Nokia to show new camera phone at special July 11 event

Nokia July 11Nokia has had a very busy start to the year. In May, it announced three new phones, starting with the Asha 501 touchscreen device, followed by the Lumia 928 for Verizon in the USA a few weeks later. Finally, the Lumia 925 was revealed at a dedicated event on May 14. The Lumia 925 marked a new beginning for Nokia, as it combined aluminium with the polycarbonate shell, making the device lighter and sleeker than the Lumia 920.

Now, it has called the press to another event, which will this time take place in New York on July 11. So, Nokia hasn’t finished releasing new hardware this year, and judging by the invitation, it looks like we’re getting another camera phone. The tagline says, “Zoom reinvented,” which could be a very big hint we’re going to see the phone which has been leaked as the Nokia EOS.

The EOS is the phone which we’re expecting to bring Nokia’s incredible 41 megapixel camera, first seen on the 808 PureView smartphone, to the Windows Phone Lumia range. Leaks have shown the phone to have a similar spec to the Lumia 925, which means a 4.5-inch screen, a 1280 x 768 pixel resolution, and the usual Windows Phone 1.5GHz, dual-core processor.

Nokia will be putting the new phone up against Samsung’s latest release, the Galaxy S4 Zoom, which has a 16 megapixel camera equipped with a 10x optical zoom, making it unique on the market. We’ll have to wait until July 11 to see how Nokia’s device compares, and we’ll bring you all the details as soon as it’s announced.

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Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars