FINNISH PHONE MAKER Nokia reportedly plans to launch a 'proper' Pureview Windows Phone 8 handset this year, codenamed the Nokia EOS.
That's according to The Verge, which has learnt that Nokia is developing a Windows Phone 8 handset with a camera sensor similar to that of the 41MP behemoth found on the Pureview 808 smartphone. It's still unclear whether the planned Lumia phone will have as impressive a sensor, and whether it will be quite as chunky as the massive bulge on the rear of that handset.
However, The Verge has revealed that unlike the Finns' most recent Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 handsets, the Nokia EOS will arrive touting a high-end aluminium chassis. The metal casing will also come with "squared off edges," the report claims, a departure from the design of Nokia's present Windows Phone 8 devices.
The Nokia EOS apparently will be sold through US operator AT&T later this year, although there's no word yet on UK availability.
Still, that's not all Nokia is allegedly hiding up its sleeve. The Verge claims that the phone maker is also plotting an aluminium Nokia Lumia 920 replacement along with an accompanying mid-range phone. There are also whispers that the Finnish phone firm will launch its own Windows RT tablet "early this year", which will take on the Microsoft Surface RT with its 10.1in screen.
There's talk that we could be seeing some of Nokia's planned devices at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month, and we'll be there to bring you all of the latest.
Nokia told The INQUIRER it was unable to comment on rumour or speculation. µ
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