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Nokia prepping 41-megapixel PureView Lumia phone

Nokia prepping 41-megapixel PureView Lumia phone

Nokia is at last bringing its groundbreaking PureView camera technology to another handset in the Windows Phone-powered Lumia range, sources close to movers and shakers in Espoo have claimed.

The 41-megapixel sensor which wowed tech fans around the world after landing on the 808 PureView – Nokia’s last ever Symbian phone – will make its debut on the Lumia range in an upcoming smartphone.

Nokia PureView Lumia phone mock-up

Dubbed the ‘EOS’, which could be a nod to Canon’s wildly popular DSLR range, the handset will reportedly land this summer in the US and will rock close to five times the resolution of most high-end camera phones.

Nokia previously introduced its PureView imaging technology on the Lumia 920, which added optical image stabilisation – making it the world’s first handset to do so. However, it left something to be desired for many tech heads who were disappointed that it was still missing the actual sensor that featured on the 808.

Although Nokia said it is aware of a demand for a true PureView Lumia phone, it declined to corroborate rumours about the EOS.

A spokesperson for the company said: "While we are delighted with the attention the Nokia Lumia range continues to gather, it has been our long-held policy not to comment on market rumours or speculation."

In addition to improved image quality, particularly in low-light settings, the EOS might also benefit from lossless zoom, preventing photos from being blown up as is often the case traditional digital zoom.

The handset itself is rumoured to boast an aluminium casing similar to the classic Nokia N8, but that’s all we know about it at this time.

Nokia is due to hold a press conference at Mobile World Congress later this month, where it is expected to unwrap its hero smartphones for 2013. Whether the EOS is one of them remains to be seen.


The Guardian

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