Nokia will release the upcoming EOS (or just "Lumia 1020") Windows Phone in the UK, according to a report over on CNET. The website notes that a telecoms industry insider has confirmed as much and the handset will not be an exclusive product for the US. We're expecting to see some EOS action on July 11th. Images of the EOS have also been leaked online.
The reason this device is a special case is that we're likely to see a 41MP PureView camera, the very same beast that was loaded on the Nokia 808 PureView Symbian handset. Nokia has improved the optics and software on its Lumia line of Windows Phones and the Lumia 925 is the latest product to take advantage of this continued development, leading to impressive results.
While CNET's inside source was unable to confirm just what the Nokia Windows Phone will be branded, we're still looking at the "Lumia 1020" to replace EOS, which would make sense as this is a fairly large leap from the Lumia 920 (along with the Lumia 928 and Lumia 925). As well as the 41MP shooter, the EOS is expected to include the following:
- 41 MP camera with Xenon flash
- Nokia Pro Camera
- 32GB of internal storage
- OLED screen at 768 x 1280
It's a highly anticipated device, and consumers have demanded to see a 41MP Windows Phone ever since the Nokia 808 PureView was released. Nokia has waited and it makes perfect sense with the Windows Phone OS maturing to an acceptable level. Be sure to stay tuned to our feeds as more details are leaked and confirmed in the near future. We'll be attending the event on July 11th and will relay the latest from the floor.
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.