Nokia is said to ditch the Symbian operating system for an updated version of the Nokia 808 PureView phone, running on Windows 8, while keeping its remarkable 41 megapixel camera.
New information was leaked about the device, which is being nicknamed “EOS”.
The next Nokia 41 MP camera phone is said to go by the “EOS” nickname
Mynokiablog.com was the first to write about the device, saying that the specifications were provided by “a source familiar with Nokia’s plans”. This might as well be an exclusive leak from Nokia, used for building hype. Nobody really knows for certain, these days.
Either way, the smartphone has been rumored for quite some time now, and this could be the most credible confirmation yet.
Firstly, the camera is referred to as Nokia’s EOS. It isn’t specified if Canon is associating with Nokia for a partnership, but this wouldn’t be a surprise at all, considering last month’s rumor that Google’s upcoming Nexus 5 will be packing a Nikon “triple camera sensor”.
According to the source, the EOS is being tested in two models, with identical specifications, except for processing power. The dual processor will most likely trump, as the quad one scores low at battery performance (using the same 2000 mAh accumulator).
Other specs include an AMOLED screen, optical image stabilization, Xenon and LED flash unit, expandable micro-SD card slot, and, possibly, a variable aperture lens.
Most importantly though, the EOS will be boosting the stunning 41 megapixel camera, with Carl Zeiss optics, used before by the Nokia 808 PureView.
Nokia has an eventful history with smartphone cameras
The Finnish manufacturer has been steadily going nowhere in the phone market share in the last couple of years. After falling behind in the booming smartphone revolution, the company got clumsy in its haste to catch up.
Late last year, it launched the Lumia 920 phone, which benefited from the “PureView” feature. One of PureView’s most important components, the optical image stabilization (OIS), was demonstrated in an ad, featuring a couple video recording each other with the phone, while riding their bikes.
The ad featured side-by-side comparisons of the recordings, with and without OIS. When turned on, it produced marvelously stable shots, but as it turns out, they were faked, using a high-end stabilized cinema camera, which filmed from a van.
Thankfully, a quick apology from the company and real footage, demonstrating the OIS’s capability, saved the company’s reputation, to an extent.
Hopefully, we won’t see faked 4K resolution videos from the next Nokia 41 megapixel camera.