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Rumor: Nokia "EOS" flagship to pack a quad-core chipset

We've seen bits and pieces of information trickle out surrounding the Nokia "EOS", the upcoming Windows Phone Lumia flagship that's said to be a true successor to the Lumia 920, with another leak today potentially giving us more solid specifications of the device. My Nokia Blog is reporting that, alongside a 41-megapixel PureView camera sensor, that the "EOS" will feature a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset.

Although, Nokia is apparently only testing the Snapdragon 800 at the moment, and they have a back-up dual-core chipset ready to go just in case the 800 is not suitable. Battery life is reportedly an issue from the high-powered quad-core chipset, which can run at up to 2.3 GHz, despite the fact that Qualcomm has packed numerous speed-for-speed power efficiency improvements into the new chipset.

Aside from the "EOS" potentially including a Snapdragon 800, word on the streets is that Nokia has returned to AMOLED display technology, ditching IPS LCD panels like we saw in the Lumia 920 to potentially save battery life and physical size. The "EOS" is said to include a 1280 x 768 display, so no 1080p for Windows Phones just yet, and the battery will reportedly stay the same size as the Lumia 920 - 2,000 mAh.

Other rumored specs for the device include both an LED and Xenon flash for the 41-megapixel PureView camera, a more detailed camera UI that will apparently be similar to the 808 PureView, expandable storage through a microSD card slot, and an FM transmitter. If the rumors are to be believed, the "EOS" will launch on AT&T first in the United States as an exclusive, following a worldwide launch sometime after that.

Meanwhile, Nokia also has a number of other devices in the works, including the Lumia 928 and the "Catwalk", both of which could make an appearance alongside the "EOS" at a launch event sometime soon.

Source: My Nokia Blog

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