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

Nokia reckons there are 41 million reasons people should watch its launch event next month.
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Written by Jo Best, Contributor on
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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.

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