Pictures purportedly showing Nokia's photo-centric 'EOS' smart phone have appeared online, suggesting themobile will play host to a gigantic camera unit.
The photos appeared on Chinese-language site WPDang, and appear to have been sent to the site by an anonymous tipster. The photo above shows a device that looks just like a normal Lumia phone, but has a whopping great hole where the camera should be.
That fits with speculation that Nokia is prepping a Windows Phone 8 device that will employ ludicrously powerful camera components, à la the.
The picture below shows the mysterious mobile alongside what looks like a, and captures a protruding camera that certainly recalls Nokia's 41-megapixel camera phone.
There's no way of knowing whether these photos are the genuine article, so take 'em with a pinch of salt. Putting its existing camera tech into a Lumia phone would certainly make sense for the Finnish phone-maker, though.
At the launch of theNokia said it would be debuting a new product this summer, so perhaps we don't have long to wait. the 'EOS' as having a 4.5-inch display, and brand-new camera software that lets you control manual focus.
Nokia could certainly use a boost to its fortunes, having taken a pummelling over the last few years at the hands of Apple and Samsung. Would you like to see a Lumia phone with a honking great snapper? Let me know in the comments, or on our Facebook wall.