Nokia Eos with 41 MP camera is real and will be out in July, according to new rumors
Remember the Nokia Eos? Well, how could you forget, right? This is the phone that’s supposed to bring that insane 41 MP camera sensor first seen on the 808 PureView to Windows Phone. And so far we’ve heard about it countless times.
This isn’t even the first time we’ve heard about the fact that it will be released in July. But two different sources told two different websites some stuff about the Eos, so here goes. Keep in mind though that everything you’re about to read has ‘rumor’ status. For all we know, this could be the same person talking to two different sites, and he or she may just have a hyperactive imagination.
With that out of the way, let’s get to it. Apparently the Eos will indeed come with a 41 MP sensor, though maximum picture size will be 34 MP. The handset will be made out of polycarbonate and will be “about as thick as the Lumia 920 in the middle”, but with tapered edges, so it might actually feel thinner. There will obviously be a camera bulge, but not a terribly big one. It will have Xenon flash, but interestingly it will be smaller than the one in the 808, as will be the lens too. It remains to be seen whether that’s due to advances in camera tech since the 808 PureView was developed, or Nokia simply decided to sacrifice some quality for size.
Next to the flash will sit a red focus assist light. In something that’s straight out of Nokia’s old Symbian portfolio, the camera is said to sport an automatic cover that opens when the camera app is started. Speaking of that app, it will be an entirely new one, called Nokia ProCamera, which will have on-screen circular dial controls, ‘DSLR-like sounds when you flick around the settings’, and a manual mode that allows you to, well, manually change every setting imaginable. The standard camera app will be available too.
Video recording will top out at 1080p Full HD, with three different frame rates possible both at this resolution and at 720p. The screen will be a 4.5-inch 768×1,280 unit, and the phone will be much lighter than the Lumia 920 (not that that’s at all hard).
The Eos should be in stores in the second week of July, more specifically the big date could be July 9. So – have you started counting down yet?