Rumored Nokia EOS Windows Phone video leaked along with more hardware details

Nokia's long-rumored EOS smartphone may not be officially announced yet, but that has not stopped various sources from leaking a ton of photos of the phone this week. The images show off prototypes of this upcoming Windows Phone 8 device with its rumored 41 megapixel camera.

Now one of those photo leak sources, ViziLeaks, has gone ahead and posted an actual video showing an extreme close-up of the phone's camera bump. The video shows the lens shutter working on the camera, but otherwise there's nothing else revealed in the clip that hasn't already been shown in leaked photos.

ViziLeaks' blog does have some more information on the phone, based on the prototype they have managed to obtain. Not surprisingly, the post claims that the phone creates a bulge when put inside a pants pocket, and feels "a bit weighty." This is more than likely due to the extra camera hardware.

The actual material for the EOS case remains unknown; apparently the person writing as ViziLeaks could not determine if it was metal or a polycarbonate plastic. The right side of the prototype has a volume button, power button and camera button. The top of the device has the headphone jack, the micro-SIM slot and its microphone. Finally, the bottom of the device is where the speaker is located, along with a micro-USB port and a lanyard u-port.

Rumors have stated that the Nokia Lumia EOS is being tested on AT&T's network and could launch sometime in July.

Source: ViziLeaks via WMPoweruser

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800 owner myself and even though the camera in 800 is not bad, 920 is much better. Love to get my hands on the EOS and get that 1 in a billion snap

no you will not!! the chances of someone having this phone and seeing a UFO are one in a billion... and there are just over 6 billion people in this world.... LOL

this is coming from a satisfied 920 owner.

awesome, as expected the lumias will remain top dog of imaging in smart phones while the android crowd chases deca hexa cores to mine bitcoins or something.

Why buy a camera if a smartphone camera like a Lumia can take the same type quality photo as a point and shoot? Good thing about it, you only have to only carry one device all the time.

Don't get me wrong, but I do have a DSLR (Nikon D7000 with tons of lenses), but I don't get to carry it all the time because I am at work. And when you want to take that special moment or subject, and you don't have your DSLR, at least do it with an smartphone that can take quality pictures.

littleneutrino said,
if you want a crazy camera like that then buy a camera not a smart phone lol.

The best camera is the camera that is everywhere with you. You cannot carry a DSLR around everyday.

Yeah... they should make it replacable.

I reckon this video was an inside job, why not show the rest of the phone otherwise? Playing the video at work without sound btw so appologies if anything was revealed with sound!

kayzee said,
Yeah... they should make it replacable.

I reckon this video was an inside job, why not show the rest of the phone otherwise? Playing the video at work without sound btw so appologies if anything was revealed with sound!


No sound, as far as I can tell (apart from a little "click" sound when the shutter goes off)

I'm kinda missing the point of a lens cover that's under glass. What's the point? The top layer of glass is the part that will get scratches, smudged, or dirty.

-Forjo

I think the point is the top glass can be tougher and more resistant to damage, while they can develop good optics for the lens.

I think this is a great idea for people who want BRILLIANT cameras in a phone...somewhat like the Samsung smart cameras...but more phone-like. With a high resolution like that, you would be able to get some pretty decent "magnification" while maintaining a reasonable size of photo!

rfirth said,

Yeah... sounds like somebody has never seen a camera before... that's a shutter, not a lens cover.

I only thought that because that's what's been reported. I agree, it's probably a shutter.

I did a little research and found this:

http://www.steves-digicams.com...ve-mechanical-shutters.html

Makes sense when you consider what Nokia is trying to do with respect to pixel size, sensitivity, etc.

Interesting...

Can anyone suggest why one would need a 41 megapixel camera? Eight megapixel is more than enough for me - and I've taken some pretty amazing shots. I can see how this would be useful in scientific applications, but not for the everyday consumer...

It doesn't just take 41MP photos. Go read about the original PureView. It basically supersamples to get a really high quality image and to enable incredibly good digital zoom, really useful on a phone where optical zoom is not feasible. It also has a larger lens and capture surface. More light = better picture.

68k said,
Can anyone suggest why one would need a 41 megapixel camera? Eight megapixel is more than enough for me - and I've taken some pretty amazing shots. I can see how this would be useful in scientific applications, but not for the everyday consumer...

IIRC from the pureview feature sheet: its for things like loss-less zoom, an ability to record in portrait and have landscape output, and reduce grain through pixel averaging. It doesn't really take a 41 megapixel shot. Its scaled down to 8 or 12.

68k said,
Can anyone suggest why one would need a 41 megapixel camera? Eight megapixel is more than enough for me - and I've taken some pretty amazing shots. I can see how this would be useful in scientific applications, but not for the everyday consumer...

Take a look at any of these sample pictures taken and you'll understand how good the 808 is. Hopefully they've made additional tweaks to improve the performance. I suspect it will be quite frankly the best you can get in a smart phone. There's many other places you can see samples people have taken just search for Pureview 808 Samples. Nothing you've taken on any other smartphone compares.

http://www.ephotozine.com/arti...-sample-photo-gallery-19270

because the bayer pattern in sensors degrade quality therefore the super sampling nature of this high MP sensor when the images are scaled down to what most people want removes the problems found during the debayering of the RGB pixel sequence in the raw sensor data. The fact it is 41 MP doesn't matter as much as the fact it is also a very large sensor capable of recording more detailed images than the overly constrained sensor sizes found in old camera tech phones like the galaxy S4, HTC one and iphone 5.