As E3 winds down, an exciting week is still upon us. Nokia just sent out press invites, including one to your favorite Windows Phone site (that’d be this one, folks) for July 11th at 11am.
The focus of the event (yes, we intended that pun): If we had to bet our life on it, it would be Nokia’s EOS for AT&T, which is expected to punch with a 41MP camera and the latest iteration of the Windows Phone 8 OS.
The theme of the event is “Zoom. Reinvented.”, which hints at the EOS's ability to zoom-by-cropping due to the plethora of megapixels in the image—this is diametrically opposed to the idea of a physical zoom, where one has a long lens with moving parts akin to where Samsung is going with their upcoming Galaxy S4 Zoom phone.
The thing is, moving delicate parts are a bad idea on mobile devices—they add size and are prone to damage. We think Nokia has gone down the right route, but obviously more will be revealed in less than 30 days.
Other expected features of the EOS aka 'Elvis' on AT&T will be:
- 41 MP camera with Xenon flash
- Nokia Pro Camera
- 32GB of internal storage
- OLED screen at 768 x 1280
- WP8 v 8.0.10322.71
- FM Radio
- Flip to silence
- Polycarbonate body
- Takes 35 MP picture and a 5 MP at the same time. The 5 MP version is meant for quickly sharing on social networks.
- Comes in yellow
- No SD card
- No visible OS changes
With the large amount of photo leaks of the device, all that remains to be understood are the finer details. We can’t wait.