Rumor: Nokia's EOS Windows Phone due this summer

A few weeks ago, the rumors hit the Internet about Nokia's plans to bring its 41 megapixel PureView camera sensor to its Lumia line up of Windows Phones. At the time the rumors only had a general time frame of sometime in 2013 for its release.

Now a new report from The Guardian, using unnamed sources, claims that the time frame for the launch of this smartphone has been narrowed a bit to sometime this summer in the US. If true, that would mean that the smartphone would not made its first appearance for another four months at the earliest.

Nokia could officially announce the Lumia EOS later this month as part of its press conference at the World Mobile Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. The EOS could be just one of many new Windows Phone devices that the company will reveal for the first time; the company did not make any announcements last month at CES 2013.

Last year, Nokia introduced the 808 PureView smartphone with a 41 megapixel sensor but running on the company's older, and in-house, Symbian OS. A few weeks ago, Nokia admitted that the 808 Pureview was in fact the last smartphone it would make with the Symbian operating system.

Source: The Guardian | Image via Nokia

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NASA has EOS - Earth Observation System
Volkswagen has EOS line of cars
Canon has EOS(Electro-Optical System)
Eos is also the Godness of Dawn

So what is the problem with Lumia naming their High End Phone with a high end camera with the EOS naming? It would fit into their marketing and message.

People say megapixels don't matter,its the quality of the sensor. Yes,when the sensors are all the same size,megapixels don't matter, but these pureview sensors are huge,meaning the megapixels do matter. Has anyone seen that pureview 808 picture where you can just keep zooming in and the quality remains absolutely stellar?

vcfan said,
People say megapixels don't matter,its the quality of the sensor. Yes,when the sensors are all the same size,megapixels don't matter, but these pureview sensors are huge,meaning the megapixels do matter. Has anyone seen that pureview 808 picture where you can just keep zooming in and the quality remains absolutely stellar?

Actually what matter a lot is the physical distance among the lenses.
There is a reason why big lenses like a 500 are huge. In fact the Purview has a hump.
Personally when I go out to take pictures I use my Nikon; a good camera on a phone is all right and it is convenient and handy but a phone with a hump is not for me.

In before the megapixels comments - it doesn't take 41mp pics, it uses the extra data to produce more accurate and standard and better low light images. It does a dam good job.

I still prefer a separate camera if i am taking...or wanting to take...good pics. But for those who use their phones a lot, hopefully this will force better cameras in other devices.

techbeck said,
I still prefer a separate camera if i am taking...or wanting to take...good pics. But for those who use their phones a lot, hopefully this will force better cameras in other devices.

I agree, but most users can't even tell the differences or understand why or what the technology does differently in higher end dedicated cameras.

So for this end of the market, a 8mp 920 is the best users can currently get, even best the 10-16mp camera phones from last year.

There are also times when you get caught without your camera or can't grab it out fast enough, where your phone is available for a quick shot. So why not push up the quality that has less of a trade off.

The 41mp camera from Nokia is not so much about pixels, but what can be done with the extra pixels to enhance quality on lower resolution pictures bringing the 'automated' output more in line with a nice $700 DSLR. A 20mp picture on these are rather impressive for a phone, and if Nokia can get 3-5x optical zoom and analog stabilization in a phone, there are times even you won't drag along the separate camera for a day at the beach.