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Nokia “EOS” PureView rumored for July, also working on a “phablet”

A little over a week ago we told you folks about Windows Phone supporting 1080p displays later this year. Windows Phone 8 added supported for both 720p and 768p displays, both of which were present on handsets like the Lumia 920 and HTC 8X at launch. The 1080p support will be available for handsets over 5 inches, allowing Windows Phone devices to compete against the surprisingly popular ‘phablet’ category. And it looks like Nokia may be one of the first to produce such a phablet, as early as July. But wait, there’s more.

The Financial Times reports that Nokia is in the process of making a large screen smartphone to take on the Galaxy Note and other phablets. It should come with a crisp 1080p display as well. However, the proverbial cherry on top should come in the imaging department.

Back at CES we told learned about Nokia’s strategy for the upcoming year. Having a variety of devices was a pillar of that strategy. Another theme the company is focused heavily on innovation and imaging. Here’s Chris Weber, US President of Nokia, at the time:

"The most important thing we can do in the U.S. market is bring exclusive devices and opportunities to each of the carriers," he said. "Doing that exclusivity and giving them something unique allows us to get great carrier support."

Nokia is doing just that. We can add this large screen smartphone to our expected lineup of EOS, Catwalk, and the Lumia 928 for Verizon. EOS is expected to pack an 808 PureView type sensor, Catwalk is an aluminum unibody device, and the Lumia 928 is basically a 920 variant for Big Red.

What’s exciting is this devices will nearly come out right after each other. May is when we should get the 928 on Verizon, Catwalk on T-Mobile and international carriers in June, all followed by EOS sometime in July for AT&T here in the States and elsewhere internationally. EOS should one of the more exciting devices, especially among photography enthusiasts with its camera around the 40 megapixel mark.

Later today Nokia will share their Q1 results. It looks like the next couple of months are going to be crazy around here at Windows Phone Central. Between the four devices above, which are you most stoked above?

