Images Leak of Nokia EOS Windows Phone Packing "BFG" PureView Camera
June 6, 2013 2:51 PM
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Nokia aims for camera superiority in mobile arms war
If you like taking pictures, it's a great time to own a smartphone. After a few years in which Apple, Inc. (
) went relatively unchallenged in picture quality, other players are now stepping up with ambitious point and shoots that rival the iPhone in image quality. Among them is the
4 megapixel UltraPixel sensor
from the HTC Corp. (
) which is housed aboard the
Now Nokia Oyj. (
)) is looking to join that elite group with its own entrant -- a massive PureView-equipped Windows Phone. The new phone -- codenamed the EOS has,
after months of rumors
, leaked in photographic form. Some of the photos come courtesy of leaked images of
a cherry red shell
being manufactured in China. Others come from a
got their hands on.
The new handset is almost the identical twin of
the Lumia 920
, except for one monstrous defining feature -- a circular camera bulge that eclipses nearly half the phone's rear face.
One of several Nokia EOS prototype image leaks. [Image Source: Weibo (left)]
Yet more supposed photos were leaked via
a Twitter account
[Image Source: ViziLeaks]
The bulge features a bar-style xenon flash and is rumored to pack a massive 41 megapixel sensor, which is likely the largest on a smartphone today. An earlier version of this sensor was previously included in another Nokia smartphone, but that handset
used Symbian and was only sold overseas
Nokia has already been boasting about its low-light photography prowess. Now it aims to become king of daytime picture-taking as well.
[Image Source: GSM Arena]
The leaked prototype will reportedly hit the market packing Windows Phone 8, which means it will likely launch sometime in the next several markets. That should give
Nokia's sales some legs
in the lull leading up to Microsoft Corp.'s (
Windows Phone 8.1
(previously codenamed "Windows Phone Blue") refresh.
Weibo [via WMPower User]
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6/7/2013 4:34:49 AM
You guys do know they have done this before, right? Nokia Pureview 808. Check it out.
Obviously there are things you can't do in a smartphone form factor, such as having a huge sensor. That doesn't invalidate what they have done with this technology. It's not a DSLR. No one is claiming it is. But it is leaps and bounds above any other smartphone camera, and superior to most stand-alone point-and-shoots as well.
6/7/2013 4:41:02 AM
Oh and also, if this is like the camera in the Pureview 808, the sensor actually will be larger than normal for a smartphone.
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