Nokia Lumia 1020 Now Official

Nokia Lumia 1020

UPDATE 

The Nokia Lumia 1020 is now official and after many leaks is there much left that we didn't know? Not too much but here is the official lowdown on the Nokia's latest flagship model.

At the Nokia Zoom Reinvented event the main talking point of the Nokia Lumia 1020 was, of course, the camera and this 41-megapixel sensor is pretty impressive when you look at the stats. The 1/1.5" BSI Sensor includes an LED flash and Xenon flash as expected and can capture a 40-megapixel and 5-megapixel image at the same time. This is a step up from the PureView 808 as this could only take one or the other, not both at the same time. The 5-megapixel image includes the Super sampling as leaked which takes multiple images and layers each pixel to make a super pixel.

Pro Camera and Smart Camera apps will be included on the Nokia Lumia 1020 when released and these allow various settings to be changed, something advanced camera users will enjoy. Video can be captured in 1080p and lossless zoom allows you to zoom in 4 times without losing much clarity and if shooting in 720p you get 6x zoom.

The phone will be running the same dual-core processor seen on the Nokia Lumia 925 and not a quad-core one as rumoured. Connectivity-wise it will have 4G/LTE support, Bluetooth, GPS Wi-Fi and NFC and the 4.5-inch Corning Glass protected display includes Super Sensitive Touch technology so it can be used when wearing gloves.

The phone will be shipped in yellow, white and black and is expected to hit UK stores by the end of August with pre-orders being taken a few weeks before.

So now it's official what to do you think of the Nokia Lumia 1020? Tell us your thoughts on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or login below to comment.

Nokia Lumia 1020 Rumour Roundup - 10th July 2013

The Nokia Lumia range is set to be added to and the latest rumours about this possible replacement to the 41MP PureView 808 hint at the latest Lumia being the 1020.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 has been the subject of a few rumours, leaked images and much speculation about what exactly the camera will offer.

It is expected that the Lumia 1020 will be the star at Nokia's event on Thursday in New York City, so before it becomes official let’s take a look at what we could be seeing from Nokia.

Nokia Lumia 1020 Specifications

As with other smartphones in the Lumia range the Nokia Lumia 1020 will be sporting the latest Windows Phone 8 OS but what will set it apart from other Lumia and Windows smartphones will be a quad-core processor. 2GB RAM will be backing up the powerful processor and a big 32GB of on board memory is expected although whether a microSD card slot will be included is still up for debate.

The build of the phone is very much still not clear as various leaks have shown different materials being used for the chassis from polycarbonate to metal so we shall have to wait for that info from Nokia. The latest image leak looks to show a phone with a similar design to the Nokia Lumia 925 which could be likely as this fits with the lineup of phones from Nokia.

Nokia Lumia 1020 Camera

The big draw of the Nokia Lumia 1020 will be the camera which is believed to have a resolution of 41-megapixels and a whole host of great tech features for capturing photos. It is expected to have both an LED and Xenon flash and Optical Image Stabilisation which produces sharper images in low light.

The 1020 is also expected to have a F2.2 aperture and settings for ISO, manual focus, shutter speed and white balance.

It is reported that the camera can take pictures in both 32-megapixel and 5-megapxiel with an aspect ratio of 16x9 as well as a 38MP image with a ratio of 4:3.

The 5-megapixel image is made up of 7 pixels overlaid into a single "super pixel" within the image for a super detailed photo. Whilst this will be heralded by Nokia as a major deal we have seen this kind of imaging before on the HTC One, although HTC dubbed it an Ultrapixel.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 (which was also previously known as the 909 or EOS) is expected to hit US stores at the end of this month so a UK offering should follow shortly after. If this is the kind of smartphone you want then keep an eye out for the confirmed specifications from Nokia tomorrow.

Do you like the camera specifications on the Nokia Lumia 1020? Would the quad-core processor and extra camera specifications make you choose this smartphone over an Apple or Android one? Let us know what you think of this and other Windows Mobile phones by joining the conversation on Google+, Facebook and Twitter or login below to comment.

Written by: Carmel Brown

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