Nokia Lumia 1020 Pro Camera app

Nokia's next big smartphone is the Lumia 1020, previously called the Lumia EOS. So here's our Nokia Lumia 1020 preview. Updated on 15/07/13.

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Nokia announced the Lumia 1020 at an event in New York yesterday but plenty of details and specs were leaked on the smartphone ahead of the launch event.

The Lumia 1020 will be, in a way, the follow-up to the Lumia 920 and 925 – both are similar devices. With the camera being the main unique selling point of the Lumia 1020 it will go up against rival smartphones including the Samsung Galaxy S4, Sony Xperia Z and the iPhone 5.

See also: Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom hands-on review: A true 'cameraphone'.

Nokia Lumia 1020 PureView smartphone with camera grip

Nokia Lumia 1020: Release date

The Lumia 1020 will launch in the US on the AT&T on 26 July. Nokia has said that other markets will get the smartphone 'this quarter' which means by the end of September.

Update: The Carphone Warehouse has the Lumia 1020 on its coming soon page with an expected date of September.

Nokia Lumia 1020: Price

We can only speculate on the price at the moment, so given that the Lumia 925 costs around £470 we would expect the Lumia 1020 to get a higher price tag thanks to its photographic capabilities. We estimate it will cost between £500 and £550 on a SIM-free basis.

The only details Nokia gave yesterday were that the Lumia 1020 will be available for $299 on AT&T for those willing to sign up to a two year contract.

Nokia Lumia 1020: Specs

As we've mentioned it's the camera which is the main attraction if you visit Lumia 1020 world. It's rumoured to be a 41Mp whopper similar to the one found on the Nokia 808 PureView. Beyond the rumours, Nokia has essentially confirmed this by giving this week's launch event the tag line '41 million reasons'. It's likely that the camera will come with a Carl Zeiss lens and a Pro Cam app offering 11x digital zoom, anti-shake, and manual focus features.

Nokia 41 million reasons invite

The other specifications aren't quite as exciting with a screen resolution of 728 x 1280, the maximum Windows Phone 8 supports). In terms of size, we expect it to be around 4.5in like the Lumia 920 and Lumia 925. It wouldn't be a surprise if the screen uses the usual ClearBlack and PureMotion HD+ technology.

The rumour mill suggests that the Lumia 1020 will run on a dual-core processor clocked at around 1.5GHz, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 in fact. There has also been mention of a possible quad-core version though which would make it the first quad-core Windows Phone 8 device.

Storage will be pegged at 32GB with no microSD card slot for expansion – no change from previous Lumia handsets.

Based on numerous leaked photos of the phone, it will use a polycarbonate body much like its predecessors and will come in a range of typically bright colours.

Well the leaked specifications were bang on the money but nevertheless, here is the official run down from Nokia.

Networks

GSM: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz, WCDMA: 2100 MHz, 1900 MHz, 850 MHz, 900 MHz, LTE network bands: 1, 3, 7, 20, 8.

Display

4.5in AMOLED WXGA (768x1280), 2.5 D sculpted Corning Gorilla 3 Glass, ClearBlack, high brightness mode, sunlight readability, super sensitive touch.

Battery

2000mAh battery, wireless charging supported via cover.

Processor

1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon.

Main camera

PureView 41Mp with optical image stabilization, Resolution: 7712 x 5360. Includes Nokia Pro Camera app. Xenon flash for still images, LED flash for video.

Front facing camera

HD 1.2Mp wide angle.

Memory

2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory; 7GB free SkyDrive cloud storage.

Connectivity

USB2.0, BT 3.0, NFC with SIM based security, WLAN a/b/g/n, A-GPS and Glonass, 3.5 mm audio connector.

Dimensions

71.4x130.4x10.4mm, 158g.

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