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Nokia EOS may be first quad-core Windows phone

Nokia EOS

The Nokia Lumia 920 was the big attempt for the Finnish company to get a grasp in the mobile market. It was a huge success for Nokia, shifting over eight million units and firmly pushing Windows 8 into the mobile market.

Not much is known about the next in the line for Nokia, the successor to the Lumia 920 is apparently going to built with aluminium or perhaps metal, instead of polycarbonate. It will also be much slimmer, to compete with the weight of modern Android devices and the iPhone 5.

Reports are now saying the Nokia EOS will come with a quad-core processor. This may be underwhelming, considering most top-tier Android devices have had quad-core processors for a while, but this will be a first for Windows phone.

Microsoft announced at the Windows 8 launch that OEM partners would not need quad-core to power the operating system, however Nokia may see the advantages of having a larger and faster processor. The Snapdragon 800 may be this unnamed processor, although it is still open to speculation and should be taken with a pinch of salt.

Another new feature in the Nokia EOS will be the 41MP camera found in the Nokia 808 PureView. This is a little harder to swallow, especially considering the smartphone was last reported to have a slimmer and lighter design, to match the iPhone 5. The 41MP camera with PureView technology may beef this Windows 8 phone up a little, in our eyes.

The display and battery life will stay the same as it is in the Lumia 920, surprisingly. The 768 x 1280 is underwhelming in a market of 1080p displays. Battery life is a concern as well, 2000mAh with a quad-core processor and 41MP camera may only give 6 – 8 hours, and the report states Nokia is having battery problems.

Still early days for reports on this device, we suspect Nokia will release a new flagship either late 2013 or at the start of 2014.