Nokia’s 41MP PureView camera is coming to Windows Phone this year


Stephen Elop, chief executive officer of Nokia, speaks in front of a projection of the Nokia 808 PureView smartphone range, during a keynote event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 29, 2012. (Denis Doyle/BLOOMBERG)
January 24, 2013

If you were like a lot of people, you probably hated Nokia for creating the 808 PureView.

While legitimately cool, the 808′s 41-megapixel camera technology was wasted on the dated Symbian OS that it was stuck with. It really should have been running Windows Phone.

Nokia, however, is about to make it up to you. Sources tell the The Verge that the company is working on a PureView Windows Phone — dubbed the “EOS” —  which it plans to release later this year.

While welcome, the news is no big surprise. As Nokia noted over and over last year, the 808 PureView was a test run for the Windows Phone version that would arrive soon after.

Nokia also plans to make some cosmetic changes with the EOS, which will be built with aluminum instead of the polycarbonate found in the current Lumias, The Verge’s sources say.

The big question for the EOS, however, concerns its price tag. Hopefully, all of that camera tech won’t make the device too expensive. I’d actually like to be able to afford this one.

To get a better idea of just how the PureView technology, check out the video.

Copyright 2013, VentureBeat

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