According to a report, the rumoured Windows Phone 8-powered Nokia EOS will sport a whopping 41-megpaixel camera. The report also says the handset may sport a quad-core processor.
The report comes to us via The Nokia Blog. The site reports, “According to our source Nokia are currently working/testing on two different models of the EOS, which have the same specs but a different processor a: Dual Core version , and a Quad core running the latest Snapdragon 800; the main issue appears to be the poor battery performance of the quad core variant which might ultimately lead to releasing a dual core variant. This does ring true, seeing how the Lumia 720′s product managers themselves have told us that they tested out a 1ghz, and 512mb versions of the phone; so it doesn’t seem too far-fetched to hear of a Dual/Quad core version of the same phone being tests, especially with the latest rumor of GDR3 brinign Quad core support.”
Speaking about other rumoured specs, the site says, “The EOS is said to have a similar battery to that of the 920 (2000 mAh), alongside a similar screen resolution; with the exception of it being an Amoled screen; which is once again strengthened by the recent leak of the 928′s Amoled screen; and the low power sleeping screen support in future updates. In regards to actual camera performance the EOS should pack a similar camera sensor to its predecessor, with a 41MP sensor, Xenon & LED flash, OIS and possibly a Variable Aperture lens (like the N86) also mentioned is a more detailed camera UI similar to that of on the 808.”
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Nokia has just unveiled the Nokia 808 PureView. The phone sports a whopping 41 megapixel camera, when high end smartphones offered by the competition offer 8 to 12 megapixel cameras. The Samsung Galaxy S2 and iPhone 4S both sport 8 megapixel cameras. The Sony XPERIA S sports a 12 megapixel camera. 41 megapixels is definitely leaps beyond what the current flagships have to offer.
If you thought that this would be one-time affair just like the Nokia N8 and its 12 megapixel camera, think again. At Mobile World Congress, the Finnish phone manufacturer announced that it would be introducing the same camera technology into its future lineup.
This new 41 megapixel camera allows users shoot using various resolutions. Users can opt to snap pictures using the standard 5 to 8 megapixels, which can be then blown up to an extremely larger size. The most resolution one can use is 38 megapixels, which allows you to enjoy rich details not offered by standard camera sensors.
To compliment this massive sensor, the 808 PureView will need high-quality lens to do the job right. Nokia has done exactly this with Carl Zeiss optics.
Unfortunately, the 808 PureView is powered by Symbian Belle. Although this might be disappointing, Nokia did say that it would be launching future phones sporting the same technology. So don’t be surprised if we see a Windows Phone sporting a massive sensor soon.
Other specs include 512 MB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, and microSD support, which is essential if you’re planning to store 38 megapixel shots in the phone. The phone’s camera can record videos at 1080p. Nokia Rich Recording allows CD-like audio quality that does not require the need to make use of external microphones. The phone also offers Dolby Digital Plus for 5.1 surround sound.
The Nokia 808 PureView will be hitting shops in May and will set you back €450 (approximately £380).
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