Source: Financial Times (free or paid subscription required), Via: The Verge

  • EOS all the way!
  • Yes yes EOS! But don't do an exclusive on the 808!
  • Waiting for the Lumia EOS as well to upgrade.
  • waiting on the EOS
  • EOS! Well I'm eligible for a upgrade, so ill hold off until I see the catwalk and EOS before I decide.
  • Definitely EOS for me, too. Really lusted after the 808's camera, but wasn't willing to forgo WP for it. The combination could be incredible. I really think it will be a HUGE boon to Nokia's portfolio IF they can get the design/size/weight correct.
    That said, I would personally be happy with an 808 sized phone just with WP8 on it.
  • EOS. I take tons of pictures.
    Hmm..i wonder how good the camera will be on the phablet? Would really like the larger screen.
  • Just when I decide to buy a Lumia 920 get this news... I will still buy as I can't keep waiting for the next big thing.
  • Don't even worry about it. The 920 is pretty damned great, and the camera is tops. You really can't go wrong.
  • Simply the best that is...
    It's certainly not all about specs...
  • I don't think you need to feel down. I have a hunch the EOS won't be for everybody, just like the 808 wasn't for everybody either. If you aren't a photography geek, you'll likely prefer the L920.
  • Regradless .. having that kind of imaging power in your pocket at all times will be appriated by all. Especially if it performs as well as the 808 when it comes to flash photography.
  • May I suggest buying the 920 off contract?  $450 isn't too steep.  When EOS and Catwalk come out, if they are enough of an upgrade over the 920, you could get one of those and probably sell your 920 on Amazon/Ebay for at least $300.
  • That is what I was planning, to buy it off Amazon, unlocked Yellow as I am an international user.
    Way I figure it, it will take a while for what is new to come off exclusive contracts etc, so if I decided to wait till July to see what they release, the soonest I might be able to get an unlocked in the colour I want would be maybe Christmas 2013.
  • EOS
  • Well its good that Windows Phone community will get a Phablet too and its even better that Nokia is the one to provide it first. Its just that they should not forget that everyone doesn't love big screens so a high end medium sized device should also be on the cards.
  • You know what. the good thing about WP8 and W8 is exactly what you like .. tablets that would provide a basis for compatible apps. you could easily run apps on wp8 w8 and i guess the next xbox
  • Hmmm, I would really be delighted to be able to get that phablet. I really need a big screen and an all-in-one device, however I hate Android straight to its core.
  • +1. Specifically Samsung for me. With a passion.
  • ^ +100 I like the way you think
  • straight to its OCTOCORE??? Ehh Ehh Ah forget it lol.
  • I laughed. ^_~
  • Lol 8-)
  • +1
  • Hmmm was hoping for a 7.X tablet instead. 7" surface it is!
  • EOS is the one. But would like to hear about the availablity in Japan.
  • Considering that the sensor will most likely be made there by Toshiba... let's hope you get it as soon as the rest of the world.
  • I like that phone in the picture! Very funky.
  • Think the Lumia 920 is a brick? This thing could probably anchor a boat :p
  • Forget Richter scale 12 earthquakes. The Richter scale of this should you drop it will be 9001.
  • It's over 9000!
  • I'm exited about the Q1 results :)
  • Analysts are just going to crap on it no matter what, esp since apple is shitting the bed. They will never give even a hint of an upside until they have sold all of their apple
  • Lumia sales are up 30% from last quarter. All other news is bad, however, and the stock is down 11% so far.
  • EOS all the way.
  • Tops Bloopy!
  • My 920 is the perfect size for my hands and pockets, hard to imagine fuddling around with one any bigger. Glad to hear of this thing though. Still waiting on Telstra to push me the latest update :p
  • I think the concept model really horrible ..don't scare us with that image....
  • +1
  • I'm with AT&T so I can't wait until the EOS arrives, but I'm excited about all of Nokia devices.
  • excited of the financial report that nokia will announced later today
    hope that lumia line up will make a good way for our king to rises
  • Catwalk meeeeeeeeeeeeeowww!
  • Finally some catwalk love, mostly because im on tmobile. But it better have a microsd slot with only 16gb. My hd7 is always running low on space. I'll just throw in a 64gb class 10 sdxc and be set.
  • Eos for sure
  • But why just the US with these top devices?? Seems unfair
  • Because US is the sole superpower and also centre of the world/ joke
    Read the article, they have mentioned international release along with US carriers, Nokia always releases products internationally.
  • I am relieved! Nokia Phablet come to pappa.
  • Yeah, baby, Papa like, papa like!  lol.
  • I am waiting for a Nokia tablet but if this is all they offer, I will sell my 820 and grab a Nokia phablet.
  • I hope the 40mp devices are SD card compatible. Or a 100 GB internal memory. That camera is going to eat up space fast at full resolution.
  • It's packed with 40 Mb shooter, 32 cores working at 11.87 GHz, 8 Tb internal memory and are delivered with a 110 Ah 12 V car battery...
  • :D
