Nokia has begun sending out invitations to the tech press for an event it is hosting in New York City on July 11th, and we believe this will be the launch event for the Lumia EOS, a PureView smartphone that sports a whopping 41 megapixel camera.
‘Zoom.Reinvented’ the invitation reads, suggesting that whatever the event is about, there will be a focus on camera technology – pardon the pun. The only phone that we know to be in the works from Nokia is the so-called Lumia ‘EOS’, 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 still goes by the codename of ‘EOS’ and has been pictured with large, raised rear camera sensor, Carl Zeiss lens and xenon flash module.
Despite the EOS leaking several times we’ve not heard or spotted any info about its zoom capabilities, so the title of the invite is intriguing. Rumours have suggested that the phone will sport an impressive digital zoom, but this won’t be any match for the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and its 10x optical lens.
We’re hoping to hear more about the EOS very shortly, so stay tuned.