First unofficial details about Nokia EOS surface

The Nokia EOS is a device we’ve been hearing for months now. The supposed Windows Phone-based successor to the best cameraphone on the market…
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8. kimothis

Posts: 2; Member since: May 17, 2013

first I bough Nokia lumia 800. the first Nokia windows phone. After that so many lumia came, but I am only waiting for this EOS lumia device with 808 like camera. and will wait till this year end.

54. mrdoubleb

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Same shoes, man, same shoes! Holding on to my 800, been waiting for EOS ever since the 808 was announced. I love the 920's design, so if this is true, I'm in!

10. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Well crud. I was all set to get a 925 (T-Mo US user), but now I might wait for this beastie.

23. rsiders

Posts: 1895; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I hope you're on AT&T or else you may be forced to wait on the sidelines. Here's to hoping Nokia gets it right this time but with the recent releases of the 928 and the upcoming 925, I'm not expecting much if you're not with them.

12. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Bring it on!

13. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Bring it on, NOKIA!!

22. rsiders

Posts: 1895; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Dear Nokia it won't matter if the device is once again stuck on AT&T while the rest of us have to wait 6 months before we can unlock it or get a similar device on our carrier. Thanks. Sounds like a winner though especially now that Windows Phone now has a fully functional third party Instagram client Itsdagram.

24. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

the lens cover is back!

26. Shubham412302

Posts: 568; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

hope its snapdragon 800 for 4k video recording

42. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

WP doesn't even support quad core processors. Best you can hope for as a dual core old Krait with Adreno 320 GPU

55. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

You're wrong Darac! WP8 supports quad-core processor. Just 1080p resolution that's lacking 'at the moment'.

27. papss unregistered

I want to see a bump in specs or I'm not jumping which would upset me. I want to love it but just not the same phone again with a better camera.. Not that there is anything wrong with it just not what I expect

29. deburocks

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 20, 2013

really hope its atleast like 920 ( max thickness ) aluminium body like n8 or may b lumia 925. Even n8,s 12 mp camera will also do along vid ois and phase 2 pureview(lumia, 925, lumia 920). Otherwise vud luv a pureview phase one camera insyd a windows 8 with again max thickness like 920( lil camera bump is acceptable)... And nokia,s own camera custom camera app for the eos.....eagerly waiting( please nokia dont delay cos now everywhere i see and hear samd@@g , they are spending double the money in fake advt that u spent in last 8-10 years in ur r &d labs..and u cant help anybdy even if a stinky dung is slapped in consumers face( they will definatly start eating it fr sure) , thats the power of advt and marketing.......cheeers

31. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Well thank you anonymous for ruining any hope I had of the wonderful 808 becoming a Lumia device. If true, this pretty much seals it that not only will this NOT have the massive 808 sensor, it doesn't look like it will have anything even close. There's no way you're fitting anything decent, even 20 something MP's into a phone "as thick as the 920". Maybe it's the N8 sensor reworked. Either way, my hopes were high for something as amazing as the 808. It looks like yet again we won't be seeing any microSD card slot here either...

32. loganryan

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

Its really remarkable what nokia did in terms of camera in smartphones. True innovation

35. shreehari

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

when will windows get 1080p

36. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

MUCH LIGHTER than 920? Well, that one will I have to see to believe ..if it indeed turns out to be true, and the camera turns out half as good as on 808, Nokia could finally hit it big

47. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Nokia could hit it big if they simply took the 808 and blew it up so it had a 4.5" display and everything else it already has, minus Symbian of course. I have to wonder though... now that there's this talk about Sony going for the gold in the camera department, and this rumor shedding light on what seems to be falling well short of expectations, is Nokia losing it?

52. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Well, if Sony doesn't mess up the camera algorithms (like they always did so far) and actually makes that 20mp deliver on the promise, the rest of specs sound overwhelmingly in their favor. I think Nokia could get hurt really bad if they don't offer something special and up to date. I mean look at the success of the good but not great Xperia Z, with 4.6million sales within 40 days. That is huge, and shows how strong recognition Sony still has..if they finally bring truly great phone, massive sales are guaranteed.

37. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

my body is ready! i hope its snapdragon 600 instead of snapdragon s4 plus . for a boost in performance

40. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

It most certainly isn't snapdragon 600..WP does not support quad core chips!

44. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Actually, Windows Phone V.8 supports multi-core CPUs of up to 64 cores (believe it or not), and by the time the Lumia EOS is released, WP8.x will likely support 1080P as well.

48. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

But you users and fans are not concerned about the specs that the S4, Htc One, Lg, Sony offers to ba vailable on Nokia Wp8, so why complain? You lot don't need those specs....? ®

49. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

use those specs for what? this is WP you are talking about not android. if its still dualcore S4 then its ok. if its quadcore 600/800 then good. unlike android that you need more processing power.

51. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

No IT DOES NOT support. Do you realize how crazy that claim is? W8 supports up to 64 cores, not WP8! They only share same basic kernel, but the overall difference is massive

56. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

http://www.wpcentral.com/overview-and-review-windows-phone-8 "Windows Phone 8 can support quad and even octa-core CPUs, which we’re sure we’ll see in 2013 and beyond" Make sure you check the hardware portion out.

59. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Windows Phone NT kernal does support up to 64 cores, but the OS itself needs updated drivers by Microsoft in order for this to happen. However, that won't be too far off, and I expect to see support for 1080P soon as well...

39. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Some think nokia wont show eos at september event? We will see

53. jameshoe unregistered

Remarks from SPY?

57. Stoli89

Posts: 333; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

This would make sense IF the device has a smaller sensor than the 808. Consider a "smaller" 22~26 MP shooter that is small enough to allow the full module OIS tech from the 920/925/928 to be applied. Also, a Xenon Flash about the size of the N8's, coupled with an LED for video and torch. Said device would still allow lossless zoom (though less than the 808's capability) AND would still manage 4~5 x oversampling for 5MP shots. With a wider (and potentially adjustable) aperature, it would be excellent as well for night time shooting (w/OIS). Overall, the module could still be made smaller than that found on the 808, given the smaller dimensions of the sensor. The lower oversampling requirements would also allow Nokia to fast-track EOS without waiting for a more powerful SoC. Recall, the 808 was able to process 16x more than 2012 smartphones because its OS allowed Nokia to leverage a hi end GPU AND a camera dedicated scaling chip (doing 1 Bio. pixels per second). IMO, that would be a killer cmaera spec for today's smartphone.
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