May 14 marked the launch of a new PureView flagship, but it wasn’t the Nokia EOS which we’ve been anticipating for months now. Nevertheless, the next 41MP touting Nokia handset is just around the corner and new reports have managed to leak out alleged images of the handset.
The Nokia EOS was expected to go live alongside the Catwalk 925 which is available in the US as the 928. Well, that day turned out to be somewhat of a disappointment as the new flagship was simply an enhanced version of the 920, carrying a slimmer as well as lighter form factor and an aluminum design. The hardware components, except for the flash memory, remained the same, even the PureView camera arrived with an 8.7MP sensor.
The leaked renders have not only evoked new hope that the phone could be making its arrival soon, but have even given us a good idea of what the final product will look like. While GSMArena has provided pictures of the entire body, Twitter user @vizileaks has put up a couple of images focusing mainly on the rear camera. Clearly, the renders appear to be of a prototype as the megapixel count is slated as ‘XX.’ However, looking at the size of the thing, a 41MP sensor is most likely onboard.
Going by its looks, the Nokia EOS will follow the current Lumia design approach with a polycarbonate form factor. The display size and resolution is supposed to be the same as the current flagship (it could be an AMOLED panel though), and like the 808, there will be a bulge on the rear for housing the large sensor and optics. Coming to the internal hardware components, we’re still reliant on details provided by previous rumors as no new information has been leaked.
Now comes the interesting part – Will the smartphone be deployed with the same old Krait processor or the current Snapdragon 600? Or maybe, it will take things to a higher level by employing a Snapdragon 800 SOC. Knowing the Finnish manufacturer, anything’s possible even a dedicated camera application, simply because the inbuilt Windows Phone 8 one doesn’t quite deliver where advance features are concerned.
While price and release date details are currently out of the question, we expect the EOS to go official sometime this summer.