Nokia Windows Phone with 41-megapixel camera coming soon [Rumor]

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Remember the Nokia PureView 808? Sure, it ran the obsolete Symbian operating system at a time where everyone had mostly forgotten about it, but it’s 41-megapixel sensor was a first for phones — and it was also amazing. Take a look at these specs!

  • Primary camera sensor size: 41.0 megapixels
  • Camera Flash Type: Xenon flash
  • Carl Zeiss Tessar lens: Yes
  • Camera Focus Type: Auto focus with two-stage capture key
  • Camera F number/aperture: 2.4
  • Camera digital zoom: 4 x
  • Camera minimum focus range: 15.0 cm
  • Camera focal length: 8.0 mm
  • Flash operating range: 4.0 m

That was in a phone. Now, according to a report from the Guardian, Nokia is going to unveil a Windows Phone 8 handset with that large sensor. The report says that it will be called the EOS, but Gizmodo notes that Canon has been using the EOS name for 25 years for its cameras, making it possibly illegal for Nokia to use the same name. Maybe a variation of the name should do it? Who knows, but Nokia might as well think of something original — a phone with Windows Phone 8 and a camera like this deserves at least an awesome original name, don’t you think?

As for when we might find out if this rumor is true or not, we won’t have to wait for very long. The report says it should be arriving at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, which is at the end of the month.

[via Guardian, Gizmodo]

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  1. naveed

    This has to be one of the more ridiculous marketing attempts I’ve seen. 41MP? on a phone? On a sensor which is smaller than a baby’s fingernail. With a teensy lens to match the teensy sensor. Even the Nikon D800 doesn’t have this many pixels and it has a 35mm full-frame sensor.

    You’ll get large lousy noisy photos that are huge. No use to anyone.

  2. mukhi

    i don’t think i would care. if you want a good camera, buy a camera, if you want to buy a good phone, go elsewhere because nokia no longer has the flavor. they screwed themselves with symbian, now they have screwed the users by making symbian obsolete, and the windows phones are nowhere close to iphones or androids now. i will not buy nokia in another 2 yrs (at least).