Nokia EOS 41-megapixel smartphone may launch as Lumia 1020

26 June 2013, 9:39 pm EDT By Alexandra Burlacu Mobile & Apps

Nokia's upcoming 41-megapixel beast dubbed the Lumia EOS is expected to make its debut on July 11, but apparently the handset will launch as the Lumia 1020.

As it turns out, the Lumia EOS was apparently just an internal codename for the highly-anticipated Windows Phone version of the 41-megapixel Nokia 808 PureView smartphone which ran on the outdated Symbian operating system.

According to notorious tipster @evleaks, however, Nokia's monster camera smartphone will in fact launch as the Lumia 1020, not the EOS moniker. The Twitter-based tipster always seems well-connected and has a good track record when it comes to leaks.

Nokia's latest smartphone to join its Lumia range of Windows Phone handsets was the Lumia 925. If @evleaks proves to be correct, the 1020 moniker indicates that the upcoming 41-megapixel smartphone will launch at the top of the Lumia range. That could mean some killer specs and features, if that whopping camera sensor was not enough.

The device is rumored to sport an aluminum casing, but nothing is certain for now. Currently the Nokia Lumia EOS, or Lumia 1020, has no definitive list of features available, but one thing's for sure: it will run on Windows Phone 8. The 41-megapixel camera is most likely a sure bet as well, especially after Nokia touted "41 million reasons" to keep an eye out for its July 11 event. The teaser also mentioned the words "Zoom.Reinvented," so the camera sensor will definitely be front and center of the upcoming announcement.

As smartphones are becoming increasingly advanced, a growing number of consumers opt for high-end handsets to handle a wide variety of tasks. For many amateur photographers, it's far easier to snap a picture with their smartphone on the go rather than carrying both a phone and a camera. Professional photographers will not settle for anything less than a powerful camera, but those who want to capture their favorite moments generally do so with their smartphone.

Many high-end smartphones currently available on the market boast great camera capabilities, but none of them have a whopping 41-megapixel sensor. Nokia launched its 808 PureView smartphone last year, proving that a 41-megapixel smartphone was not out of reach. The Symbian operating system, however, turned out to be a serious limitation and many hoped to see Nokia launch such a powerful camera smartphone on a more inspired OS. The Nokia Lumia EOS, or Lumia 1020, or whatever name it will have, is expected to offer that 41-megapixel experience on the more advanced Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system. 

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