Nokia to launch 41Mp PureView Lumia smartphone

Nokia Lumia EOS with PureView could be announced at MWC

Nokia is planning to bring its 41Mp PureView camera to its Lumia range of Windows Phone 8 smartphones.

The excellent 41Mp camera found on the Symbian-powered Nokia 808 PureView might be making its way onto a Lumia smartphone. The new model will be called the EOS and will launch this summer in the US, according to the Guardian.

Nokia's current flagship smartphone, the Lumia 920, has PureView technology but an 8.7Mp camera. The 41Mp 808 PureView was unveiled at Mobile World Congress (MWC) last year. Favourable reviews, of the camera at least, followed.

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Instead of taking astonishingly large pictures, the 41Mp sensor is designed to oversample and combine up to seven pixels into one to eliminate noise, especially in low light situations. By default the camera shoots at 5Mp but can be set at 38Mp at its highest.

We found the 41Mp camera on the Nokia 808 PureView extremely impressive but it was a shame it had to be attached to a poor quality Symbian handset. So bringing the technology to a Lumia Windows Phone 8 device would be a step in the right direction and a means by which Nokia can distinguish itself from the competition.

MWC is coming up at the end of the month and Nokia will be there so it's likely, if this 41Mp Lumia EOS does exist, that it will be announced there. We'll be there to bring you all the news and hands-on with the devices.

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