapixels camera.
It seems to be back to the good old days of Wintel when the raw processor speed was the only thing that mattered. People should learn that there is a reason why good quality lenses are not pocketable size...........

Zedox said,
Well you can see that the Windows Logo it uses is the new Windows 8 logo

Good spotting, I didn't notice that the first time I looked

Scorpus said,

Good spotting, I didn't notice that the first time I looked

Me neither. This could definitely be accurate. I know at least one person that would have an interest in this phone...

M_Lyons10 said,

Me neither. This could definitely be accurate. I know at least one person that would have an interest in this phone...


but you don't know me

bogas04 said,

but you don't know me

Sorry, I don't follow. Does that mean you also have an interest in this phone? lol

Personally, it's just not my taste (I want a Lumia 900 style phone with WP8 on Verizon - I know, it's a lot to ask... lol), but I know one of my friends was all about this when it came out with Android (But they wanted Windows Phone as that is what they have now). I imagine they would get this. I imagine the device would sell decent. Though I would be surprised if it had massive adoption given it's uniqueness.

M_Lyons10 said,

Sorry, I don't follow. Does that mean you also have an interest in this phone? lol

Personally, it's just not my taste (I want a Lumia 900 style phone with WP8 on Verizon - I know, it's a lot to ask... lol), but I know one of my friends was all about this when it came out with Android (But they wanted Windows Phone as that is what they have now). I imagine they would get this. I imagine the device would sell decent. Though I would be surprised if it had massive adoption given it's uniqueness.

ya i am
thing is its a decent (maybe better) alternative to non eSLR cameras , i guess its easier to click photos from a phone and edit them right away on it , that too of very high quality... I have this 5800 XM (i know very old) having Carl Zeiss 3.2 MP camera, and some of the pics are like wow!
So i am quite interested in a phone with such a great camera and a nice Operating system...

some of pics from that old crappy phone :
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamai...259_8439122_751241527_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamai...9259_9145471_66016623_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamai...89259_7256041_1746256_n.jpg