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Lumia 1020 could hit End of Life status this September

It looks like the Nokia Lumia 1020 may soon be reaching "end-of-life" status. End-of-life generally refers to the point in time when a product is no longer manufactured or supported. For the 1020, that time looks to be September 14, according the Evleaks.

It would be a little odd for the Lumia 1020 to reach End-of-Life status now. The phone launched in late July 2013, just shy of a year ago. The device has a 41-megapixel camera with a Carl Ziess optic, along with a 4.5-inch AMOLED screen, 32GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, and a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor.

What do you think of the Lumia 1020 possibly reaching End-of-Life? Let us know below in the comments.

Source: Evleaks

548 Comments
  • Wtf !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Waiting for nokia McLaren (hopefully rumoured to be the successor of 1020)...!!! ;D. But 1 year passed so fast since it was launched ..!!!
  • If McLaren is the successor to the 1020, then where's the successor to the 920?!?  Geez, Microsoft... why don't you listen to your customers?!?  No wonder you're still at 4% market share. Ugh!
  • Are you stupid or are you stupid? 930 is the successor to 920.
  • It's not worthy enough of an upgrade to many people, including me. And be nice. No need to bash others just because they don't have the sane opinion as yours.
  • It was worthy enough for an successor to the 920 for Nokia. The manufacturer of the product. So it's the successor to the 920 regardless of what you think. Just because you're not interested in the 930, it doesn't mean it's not the successor.
  • I think the 930's pretty kick arse aside the lack of an sd slot that many wanted despite that it's awesome end of.
  • The 930 is more like a successor to the 925, which I have. I'm also waiting for a successor to the 920, preferably available in the familiar all-plastic design.
  • How is it not worthy? It is real nice!
  • Because it isn't really available here in the US, and it has the same storage with no microSD.
  • So it is considered a successor only if it has more memory?! I guess barely any iPhones have had successors then!
  • If the 930 has more features, bigger app sizes for 1080p, and higher sizes more the more MPs, I would want more storage, or at least microSD support. I have like 3GB left on my 920, so I don't know how I can survive with 32GB with higher MPs and bigger app sizes. And at least the iPhone has multiple size choices...
  • Adding on.. Successors should not have downgrades right? Like.. The 920 has expansion but the 930 does not? Also. It has been said by windows phone central enough times that the 930 is more of a 5 inch version of the 1520. Or Microsoft said it.. I forgot who. I'm not doing research. Just saying here.
  • If it was a 5 inch version of the 1520, it would have a microSD card slot.
  • Sort of I guess.
  • The 920 does not have an option to expand your memory either.
  • I never said it does. I said that for new phones in 2014, it should have it now. Just because the 920 didn't have it doesn't mean it was fine for the 930 to get away with it.
  • Well, but it is no downgrade either :)
  • Also I thought I would have replied to exerz afaik
  • I'm the one who said that. My bad.
  • @exkerZ: The L920 doesn't have microSD expansion either. The L930 is more of a 'downgrade' from the L1520 with the omission of the expansion and size reduction.   But from the L920 to the L930, it is obviously a huge leap forward when you factor in the processor, RAM, audio, screen size and camera.
  • It is a big leap from the 920, yes, but if they left the exact same internals and stuff as the 1520, like microSD, that would've been better.
  • Yeah I got that now lol
  • The 920 doesn't have expansion, so it's not a downgrade. They said it was a smaller version of the 1520 because they are the same specs otherwise (except the 1520 has SD card expansion).
  • @exkerZ, The 920 has no Micro-SD. There is no category in which a 929/930 doesn't beat a 920.
  • I think the price wins :D lol yeah my bad there. I got it though guys >.< it was a mistake.
  • Sharp corners, colors. Body shape.
  • 920 doesn't have expandable memory.
  • The 930 is the successor to the 925, not the 920. They have far more similar designs, and neither has an expandable memory slot for a micro SD.
  • This ^^^ Nokia give this man a job in your Hardware dept.
  • If you are talking to me, thanks. If not, my bad. :P
  • Even if Nokia had given more storage options to L930 it would be considered as an upgrade.But it has the same memory of L920 which cannot be expandable.Uhhh Nokia why u do this
  • The 920 is unique to AT&T just like the 930 is unique to Verizon. There's no difference.
