Is Verizon Nokia Lumia 920 with 42 Megapixel pureview camera being tested?
Is Verizon Nokia Lumia 920 being tested?
January 31, 2013 | By Surur
NokiaPowerUser has found a new Nokia Windows Phone on Occasional Gamer’s list of active devices.
The Nokia RM-860-NAm_USA_100 is clearly a United States version of a Lumia handset, and with the other carriers already accounted for, suspicion rests on a new handset, such as the two devices rumoured for Verizon.
NokiaPowerUser also found a ROM package for the handset on NaviFirm in the “Quality control” section.
Two new Nokia smartphones have been rumoured for Verizon – one the sleek Nokia Catwalk with an slim aluminium body, and the other a Nokia Lumia 920 with a 42 Megapixel Pureview camera. There is a reasonable chance, if these devices are real, that we will see them being announced at Mobile World Congress at the end of February, which is not very long to wait.
Do you have any idea why the 808 PureView handset is so thick? It's because it HAS to be that thick to fit the high-res image sensor. There is no 41MP camera coming in a Lumia. The best they can hope for is to leverage up the sampling algorithms and *say* it makes the camera 41MP. It won't be 41MP, but they might *claim* it's *sort of the same* as a real 41MP camera. And of course it will really suck. The noise and artifacts on images created with sampling algorithms are terrible.
I was surprised to learn that the 808 is only 3.2mm thicker than the 920.
It's conceivable that an aluminum case will allow a mm or 2 of more space inside. Also, they have had time to work on their sensor and its packaging (reducing its thickness) and their optics (reducing the distance required between lens and sensor). Hey, they could give up wireless charging in favor of a better camera, too.