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Alleged photos of Nokia EOS 41MP PureView Windows Phone leaked with slight camera hump to boot

Today is as great a day as any for some fabulous leaks and boy have we got a beauty here. Remember the Nokia EOS device that has been touched on numerous times in the past? We've got some images that are believed to be of the shell and innards of that very Nokia handset.

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The rumor-mill has been running wild about this Lumia device, with its super-awesome-badass camera. 41MP imaging sensor seems to be a sure thing, and AT&T is reportedly releasing it very soon. Today an unnamed source has just sent something much more solid to Chinese tech site WPDang: some pictures of EOS that looks quite convincing. Let's have a go through them.

The above shot shows the alleged Nokia EOS (yellow version) ripped apart and exposing its inner-magic. The grey smartphone beside it looks to be a Lumia 920. EOS looks to share the same overall look as the current Nokia flagship Windows Phone, which isn't a bad thing.

Close-up shot by itself. The black, round item is the cover for the "camera hump". Like the Pureview 808, the camera module of EOS is going to be noticeably bulky, therefore Nokia has attempted to mask the excess mass as much as possible, while keeping the aesthetics at a high standard. I for one feel as though the round hump is better looking than the rectangular one found on the Pureview 808 though.

That's a pretty large hole. And see those two little dots near the bottom of the phone? That will be how EOS connects to Qi wireless charging cover - just like the Lumia 925. In other words, it won't have Qi support built-in.

Another side-by-side comparison with Lumia 920. If you have no trouble handling the 920 single-handed, EOS won't cause any problem.

Side view comparison. Two observations:

  • The camera hump won't be as high as that found on the Pureview 808. It won't affect grip when handling the device.
  • Overall, the EOS is about as thick as Lumia 920 (excluding the hump, of course).

So, what do you think? Going all out for this little monster? Or hold back and wait for the rumored bigger & more powerful "EOS V2" by the end of 2013?

Source: WPDang

338 Comments
  • Wow. What a huge circle
  • As with the 925, this tapered protrusion just reminds me of the birthing process, or of something bursting through skin. It's completely irrational, I know, but I just find it gross.
  • Somehow i find that a rectangular hole on a rectangular phone more appealing
  • Same here, where is the SDCard though?  If it wants to be a professional camera then expandable storage is a key feature.
  • Birth is a beautiful thing.
  • Wait, there's an EOS v2 in the works? You really had to tell me that?
  • unless it's an Alien bursting out...
  • I'm in.
    When can I order?
  • this baby deserves 1080p display
  • that is an ugly phone my friend!
  • WOW THIS IS THE BIG GUY RIGHT HERE
  • That's what she said.
  • Giggity!
  • There is an EOS 2 coming. Wunderbar!
  • MNB thinks so...however I doubt it because it would be kind of silly to release two of the same types of phones in one year.
  • Maybe the EOS2 will have wireless charging built in.
  • lol.  I think the reason why Nokia hasn't been implementing wireless charging inside their phones is because they are invested in the (Wireless Power Consumption) -Qi wireless standard, while some OEMS are going the A4WP wireless standard (there is another one I can't remember)...I think they are waiting for a wireless standard to take off and become victorious (like the Blu-ray vs the HD DVD player battle). 
  • The Lumia 920 and 928 do have Qi built-in internally already....
  • what about all the lower end models?  620/720/925? Verizon probably requested Nokia to put wireless charging inside the 928 because it would look inferior to the 920.  The 920 came with wireless charging built in because the other standard (A4WP) was not out when it had released, thus making Nokia think that Qi was going to be the dominate wireless standard.
  • I doubt that Nokia are conceded by this, considering that Qi is backed by HTC, Samsung, Motorola and Sony as well. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_Power_Consortium#Wireless_Power_C...
  • Shut Up and take My money Already...
  • That's an ugly phone!
  • I would have guessed a more 925-like Design...
  • Kind of surprised that wireless charging isn't build in. If the phones roughly the same thickness, then what else is inside to force the removal?
  • The camera. The pureview sensor is huge.
  • The camera is a seprate bump though. Ignore the bump and the phone is the same thickness as the 920...
  • I'm pretty sure wireless charging can be added but you also have to take in consideration the cost.
    Wireless charging is nice but not a must.
  • Never even thought about the cost, especially with that camera. Yeah, that's probably the reason.
  • Id much rather wireless charging than losing it to add a ridiculously over powerful camera...
  • In which case there is always the 920 which is basically the same phone with an 8MPx camera
  • Then get a 925 or 920... see problem solved
  • And weight. As you know, whiners were already whining about the lovely 920 weight.
  • I doubt that it's because of weight, otherwise I think that the phone would have got thinner (ex. the bump) like the 720.
  • The camera will be the selling point not the wireless charging. If 41 mp is too much for you then this phone obviously isn't for you.
    I enjoy my wireless charging but 41 mp camera seems like a nice trade
  • Wireless charging wouldn't have been a must before; now that I use all these Nokia wireless enabled products..I do wish I wouldn't have to spend more on a back plate I won't use anywhere else.
  • I agree about the wireless charging and it sucks having to spend more. I was thinking about getting the wireless car charger with NFC tag but I'm not so sure anymore. 41 mp camera sounds amazing especially if it continues the low light
  • While not ideal, I think the wireless back-plate solution could be a good thing.  If it has a big cutout for the circle camera hump (which is likely), it will flatten the back of the phone for an easier time sitting on those various wireless charging pads.  And if there are some nice color options, you could mix it up with two different colors for the phone itself and the plate.
     
