Nokia EOS video leak offers close-up look at 41-megapixel cameraAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Like the old saying goes, when it rains PureView camera goodness, it pours. After several leaks that claimed to show Nokia's "EOS" and its 41-megapixel camera surfaced earlier this week, a new video that purportedly shows the phone's lens shutter opening and closing has made its way online. The clip, posted by an account known as "Vizileaks," shows an extreme close-up of the EOS's large camera that's marked as being "XX Megapixel," suggesting that this is a prototype unit. The lens shutter opens and closes several times in the brief video.
There's nothing terribly shocking revealed in today's video, but it does provide us with a close-up look of the EOS's rumored 41-megapixel camera and its blinking lens shutter. The EOS is reportedly undergoing testing at AT&T right now, and it's been said that Nokia could officially introduce the device as soon as July. Spec details for the EOS are still light, but the device is rumored to sport a polycarbonate body, 32GB of storage and an OLED display. The EOS is expected to be the follow-up to the Lumia 920, Nokia's Windows Phone 8 flagship that launched on AT&T in 2012.
The EOS won't be Nokia's first smartphone with a super-high megapixel count. The 808 PureView launched with a 41-megapixel sensor in 2012, but that device was powered by Symbian, not Windows Phone. Nokia has since used the PureView branding on several of its Lumia Windows Phone cameras, but the Finnish firm has yet to release a Windows Phone device with a "true" PureView camera. The EOS is expected to change that, offering Windows Phone fans a large PureView camera as well as some special software for fine-tuning its controls. While we wait for Nokia to make EOS and its beefy shooter official, you can find the video showing its shutter in action below.