  • LOL. Seriously... Just because it's network exclusive or market exclusive it does not mean it is not the successor. Don't mean to shock you, but not every phone is available at every operator or market, even outside the US. My operator did not have the 1020, for instance, so the 1030 will not be a successor? Please... It is the next step in the model numbering, it is an upgrade in SoC, screen, battery, camera, out of the box OS. It even has a new design.
  • I never said because of it not being on my carrier, it is not a successor, I said other reasons. And the design is still big and heavy. I felt the Icon at a Microsoft Store. It needs to be thinner and lighter. All I want is a 1020 successor that is the exact same specs (except the camera) as the 930, except a new Snapdragon chip and microSD support (and/or more internal storage).
  • It's available in the USA. It's exclusive to Verizon though. The 920 was exclusive to AT&T. 
  • Except for the fact it is available in the US in the form of the Icon. They have the exact same specs.
  • Actually it is .... kinda. It goes by the name of Nokia Lumia ICON (if you thought about 930) :-)
  •   So, if you people of USA don't have this model is not a succesor . You are wrong.
  • No Glance support.
  • This too
  • +3310. I love glance. The lack of it stings a little.
  • Come on dude, to say that its not enough of an upgrade from the 920 is just ridiculous. It is much faster, has a much better screen and much better camera. It is a much more noticeable upgrade than any galaxy/iPhone and their previous iteration.
  • You don't choose the successor. Lumia 900-Lumia 920-Lumia 930. You don't have to like the successor
  • Never said it was a horrible successor, just it doesn't seem worthy enough FOR ME to replace my 920, as my 920 still works fine, and I'm not going to pay $700-$800 for a phone that will be replaced by something better soon, that I can pay for less on a contract.
  • Once again MS is playing catch up. The 930 will be behind the times once the iPhone 6 comes out. The new big push is towards more sensors and integration, the 930 hasn't improve in either area.
  • So you won't upgrade to McLaren because it's considered a 1020 successor, but if they tell you it's a 920 successor, you'll jump on board?
  • If you wanted to bash me, you failed, as you switched your phone order. It should say 920 first, then 1020. But no, I never said I wont upgrade just because of it's name, I said because the 930 didn't really appeal to me, because I can't just waste money. What's so hard for people like you to understand that just because a phone is speced better, doesn't mean it appeals to everyone, as storage is very important. In these times, phones should either have more internal storage OPTIONS, as not everyone needs all that storage, or add microSD. Geez...
  • I understand you. I have a 1020. Not gonna waste my money on something I won't be happy with. I'm waiting for more phones to be revealed
  • Its not an opinion numbnuts, its a fact. 930 IS IN FACT the successor to the 920. He asked where the successor is, and he was answered with a FACT.
  • REALLY! 930! Duh
  • No it is not. I hace the 920 and hell no i am upgrading to a 930.
  • Because it doesn't look same? You should go with 1520 then.
  • Its basically a laptop
  • but it doesn't have a physical keyboard
  • +920
  • It has faster internal component, if you say I'd not worthy based on the storage and micro SD support then any iPhone I'd not a worthy successor of the previous iPhone, they have same storage options
  • That's not saying much: the iPhone is the most overrated phone on the market.
  • Bottom line overall is that the 930 is not available in the US, and therefore not a true successor to a US product. You can argue that the Icon is a true successor, but I won't make it.
  • No. The manufacturer released a successor, but decided not to release it in the US. End of story, Plus, the reason was that it released said successor 4 months earlier as the Icon there - so even that's not fully true. Just because it is a carrier exclusive it does not mean it is not the successor.
  • The Icon is the same as the 930 just available on Verizon the only difference is the name and color choices exact same phone so therefore successor of the 920 928
  • Well that ain't the bottom line. Just your opinion
  • 929 and 930 are the same phone other than the radios
  • Big difference is that the iPhone comes with different storage sizes, but ALL Windows Phones come out with only one option. Sometimes you can find an international variant that's different, but then you have to pay for shipping and worry about who will provide the warranty & support. As it stands, if we think 16GB (or 32) is not enough then we just have to suck it up. At least on the iPhone you can pay a bit more to get 32 or 64 GB. MicroSD means that they only need to prouce 1 model and carriers only have to provide one model (as they currently do). They don't need to stock extra versions and there's no way carriers would even try with WP, as sales are already so low. MicroSD solves all issues - if 16GB is already plenty then you never need to buy a microSD card. If you want more, you can add more. With microSD the amount of storage is only limited by how much I'm willing to spend on more cards. Unlimited Storage > 16 GB storage. 
