Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) has been slowly building some momentum with its line of Lumia handsets that have been rolled out in recent weeks as lower-budget Windows Phone devices to complement the flagship 920 and 928 models that are creating headlines in the U.S. and around the world. With this positive momentum, it seems that some blog sites are starting to track rumors about companies other than Apple, and Nokia is apparently now on that watch list.
For those of you who have followed Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) the last few years, you will likely remember the innovation called PureView, which was a 41-megapixel camera sensor on the Nokia 808 handset that run the Symbian operating system. Even as cameras on smartphones have been continually evolving, 41 megapixels for a camera is still a behemoth when it comes to smartphones. Well, the rumor mill is suggesting that PureView may be making a comeback to a new flagship device.
Reportedly called “Eos,” (which might confuse some with the Canon EOS SLR camera) the Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) is rumored to be working on a new flagship that would not only integrate PureView – we would presume with the Windows Phone operating system – but there is also talk that a quad-core processor might be used inside. PureView and quad-core? That might bee a powerful smartphone that would make Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor proud.
Some other features being bandied about in the rumor mill are an AMOLED display of 1,280 by 780 pixels and a 2,000 mAh battery, which would indicate very long life. There is also talk that AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) would hold the exclusive launch of the phone, with a worldwide release slated for weeks afterward.
As these are basically the only real details we’re getting at this point about the new Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) smartphone, it is a safe bet that we won’t be seeing this anytime soon – maybe by the 2013 holiday season, but it could be after that.
What are your thoughts about a new Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) flagship phone that would have PureView technology? Would you be actively looking out for it? What are your criteria for selecting a new smartphone? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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