By Vamien McKalin | May 17, 2013 01:40 PM EDT
Nokia didn't announce its rumored new flagship device codenamed the EOS at its May 14 event, which left a bad impression, since the devices the company showed to the world was basically minor Lumia 920 upgrades. Still, it was too early for a new flagship and Nokia needed to bring something to market to keep Windows Phone sales on the upside.
Nevertheless, Nokia did mention during its presentation that we should look forward for a new Windows Phone 8 device in the summer; we're guessing it's the EOS in all its 41-megapixel PureView glory.
To make things even more interesting, a WMPoweruser announced that one of its readers had the chance to lay eyes on the Nokia EOS. The device the person saw seems to put a lot of emphasis on the camera, and it is apparently lighter than the Lumia 920, which is always a plus. Compared to the Nokia 808 PureView, the EOS camera does not protrude much from the back, and the lens are a bit smaller.
The device also comes packed with a new camera app and the screen resolution is the same as the Lumia 920.
Here's what the reader had to say.
"The device is made of polycarbonate, and is about as thick as the Nokia Lumia 920 in the middle, but is highly tapered at both ends, giving the impression of a much slimmer device.
The lens housing is round in shape and does not protrude much. The flash is Xenon, and the flash and lens are both smaller than the Nokia 808 Pureview. Next to the flash is a small red LED which may be a focus assist light.
The lens also has an automatic cover that opens when the camera app is started.
The number of megapixels were not marked on the prototype, with "XX megapixels" only being written on the lens housing.
There is a new camera app called "Nokia Pro Camera" with a completely new interface. There is also manual focus available through the app. The regular photo app is also available.
The screen size and resolution is same as 920, and appears to be AMOLED. The speaker holes are at the bottom as the handset.
The handset was much lighter than the Nokia Lumia 920."
If this is what we should expect from the new Nokia flagship, then it might not achieve the success it deserves. First of all, the resolution is not full HD 1080p, and it is likely it won't pack a quad core processor. To some, this is not a problem, but if Nokia wants to grab Android users, it needs to play the specs game. Unfortunately, this is not in the hands of Nokia, but instead, Microsoft.
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