  • So don't upgrade. 930 as well as the 920 are great phones during times.
  • Source please? So far I heard only conjectures and rumors about it; some say 1020 successor, others 920 one.
  • Man you need to chill out.
  • I'm pretty sure you're stupid. The 930 is the international 929 which is not a successor to the 920.
  • Oh so you know more about Nokia phones than Nokia himself? Wow! Talking about ignorance and egoism...
  • Show me where Nokia called the 930 a 920 successor. The 929/Icon was never positioned to succeed the 920/928 and the 930 is the just the GSM variant. If you're going off of the numbers and haven't learned by now that Nokia's numbering system makes no sense then I can't help you.
  • Your drunk! 900-920,928,925-icon,929,930. 930 is the successor of the 920. Just like Lumia 630 is the successor of the 620
  • How can you call someone stupid cos of their opinion?! I think WP Central should censor some comments, that's uncivilized. MS is a jerk, doesn't seem to understand the smartphone business. If old Nokia could support 920 till now, it doesn't make sense for MS to tell us 1020 will reach end of life in September. Soon, people will start dumping WP OS back to iOS!
  • I only called him stupid because he called someone else stupid even with his facts wrong.
  • Hahaha no shit dawg. 930/Icon is the 920 successor.
  • Its not on ATT (primary 920 buyers)
  • 920 wasn't on Verizon, what's your point?
  • My thoughts exactly.
  • 930 is not successor to 920! It's a baby 1520. Nokia has not even mentioned its a successor. Also its called Icon. The 920 was/is an inspiring product that is loved by many. There's almost nothing like that in the Icon/930. Not feeling the hype.
  • The 930 is the 920 successor, however, it's only a relatively small improvement, like an iPhone 4 to 4s deal. I'm not upgrading my 920 until there is an SD card. What's the point of having such a good recording device for videos, live events, and pictures, has offline maps, and had a good music player if it always runs put of space? An Android or BlackBerry may not have the same build quality as Nokia, but if my 920 dies, I'll probably get a Nexus because even the 1520 isn't sold in Canada (not that I'd buy it... Too big) My 920 is powerful enough, so a 1020 with microSD will be the perfect phone for me to upgrade
  • 930 isn't available on AT&T is it?
  • I was bout to ask the same thing
  • Seriously?
  • Uhh, the Lumia 930? Geez.
  • Have you been asleep for a hundred years?
  • So true
  • Well the 1020 is really just a 920 with better camera.
  • Plus a GB of ram
  • For heavens sake, When is the successor to 720, 820 gonna come out...
    I have been waiting for so long..
  • Go join the other dinosaurs please... They need leadership =/
  • 930 is the successor to the 920.
  • 930 is the international 929. Not a "proper" successor.
  • Who carries the 929 then in the US? And wht makes it a proper successor to you? Smh
  • Omg. There're plenty of Lumia models out there to choose. Pick the one best suited you. WHO CARES ABOUT SUCCESSORS?
  • Boom! People get so caught up in semantic bs. Anyone complaining about the 920 successor and how nothing else seems to be it, please define "successor".
  • The 930 is the successor, just not one that I'd buy because all I really want is to record video (my 920 is better than my Nikon D7000 at video) without the damn thing running out of space after 5 minutes of recording (I also need offline music to when I get to places with no radio signal)
  • Yea, none of this really matters to me since I don't like any Lumias and plan on dropping mine for whatever HTC or Samsung releases. It just gets to me that people think the 930 is supposed to be "next" I guess.
  • So why are you even posting to this article?
  • +1520
  • Well keep waiting on Samsung! Zzzzz!
  • Samsung already has a good one, ATIV SE.
  • Erm the 925? Lol
  • +520
  • HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!   i can't stop laughing!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
  • Yes! I hope this means the successor coming soon! It better be quicker at taking photos with the S805 and better chips...
