Nokia’s next big flagship, frequently referred to as the EOS, will reportedly come with a quad-core processor. According to sources speaking with MyNokiaBlog, Nokia is currently testing two different iterations of the device in search of a perfect balance of specs/quality. We’ve known for a long time the company was ramping up efforts to introduce an even better camera experience over the Lumia 920’s, and it sounds like a lot of focus is being put on internal hardware as well.
Right now, sources say Nokia is struggling to keep consistent battery performance in the quad-core model, which is apparently running the Snapdragon 800. The EOS has been a product of discussion for months now, and it sounds like the biggest hangup for Nokia is finding the perfect maturation of components.
Microsoft is reportedly concentrating on bringing quad-core support to Windows Phone 8 later this year, so it only makes sense for Nokia to implement the faster processor in its next flagship. Lumia’s have proved quite popular among the Windows Phone community; introducing one with specs that can compete with today’s most popular Android handsets would only heighten marketability. That, and if it has a fresh design and great camera, which we’ve heard it will.
MyNokiaBlog’s sources claim the device will sport a 41-megapixel sensor, Xenon and LED flash, OIS and the possibility of a Variable Aperture lens, which was present in the N86. Once it does launch, the device will be an AT&T exclusive, with a wider release to follow one to three months later. We’re still unsure of the device’s expected timeframe, but it sounds like it’s shaping up to be something that’ll definitely be worth the wait.