When Nokia launched the Pureview 808 with a 41 mega-pixel camera it deservedly attracted a lot of attention and praise. However, that smartphone ran on the Symbian platform and we've been crying out for the stunning camera to be included in a Windows smartphone ever-since.
To be fair to Nokia they did include a Pureview camera in their Lumia 920, but it only had an 8.7 mega-pixel snapper rather than the full 41 mega-pixel lens. The good news is that Nokia are now rumoured to be working on a Windows smartphone that incorporates the stunning camera !
A new Lumia smartphone, codenamed Nokia EOS, will apparently include an improved Pureview camera very similar to the one featured in the Pureview 808. The sensor is likely to feature Carl Zeiss optics, a Xenon flash and fixed f/2.0 aperture which is astounding for a mobile device.
What else do we know about the Nokia EOS ?
The only thing revealed about the Nokia EOS other than it'll be the first true Pureview Windows smartphone is that it'll be made from aluminium rather than polycarbonate.
Everything we've heard so far points to the Nokia EOS being a premium smartphone. Therefore, we can expect a high-resolution touch-screen and significant power. We also expect it to run on Windows Phone 8 and to support 4G, WiFi, NFC and 3G.
As soon as we get more news on the Nokia EOS we'll let you know and we're hopeful that these rumours prove correct because we're already super-excited about the potential launch of a true Pureview Windows smartphone.
By Simon Thomas on 24th January, 2013