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Sensor is an estimated 5x the size of the iPhone 5's, 1020 has adjustable aperture, manual shutter, xenon flash

Nokia Oyj.'s (HEX:NOK1V)) upcoming "PureView" Windows Phone -- reportedly to be branded the "Lumia 1020" -- has been the subject of several image leaks in recent months.  Now EVLeaks has offered up what may be the first images of the front face of the phone.

The fresh photos at first blush appear to show a standard Windows Phone 8 interface, but on closer inspection they appear to be running Nokia's "Amber" Windows Phone skin, which adds the Nokia Camera Pro (pictured) and FM Radio app (which wakes the dormant radio on various Nokia devices).  It also will reportedly allow users to double tap to wake their device.

The other significant feature in the front-face shot is the AT&T, Inc. (T) logo, which hints that this Windows Phone-friendly carrier may be the first landing spot of this super shooter.
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The Nokia "PureView" Lumia 1020 (click to enlarge) [Image Source: EVLeaks]

Here's a quick recap of the phone's specs:
  • 1/1.2", 41 megapixel image sensor (about 5x the surface area of the sensor in Apple, Inc.'s (AAPL) iPhone 5 (1/3.2") or 4x the HTC Corp. (TPE:2498) One (1/3") 

    Nokia PureView sensor Lumia 1020
    [Image Source: DP Review (left), ViziLeaks (right)]
  • Carl Zeiss optics with adjustable aperture (new) and floating lens tech for low-light
  • Mechanical shutter
  • Xenon flash
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon from Qualcomm, Inc. (QCOM) (possibly quad-core in some variants)
  • 4.5-inch, 768x1280 pixel OLED display, with ClearBlack and PureMotion HD+ overlays
  • 1 GB DRAM
  • 32 GB internal NAND flash storage
The phone is rumored to be unveiled July 11, which puts it head-to-head with Huawei Technologies Comp. (SHE:002502) Ascend P6, which launches a week later in London on June 18.  Until then, enjoy the fresh pic!

Source: EVLeaks on Twitter

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RE: nice but nothing more
By nikon133 on 7/4/2013 5:32:24 PM , Rating: 3
Not quite.

Putting top hardware (1080p, 4 or 8c SoC...) together with this sort of camera would drive device's price well above competition, and lock it into niche segment. With bulgy 20+ MP camera at the back, it already is niche, but pushing hardware envelope further and ending up with price significantly above competing phones would make it uberniche, something that many admires but nobody buys.

That being said. My RX100 camera has effectively VGA resolution on 3" screen. Mind you, it looks absolutely great, so I'm pretty sure 720p screen will serve camera with ~5" screen just fine.

Device must have dedicated image processing engine (which adds to the price), so it does make sense keeping phone SoC price down. Dual core has proven to work well with WP8. I don't even think that there is much software for WP, including games, that would really take advantage of 4C or 8C.

I won't be surprise if in near future Nokia releases high-end phone with more standard 8-12MP camera, 1080p screen, more powerful SoC and slim - and in line with competition price wise, but I don't think this will be THAT phone.

RE: nice but nothing more
By UpSpin on 7/5/13, Rating: 0
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