Nokia’s next camera superphone is coming: here's what to expect

Nokia’s next camera superphone is coming: here's what to expect
Update: The Nokia Lumia 1020 aka the Nokia EOS has already gone official. Take a look at our full Lumia 1020 coverage here.

In just a few days, on July 11th, Nokia will hold an event in New York and everyone expects to finally see the Nokia EOS, a truly revolutionary cameraphone packing the true PureView 41-megapixel camera and running on Windows Phone 8.

The name of the actual handset is not yet known. It initially leaked out under the Nokia EOS moniker, but the latest report speculate it could end up being called Nokia Lumia 1020 or even Nokia Lumia 909, following in the footsteps of the 808 PureView.

What seems certain though is that early on Thursday morning, Nokia’s keynote will show the future for smartphone cameras and the device it unveils could be a big push for the Windows Phone platform to finally start getting traction.

So what’s the fuss all about? The Nokia EOS aka Lumia 1020 aka Lumia 909 has leaked out countless times and here is how those whispers picture it:

  • a 4.5 inch AMOLED HD+ PureMotion screen
  • a 768 x 1280 resolution, pixel density of 332ppi
  • Adreno 320 graphics
  • 41-megapixel camera with Xenon flash and single LED
  • stereo audio recording
  • 2000mAh battery
  • polycarbonate body coming in at least four colors: black, yellow, red and white

The camera technology is its key feature, of course. The 41-megapixel camera has the same huge sensor we saw on the Symbian-based Nokia 808 PureView, but this time Nokia seems to have managed to shrink it down in a reasonably thin body. The big sensor should make it possible to shoot noise-free images in low light and it’d support up to 6 times of lossless zoom.

In addition to great hardware, Nokia and Microsoft might have finally found a way to bring awesome camera apps like Instagram to Windows Phone. Many people are using Instagram not just for its great vintage filters but for the community, and that’s something Windows Phone is missing right now. Nokia’s new Pro Cam app will allegedly be the default camera application on the new smartphone.

What about its launch? Good news is that Nokia is allegedly ready to pull its act together and the release date for the Nokia EOS should be soon after its official unveiling, possibly in August.

We’ll be covering the event live as it happens, and you can also watch Nokia’s livestream at Nokia Conversations. The event kicks off on Thursday, July 11th, 11:00am ET | 8:00am PT.

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Lumia 1020
  • Display 4.5 inches
    1280 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 41 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2000 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1

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