  • I kinda understand Nokia doing this to encourage people to buy the new flagship. I am disappointed. Great camera phones what Nokia is known for. If it will not be manufactured anymore at least release a better camera algorithm for this phone!
  • My guess is this is not "end of life" for the 1020 as that normally means no updates or technical support, this is expected to happen 2-5 years after a phone is released, only the very worst companies end of life a product the day after it stops selling! But there is mounting evidence that Nokia appear to have a replacement on its way, with the free hand grip promotion clearing stocks out I expect we'll see something new that somehow beats the 1020 as a camera in September.  While I have only just brought a 1020 I am keen to see how they can top it, if it is that much better I might even consider upgrading to it early, although more likely I'll wait 2 years...
  • The McLaren will have a 20mp sensor similar to the 930 & 1520 the selling feature for that device will be the 3D touch feature, the true 41mp pureview successor will probably not even have 3D touch as the camera will be the hero feature on that device. Personally I couldn't care less about a gimicky air gesture system and would prefer them releasing the 1020 successor sooner rather then later as one of my contract are due for upgrade in September.
  • But isn't McLaren only supposed to be 20 megapixel
  • read again :)
  • L1525 please!!
  • No no no, end of life doesn't mean the end of support. Just the end of the phone being sold. (replying to the a article, not you) No one panic! Author, please update the post because this is spreading FUD.
  • +1520  This really isn't that big of a deal.  I'm sure they have a 40+ MP successor coming which hopefully will be able to process pictures faster than the 1020 which takes forever between shots.
  • I too hope they have a 40+MP camera phone planned, but I'm getting the feeling they DO NOT. Which, as a 1020 owner, makes me very sad.
  • You're absolutely right! Those are two separate items.
  • No update to the article yet, editors?
  • I got that news yesterday from a Nokia store in China
  • Let's all bring it back to a 1020 discussion, not 920-929-930!
  • I'm surprised. It is not underspecced? Maybe a successor is coming..?
  • I just hope the successor to the 1020 doesn't have that big round bump on the back.
  • If it keeps the 41MP + OIS, the hump will be there. I don't even notice it. Long live the hump! :)
  • The processor in it is pretty old. It really shows when using the powerful camera.
  • In the time of snapdragon 800s, Nokia flagships used snapdragon S4s, not even the pro version too. Maybe that's why my 925 lags with 8.1. I have to wait for the tiles to render when I go to the home screen.
  • Wait, why was I told Windows Phones don't lag then?!? :-P
  • Because he is using WP 8.1 without the firmware. When Lumia Cyan arrives then everything will be smooth again.
  • Well, my 925 has Cyan + 8.1 and my Nexus 5 is faster in almost all operations.
  • No lag in Lumia 620 WP 8.1
  • You might want to consider resetting your phone. My old 920 does not have issues with WP8.1, nor does my 1020.
  • Neither does my 920. Its never lagged from day one no matter how many apps I have installed on it. It just doesn't lag. Running DP.
  • My 920 does lag. A little bit. But it's quite inconsistent. Most of the time it is as fast as it always has been, but sometimes it takes a while to show the tiles skin or it stutters in transitions. I hope that will be fixed with cyan. But even if it doesn't get fixed, I can live with it.
  • +925/1020
  • My 925 never lags... At all...
  • Your 925 shouldn't lag with wp8.1
    I'm very surprised that you have to wait for the tiles to render.
    I have a 920 (basically the same specs as yours except the screen) and mine works fine. No lag, just like wp8.0 with more features. I don't have to wait for the home screen tiles to render, they're as fast (if not faster...) than 8.0 I'd try a hard reset on your phone just so it can have a refresh
  • My tiles will take a second to show up with info. If you scroll fast down the tiles will be clear and no name or icon buy then it loads in about a second.
  • I'm guessing your start screen is quite long then? Still shouldn't happen, I recommend a hard reset. (I tried scrolling down through my really long app list and found no rendering problems, everything was 'there')
  • My start screen isn't long, but I set it to 3 column tiles.
