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Nokia EOS PureView Windows Phone 8 smartphone coming this year

Nokia is reportedly set to launch its first proper Windows Phone 8 PureView phone, the Nokia EOS, later this year.

The Nokia Lumia 920 was given the PureView label when it launched as Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone 8 device in 2012. In truth, though, it bore little resemblance to the original Nokia 808 PureView phone (pictured) with its huge image sensor and revolutionary multisampling tricks.

Now The Verge is claiming that Nokia will effectively merge the two devices in 2013 under the codename of the Nokia EOS. As photography buffs will know, EOS (short for Electro-Optical System) is the term Canon uses for its digital SLR cameras.

The Nokia EOS will apparently contain a similar image sensor to that found in the Nokia 808 PureView, which itself was far bigger than your average point and shoot sensor, and was closer to something like the Sony RX100 or the Nikon 1 J1

Completing that high-end compact camera feel, the Nokia EOS will apparently switch to an aluminium body rather than the polycarbonate material Nokia has used in recent years. That there’ll also be a direct Nokia Lumia 920 replacement in the same material signals a new design approach for the Lumia series.

Continuing the design refresh, the Nokia EOS will apparently have square edges.

The report claims that the Nokia EOS will be launched later in the year on US network AT&T, which would likely mean a European release at around the same time.

Is Nokia set to create its best phone yet by combining a class-leading camera combined with a decent OS? Or will the Nokia EOS be too bulky like the Nokia 808 PureView? Let us know through our Twitter and Facebook feeds, or use the comments box below.

Via: The Verge

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