Nokia “EOS” to be the Windows Phone with true PureView camera, aluminium body

By LiveSide | Posted January 23, 2013 16 comments

Nokia EOSFollowing the initial range of Nokia Windows Phone 8 devices in 2012 – the Lumia 920, 820 and 620 – the Finnish company is already planning their upcoming range of Lumia devices. The Verge today reports that the company is planning a Windows Phone 8 device codenamed Nokia “EOS”, possibly named after the Canon camera brand, which will feature a 41-megapixels camera sensor found in the Nokia 808 PureView device. Below is a quote from The Verge:

Codenamed EOS, sources familiar with Nokia’s plans have revealed that the device will include a similar sensor that’s found on Nokia’s 808 PureView handset. The upgraded sensor for Windows Phone means the EOS will be ranged as a high-end Lumia in the company’s range of devices for 2013.

The device is also said to come with aluminium casing, a move away from the polycarbonate body that is signature in the current range of high-end Lumia devices. Previous rumors revealed that Nokia is also planning another Windows Phone 8 device, codenamed Nokia “Catwalk”, that will feature an aluminium casing that is designed to be lighter and thinner than its predecessor – the Nokia Lumia 920.

The Verge also reports that besides the Nokia “EOS” and “Catwalk”, the company is also planning another mid-range Windows Phone 8 device that is expected to debut in early summer of 2013. All three devices may see their debut at the upcoming Mobile World Congress, to be held in Barcelona between 25-28 February, 2013.

Posted January 23rd, 2013 at 2:49 am
  • Con Man

    Too bad WP8 limits the screen resolution to just 720p… I’d love me some piece o’ dat PureView zoom goodness on a fullHD screen :( ah, well, I’m sold anyhoez, who am I kidding… Nokia, please take my money!

    • Dave Granger

      Just 720p? On a phone? Deary me, I remember when people marveled at the sharpness of 720p on 32″ TV screens. Maybe I’m just getting old.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jer-Ming-Chen/833833653 Jer Ming Chen

        Hi 5, I am getting really old. I bought 27 inch 1080p monitor instead of something like 1800p. Everything gets tiny and more tiny, and I just want something bigger for my aging eyes.

    • damaster

      Technically, WP8 is capable of supporting as high resolution as Windows 8 supports, so if the mobile industry is moving towards Full HD screens, it would be easy for Microsoft to add additional screen resolutions to WP8.

      By the way, the highest resolution supported by WP8 right now is WXGA, which is a few pixels wider than 720p.

      • Con Man

        wait a sec, what is this: “so if the mobile industry is moving towards Full HD screens”?! We already have a Butterfly J sporting a gorgeously looking SuperLCD 3 fHD screen, CES has seen a flood of Chinese 1080p goodness and Sony made huge waves with its water-proof Xperia Z… I don’t think there’s any doubt that’s where the industry’s heading, and I remember there were talks around this time last year that the Galaxy S 3 would actually be the first phone to debut such pixel-packed screen.

        And yes, I know WP8 is able to run 1280*768, but except Lumia 920 I know of no other phone that goes that high (8X is 720p, same as ATIV). Also, I’m not saying it’s technically impossible to scale up the resolution in WP8, it’s just sad that MS chooses to keep a tight grip on specifications, thus alienating potential customers (like they did with the 480*800 in WP7.x). I know they want to help the devs find it easier to program their apps, but not going with the trend usually spells doom (see RIM, Palm, etc.). I’m hoping they’ve learned some lessons…

  • Con Man

    Too bad WP8 limits the screen resolution to just 720p… I’d love me some piece o’ dat PureView zoom goodness on a fullHD screen :( ah, well, I’m sold anyhoez, who am I kidding… Nokia, please take my money!

    • Dave Granger

      Just 720p? On a phone? Deary me, I remember when people marveled at the sharpness of 720p on 32″ TV screens. Maybe I’m just getting old.

      • JJ

        Hi 5, I am getting really old. I bought 27 inch 1080p monitor instead of something like 1800p. Everything gets tiny and more tiny, and I just want something bigger for my aging eyes.

    • damaster

      Technically, WP8 is capable of supporting as high resolution as Windows 8 supports, so if the mobile industry is moving towards Full HD screens, it would be easy for Microsoft to add additional screen resolutions to WP8.

      By the way, the highest resolution supported by WP8 right now is WXGA, which is a few pixels wider than 720p.

      • Con Man

        wait a sec, what is this: “so if the mobile industry is moving towards Full HD screens”?! We already have a Butterfly J sporting a gorgeously looking SuperLCD 3 fHD screen, CES has seen a flood of Chinese 1080p goodness and Sony made huge waves with its water-proof Xperia Z… I don’t think there’s any doubt that’s where the industry’s heading, and I remember there were talks around this time last year that the Galaxy S 3 would actually be the first phone to debut such pixel-packed screen.

        And yes, I know WP8 is able to run 1280*768, but except Lumia 920 I know of no other phone that goes that high (8X is 720p, same as ATIV). Also, I’m not saying it’s technically impossible to scale up the resolution in WP8, it’s just sad that MS chooses to keep a tight grip on specifications, thus alienating potential customers (like they did with the 480*800 in WP7.x). I know they want to help the devs find it easier to program their apps, but not going with the trend usually spells doom (see RIM, Palm, etc.). I’m hoping they’ve learned some lessons…

  • http://twitter.com/NorrathReaver Shane Nokes

    Hey damaster, just wanted to point something out:

    ” feature an aluminium casing that is designed to be lighter and thinner than its replacement – the Nokia Lumia 920.”

    I think you meant predecessor, not replacement. :)

  • Shane Nokes

    Hey damaster, just wanted to point something out:

    ” feature an aluminium casing that is designed to be lighter and thinner than its replacement – the Nokia Lumia 920.”

    I think you meant predecessor, not replacement. :)

  • Breakingillusions

    i can’t wait :D

  • Breakingillusions

    i can’t wait :D

  • http://josedmorales.net/ Joe Morales

    Oh boy, I can already see tech gurus complaining about the weight of this new phone. Remember about the feels-like-a-brick complain for the 920?

  • http://josedmorales.net/ Joe

    Oh boy, I can already see tech gurus complaining about the weight of this new phone. Remember about the feels-like-a-brick complain for the 920?