Report: Nokia Will Launch Full-On PureView Windows Phone This Year

Rumours are emerging that suggest Nokia is planning to launch a "true PureView Windows Phone" -- codenamed EOS -- sometime later this year.

The Verge claims that the new handset will use a sensor similar to the crazy-ass, 41-megapixel Nokia 808 that delivered on camera specs but not on phone features. At the launch of the 808 Nokia muttered something about a Windows version appearing at some point -- and this could well be it.

The Verge's source claims that the rumoured EOS phone will be billed as a high-end Lumia model in the company's range, and that it will initially be stocked by US carrier AT&T later this year. Recent rumours suggest that the whole Lumia range is in for a remake, trading in the distinctive primary-colour polycarbonate for a sleek aluminium design -- something that The Verge's source says will also be the case for EOS.

As with any rumour it's best to take the news with a finger full of salt, but given Nokia's enthusiasm for the PureView concept, it seems likely that a high-spec camera could be in the Lumia range's future. [The Verge]