A report published by Windows Phone-centric website WMPoweruser has given us our first proper hint at what Nokia is planning for its rumoured EOS camera phone. While the device has been discussed before, the latest leak provides more detail, and the wording indicates the source may have seen a prototype of the device itself.
As previous tips indicated, the EOS could bring the 41-megapixel PureView camera - which made its debut on the Symbian-powered 808 PureView – to Windows Phone. We say could, as not only is this an unconfirmed rumour, but the prototype had “XX Megapixels” stamped next to its lens, so it could turn out to be another 8.7 megapixel camera. The lens may sit behind a powered cover on the rear of the phone, which although more pronounced than the Lumia 920, won’t be inside such a massive hump as on the 808 PureView.
According to the source, the prototype is made from polycarbonate, just like the Lumia 920, but the shape is different not only to that model, but the recently announced Lumia 928 and Lumia 925 too, as the shell tapers off at each end, which supposedly disguises the extra girth quite well.
Otherwise, it’s business as usual for a top-end Lumia phone, as the EOS is supposed to have a 4.5-inch, 1280×768 pixel resolution screen. As it’s a Windows Phone, we can expect the processor to be a 1.5GHz Snapdragon. When Nokia announced the Lumia 925, it was mentioned we should expect another phone to arrive in the summer, which could be the Lumia EOS. Given summer is almost here (hopefully), and Nokia has only just held an event, we’d say September could be a good bet. Whether it’ll be for the EOS and a 41-megapixel camera remains to be seen.