- 02-24-2013, 02:41 PM #1
Does anyone else feel the same way as I do? Let me try to explain. First off, I really love my 920. Its definitely the best smartphone I have ever had in terms of features (wireless charging, ois, etc.), responsiveness, quality and looks (UI and phone itself...its a piece of art). Which leads me to think that Nokia put a lot if time and effort into designing and testing this phone before launch. Yes I have heard about all of the problems people have been experiencing fortunately for me I had none of those with my 920. But if Nokia starts to release high end smartphones every 6 months, I think their phones' quality is going to go down the drain (unless they stopped cutting positions and have hired more designers and engineers recently which I haven't heard be the case yet). Don't get me wrong I would love to see Nokia announce the EOS tomorrow at their event but I would just feel it would be half *** rushed like the Lumia 900. That's one phone I don't understand why they released it since wp8 was just around the corner. I could definitely see Nokia announcing the EOS for the holiday season or whenever windows phone blue update is set to be released.
What do you guys think?
- 02-24-2013, 03:04 PM #3
why do u see the eos as a flagship when its more of a good camera rather than a good phone. people will mainly use it for a camera rather than a workplace phone to take with you everywhere coz of its formfactor like 808. this phone will be only targeted towards people who are serious about photography and happen to like wp
02-24-2013, 03:33 PM #4
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In any case I'm also glad that they're not going to be annoucing EOS at all, gives them more time to work on it and release it in the fall when all the other phones will be release.
- 02-24-2013, 03:40 PM #5
The camera modules of the 920 and the EOS are the only parts into which a lot of unique engineering effort is invested. Everything else, accross the entire Lumia line, is essentially the exact same phone in a different package, each time re-imagined with the goal of lowering production costs. With so many similarities, launching another high end device, which will be nothing but a 920T with a different camera module, won't be particularly problematic.
- 02-24-2013, 03:52 PM #6
- 02-24-2013, 04:43 PM #7
Nokia needs to release as many products as it can afford to and get Windows Phone out there. I for one would LOVE to see the EOS being released now rather than later and, unless Microsoft has any other kernel changes in mind, any future updates would be guaranteed.
- 02-24-2013, 05:00 PM #9
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- 02-24-2013, 05:29 PM #12
2) Nokia can't just switch to a different SoC, even if they wanted to. WP8 currently runs on nothing else but Snapdragon S4.
3) Other solutions exist, like including a custom ASIC to handle the signal processing for a 41mp camera. HTC did something similar for the 8x.
It's already been discussed here (edit: particularly the contributions made by vlad0)
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- 02-24-2013, 05:38 PM #14
02-24-2013, 10:28 PM #19
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Whatever soc they decide to use, it not only has to support the megapixel count, but also the overamalpling process which happens in real time, and it Is also particularly heavy during hd video recording .. The 808 is smashing trough one billion pixels every second during video .. Continuously . So.. They need to get a hold of enough processing power. If you do a little research on the 808 you will see that this exact issue is what took 5 years to bring the technology to market. Luckily Symbian can support the extra dsp without any issues
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- 02-24-2013, 11:03 PM #20
I think my issue with announcing it is less about having a short product cycle, and more about not making sure they have the 920 perfected. We STILL see complaints about build quality and battery life, so I'd like to see them sort such things out before making their way towards the successor device, ESPECIALLY for those who are going to have these things for 2 years.
- 02-25-2013, 12:29 AM #21
I completely agree. If EOS is released in the first half of this year, it will:
- Carry the internals of the launch WP8 chassis, which will stack up poorly against the One, Galaxy S4, etc
- Contribute to the unsustainable "two flagships a year" model that saw the Lumia 900 flop last year
- Launch with no breakout software update, and WP8 is simply way too far from feature complete
02-25-2013, 12:53 AM #22
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