  • Same here
  • yea, what your experiencingf is a bug, or a problem caused by not having an up todate firmware, regardless, its not caused by the 925 being out of spec, its still blazing fast on 8.1, 925 still amazes me
  • Don't listen to these guys. I have the same issues with my 920 running 8.1 dev preview, and I've been operating under the assumption that the lag and tiles probs and whatnot are a result of us not having the official firmware to go with official 8.1. After were get official 8.1 AND official cyan firmware, IF the lag is still there, then you may want to consider the reset.
  • This happens with 1520 too...
  • Not for me. Never had an issue on my 1520
  • Well I guess it's only a few of you who are having the problem, so I guess it's not too much of a problem, if hard reset doesn't fix it them I'm sure cyan will
  • Not mines! 1520/925/and 1020 runs butter smooth running 8.1 preview.
  • I don't have any issues on my L925 running 8.1
  • Oh really? You mean the phone that the article states came out a year ago?
  • whatever is coming, it better have way better battery life than my 1020. My battery life has been pretty bad lately, so bad i actually wish it had a back battery cover to swap batteries.   cant wait to see what releases this fall.
  • That's what I was thinking: 1030 anyone?
  • Wait, isn't the 820 and 920 still alive? So the phones announced earlier than the 1020 will live longer than the 1020? :-/
  • nope, ive heard the 920 and the 925 are already EOL, from nokia store reps.
  • I can't believe the 925 is at EOL. The 920 sure but not the 925.
  • I think the 820 was the first WP8 phone to eol.
  • The 820 is definitely gone, but I am not sure about its EOL status. I do believe that the 920 is still around though.
  • No ****
  • Damn... I thought we have 2017 or something
  • This is the end of life of the device, not of the operating system or of the warranty. It only means that it's not manufactured anymore.
  • What? I was just so high that I though I was living in the future
  • Or supported
  • I thought the end of life cycle for windows phone 8 was 36 months. And this isnt even 12 months old. Doesnt look good for wp...
  • its the end of life for that individual product which means the lumia 1020 wont be made anymore..windows phone 8 on the other will be supported till the specified time of 36 months.
  • Windows phone as an OS has 36 months, so your 1020 will be supported software wise for 36 months.   This end of life means they will no longer make new 1020's usually because an sucessor is coming or it has become redundant by another phone.
  • Lol wow, hard not to call you stupid.
  • He is not stupid. He just hasn't understand the difference between EOL for phone and OS yet. And now he knows.
  • Wouldn't have said that if he wouldn't have said "doesn't look good for WP"
  • Hard not to call you a douchebag...
  • Well the Cdn. Ativ s is still sold new by bell $50 on 2yr. Term or $599.95 no term. Its a little sad their still charging this much since even though it has aws lte with pcs hspa+ its just to old even rogers/telus has stopped selling it with no successors in sight.
  • psh, the name 'ATIV' can very easily be translated to mean 'end of life'! (kinda sad, really)
  • Maybe upgraded by the newer version 1030? we wil see. if the 1030 has an 4K camara resolution support I gonna buy him for sure.
  • I'm with you brother, bring on the 1030 :)
  • Bring it!!
  • 'him'?
  • I hope there will be a 1030... I love this phone and it would be really hard to go back to 20mp. But I do get frustrated with the slow picture taking...
  • Ah, but its going to have to be vry good to keep me interested! Android really has made headway with their cameras recently...
  • The 1020 is just so damn good, it's really hard to upgrade to anything. MS/Nokia is really going to have to make the 1030 or whatever it is going to be called insanely nice. I wouldn't mind some kinda of fingerprint ready cause I am getting tired of unlocking my phone. Maybe an optical zoom somehow. Battery LIFE should be twice as good at the 1020 which isn't bad at all. Qi, built in this time!!! I hacked a Qi unit into my speck case and don't want to have to do that again. Works perfectly on mine but, my wifes never worked well. FAST and twice the storage.
  • I would actually love to hear how you hacked Qi charging into your case. I have a 1020 and want the wireless charging while keeping my OtterBox
  • 4k camera really isn't a isuee, i just hope for more recording options
    e.g:
    120fps 1080p slow mo
    60fps 1080p
  • This.
    Would be great, plus maybe the same Dolby audio recording that they put in 930, which should supposedly work quite well.
  • Remains in the hall of fame forever like nokia 808..
