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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Samsung makes its own processors for its mobile devices. An example is the Galaxy S2 with its Samsung-made Exynos 1.2 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 processor under the hood. Its upcoming Galaxy S3 is said to sport Samsung’s quad-core Exynos quad-core processor, which benchmark results have beaten everyone else including Apple’s A5X chip found on the new iPad as well as the Tegra 3 by NVIDIA found on the HTC One X. Now, HTC is said to do the same. China Times reports that the Taiwanese phone giant is planning to partner up with ST-Ericsson in a bid to create its own processor for low-end handsets.
Since Samsung creates processors for its devices in-house, it enjoys control over costing and the production of this hardware. HTC’s partnership with ST-Ericsson plans to do the same in the low-end market. The result will be more affordable devices on a budget from the Taiwanese company. This would also mean that HTC would be cutting down on the processors it purchases from chip maker Qualcomm.
Previously, HTC announced that it would be focusing more on the high-end market. The result was its 2012 One series consisting of phones such as the dual-core One S and the quad-core superphone the One X. However, we all know that emerging markets is a market HTC cannot ignore.
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