The Nokia EOS and its 41-megapixel camera have been making the usual rumor mill rounds in recent weeks, posing for some "in the wild" photos and even starring in a brief video. Today the EOS may have just marked off another item on the pre-release checklist that we see many handsets follow, as a new Nokia device has been spotted in the FCC that could very well be the upcoming PureView smartphone.
As noted by Engadget, the Nokia RM-877 has been given the green light by the FCC. The device's filing reveals that it packs support for LTE bands 2, 4, 5, and 17, the same ones that have been found in past AT&T LTE products. There's also pentaband WCDMA/HSPA+, quad-band GSM/EDGE, NFC, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
While there's nothing in the FCC's filing for the RM-877 that specifically says "Hey, this is the Nokia EOS," there are clues that suggest that this is the 41-megapixel monster. Along with the aforementioned AT&T LTE connectivity, the device was apparently tested by the FCC with a "camera grip" accessory, which sounds fitting for a camera-focused handset. The entry also says that the EOS was tested with a wireless charging cover, which lines up with the two small dots on the back of a leaked EOS shell that would likely be used for wireless charging. Finally, the model number "RM-877" that's used in the FCC's report is one that's been attached to the AT&T EOS in previous rumor reports.
The Nokia EOS is rumored to be the company's first "true" PureView Windows Phone device, with many expecting it to pack a 41-megapixel camera just like its Symbian-powered 808 PureView brother. The EOS will also reportedly offer a 4.5-inch 1280x768 display, 32GB of internal storage and a body that measures 130.35mm tall and 71.4mm wide, making it just a single millimeter taller and wider than the new Lumia 925.
There's no word yet on when the EOS will launch, but Nokia is holding an event on July 11 at which it's expected to finally give the EOS a proper introduction. Now that it finally appears to be getting close, are you excited for the Nokia EOS and its beefy camera?