  • Not in the U.S. Hall of Fame. It was only on Att with low sales numbers. That was the phone that could've been huge but exclusivity made it DOA in the U.S. Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Doa? Death of autotune by jay z?
  • Sheesh! Its "Dead On Arrival"
  • Hall of Fame for innovation and imaging.
  • "That was the phone that could've been huge but exclusivity made it DOA in the U.S." +925 I am really hoping that McLaren will truly be available on all major carriers and that it will be a roaring sales success, if for no other reason than to show the carriers that exclusivity deals do not work for them as much as it doesn't work for their customers.
  • Y?? :O
  • It's mean Price will drop... Hell yeah.. :))
  • I just picked one up in Australia from a retailer for around $200 cheaper with free Camera Grip. Thought maybe that was happening, but it was too good an offer to refuse since I'm about to go traveling
  • That's a really great bargain! It is still SGD 579 here in Singapore.
  • That's not necessarily true. The Nokia 808 maintained a high sales price becasue there was a demand for it. This could be the case with the 1020. Although, I hope you're right so that I can pick one up cheap.
  • This could mean that its sucessor is coming out soon, possibly the Maclaren in November ?
  • I don't think so. I don't think McLaren will have a 41MP camera :/
  • A 1020 successor doesn't need 41 megapixels. It just needs a better imaging system.
  • No. The McLaren will NOT have a 41mp. Please tone down your expectations about the McLaren unless you really really want to be disappointed.
  • Please stop stating rumors as facts. McLaren is still code named and people think they "know" what it will and won't be. So keep wishing and hoping. The 41MP should show itself on some device this fall.
  • Just because it doesn't come with a 41 MP sensor doesn't mean it isn't a 1020 successor.
  • If no 41mp camera then it is not 1030 successor! 41mp camera is what sets the 1020 apart from other phones.
  • Amazing image quality is what sets the 1020 apart from other smartphones, not the image resolution. The successor is already rumoured to come with less than a 41 MP sensor. The only reason for the high resolution was the advantage of oversampling the image to reach a higher end quality. They could just have solved that in a smarter way than having more noisy pixels.
  • This is exactly correct. But I've grown attached to the reframing zoom after taking a picture I hope this functionality can be equally well supported with "only" 20 MP. I suspect we it will be a few years before we see a camera in a phone with the same quality as the 1020. There is no guarantee for a successor to appear just because the 1020 is eol. It will be a loss. The distinctive camera has been recognized as a differentiator, even by windows phone detractors. so, onward...
  • No it is not, the tagline "Zoom Reinvented" doesn't ring a bell to you? The 808 and L1020 was heavily advertised for it's lossless zoom capability
  • I think the zoom comes from great resolution, not megapixels. I use the zoom reinvented factor all the time. I don't want to lose it.
  • It's a marketing slogan. Try zooming in fully and tell me if it's truly lossless. The oversampling was one of the tricks Nokia used to make the Lumia 1020 camera module what it is. The "zoom" reduces the oversampling effect, which reduces the end image quality. It's not "lossless".
  • A new device may be coming
  • Make same Phone with snapdragon 800 Or 801 and It will be bestseller.
  • I'm hoping for a dedicated imaging chip for truly speedy pics.
  • Could get Digic style processing with the Canon cross-patent agreement, which would be sweet!!
  • There is no way they end support...... They are going to stop manufacturing the phone, probably because a successor is coming....... Hopefully its the Maclaren, and multi platform release
  • What? Is my 925 near the end too? Weren't they made around the same time, or maybe not idk. And I can't believe after one year it would be discontinued.
  • i think its already over. A nokia store person told me that in the UAE as well as India. Also the 920.
  • Because McLaren
  • nope i think the mclaren is goin to be a 1020 successor, maybe a different camera. The 930 is the successor to the 920,925.
  • Why haven't they said this about the 920,925 etc??
  • Meh
  • Maybe a new phone with snapdragon 805+ will be coming. Who knows
  • Lumia 1030 will use the Snapdragon 801 Lumia 1530 will use the Snapdragon 805
  • Yeah, and the 1530 in a 5.5 inch size.
  • I thought it already did... Lol
  • That's BS! I love my 1020 and it's still very much capable hardware. Guess I'll be buying an icon sooner than later.
  • It doesn't affect you in any way...
