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Nokia EOS specs leak: 4.5-inch screen, new camera app

An Internet tipster claims to have had some hands on time with the rumoured handset, and has shared all.

We've heard whispers before of the Nokia EOS smart phone, but now a tipster claims to have got his mitts on it. And he's spilled all to WMPoweruser.

The device is said to look similar to the Nokia Lumia 920 (pictured), with the same screen size and resolution (4.5 inches, 1,280x768 pixels). However, the handset is tapered at each end, making it appear much slimmer. It's also packing some spangly new camera tech, though whether or not it'll have the same 41-megapixel snapper as the ludicrous 808 PureView is open to debate.

The tipster claims "The number of megapixels were not marked on the prototype, with 'XX megapixels' only being written on the lens housing." The flash and lens are both said to be "much smaller" than the 808 PureView. Previous rumours suggest the EOS will have the same 41-megapixel sensor as found on the 808, so I suppose we'll have to wait and see.

A new camera app is also on the cards, called 'Nokia Pro Camera', the tipster says. It'll have a completely new interface, and let you control manual focus. The standard photo app will still be available. Start the camera app, and the lens cover will automatically open. The handset is also said to be much lighter than the Lumia 920.

Nokia has been on an imaging blitz of late, claiming the Lumia 920 had the best camera of any smart phone available. (Though it had to apologise for the flimflam over the promotional video.) In our tests, the 920's camera impressed in low light, but didn't equal the Galaxy S3 or iPhone 5 in standard conditions.

Nokia's recently announced Lumia 925 sports an 8.7-megapixel effort, though that's still higher than some.

Do you reckon the EOS will manage to cram in a 41-megapixel camera? Is that too many megapixels? What's just the right number? Let me know in the comments, or on our Facebook page.