Nokia Lumia 1000 may be the official name of the 41 MP EOS. Lumia 720 and Lumia 520 in the works too
Nokia’s apparently working on quite a few new Lumia Windows Phones, some or all of which could be officially announced at Mobile World Congress at the end of this month.
First up we have the Lumia 1000, which was spotted on a registration page over at China Mobile, the world’s biggest carrier if you go by subscriber count. This might become the commercial name of the device so far codenamed EOS, which should bring the insane 41 MP camera sensor from the 808 PureView to Windows Phone.
We assume it’s going to be the EOS because the high model number implies that (the 920 is Nokia’s current flagship). Amusingly though, the 1000 (sans Lumia branding) would probably be the lowest-end device Nokia has ever made, if you go by the company’s well known four-number naming scheme from a while back.
The Nokia Lumia 720 and Lumia 520 have popped up at Postel, the Indonesian database for handset certifications which has managed to leak quite a number of new and unannounced devices in the past.
Judging by the model numbers, these should be the follow-ups to the Lumia 710 and Lumia 510 from yesteryear, respectively. So Nokia’s set to have an even lower-end smartphone than the Lumia 620. That may prove to be a challenge, given the strict hardware requirements for Windows Phone 8, but we’ll see. We assume they’ll run WP8 because all x20 Nokias so far have.
Previously rumored WP8 devices from Nokia that haven’t yet managed to materialize into actual shipping products are those codenamed Zeal and Flame. And they could end up being sold as the 720 and 520.
The Nokia Zeal was supposed to have a 4.3-inch touchscreen, a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of built-in storage space, and microSD card support as well. Its design was pegged as being ‘Zune-like’, whatever that means, in a unibody shell.
The Nokia Flame was said to come with a 4-inch touchscreen, a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, and a 5 MP camera. So, obviously, this could be the Lumia 520, while the Zeal could be the Lumia 720. Earlier today, we found out that the Flame was headed to T-Mobile in the US at the end of April.