If you thought that the Finnish giant Nokia was done releasing new phones with the Lumia 925/928, you’re dead wrong. AT&T is conducting early trials of what is most probably the rumored Lumia EOS Smartphone, packing a 41 MP PureView camera.
That Nokia was working on a PureView based Windows Phone wasn’t a big secret, but that it would turn out to be a derivative of PureView rather than the full blown 41 MP camera sensor that vowed one and all in the Symbian powered PureView 808 smartphone made quite a few people sad. It seems that Nokia has finally come round and their long rumored Lumia EOS smartphone is under early trials at AT&T, US. We sincerely hope this doesn’t mean that the Lumia EOS ends up as another US exclusive, that would be really disheartening.
Here are some specifications that WPCentral are quite confident to include in their report:
- 41 MP camera with Xenon flash
- Nokia Pro Camera
- 32 GB internal
- OLED Screen 768X1280
- WP8 V 8.0.10322.71
- FM radio
- Flip to silence
- Polycarbonate body
- Takes a 35 MP picture and a 5 MP picture at the same time one to save one to share
- Comes in yellow
- No SD card
- About 1 mm thinner than Lumia 920 with a big camera hump
- No visible OS changes
While we aren’t sure if the device will launch with Microsoft’s impending GDR3 update for Windows Phone, we are quite confident that Lumia EOS will ship with Nokia’s Amber software update. The device will pack a rumored “Nokia Pro Camera” app that will allow for manual focus. The app itself will supplement PureView as an advanced mode, allowing users more control over the camera.
The device is already under trails at AT&T, it shouldn’t be long before we actually see a launch. Certainly such a phone will attract much attention, Nokia is most definitely aiming to grab the “Best Smartphone Camera” award with their Lumia EOS, beating the likes of the iPhone 5, HTC One and Galaxy S4. Expect to see the PureView powered phone hit the US market sometime in late July.