Nokia EOS purportedly photographed in the wild, complete with 41-megapixel camera humpAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
AT&T customers were the first to receive a high-end, 900-series Nokia Lumia with last year's release of the Lumia 920, but since then those folks have had to sit by and watch as their friends on T-Mobile and Verizon got newer Lumia 925 and Lumia 928 variants. It appears that it's almost time for AT&T to return to the new Lumia spotlight, though, and today some leaked images may have revealed the device that'll soon be making its way to the big blue carrier's shelves.
Chinese site WPDang has shared what it says may be the first shots of the Nokia EOS in the wild. The photos show the rear of a yellow handset resting next to a gray Lumia 920, and protruding from the yellow phone's rear is a large, circular cutout that's presumably for the EOS's rumored 41-megapixel camera sensor.
The rest of the yellow device looks like a unit that we'd expect to see from Nokia, with a brightly-colored polycarbonate shell, two small dots that could be used for a wireless charging cover and a set of black buttons on the side of the unit. There's also a shot of the front of the device that shows a Nokia logo and the usual Windows Phone capacitive keys.
While we'll have to wait until Nokia actually announces the EOS before we know whether or not the device in these images is the real deal, a recent rumor suggested that AT&T is currently in the process of testing the EOS with its network. If that's the case, then it would make sense for prototype models to be floating around in the wild, both in the U.S. and in other parts of the globe.
Some folks may be disappointed if the EOS does end up sporting a polycarbonate body rather than the aluminum casing found on the Lumia 925. However, the EOS is also expected to be the first Lumia smartphone with a "true" PureView camera that's similar to the one found on the Symbian-powered 808 PureView, so EOS owners will still have a nifty new feature to get excited about. Sources speaking to The Verge claim that Nokia could be planning to launch the EOS at an event in July, so it may not be long before we finally get to put this Lumia's PureView camera to the test.