Nokia has started rolling out invites for the launch of a new smartphone on July 11 in New York City, the Verge reports. The Finnish company might not want to say it in clear words but has hinted a camera-specific device with its tagline in the invite saying “Zoom. Reinvented.” We believe that this would be none other than the much awaited Lumia EOS – Nokia’s first Lumia with a 41-megapixel PureView camera as seen on the 808. Also Read - Nokia C20 Plus arrives in India, Nokia C30 and Nokia C01 Plus announced too
The invitation features a large magnifying glass with ‘See more from Nokia’ on its lens, indicating that the phone will feature a powerful camera. All these hints suggest the launch of the long time rumored EOS smartphone, which will feature the Nokia’s PureView technology first seen on its Symbian-running PureView 808 that had a 41-megapixel sensor to provide loss-less zoom. So far Nokia has used some features of the PureView camera technology in recently launched devices namely the 920 and 925, but none of these featured the original PureView camera as seen on the 808.
In terms of the resolution, though the 808 featured a 41-megapixel sensor that would chose the best pixels and let users zoom in to the image without pixilation, there is nothing certain on the resolution bit of the EOS device for now.
First started by Nokia with its PureView imaging technology, cameras in smartphones have been the focus of many rivals in the recent months. Apple added a sapphire glass lens to the iPhone 5 while HTC launched the One with an UltraPixel camera. Samsung, on the other hand, has just announced the Galaxy Zoom that features a 16-megapixel sensor with 10X optical zoom.