Following Nokia’s recent unveilings of the Lumia 928 and 925, the tech world is essentially torn as to the company’s future in the mobile décor. There are some that say there is no such thing as a future for Nokia in an Android-iOS dominated world, whereas others claim that the company should still be given the benefit of the doubt and some extra time to prove itself.
One thing is clear nevertheless, and that is there’s no way the 925/928 duo can drastically turn things around for Nokia and Windows Phone. But what about the oft-rumored and not yet official EOS? Could that be the ace in the hole to significantly boost WP sales?
Maybe, although the recent EOS-centric report that emerged on the web is not that encouraging. Apparently, an anonymous WMPoweruser reader managed to get some one-on-one time with a pre-release prototype of the thing.
The guy (or gal) was unable to snap any photos with the device, but was kind enough to describe it for the whole world to hear. In lack of any kind of solid proof as to this “extraterrestrial” kind of encounter, the report is definitely shady and not to be taken very seriously, but we’ve seen crazier stories gain credence before, so who knows, maybe the whole thing is true.
In any case, it appears the EOS is made of “polycarbonate” (read: plastic), “and is about as thick as the Nokia Lumia 920 in the middle, but is highly tapered at both ends, giving the impression of a much slimmer device”.
Okay, that sounds fairly innovative and original, but it’s definitely not ideal. Remember, the Lumia 920 is 10.7 mm thick, and, while “giving the impression of a much slimmer device” sounds nice and all, I can’t help but wonder where is that going to leave the device’s weight. And if it’s closer to 920’s 185 grams than 925’s 139, I’m sorry to inform you, Nokia, but you’re doomed.
Moving on, the shady source reports the camera’s lens housing “does not protrude much” (huzzah!) and, while the flash is Xenon, both it and the lens are smaller than on the 808 Pureview (double huzzah!).
Unfortunately, the number of the sensor’s megapixels was apparently masked on this alleged prototype, although chances are the MP count will be around 41. As for other specs, the screen size and resolution are claimed to be the same as on the 920 – 4.5 inches and 1,280 x 720 pixels.
And that, my friends, is the way the cookie crumbles once again for Nokia. Yeah, I know, you don’t need Full HD resolution to make a display awesome, but having to choose between a phone with a 720p panel and one with 1,080p, do you have any idea how many regular tech users will go for the former? I’ll give you a hint, it rhymes with hero. Especially when rumor has it the EOS could also come with a fairly modest (by today’s standards) dual-core CPU.