After sending out invites to a New York event on July 11th, Nokia has teased us with exactly what we wanted to hear: there is another 41 megapixel phone on the way!
Last week the Finnish manufacturer alluded to a camera-centric smartphone launch in NYC next month, with the tagline “Zoom. Reinvented” hinting at the company’s long-rumoured EOS smartphone. This latest hint pretty much confirms that a new Lumia smartphone featuring Nokia’s once experimental 41 megapixel PureView camera will be making an appearance.
The ‘EOS’ is a phone that is rumoured to feature the same 41 megapixel image sensor that Nokia debuted in the Symbian-powered 808 PureView. Since the launch of that phone back in 2012 we’ve heard countless rumours of a Windows Phone with PureView camera tech inside, and in recent months various leaks have shown such a product to be real.
The phone itself has appeared a number of times in various forms, the best leak being a review of what we believe to have been a prototype model. From the images on display in the review it looks as though Nokia will be sticking the huge camera sensor, along with LED and Xenon flash modules and a Carl Zeiss lens, in a phone body that looks a lot like the Lumia 900.
It might just be us, but Nokia’s choice of colours for these two EOS teasers matches up with Nikon’s famously bold black and yellow colour scheme – could a partnership be in the works, or could we just be looking too far in to things? We’ll find out in 21 days!