    Imagine cyan phone with purple back plate.  Droooool.... The cyan would peak out the sides and front, as well as a ring of cyan around the camera... could look killer with whatever color combo's float your boat.
  • How about the wieght. Don't the coils used for wireless charging weigh alot.
  • I doubt that it's because of weight, otherwise I think that the phone would have got thinner (ex. the bump) like the 720, and been lighter anyway.
  • a large battery
  • The circle is actually for a very small hamster wheel. The hamster runs around constantly generating power for your mobile, making wireless charging unnecessary...
  • But then I'll have to pay for hamster food.
  • Or just replace your hamster every once in a while.
  • Well I'm wondering if it requires the case simply to even out the device.  Looking at the hump, I can't see how else it could rest flat on a wireless charging surface.
  • Exactly what I was thinking. With that big camera hump, it would be very inefficient to use wireless charging. It can, though, but it will cause the phone to be very thick to even out the back surface. That's why nokia separating the wireless charger coil from the phone, so you can use the phone in a form that is not too thick and charge it using a wireless charging cover. Compromise.
  • Do you think the two little holes toward the bottom of the phone could be for wireless charging
  • Yes
  • yeah i agree, thats a big down fall for me
  • really? Spending that much Money for a phone is fine but buying a wireless charging cover is a huge compromise for you...
  • Holding off for EOS v2, though this looks nice.
  • Kinda ugly, actually no, very ugly!
  • Totally agree.
  • Trade off.
  • I use to hate the Droid 2 BC of that bump...
  • Nokia really lost its commitment to wireless charging. Very disappointing...
  • I'm sad about it too. Most people won't bother getting the added feature so wireless charging won't get the push it desperately needs.
  • exactly!!
  • Don't worry, Apple will "invent" wireless charging for their iPhone 6S or whatever, and suddenly it will become mandatory for all other phone OEM's.
  • And Samsung will get the next big thing before apple does
  • Lol yea Samsung has become shitty all phones are the same and are called the next big thing lol
  • Wireless charging need more than Nokia to get the push it needs. If Samsung included it in all their phones, that would be a sufficient push. Apple would be an even bigger push, but they will never do it because they are obsessed with making the thinnest device.
  • What are you talking about? Sure its not built in but the ability to buy a wireless charging cover fixes that problem, more choice is always better not less. If it was built in the price and weight of the phone would have gone up, this way is better
  • ^^this
  • The problem is that there are two standards and most choose to adopt something other than Qi. Sort of like HD vs Blu Ray war.
  • Honestly that's not really the problem. The bigger problems are that wireless chargers are too expensive, the capable devices or too few, and the extra convenience is too small. Basically, you can get a USB charger online for $2 which charges almost every gadget you own (except for iCrap), whereas wireless chargers are like $50+ and only work with maybe one of your devices.
  • Samsung is in the Qi camp, LG is in the Qi camp, I know of not a single Smartphone OEM that isn't part of the Qi consortium. The LG Nexus 4 also uses Qi charging even though Google themselves support PowerMat.
     
