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Nokia Corp. has begun to send out invitations to an event called “Zoom Reinvented”. While officially the company does not reveal anything particular about what it plans to announce, the media relations department of the company has already confirmed via Twitter that the firm intends to unleash its highly-anticipated code-named Eos smartphone, which is believed to be equipped with, presumably, 41MP camera.

Last week many web-sites have published images of a Nokia smartphone that has massive camera module with XXMP sensor, PureView technology, xenon flash and Carl Zeiss lens assembly. It was generally believed that the product was the highly-discussed code-named Eos smartphone. It was indicated back then that the device is ready and is awaiting its formal introduction. With the Zoom Reinvented event set on July 11, 2013, as well as confirmations from Nokia’s representatives, it is obvious that the company is going to unveil the new Lumia handset with ultra-high-end camera at the show.

Based on images published by GSMArena and ViziLeaks, Nokia Lumia smartphone with 41MP image sensor code-named Eos is made of polycarbonate and has design that is similar to that of Nokia Lumia 920/928. 


Specifications of the product are unclear, but given that Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 application processor that powers the second-generation Lumia phones does not support camera resolutions higher than 13MP, it is unlikely that Nokia will use this chip. It is more likely that the company will use the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 (with 21MP camera support) or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 application processor that supports up to 55MP image sensor. Given the fact that the Snapdragon 800 and 600 are quad-core application processors, their support will only be a part of Windows Phone 8 general distribution release 3 (GDR3) update due only later this year. Therefore, either the new Lumia Eos is at least a quarter away, or Nokia have implemented a different way to support the high-resolution image sensor.

The original PureView technology introduced with Nokia 808 smartphone featured a large, high-resolution HES9 41MP sensor from Toshina with Carl Zeiss optics and an innovative pixel oversampling technology. At standard resolutions (2/3, 5 and 8MP) this means the ability to zoom without loss of clarity and capture seven pixels of information, condensing into one pixel for the sharpest images imaginable, according to Nokia. At high-resolution (38MP maximum) it means the ability to capture an image, then zoom, reframe, crop and resize afterwards to expose previously unseen levels of details.

Nokia did not comment on the specs of the products.

Tags: Nokia, Lumia, Eos, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 8, PureView, Qualcomm, Snapdragon, Microsoft, Carl Zeiss


Comments currently: 16
Discussion started: 06/13/13 10:22:35 PM
Latest comment: 01/06/15 11:29:56 AM
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One rumour is that this phone doesn't cater for an external sd card. If this rumour is true, then this would be complete failure with given the 41MP camera.
1 0 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 06/13/13 10:22:35 PM]

Not to be the negativist here, but there is no physical way to take 41MP photo images with those small lenses. Probably the photos are max 5MP resolution, oversampled hardware of software 8 times to match the resolution. My phone also has 16.3MP advertised sensor, but my 7 years old camera with 6MP takes way better pictures.
1 2 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 06/14/13 05:26:36 AM]
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It really has a physical 41MP sensor.

Its the quality of the sensor that determines practical quality compared to those used in DSLRs. The quality of manufacturing also determines its cost to make. This is not as expensive as making some of the more sophisticated 16MP+ sensors you see out there in dedicated cameras.

To know more about what they really aim to achieve with the 41MP sensors read this:

They are really aiming for oversampled high quality 8MP and 5MP pictures. You can though take a real 38/34MP (usable aspect ratio of the sensor area) but the high resolution is really for digital zooming.
1 0 [Posted by: vanakkuty  | Date: 06/15/13 01:11:56 AM]
Guys, ask any professional photographer, is not only the size of the sensor, but also the size and quality of the lenses that matter. It doesn't matter if the sensor is 100MP, if there is not enough light to impress the sensor. That's why even 4MP dedicated cameras have so much better quality when compared to smartphones. And they don't use any software enhancement like in iPhones, Samsungs or Nokias..
0 1 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 06/16/13 04:05:14 AM]

No offence but you're both coming off as a bunch of idiots - go read Nokia's PureView whitepaper and learn about what the PureView tech really is, rather than making your very poor and incorrect assumptions as to what it is - it's not the number of megapixels but how you use them.

Look up results for the 808 PureView - it's THE best smartphone camera on the market - independent tests mark it higher than Galaxy S4, HTC One, Sony Xperia Z or iPhone 5.
2 2 [Posted by: Robert Williamson  | Date: 06/14/13 08:01:38 AM]
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Dude, I have quite a few shares in this company. I want to see the company do well, and it has all the potential to bounce back, hence my investment. But if it doesn't include an SD card slot on its flagship device that it's placing in the market as half phone/ half genuine camera then IT IS A HUGE FAIL.
1 0 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 06/15/13 12:20:54 AM]
I don't know if I completely agree with that.

Cloud computing / sky drive. What's the point of an SD card when your pictures are instantly available on all your devices automatically?
1 1 [Posted by: Nathan Thomas Mentley  | Date: 06/15/13 06:53:30 AM]
Exactly, I have a Lumia 920 and since all my images go automatically to SkyDrive there is no storage used locally. Data usage is also not a problem since you can configure it so that they are uploaded only when you are in reach of a WiFi network.
0 1 [Posted by: Memristor  | Date: 06/15/13 07:32:10 AM]
I see, you two are from the idiot generation who will unthinkingly give away your private data and usher in more government surveillance in the name of anti-terrorism. I like to keep my photos private thanks, away from the prying eyes of others including the CIA. Skydrive will not work in aeroplanes, remote picturesque parts of New Zealand, most of Australia, most of Africa, parts of South America, etc, etc. Cameras should work independently of the internet.
2 1 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 06/15/13 06:04:40 PM]
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0 3 [Posted by: bluvg  | Date: 06/16/13 11:52:55 AM]
I'm smiling at you.
1 0 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 06/17/13 12:57:39 AM]
moron! the gov has computers and programs doing that it sure aint hard all it takes is a genius with a good (not need to be perfect) algorithm to sift through every bit, kb,mb,gb, tb etc.
0 0 [Posted by: Chad Persaud  | Date: 06/28/13 09:23:17 PM]

However consider the SIZE of a 41 MP image, which contains more pixels than an 8 MP image, the data cost will tax networks like CRAZY...IF IT HAS NO LOCAL STORAGE IT WILL FAIL!
3 0 [Posted by: David Johnson  | Date: 06/15/13 09:48:17 PM]
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41 MP *images* are not the point of the 41 MP *sensor*. You will still be taking 5-8 MP images most of the time. 41 MP images are not the point of the technology, as many others here have already pointed out.
0 1 [Posted by: bluvg  | Date: 06/16/13 11:56:42 AM]

This Nokia EOS has been named as Nokia Lumia 1020. The latest leaked name has been published by @evleaks and different sites have confirmed it too. for example
0 0 [Posted by: SymondT  | Date: 06/26/13 05:59:41 AM]


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