Nokia EOS said to be undergoing testing at AT&T as more possible spec details surfaceAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Rumors of a device codenamed the "Nokia EOS" began trickling out earlier this year, teasing a Windows Phone handset that would feature a "true" PureView camera similar to the 41-megapixel sensor found on the Nokia 808 PureView. We've haven't heard much about the device for a few months now, but that's changing today thanks to a new report with some fresh spec details.
According to sources speaking to WPCentral, the Nokia EOS is currently going through early testing at AT&T under the codename "Elvis," which is being used to prevent the phone's true identity from being outed. The phone is said to sport a 41-megapixel camera with a xenon flash and a "Nokia Pro Camera" mode that will allow for fine-tuning of the camera's controls. It's said that the phone will capture a 35-megapixel image and a 5-megapixel image when a photo is taken, with one shot meant to be saved while the other is intended for sharing. The EOS will reportedly to sport a camera hump on its backside, though the hump is expected to be smaller than the one on the 808 PureView.
When it comes to the rest of the EOS's spec list, the sources of today's report claim that it'll feature an OLED display with a resolution of 1280x768, a polycarbonate body (yellow is expected to be a color choice), 32GB internal storage and a body that measures around 1mm thinner than the Lumia 920. The software on the EOS will purportedly include the Windows Phone 8 GDR2 and Nokia Lumia Amber updates, meaning that features like FM radio support, flip to silence and double tap to wake should all be included.
With the Nokia EOS/Elvis allegedly in testing at AT&T, there's a chance that a launch could take place in the next couple of months. WPCentral mentions July as a possibility, but nothing has been nailed down quite yet. So long as the rumors hold true, it sounds like the EOS is a flagship Windows Phone that AT&T customers can get excited about, especially those folks that've been starving for a new AT&T Lumia model as they watch Verizon and T-Mobile land the Lumia 928 and Lumia 925. I'm sure that many folks will be happy to finally have a Windows Phone with a "true" PureView camera as well, and it'll be interesting to see what kind of photos the EOS is capable of producing. Will you buy a Nokia EOS if the rumors surrounding it turn out to be real?