Ever since the Nokia 808 PureView with its 41 megapixel camera went on sale last year, users have been itching for a PureView Windows Phone 8 device. It looks like they will be getting their wish, if a report from The Verge is to be believed.
An inside source informed the site that Nokia is, in fact, planning a true PureView Windows Phone and that it is codenamed “EOS”. Sporting the same sensor and imaging technology that’s found in the 808 PureView, the EOS is scheduled to be released in 2013 and is slated to be one of Nokia’s high-end handsets.
In a break from form, at least for Nokia, the body of the EOS will be made of aluminum as opposed to the polycarbonate that it has been using in its recent Windows Phone devices. It will also differ from Nokia’s recent design choices in that it will have square edges instead of rounded ones.
AT&T will be the carrier offering the EOS, which shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, given the fact that it got dibs on most of Nokia’s flagship smartphones in the past (e.g. Lumia 900, Lumia 920).
Speaking of the old Nokia Windows Phones, the company is supposedly also planning a replacement for the Lumia 920 this year (“Catwalk”), which will also be built with aluminum, as well as a new mid-range device.
Source: The Verge