    So currently: no, factually most chose Qi.
  • Contrary to what you are saying, Samsung is using Qi only in Galaxy S4. They are joined with PMA, so is LG and HTC and Google and AT&T and Starbucks and Blackberry
    Samsung, LG and HTC have used Qi, yes. But htey also joined PMA. It is clear that the standard is not set and Qi is not the most used. The reason why Nokia uses Qi is because Qi was the first out with hardware, this is slowly changing with PMA pushing their charging plates at Starbucks.
  • Yes wonder why they dont build it into every device. just the 920 has it - i got two charing plates. not going to bother buying a 600 pound phone and having to purchase additional stuff again just to use all features.
  • They haven't lost it's commitment, it's actually a smart move until the standard is settled (Qi vs A4WP).  - see my comments down below.
  • I agree.  I don't need a 41mp camera in my pocket to make my life easier/better.  I do need wireless charging.  This is a step backwards.  maybe v2 will find a way to combine it all and also get rid of the hump.  That's a secondary problem and not a plus for the phone
  • I don't know why you think this is a step backwards when you have options. There are other lumias you dork.
  • Nice comment.  is everyone on this site 12?   Or do I just bring out the adolecence in people :)
  • Be quiet, dork.
  • If you keep talking like that I'm going to tell your mother how you're acting.
  • LOL I havent seen the word "dork" used in a while :D its good to see a sense of civilized insults instead of the cursing on some other forums i visit xD :P Good show!  
  • haha very true.  I've been called much worse :) Regarding my original comment. Guess I should have clarified. It's a step backwards for ME since I already have a 920. I wouldn't upgrade to the EOS since it doesn't have wireless charging unless I evidently added a second cover over it. The hump doesn't help either. But in v2, if they can miniaturize that camera and add wireless charging back in, then this will truly be (to me) a next gen rather than just another 92x variant
  • those conecters are for a charging plate, same as the 925 they have lost commitment to it they are just trying to bring down thickness and weighter to answer the critics
  • Build in wireless charging is MANDATORY for me.
    Then I'll be waiting v2.
  • I LOVE taking pictures with my phone so this is mandatory for me :) i have a 920 and I never used wireless charging x)
  • just add the wireless charging cover like the one with Lumia 925...
  • EOS v2? What?
  • Yeah, this is the first I'm hearing of this as well. At first I just thought they were doing a bit of social commentary on the "anticipating the next big thing" attitude of so many. But by stating the date as later this year, it makes me think that it may be a real thing.
  • I don't really know if it's confirmed here on WPC...but MyNokiaBlog really thinks that there will be an EOS 2 ---- (but unfortunately, the rumor on the MNB was mentioned that EOS 1 would not have a full 41MP sensor like this one here has) and the EOS 2 would be in fact be the ultimate successor to the 808. I'm not holding my breath for an EOS 2 this year. Nokia could've waited for MS till the end of the year to implement new hardware. And plus it doesn't make sense to implement two versions of the same type phone....unless they are doing carrier differentiations.
  • It could very well be this year, or at the latest early next year.
    There are two Windows updates coming in the near future, Windows 8 wave 2 in July, which includes the Haswell slates, 7-8" Windows 8 CloverTrail mini-slates, and the big WP8 update that the 925 is part of. Then, at the end of the year, Windows 8.1 comes to both PCs and phones, and will include a much larger set of new features.
    The phone above and the 925 are targetted at the July refresh, but you can bet the Nokia has something big planned for the WP 8.1 release as well.
  • Dude you are mixing up PC/tablet/RT hardware with phone hardware.  Windows Phone 8 GDR2 will bring nothing much to the platform except FM radio, Xbox music updates, etc.  There have been no talks about hardware capable updates for this update. GDR3 (fall) is rumored to bring upgraded resolution, and quad+ core SoC's.  Windows Phone 8.1 was rumored to be delayed until 2014.  -not when RT/and Windows/Server 8.1 releases this fall. In addition, Windows Phone 8 will never contain an Intel SoC based off Haswell or CloverTrail.  They are two different architectures based off the x86 architecture not ARM.  And finally, the most important clue as to why they would not implement a V2 EOS this fall...is because of costs incurred with manufacuring the 41MP sensor.  It just sounds off that Nokia would release a version 2 of the EOS in the same year. 
  • I am actually not mixing them up, I differentiated the different product lines in each example. While the timing isn't identical, the release windows are actually in sync. There are summer and fall releases for both product lines (Win8 Wave2, and GRD2, Win8.1 and GDR3 - which was originally going to be WP8.1 but they pushed everything back one cycle).  We have already seen the screen leaks showing a Nokia phone with a wider display, and we know that is coming with GDR3 this fall. There's no reason to assume that phone will not include the EOS camera, and no reason to assume that it will. It could happen, and it actually makes sense from a product differentiation standpoint for them to do it - they are, after all, already upselling the cameras in these phones as being better. If they counter the iPhone incremental refresh with a quad core, 1080p phone with a 41mpix camera that rivals the best standalone point-and-shoot on the market, all the better.
