Rumor: Will the Nokia 41 MP Windows Phone get a 'camera shell' add-on?

Call it the EOS. Call it the Lumia 909. Call it the Lumia 1020! Whatever Nokia decides to finally name its 41 megapixel Windows Phone 8 smartphone, it seems pretty clear that it will be officially announced next week, specifically on July 11th. Now there's yet another rumor that claims the phone will come with what may be a well needed accessory.

According to an article on the China-based WPDang site, the smartphone will have a “camera shell” that will fit on the back side of the phone, where the big 41 megapixel camera lens will be found. Basically, the shell will raise the entire back side of the phone so that camera lens is leveled out, instead of sticking out like a sore thumb, as has been seen in previously leaked images of the device.

This should allow owners of the upcoming Nokia phone to get a better grip on it when it is being used as a camera, which is likely to be a frequent occurrence. In addition, the camera shell is rumored to have a shutter button, which will help people when operating the camera hardware.

The article makes it sound like this will be included when the smartphone is launched. However, it's possible that Nokia could simply offer this camera shell as an optional add-on. Again, we should learn a lot more this coming Thursday, when the phone will almost certainly be revealed by Nokia at its New York City press conference.

Source: WPDang via WPCentral.com | Individual handset images via @evleaks

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