by Anton Shilov
06/25/2013 | 11:10 PM
Although Nokia Lumia 900-series are meant to compete against flagship smartphones from Apple and Samsung, they have fail to become as popular as the iPhones or Galaxy S-series. After failing to offer breakthrough functionality with Lumia 900 family of smartphones, the company readies Lumia 1000-series of dream phones with unique capabilities.
Nokia Lumia 900, 920, 925 and 928 have clearly failed to capture attention of the masses, so now Nokia is bringing its main weapon: imaging capabilities. The Nokia Lumia with 41MP sensor and Carl Zeiss optics currently known under Eos code-name will not only carry camera not available on any other smartphone today, but it will also ignite a brand new product series, the Lumia 1020, according to @Evleaks.
Nokia Lumia 1020 (aka Eos) will be introduced at Zoom Reinvented event on July 11, 2013.
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 names or specs of the products mentioned here.