  • I'm really not feeling that ridiculous black plug. Hopefully they offer an alternative without the 41MP.
  • This alternative already exists, it's called  925
  • Right! Some people are so......
  • 920 = I already own
    925 = T-Mobile
    928 = Verizon
    I would like to see a thinner version of the 920 on AT&T. Is that too much to ask for?
  • Yes it is. Do you expect them to make phones to please every single person? Get an unlocked 925 and your problem is solved.
  • Haha, you are ridiculous. I don't think it's asking too much seeing as one of the biggest complaints about the 920 was the thickness. I'm not the only one who wanted it.
  • There is a big reason why 920 is so thick. That reason is called OIS. If you don't want OIS, buy something else. There is no such thing as a perfect phone fit for everyone.
  • OIS is part of the 925 as well and the 925 is a lot thinner. Aside from missing wireless charging the 925 also shed quite some weight by moving from the IPS Display to AMOLED.
  • A lot thinner? I guess you consider 1mm to be a big difference.
  • It is not that much thinner and it still has a camera hump that holds the OIS.
  • Tell me, what is wrong with the current 920's thickness? I've seen these things all over the net and no idea why you'd ever want this phone even thinner. To make it a perfect, ultra-modern phone and ice scraper hybrid? Also, this "thin-thin-thin-thin"-mentality also destroys the wireless charging, since there's simply no room left inside the phone anymore.
     If it was me, I'd make it THICKER to allow a BIGGER BATTERY, also I'd add a slide-out keyboard N900 style and make it EVEN THICKER!
  • My thoughts exactly. Ask almost anyone who has an iPhone 5 about how the thinness of the device is actually a detriment now. Every person I know who has one went out and bought a battery case for it to make it thicker and heavier because it felt too light and fragile.
    On the opposite end of the spectrum, you have the Razr MAXX, which is universally lauded for its two to three days worth of battery life with almost no complaints about its weight or thickness.
    Between the two, we have the HTC One X (which I owned) which was light but had crappy battery life; I had to charge it on my drive home or it did not make it to bed time.
    Bottom line, thin and light is a road of diminishing returns. There needs to be a balance of the two. Is the 920 heavier and thicker than I would like? Not by much, but sure. But I am willing to take that trade for it feeling durable and having enough battery to get me through a day.
  • maybe wait for the update to the 920? 925 and 928 were variants for other providers, EOS is EOS, i'm sure there will be an update on the 920 eventually
  • Wanting a slimmer 920 on AT&T is perfectly fine , but you said you want an EOS without the 41mp camera. Which is a stupid request because even without the camera hump it is just as thick as the 920 but lacks wireless charging. The EOS without the fancy camera as no point what so ever.
  • "I would like to see a thinner version of the 920 on AT&T. Is that too much to ask for?" - an exact quote from my previous comment. Where does that say I want an EOS?
  • "I'm really not feeling that ridiculous black plug. Hopefully they offer an alternative without the 41MP."
    In your first comment.
  • Sorry if that was a tad confusing. I meant an alternative flagship phone in general. Not specifically an EOS.
  • I still don't understand why don't you just get an unlocked 925 and be done with it. Obviously at the end of the year (or latest at the beginning of the next) the true successor of the 920 will be released ( the 925, like the 928 are just variants and the EOS is a different line more geared towards photography enthusiast)
  • Oh, good idea. Let me just run down to the bank and withdraw $500 (or however much a 925 cost) and go get a 925. Pure genious. Can't believe I didn't think of that sooner. /s
  • You are just being an asshole, nothing else.
  • Haha, wow. This entire argument started because I said I didn't like something. Sorry I don't agree with everyone on this. People want to jump down my throat, I'll gladly do the same.
  • haters always gonna hate.  dude my 58 year old mom can hold and use a 920 with ease....really I haven't heard one complaint from her yet. 
  • Bro, btw, I have a black on black 920 and love it.
  • While I agree there should be options, I don't believe the 920 is thick.. It has a lot in a little package and the phone feels like a durable phone.
  • Well Samsung did with the S3 and look at how they dominate....
  • David, if you want a succesor to 920, wait till november
  • Ya, I'm thinking I can hold off a couple months.
  • If you already have a 920, then honestly you shouldn't need a new phone for at least another year.  I'm sure Nokia, Samsung, or HTC will have a good WP option for you by then.
  • Very few people actually "need" a new phone ;) But my contract is up next month so why not? I've got two lines that alternate contract renewal every year. 
  • Two lines?  Let me guess, you rotate your phone to your wife and you get the new one every year?  I tried that with mine but she wouldn't let me :(
  • No lol. She wouldn't go