Nokia invites media to 'Zoom Reinvented' event on July 11; will it reveal EOS?

Nokia may finally be close to revealing the long-rumored Windows Phone 8 handset with a 41-megapixel PureView camera. Today Nokia sent out invites to a media event in New York City on July 11th, that certainly hinted at the possibility.

The invite itself is, as usual, low on details, with only the tag line "Zoom reinvented" giving anything away. It could well refer to the phone that has been the subject of a number of image and video leaks, and which has come to be known by its development codename 'EOS'.

Nokia is expected to bring a version of its 41-megapixel camera - first seen in the 808 Pureview from 2012 - to its new flagship Windows Phone. Both Microsoft and Nokia have been emphasizing the photo features of the previously launched Lumia products in recent commercials and marketing campaigns, and this press invite would seem to be a continuation of those efforts.

Recent rumors claim the EOS is currently being tested on AT&T's network under another code-name, Elvis. This could hint at the EOS being an AT&T exclusive when it is launched. So far, there's been no word on what price Nokia might charge for the EOS, but expect it to slot in above the existing Lumia 920 family in Nokia's range.

Source: Engadget | Image via Engadget

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mrdeezus said,
I hope this Nokia doesn't have any Bluetooth/internet sharing issues like the last 4 plus the one I have now 920s does.

Personally speaking, my 920 does better internet sharing/bluetooth than any of my previous smartphones.

I'm sure they've done a lot to tweak and improve the SW as well as the HW. It should be the best camera phone on the market, but since I got a 920 at launch, I'll have to wait to get one. Maybe Lumia Pureview II?

Drewidian said,
I'm sure they've done a lot to tweak and improve the SW as well as the HW. It should be the best camera phone on the market, but since I got a 920 at launch, I'll have to wait to get one. Maybe Lumia Pureview II?

Bah, spoil yourself! I got a red 920 at launch and am eagerly awaiting the EOS

My body is ready!

On a different note, please announce it only if it will be available for sale within 2 weeks of the announcement. Otherwise, WHY spoil the announcement of 925 like this?

MDboyz said,
Samsung S4 Zoom will destroy Nokia EOS .... ;P

The only thing that it destroys is itself when you drop it once. The EOS will be a phone with a great camera and the S4 zoom is a camera with an average phone. So the EOS will be made to take some abuse.

that looks hideous. but I'm looking forward to seeing a comparison. if it uses the same sensor as the GS4 as it likely will, then the sensor will be inferior to the pure view sensor and yield the hideous results of the GS4. zoom or no zoom, you'll just get zoomed in crappy images.