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41MP Nokia PureView Sensor Coming To Lumia Range – Report

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Rumours suggest next Nokia Lumia will boast a 41MP sensor

Nokia will reportedly add its 41 megapixel PureView sensor to the future entries in its Lumia range of Windows Phone-based smartphones.

Sources close to the Finnish manufacturer told The Guardian that a new model featuring the technology, known as the EOS, will launch in the US this summer.

Nokia PureView coming to Lumia

Nokia PureView 808The unusual sensor debuted at Mobile World Congress 2012 and has so far only been featured in the ill-fated Nokia PureView 808, the company’s very last Symbian phone. While the imaging capabilities wowed reviewers, it failed to impress UK operators and the smartphone was not stocked by a single major UK network.

The sensor’s omission from the current flagship, Nokia Lumia 920, has been curiously noted by observers who believe that it could have been a key hardware differentiator. The Lumia 920 did feature the ‘floating lens technology’, a gyroscope that detected uneven hand motion and moved the camera mechanism to compensate. Confusingly, this was also called PureView.

The aim of the sensor is not to produce massive photos, but to improve image quality of photos taken in poor light thanks to pixel oversampling techniques. The actual size of pictures taken by the 808 PureView was actually around five megapixels, with redundant pixels used to improve the quality.

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