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After working on its PureView camera technology for some time, is Nokia finally ready to bring it in full to a new Windows Phone Lumia? Based on this teaser video, the camera bump could be the biggest clue.

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Nokia is holding a London press event on Tuesday where it is expected to launch a new Lumia smartphone. The company isn’t waiting until then to build buzz, however. A video was shown on British television over the past weekend, teasing the “new Nokia Lumia”.

There isn’t much to see in the video, spotted by The Verge on Sunday, as Nokia is keeping most details under wraps until the big reveal. It’s clear that in typical Nokia fashion, the company is planning to play upon its strength of camera quality. The teaser ad clearly shows two flashes on the rear of the camera along with a raised bump where the camera sensor lies. Either the phone is extremely thin or the sensor is larger than current Nokia Lumia phones use.

I suspect the latter as Nokia has been working on its PureView technology, with one example phone being the Nokia PureView 808. That device — more of a concept than anything else, although you can purchase one — offers a 41 megapixel sensor that allows for tremendously detailed photos even when zoomed in. The video also alludes to this concept suggesting the phone will capture “more than your eyes can see”.

It’s also likely that Nokia will move away from their standard polycarbonate material for the phone’s body and instead use a metal casing. That could eliminate the wireless charging feature found on current Lumia’s but would help reduce the weight of the handset.

  1. I would rather deal with a little bit of extra “weight” and have wireless charging than have a shitty metal casing that isnt durable for shit. Whoever thinks the 920 is heavy is a big pussy.

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  2. I like the 920 because of it’s roundness. Heavy? definitely not as heavy as those jumbo fatblets phones!!

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