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Rumors circulate of a new 41-megapixel Nokia phone

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The 41-megapixel Nokia 808 PureView (maximum output 38MP) was the last device to run the Symbian operating system.

After its newfound profitability, Nokia is moving forward with its line of pixel-packing PureView smartphones. The Verge has sources claiming that the new phones—codenamed EOS—will be made out of a sleeker aluminum and will have squared edges. In addition to the fresh look, the smartphones will have a high-megapixel sensor similar to the 41MP 808 PureView.

Nokia confirmed at this morning’s earnings announcement that the 808 PureView was its last phone to run the Symbian smartphone operating system. According to The Verge, the new “EOS” hardware will be Nokia’s first true Windows Phone 8 PureView device.

By shedding Symbian and adopting Window Phone 8 on PureView smartphones, Nokia has the potential to combine super high-megapixel hardware with excellent capture and editing software from the ever-evolving Windows Phone store.

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Total comments: 11
makofoto
By makofoto (Jan 27, 2013)

The 920 already does a nice job with it's camera!

http://images60.fotki.com/v367/fileojpY/ef9dc/4/43793/4909192/JulianJrhighrez.jpg

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Hobbit13
By Hobbit13 (Jan 28, 2013)

did you downsize the picture to 0.5MP to hide the aggressive noise reduction? I think 2MP should be perfectly sharp, to be of use, but the output of the 920 clearly shows lack of detail at 2MP. (and the 8MP is just useless, the 808 is way sharper at 38MP, than the 920 is at 8MP)

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Holmes Lane
By Holmes Lane (Jan 26, 2013)

Code name 'EOS'? Do Canon know of this?

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Hans Stuhrmann
By Hans Stuhrmann (Jan 29, 2013)

eos was a greek goddess. why should they care?

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Shinigami84
By Shinigami84 (Jan 25, 2013)

First they fire R&D department and now this? I bet they'll take good old 808 and install Windows Phone on top of it. In other words: boring niche product.

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solarsky
By solarsky (Jan 25, 2013)

It would be great, if they used a higher processing bit-depth for the RAW-data; even an option for RAW-output would be nice! And: 4K video recording with 1x or 2x zoom. Or TRUE 1080p with 4:4:4 chroma subsampling in the new h265-codec and using the new opus audio codec for multi-channel surround.

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Kenneth Lee
By Kenneth Lee (Jan 25, 2013)

Sure I'll buy one if they are running Android systems.

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glossywhite
By glossywhite (Jan 24, 2013)

People are easily seduced, whilst under the digital trance...

So what.

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Display name for fame
By Display name for fame (Jan 24, 2013)

the only reason I d get a phone running an MS OS would be the 41 mpxl cam which I see is a good one.

absolutely nothing else would make me do that.

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Hobbit13
By Hobbit13 (Jan 28, 2013)

if you don't like WP8, you can just as well buy the 808, Symbian is not that bad, it's just outdated.

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3DSimmon
By 3DSimmon (Jan 24, 2013)

Wow, that's the winning combo for me, hope this rumor becomes a reality.

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Total comments: 11
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