Nokia’s perspectives in the smartphone world might not look too rosy against on-the-rise forces like Apple or Samsung, but if there’s something the Finnish have and the competition doesn’t, it’s groundbreaking camera sensors.
Last year’s 808 PureView swept us all off our feet with its high-quality 41 MP rear-facing snapper with Carl Zeiss optics, Xenon flash and autofocus. Unfortunately, the 4-incher had pretty terrible specs besides the cam and was powered by the Belle OS (aka the defunct Symbian).
Then again, it was obvious sooner or later Nokia will be looking to slap that kind of state of the art shooter on the back of a real top-tier device. And that, my friends, could happen this summer.
According to The Guardian, the “EOS” will be the first Nokia model in the Lumia series to come with a Pureview sensor. The WP device could see daylight as soon as June 2013 and should hit AT&T and “maybe” Verizon in the States.
The cam’s megapixel count will be stuck at 41, but we’re certain Windows Phone 8 will make the snapper perform a lot better than on the 808 PureView. The rest of the specs are MIA for now, but we might get an official update come MWC later this month. Stay tuned.
Via [The Guardian]