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Nokia to release a 41-megapixel Pureview Lumia this summer

by Mark Tyson on 4 February 2013, 18:01

Tags: Nokia (NYSE:NOK), Windows Phone

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Nokia used the 41-megapixel Pureview camera module on its last ever Symbian phone; the Nokia 808 Pureview, revealed at February 2012’s MWC event in Barcelona. It got a lot of attention for the outstanding quality of the photos, especially in low light situations. So everyone expected the same 41-megapixel Pureview sensor would turn up in the flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone design in October, but it didn’t. Now it looks like the inevitable will happen and Nokia will release a Windows 8 Lumia smartphone using the 41-megapixel Pureview sensor. The new smartphone “will launch in the summer” according to sources close to Nokia speaking to The Guardian newspaper today.

We are just a few weeks away from this year’s MWC Barcelona and it is possible, with the heightened rumours about this phone, that we may get a peek at the Nokia Lumia EOS at the show. The Guardian thinks that a 41MP Pureview equipped Lumia smartphone could really help Nokia’s product differentiation within the crowded Windows Phone device marketplace and stand out from rivals Samsung and HTC. However a Nokia spokesman would neither confirm nor deny any of the information from The Guardian’s sources.

There were rumours about Nokia’s plans for MWC 2013 published here and there a fortnight ago including; the revealing of six new Nokia Lumia phones, a Lumia 920 with a 41MP Pureview camera and that no Lumia tablet would be shown. Other rumoured details about the headlining Lumia EOS are that it will mark a departure from the polycarbonate structures and colours used by Nokia’s current range of Lumia phones; it is supposed to have an aluminium body with squared off edges. Its design will herald the start of a fresh new look for the Lumia range.

There is more and more news pointing to exciting things being unveiled at MWC 2013, it sounds like it will be a great show for tech fans with an interest in mobiles and tablets.

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Wow 41MP…..any photographer can tell you how little sense this makes other than to impress people that have no idea about cameras. Nonsense….
Wow 41MP…..any photographer can tell you how little sense this makes other than to impress people that have no idea about cameras. Nonsense….

And anyone who has read about the implementation in the Pureview will know that the extra pixels are used for pixel binning to reduce noise.

The actual sensor is far, far larger than normal in a phone.
and results in a much larger, thicker phone…pros and cons of course!
Oh no! My phone is 14*mm thick, however will it fit in my pocket?!….o wait, it fits fine.

To be fair I do like my S2, very comfy in the pocket. However I'd happily compromise for a phone with a high quality sensor and good low light ability.
Lumia 920 camera is already amazing, in low light and normal photos, ive taken some very professional looking photos since i got it