Rumor: Nokia EOS PureView to Have 41 MP Camera

Previously, we had started hearing rumors concerning Nokia's upcoming smartphone, the EOS PureView. So what's so special about this phone? It will probably come out with a massive 41 megapixel camera. While the number of megapixels in a camera is not the only factor to be considered in respect to total image quality, leaked photos and rumors have suggested that this device is more like a phone stuck on the back of a super lens, and will most certainly give you the picture quality for which you paid.

The latest news says that Nokia will announce this phone at its "zoom reinvented" event, scheduled for July 11, 2013 in New York. Rumors of the phone point to a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, a 4.5 inch 720p display, and 32 GB of internal storage. As this phone is primarily focused on photography, a Xenon Flash is also expected. The phone is expected to come equipped with Windows Phone 8 operating system as well as coming in both a white and black version.

So, do you think that a phone (or just this phone) could ever be used as a professional camera, or should companies stop trying to add unnecessary features to phones and instead focus on improving the actual quality of them? Tell us what you think in the comments below.


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  • Giordano Squadroni
    Where is the news ?
  • Spooderman
    It's not just the megapixels, it's the lens. We'll see how well this really does soon enough.
  • Soda-88
    11014129 said:
    It's not just the megapixels, it's the lens. We'll see how well this really does soon enough.

    Did you even read the article?
  • oj88
    I would buy one if the quality is good and price is right. For many unexpected events, such as UFO sighting, grabbing a cellphone camera from my pocket is quicker than having a regular DSLR camera ready.
  • NokiaWP
    It's a small lens with a small bulge. It's been confirmed that the processor will be dual core like the ones on the 92x models. 41 MP sensor uses oversampling to give a rich photo. Not sure why you hint that this innovation is an unnecessary feature.
  • doron
    Seriously, where's the news here? The PureView 808 already had 41 MP so how is this one any different?
  • Lucid Moments
    For some people it might be nice. Myself I would rather my phone not have a camera at all and use the space for other purposes. I'm unusual that way I expect though.
  • tadej petric
    If it follows the quality of OLD nokias than its mine.
    All I want is bulletproof phone with awesome batery that can handle from 2weeks- 1 month.
  • Parsian
    For F**ks sake, this is a tech website. I hate when people just write so trivially about such a sophisticated device. Please dive deeper into why using such sensor is PROVEN to be effective. Please get into the concept of SIGNAL PROCESSING and this sensor's S/N in low light. Also please dig out proper reviews done by proper camera website as reference.

    This is not just another camera phone ffs.
  • warezme
    Interesting but no silver bullet. I have been looking for a phone that has a capable camera on it. I have two DSLR's an older Canon 40D, still one of my favorites and a newer 5DMKII. I don't always have or want to carry these beasts around and a nice good quality portable camera would be nice built into something I already carry around would be nice. I recently bought the HTC One hoping the larger sensor on it, even though lower resolution would be nice enough but while ok in low light the quality is still cell phone. One of these years, I'll have my wish.