The Nokia Lumia 920 camera is a great breakthrough in imaging technology, but it’s not the only device Nokia has launched with the ‘PureView’ tagline. Most Americans have never heard of the Nokia 808 PureView because it was hardly available here in the States.
On the Nokia Lumia 920 the term PureView represents the optical image stabilization (OIS) that helps reduce blur from a shaky hand and increase clarity of low-light shots.
The PureView tech found on the Nokia 808 PureView, on the other hand, refers to a 41 megapixel sensor with the capability of using those extra pixels for lossless zoom — making a 5 megapixel photo at 3x zoom look flawless. Or you can keep the camera in full resolution mode and shoot at 38 megapixels. You’ll have amazing detail, huge file size, and the ability to crop it and blow people’s minds. But in that mode you lose the zoom capabilities. Either way it’s a win-win.
And now tech site The Verge is reporting something codenamed Nokia EOS. According to their source, Nokia will announce a Windows Phone powered phone under their Lumia lineup that has a similar sensor as the Nokia 808 PureView, thus bringing the lossless zoom and oversampling capabilities that are missing on the Nokia Lumia 920.
“Nokia is planning a true PureView Windows Phone, The Verge has learned. Codenamed EOS, sources familiar with Nokia’s plans have revealed that the device will include a similar sensor that’s found on Nokia’s 808 PureView handset. The upgraded sensor for Windows Phone means the EOS will be ranged as a high-end Lumia in the company’s range of devices for 2013. We understand that the EOS will be built using aluminum, rather than the typical polycarbonate found on recent Lumia Windows Phones.”
You can read more on the report over at The Verge, with news about 920 replacement and Nokia tablets running Windows 8 RT.