Nokia to launch EOS 41-megapixel camera smartphone on July 11
Nokia has planned a big press event on July 11 in New York and has sent press invites with “Zoom Reinvented” teaser. It seems that at this event Nokia most likely will present its highly rumored Lumia EOS camera smartphone. The phone will probably have a 41-megapixel camera. Nokia already has a smartphone with such a camera, the Nokia 808 PureView, but it runs Symbian operating system that is outdated. So the logical step for the company is to launch a new one with Windows Phone 8.
The Nokia 808 PureView enables a lossless 3x zoom (5 megapixel image capture) using a 41 megapixel sensor, but this is only part of its capabilities. Other capabilities are the image capturing at resolution up to 38 megapixels and the pixel oversampling. The pixel oversampling technique produces 5 megapixel images by uniting seven pixels into one super-pixel. Thanks to this technology the images get a very low level of digital noise and very high color accuracy. Nokia has already promised that the PureView technology after its implementation on that phone would be used for the next products and it seems that the Finnish company will keep its promise. As Nokia 808 PureView has been launched more than 16 months ago, it could be expected that Nokia has already improved the PureView technology in terms of both hardware and software. The press invite does not say exactly what we can expect, but the presentation of Nokia Lumia EOS is the most probable supposition.
It could be judged from the recently leaked images on the Internet of alleged smartphone that Nokia Lumia EOS may have the same design as Lumia 920 and a body made of polycarbonate. According to the rumors it is already being mass produced and will be presented in black, red and yellow colors. It will have an OLED display with a resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels, a storage capacity of 32GB and brand a new Nokia Pro Camera app which will offer an improved interface with a manual focus option.