  • Don't worry about it. Better phones are coming!
  • Hope they come in yellow too!
  • Or in green like the Icon
  • Yeah right.
    Ativ S reached EOL February and no reply from Samsung.
    All WP handsets are going out and no major OEMs are jumping onboard.
    LG have been huffing and hinting and nothing.
    Windows is screwed, sad
  • No reply from Samsung? They bumped it up to the ATIV SE. Samsung delivered. Talk to your carrier.
  • Samsung delivered nothing with an American exclusive SE.
    That's part of the problem.
  • And they will be free for everyone? So who cares?
  • Okay... Successor is coming soon :)
  • Find it odd,why and who called the shots on this,could also mean a replacement is on route.
  • Time to take mine in for repair then. The lens is no longer working as it should; 50% of the time it is not focusing right and I'm getting crappy photos
  • I have the same problem on mine! I got my 1020 last July.
  • Im damn sure,a successor is on the way
  • I've always thought, judging by user reviews, great camera shame about the device. It also seemed somewhat experimental to me too. But if it's being upgraded to Cyan it'll still be a sought after device, even sold second hand, via eBay. They'll always be a market for it.
  • Why? I thought Lumia 1020 was the best wp ever. This is surprised me.
  • This just means end of manufacturing lifetime, folks! The phone itself - and Windows Phone 8 - is still going to be very much supported going forward. This is most likely happening because the 1020's successor will be moving INTO production/distribution soon.
  • ^This^ This is exactly what it is. The Product as well as windows phone 8 will be supported. The device on the other hand will not be manufactured anymore. Mostly due to a successor looming around. I know from a microsoft rep that something big is coming year end or maybe Jan 2015 start. Maybe its the fabled "mclaren" maybe something else, but most probably a successor.
  • It also means Nokia has abandoned it. The 810 is indicative of that, after EOL, Microsoft updates are guaranteed through developer previews but not gdrs and Nokia firmwares. This is bad news for such a great device.
  • Might be. Not really sure tho cos according to what i heard, the 920 and the 925 are EOL too, but they have been receiving support till now. Either way, heres hoping to a successor soon.
  • No, not at all. EOL means mutiny but the fact that it's no longer being manufactured. Software updates and tweaks are still happening. Source: I used to work for Nokia so I know this process well.
  • I would be interested in the successor to the 1020 if the screen was larger, had updated specs and wasn't locked to AT&T.
  • That was fast!
  • DAM, I just picked my 1020 up two weeks ago!
  • With snapdragon 801 processor,5inch display,2gb ram,32 internal and expandable upto 128gb and ofcourse 41MP (or even higher)
  • So it Will not get wp 9.0? :'(
  • You're an idiot
  • Can't wait for the replacement. You can keep the 3d gestures, but I'll take a 1030, in yellow with updated specs. (please add qi)
  • Noooooo!? But i want a lumia 1030 c:
  • What part of the words EVLEAKS, and RUMOR, don't you folks understand? Beside, even if they stop manufacturing them, they still get three years of mainstream, and security update support, like all other Windows Phones.
  • Like WP7?
  • No, like WP8.
  • Doesn't bother me. I only have my phones for 12 months and move on.
  • I love this type of marketing strategy. Unlike Samsung plastic shit. Like today you got S5 for 45k ₹ and next day your friend gets same shit for 36k. Wtf! Microsoft / Nokia ends the production before the price falls this much.
  • I love my plastic sh*t a la the Ativ S Neo with my extra battery and SD slot that WP 8.1 just will not make lag. Quit being so shallow and consider that someone besides just Nokia can manufacture really decent WP's.
  • Wtf!!
  • Still a great phone.
  • Ooh! It's to early
  • Looks like I'll be buying a temporary 1520
  • Why
  • That's what I'm saying. This doesn't change anything but the fact that updates may not come officially anymore but its not like they're that often or too difficult to obtain otherwise. The 1020 is a damn good device, if you want the 1520, awesome. I upgraded from the 1020 to it as well but I did it cause I like the size and processor speeds are a bonus. Not because they don't sell my device anymore..
  • All Windows phones are supported in terms of updating software.
