Nokia’s Next Camera Flagship; the Details

| April 15, 2013 | 281 Replies

DSC02380A source familiar with Nokia’s plans has shared some details about Nokia’s upcoming imaging flagship with us; the device has been rumored for ages now; with only one constant- that it has a killer camera.

According to our source Nokia are currently working/testing on two different models of the EOS, which have the same specs but a different processor a: Dual Core version , and a Quad core running the latest Snapdragon 800; the main issue appears to be the poor battery performance of the quad core variant which might ultimately lead to releasing a dual core variant. This does ring true, seeing how the Lumia 720′s product managers themselves have told us that they tested out a 1gb, and 512mb versions of the phone; so it doesn’t seem too far-fetched to hear of a Dual/Quad core version of the same phone being tests, especially with the latest rumor of GDR3 brinign Quad core support.

The EOS is said to have a similar battery to that of the 920 (2000 mAh), alongside a similar screen resolution; with the exception of it being an Amoled screen; which is once again strengthened by the recent leak of the 928′s Amoled screen; and the low power sleeping screen support in future updates. In regards to actual camera performance the EOS should pack a similar camera sensor to its predecessor, with a  41MP sensor, Xenon & LED flash, OIS and possibly a Variable Aperture lens (like the N86) also mentioned is a more detailed camera UI similar to that of on the 808 (something we caught a glimpse of earlier today).

Currently it doesn’t appear that the EOS will support 2K or 4K video recording, but it remains a possibility in the future; ultimately it would depend on the processor/GPU as well as where the market goes with this technology. Also said to be included is an FM receiver, Expandable Micro SD slot (mandatory for a true camera phone) and possibly a Micro HDMI out port.

The EOS is set to be an At&t exclusive upon release, with a global release following 1-3 months after, although multiple rumors support that it was ready at MWC but was delayed for unknown reasons.

Recap:

  • Dual/Quad Core
  • 41Mp, OIS, LED, Xenon
  • +/- Variable Aperture
  • FM Radio/Reciever,
  • Amoled 1280 x 768 screen
  • 2000 Mah battery
  • detailed camera interface
  • initial launch on At&t

 

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  1. Tom says:

    This really would be a joke if there was no improvement in the battery capacity over the 920. All the manufacturers have bigger batteries in successing devices because there’s no other effective way to have better battery life.

  2. amrut mhatre says:

    will feature a variable aperture lens means
    amazing zooming capacity….
    much like cameras having lens get bigger n smaller with zooming….

      • Amrut Mhatre says:

        Then what will the variable aperture lens mean in this case ?

        • Jake says:

          Variable aperture means that the opening for letting in light can be adjusted. I doubt this to be true, probably it would take too much place to be practical. But if it is then that’s a step forward in the mobile camera development.

        • Roy says:

          > much like cameras having lens get bigger n smaller with zooming

          Don’t try to make that sound like it is a good thing, more expensive Zoom Lenses have a fixed Aperture.

          In reference to conventional Zoom Lenses on DLSRs “Fixed aperture lenses utilize more sophisticated lens elements than variable aperture lenses; and are also heavier than variable aperture lenses. As such, these lenses are generally more expensive than variable aperture zooms.”

          REF: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-And-Explore/Article/gll2rs05/zoom-lens-maximum-aperture-fixed-and-variable-apertures.html

          Other: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aperture

          .

          > Then what will the variable aperture lens mean in this case ?

          It could mean a few things in THIS particular case.

          1. The “Zoom” probably will not involve ‘moving glass’ so the “Zoom” will not be conventional but instead either involve cropping (like Nokia’s prior 41MP Sensor) or Digital Zoom (like most Camera have). That being the case the Aperture won’t be varying as a result of the Zooming. The ability to vary it will be entirely independent of the Zoom.

          2. There may be a ‘true’ Iris type Aperture. Heavy, bulky, expensive, unnecessary?

          3. There could be a ‘Digital Aperture’ similar to SpeedGlas where an LCD electronic shutter varies either the light that falls upon the entire Sensor (more like a variable ND Filter) or it MIGHT mimic a ‘true Iris’ by ‘shuttering in rings’ to produce a non-infinitely variable Iris.

  3. john says:

    ther are other ways for better battery life it just cost to much right now

  4. Diazene says:

    that would be a killer phone, but I doubt that, I’d also like to note that the SD 800 supports 4k video recording

  5. ofentse says:

    im kinda disappointed by the battery, i wish it would have been 3000mAh… wee need that in 2013, Huawei Asnd D2 already gives that.. that’s all i cry for Nokia.

  6. Jake says:

    The saying “If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is” comes to mind. These specs really sound a bit too good to be true.

  7. steve says:

    The Aperture is nessisary to reduce the amount of light coming into the camera sensor on bright sunny days. I wish It was available on the 808. Thats why if its to bright in pictures you get an overload of light and the sensor distorts the image. There are only 3 ways to control how much light comes into the sensor aperture, shutter speed and nd filter.

  8. hye says:

    Nokia EOS : Things that should ……

    1 . 41mp & floating lens – Less useful if you can not zoom while
    recording video ( like the Lumia 920 ) .
    2 . Concept tiles – Too boring ( more impressive as Nokia Bell with 6
    different homescreen ) .
    3 . AMOLED screen – More suitable gorilla glass screen & PureMotion HD .
    4 . Processor – Quad core Snapdragon 800 nicer to performance.
    5 . Video call – should be easy like nokia n8 , without having to use
    Tanggo applications and other applications.
    6 . Nokia suite – Need a simple system like the nokia phone suite for
    windows .

    • Joe says:

      “2 . Concept tiles – Too boring ( more impressive as Nokia Bell with 6
      different homescreen ) .”

      LOL! This is a WP8 device. It would be idiotic to get rid of tiles for a frickin’ Nokia Belle UI, which sucked. Who the hell would want to put up with 6 different home screens? One is enough, especially when it’s as good as WP8.

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