Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) has been busy this year rolling out a whole stable of new high-end Lumia devices that run on the Windows Phone 8 operating system. Each model has had its own special features, and the company could easily boast three different premium flagship devices – the Lumia 920, 925 and the 928. But there has been a lot of talk in recent weeks about the innovative PureView 41-megapixel camera that came out last year on an phone that ran on the now-defunct Symbian OS. The talk was not so much if, but when that mammoth camera sensor would find its way onto a Windows-based smartphones. Talk ramped up in the weeks leading up to the most recent unveils of the 928 and 925, but when no PureView came to be, talk had died down.
Now, the rumors have heated up, so much so that there is now a “date certain” (as near as we could get without an official invitation) for the unveil of the rumored Lumia EOS. The talk is flying that this new Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) smartphone, which is expected to boast the 41-megapixel camera sensor that was on the previous Nokia 808 model. The new device is now expected to launch during the second week of July and will reportedly have a 4.5-inch screen with a display resolution of 1280×720 pixels. The camera is expected to take video in three different modes in both 1080p and 720p HD resolution.
The new Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) camera phone is due to have a polycarbonate casing and, even with the massive PureView sensor, the device is expected to be lighter than the Lumia 920 and perhaps thinner -though we are understandably skeptical of that point. We have no information with the rumors as of yet as to a price for the device or what carriers have signed on to sell the device.
We don’t really know yet when the device will launch in the U.S., or whether the second week of July will be the worldwide launch or in selected countries. All of that key, important information will likely have to wait until the official announcement, which may be in the middle to late June if past schedules hold.
What are your thoughts about this new Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) handset? Would you use a camera with this size? Do you see a need for such a large sensor? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.