We were just starting to wind-down from the excitement of E3 and WWDC, and Nokia’s already thrown a curve ball our way. Invites for an event scheduled for July 11 have been sent out with the tagline “Zoom Reinvented.” We’re putting out money on the fact that that’s when the company will introduce the heavily-leaked Nokia Lumia EOS, the 41 megapixel Windows Phone 8 device.
The invite that went out specifically emphasizes on the ability of zoom. We’re led to believe that this will be thanks to the innovative thinking up in Nokia’s Imaging R&D department coupled up with the insane pixel count on the Lumia EOS.
We’ve seen the Nokia PureView 808, which also had a 41 megapixel sensor and performed incredibly well as an imaging device. Even if Nokia packs in the EXACT same sensor into the Lumia EOS, they would still have a winner on their hands as no camera phone in the market comes close to the imaging quality from the half-inch slab of Nokia Silicon, coupled with a modern OS such as Windows Phone 8.
However, it wouldn’t be farfetched to think that Nokia would have significantly improved on the sensor design and algorithms to yield much better image quality. We know for sure that the Optical Image Stabilization from the Lumia 920 will also be present in the Lumia EOS, which should make it an ideal camera phone for many.