Nokia all but confirms the next Lumia will be the 41-megapixel EOS

Summary:Nokia reckons there are 41 million reasons people should watch its launch event next month.

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Nokia has pretty much confirmed that an event scheduled for next month will see the release of a rumoured 41-megapixel Lumia.

Last week, Nokia asked journalists to a launch event in New York, with an invite entitled 'Zoom. Reinvented', leading to speculation the event would see the Finnish phone maker unveil new imaging-focused devices.

The chief contender was thought to be a Lumia device carrying the 41-megapixel sensor developed for the 808 PureView, Nokia's last Symbian device .

The rumoured device, known unofficially as the EOS, does now appear to be the star of the July launch: a post on the Nokia Conversations blog giving details for a webcast of the event is entitled '41 million reasons'.

The specs of the device and its official name remain under wraps for now. However, the photo-friendly Lumia is likely to run the next iteration of Windows Phone 8, known as GDR2 or Windows Phone Blue .

Nokia's most recent Lumia to launch, the 925 , also played heavily on its imaging capabilities. The device went on sale in the UK earlier this month .

Topics: Mobility, Hardware, Microsoft


Jo Best has been covering IT for the best part of a decade for publications including, Guardian Government Computing and ZDNet in both London and Sydney.

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