Nokia Lumia 909 with 41-megapixel camera leaks [Rumor]

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Come July 11, Nokia is widely expected to unveil the rumored Lumia 909 smartphone device running Windows Phone 8. This handset is also expected to come packed with a 41-megapixel camera, one that is similar to the camera lens found in the Nokia 808 Pureview. It is also possible the camera on the device could feature optical zoom, though that doesn’t seem to be the case when viewing these newly leaked images.

Thanks to images posted by Twitter user @evleaks, we can confirm the Nokia Lumia 909 is heading to AT&T, along with having the new “Nokia Pro Camera” application installed to accompany what could turn out to be the best smartphone camera. Previous rumors suggest the Lumia 909 will have the same 4.5-inch 720p display found on the Lumia 928, and Nokia’s iconic polycarbonate design.

From the leaked images, it is clear the phone is similarly aligned with recently reported rumors, which might not turn out to be a good thing. If the rumored information turns out to be solid, Nokia could find itself in unwanted problems with users who are fully used to 1080p resolution displays on their smartphone. This is not a fault of Nokia, the blame should be placed on Microsoft since the current version of Windows Phone 8 does not support resolutions higher than 720p.

If you find yourself interested in what Nokia is doing with its latest flagship device, you can tune into the live stream at Nokia’s official blog, conversations.nokia.com on July 11.

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[via Twitter @evleaks, image via @evleaks]

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  1. Vamien McKalin
    Author/Staff

    [@J.L.]

    As a fan of Nokia, the 808 was the last Symbian based device I used before switching to Windows Phone, so I don’t need to read reviews. I am telling you what is what and how the phone operates. The only problem with that phone is the operating system, it made for a terrible experience. The camera though, it was excellent, though it stands no chance against the Lumia 920 in taking bright low-light images.

  2. Vamien McKalin
    Author/Staff

    [@steve]

    Ok, so the camera on the 909 is 41-megapixels, but you are not intended to take pictures with the full megapixel count. Nokia has a camera technology called PureView.

    “PureView Pro is an imaging technology used in the Nokia 808 PureView device. It is the combination of a 1/1.2″ large, very high resolution 41Mpx image sensor with high performance Carl Zeiss optics. The large sensor enables pixel oversampling, which means the combination of many sensor pixels into one image pixel. PureView imaging technology delivers high image quality, lossless zoom, and improved low light performance (see below). It dispenses with the usual scaling/interpolation model of digital zoom used in virtually all smartphones, as well as optical zoom used in most digital cameras, where a series of lens elements moves back and forth to vary the magnification and field of view. In both video and stills, this technique provides greater zoom levels as the output picture size reduces, enabling 4x zoom in full HD 1080p video, 6x lossless zoom for 720p HD, and 12x zoom for nHD (640×360) video.”

    That’s a quote from Wikipedia.

    The Nokia 808 Pureview is the best camera phone on the market right now,. To get the best picture, you must shoot at 8-megapixels, this is where leftover megapixels are used to over sample the image and return the best possible picture without 99.9% noise. It works, and no other smartphone has managed to match the 808 up to this day.

  3. steve

    Because this smartphone is small and thin, the camera imaging chip must be quite small. To put this many pixels on so small an imaging chip is insane. It is a mere marketing play to hoodwink those who think the more pixels the better. Each pixel will be so microscopically small that it will gather so little light that the camera will be unusable except in very bright outdoor conditions. For a camera like this, I’d take 5mp over 40+mp any day. In fact, you couldn’t GIVE me this 40+mp smartphone.