  • Lol.
  • You forgot the anti-grav and inertial dampners!
  • Even if it's 41MP, the actual final image after the super sampling tech is around 8MP if I recall from the 808. It doesn't save a 41MP resolution image.
  • Well I'm good with my 920 but the catwalk sounds the most intriguing to me
  • I would get one if it had 32GB of storage.
  • The only problem is i am more than happy with my 920 and unless there is some great new feature i will not change.
  • "The most important thing we can do in the U.S. market is bring exclusive devices and opportunities to each of the carriers," he said. "Doing that exclusivity and giving them something unique allows us to get great carrier support."
    Wow, 2007 called.....
    The reason that Samsung is dominate is because you can get this phone on EVERY carrier. Geez this person!!
  • That's because Samsung has enough revenue to release on all carriers. The real reason that Nokia is doing exclusives is because they receive way more revenue from the actual carrier. Would you rather have Nokia release on all carriers and have phones sitting on shelves because of not enough interest? Nokia/WP needs to gain interest or become relevant in the market before they stop exclusives. This year will decide that fate I think. But yea exclusives are a pain, but are necessary to keep the revenue flowing while gaining interest in a phone saturated market.
  • Geez, glad that you dont work at Nokia otherwise they would have not sold even 1 phone in USA, Carriers are the customers in US, if you dont give exclusives they wont buy your phone and wont market it. ofcourse, once you have the clout of samsung and Apple, you can do anything.
  • "Doing that exclusivity and giving them something unique allows us to get great carrier support."
    Only that U.S. carriers frankly gave a damn about promoting Nokias' devices. Sales down in the U.S. from 600k to 400k. Nokia is finnished here.
  • Yay!!!! Looks like I'll be passing on the catwalk to get my first 5 incher! Never know I may like it...alot! :)
  • Is this article saying the EOS will be 5"?
  • A 5+inch Lumia with a stylus expandable storage could be great thing
  • Lol I was just going to write that this should have a stylus ( with a native pen app too ;)
  • Lumia phablet? YES PLEASE!!! Will buy day 1
  • EOS all the way for me as well
  • I own 920 for so long time and never dialed even one call (locked into att, while my carrier is T-Mobile).  No EOS this time.  Nokia, do your exclusive carrier and leave me alone.
  • STYLUS!!!! 
    A Stylus with updated OneNote (or partner with Evernote to launch Penultimate for the platform). It's so obvious! do it...
  • EOS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • wouldve been perfect for me if they exclusively left out at&t
  • Please stop showing this ugly picture attached to mentions of the next Nokia flagship. I really hope it doesn't look like this!
  • Eos no doubt..... I want that 808 beast in WP avatar.......
  • Only question is will eos have octaoled/octa display...and while we're at it wth is octaoled/octa display
  • So the EOS is a phone? The picture in this article looks weird. Can someone explain this to me? Lol
  • It's phone and a dessert topping!
  • Just wondering in regards to the EOS... with the way that WP renders your photos i.e. in lower quality to increase response when viewing, will they have their own gallery software on there in place of the standard or is this something that will be changed in GDR2? Anyone know?
  • They should add the Bluetooth keyboard profile. It could become my office note-taking device!
  • Right now, I'm most excited for the EOS. But if the phablet has a similar camera AND stylus support, then it will be the phablet all the way. My upgrade isn't until November so I'm hoping I'll have both available to make a decision.
  • EOS...Phablet...EOS...Phablet...EOS...Phablet.....aaaarrrhhhh....I CAN"T DECIDE!   lol
    Phablet with the 41mb pureview would seal the deal.
  • Eos for tmobile plsss
  • I really don't like this exclusivity thing but I can see why Nokia US is doing it. Maybe they're able to get their updates out for the 920 on AT&T so fast is because of the exclusivity deal.
  • Hey Sam or Daniel,
    Where does the rumored 950 fit in among these or is it one of these?
    Here is Daniel's 950 story:
  • Probably fake at this point. 
  • How does a 41MP OIS camera being slapped on the back of a lumia sound?
  • Catwalk or Phablet on Tmo Please!!!
  • Nokia Lumia EOS should be:
    1920  x 1080 5.0 Inches - Corning Gorilla Glass 3; Super LCD3 IPS Capacitative Touchscreen
    CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
    GPU: Adreno 330
    Li - Ion 3700 mAh battery
    41MP PureView sensor and Rich Recording technology just like the 808 PureView
    2GB of RAM
    32GB internal memory with microSD slot 
    microSIM slot
    Unlocked - should be compatible with T-Mobile's and AT&T's 2G/3G/4G - EDGE/HSPA+/LTE
    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900; HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100; LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - Pentaband on both 3G and 4G frequencies.
    Make it available on Amazon with no contract and subsidies.
  • I hope Nokia's next flagship Lumia offers exchangable shells like their lower end models!