Last time we’ve heard that Nokia will be releasing a Lumia 920 successor under codename “Catwalk” which will feature a new chassis made up of anodized aluminum material and the same OIS camera. This time another rumored Lumia device is in the works with a codename “EOS”.
According to sources, Nokia is planning for another PureView Windows Phone but patterned to the 808 Pureview camera sensor. This device will also debut the same anodized aluminum chassis rumored on the Lumia “Catwalk” project.
Nokia “EOS” will include a similar camera sensor on the Nokia 808 PureView. Importing a big camera sensor for Lumia would also need a powerful processor and that we can say that this will be ranged as a ‘high-end’ handset.
Currently, Lumia 920 is packed with S4 Plus Snapdragon which is only capable up to 20 MP camera. But if “EOS” will get a 41 MP sensor then this device must use the new Snapdragon 800 processor that was announced during the CES 2013 event. Why? Because Snapdragon 800 has Dual Image Signal Processors (ISPs) up to 55MP with support for up to four cameras and allows for 3D captures, photo merging into a master 55 MP image, separate autofocus and captures 1080p video – more than enough to fit in a 41 MP sensor.
On the other hand, Nokia “EOS” may also mirror the same technique used on the 808 to have a dedicated processor for the camera.
According to sources, AT&T will stock the handset later this year, With an aluminum body and squared edges, this will set another trend in smartphone design industry just like the iconic Lumia “N9″ inspired designs.
A well-known Italian smartphone specialist, FLavio Pic, has also leaked some information about Nokia’s roadmap. Aside from that Flavio reckons that there will be as many as 6 Nokia Lumia phones will be released in the first half of 2013. Contrary to previous rumors, he said that the Nokia tablet will be shelved again.
“[Nokia 2] The rumored tablet # Nokia # WindowsRT exists, but the company has realized that it is too far out of the market: in fact, wanted to launch a € 799 or more, we see that even if far too hard to sell the # Asus # VivoTabRT to € 499. For now it is postponed to the second half, but unless the platform does not take off (we will also see the arrival in Italy of the # SurfaceRT) it seems likely that the device is removed from the roadmap.”
But I myself, still believe that a Nokia RT Tablet will be announced on MWC 2013.
Going back to Nokia “EOS”, the term EOS used by Nokia as a codename for this device is quite intriguing. EOS is popularly known as Canon’s trademark. EOS stands for Electro-Optical System which refers to Canon’s camera system. Can this be a sign of Nokia and Canon partnership for the next best thing in cameraphone technology?
On a sit down interview with Nokia’s Head of Imaging, Juha Alakarhu, he stated that:
“I’d love to make it super easy to get great photos every single time,” he tells us. “You should be able to give your phone to a 3-year old and still capture amazing photos, like with a big DSLR camera.”
So there you have it, keywords Canon – EOS – DSLR can lead to something but what certain is that Nokia is definitely experimenting with every aspect of the field to bring the best and latest to our phones. Nokia never stops innovating and keeping us interested as always. I can’t really help myself from being too excited for the upcoming device announcement. You will also see updates here when MWC 2013 starts to kick off.
Via Nokia Revolution