Rumor: Nokia's 41-megapixel Windows Phone being tested on AT&T under 'Elvis' codename

For months, rumors have been flying on the Internet that Nokia is going to launch a new smartphone in its Lumia series, code-named "EOS," that would combine a 41-megapixel PureView camera with the Windows Phone 8 operating system. Today, a new story claims that phone is already being tested on AT&T's network in the U.S.

The story comes from WPCentral, which cites unnamed sources, and also claims that AT&T's internal code name for the phone is "Elvis," though no reason was given for the name. The story also has some unconfirmed hardware specs for the smartphone, including word that its case will be based on the Nokia Lumia 920 but 1 mm thinner except for the big camera hump.

The camera will take two pictures at the same time; one will be 35 megapixels and the other will be just five megapixels, according to the article. It is also supposed to have what the story calls Nokia Pro Camera, an advanced PureView mode that the article says will give the phone's owner more control over the camera's features. The phone, which is said to come in a yellow color, is also rumored to have a 768x1280 display, 32 GB of internal storage but no SD card slot, and an FM radio.

Rumors peg the smartphone's release for sometime this summer, possibly as early as July.

Source: WPCentral.com | Image via Nokia

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Spicoli said,
No SD card slot = fail.
It's killing me that Nokia won't provide a way to get the MicroSD card slot on their devices. I imagine that they think a removable back is required. It's obviously not because they offer multiple tiers of storage and they are trying to milk the consumer.

Needless to say, it seems I may be sticking with ATT after all and getting this phone. The 928 is nice, but it has no MicroSD which would have had me jumping ship and buying out my contracts ASAP.

MrHumpty said,
It's killing me that Nokia won't provide a way to get the MicroSD card slot on their devices. I imagine that they think a removable back is required.

Actually that's not what they think, he'll they even have a unibody design with a microSD card slot. Have a look at the Lumia 720, it's a unibody design with a sd card slot. (the removable back is not related to the sd card slot...)

MFH said,

Actually that's not what they think, he'll they even have a unibody design with a microSD card slot. Have a look at the Lumia 720, it's a unibody design with a sd card slot. (the removable back is not related to the sd card slot...)

Yup it's either stupidity or greed. Probably greed. But kinda odd since they only offer one storage option on the 920.

If it's killing you...you might not have to choose between red and blue..because by the time it's release, you might be....well....dead.

SpyderCanopus said,
The 41 megapixel camera on a cell phone is the dumbest idea ever. Unless it had a spot to screw on a really nice lens, then it's a joke.
Hey look, a guy who's read nothing about PureView

SpyderCanopus said,
The 41 megapixel camera on a cell phone is the dumbest idea ever. Unless it had a spot to screw on a really nice lens, then it's a joke.

Ok, clown.

SpyderCanopus said,
I've got an 800mm lens on a 50 megapixel camera. Cost me about $35k. You think this little thing is going to take good photos? *honks nose*

Great for you, clown.

SpyderCanopus said,
I've got an 800mm lens on a 50 megapixel camera. Cost me about $35k. You think this little thing is going to take good photos? *honks nose*

This phone costs a lot less than $35k. It will take decent pictures for what it costs. Plus it fits in your pocket and makes phone calls too. Also, why are you honking your nose? You think that little thing can honk as loud as a locomotive?

gullygod said,
So, I'm guessing me buying a top of the line factory unlocked Nokia phone ever again is out of the question?

Not necessarily; you can buy one in Europe where in most of the Countries there smartphones are SIM free by law; granted if the device is branded by a carrier you must still rely on it for updates or, although Nokia seems oriented to make it more and more difficult, you can wait a little bit and buy an unbranded device; this way you would skip the carrier as a middleman for the updates.

just to joke about what some people seem to be expecting from this......

psh if its not a full frame 32 mm sensors then what good is it? psssssshhhh

A 41 Megapixel camera and nowhere to store the pictures? At 41 megapixels a 32 bit/pixel uncompressed image would be 164 megabytes. Even if the entire 32 Gb was dedicated to the camera it wouldn't even be able to store 200 pictures. There's something we're not hearing yet.

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