  • Love my 1020 and couldn't be persuaded to swap for anything else at the moment. I've a funny feeling there won't be a true successor as it's too much of a niche product. I think it was only produced to develop and improve Windows Phone camera imaging at the time. Hope I'm wrong.
  • Is the 920 EOL?
  • Yes mate -- sometime this year because of the L930
  • Bullshit
  • Highly unlikely. It would mean that none of the phones would be supported.
  • Not unsupported -- the article is wrong -- it just means manufacture is ceased.
  • Microsoft needs to listen to customers!!!
  • What do you mean not supported???
  • That's wrong, it's just that manufacture will stop.
  • Are MS fuck*ng kidding me?
  • Just a quick correction: EOL products are simply not ranged in store any more. They can still be manufactured and supported.
  • Yes that is the standard definition. Unfortunately, this means in the context of the final stages of a product’s existence. ;)
  • It means nothing about whether it continues to be supported. Sorry but this article is creating a huge amount of FUD and I can't believe the editors haven't fixed it yet.
  • Nik Rolls -- Eh? Why are you replying to me mate, when I was trying to explain cshaughnessy the context of EOL in regards to this article? Furthermore, what are you trying to imply when you say "Sorry but this article is creating a huge amount of FUD and I can't believe the editors haven't fixed it yet"?
  • Not replying to you specifically, just to the chain in general.
    The article says that EOL means end of support as well, which is why people are freaking out. It's creating FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt). Given the number of corrections in the comments, and how one of the main principles of this site is to quell FUD, I'm surprised they haven't fixed it yet.
  • Oh okay, thanks for clearing that up mate. ;)
  • Yea then this rumor is probably incorrect.
  • Week that's helpful. Thanks for defining the term for us!
  • I love my 1020 and for the first time ever have no desire to move on. Best phone I've ever had and 8.1 makes it new and exciting again.
  • +1020
  • If true I would imagine that this is another indication that the McLaren is the 1020's successor.
  • I certainly hope not. Rumor is McLaren is only 20mp
  • I have the 64gb version in my store and by god its a good seller and phone im jealous every time I let one gp out the doors there like my children
  • NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    -520
  • As long as there is something to take its place
  • Yeah, I'm OK with EOL as long as I get Cyan before then and a successor is in the works.
  • Stupid Microsoft
  • Idiot
  • Ridiculous my friend. What dies Unsupport mean???
  • Unsupported is wrong. They just stop manufacturing it.
  • This will be just like the Windows 7 support thing that happened recently.  Microsoft is due to end mainstream support to Windows 7 soon, and everyone kicked off with "WTF"... when all that was happening was it goes into "extended support".   This will be the same thing.  In other words, they will stop manufacturing it and marketing it.  If you buy it one day before the End of Line date, you still get all your manufacturer 1 or 2 yr warranties etc.
  • Fucking dumb!
  • Hardware is very-much a different story; phones lose their appeal after generally 6-9 months, so this is actually pretty standard for most wireless carriers and device manufacturers. (Think like the iPhone or S5; they're replaced yearly.) As for its successor, it's the most recognized Windows Phone in the states BY FAR to the average consumer from the commercials pushed this same time last year; Microsoft would be very unwise not to launch a similar phone. It's received many awards and press/PR for being able to replace DSLR-grade cameras. I'd say wait til this fall or early spring for 1020's successor. This phone rocked for its time!
  • This phone also gave Windows phone its wings here in the states (not much, but it started the curiosity factor). Windows phone is a sleeping beast... It's going to go far; I truly believe that ;)
  • Fuck
  • Noooooo
  • 1030 FTW
  • They realised soon enough that slapping a killer camera to 920 specs doesn't always give you a killer phone. Apart from the camera, nothing appealed on 1020. Design was lame, specs were meh...
  • joseph, i think you should clear it up to the readers on what end of life means again. And there will be support till the specified time on updates, but no more manufacturing. I've heard from nokia store reps that this is already the case with the 920 and the 925.
  • Correct, I used to work for Nokia and this is exactly what it means. Support still remains. WPCentral need to fix the article so it stops creating FUD.
  • I have one so this isn't good if true. The camera is a beast
  • Not surprised, the hardware is quite old. Besides, this also means that probably a successor is coming.
    1020 is really slow at taking pics.
    Personally I'd like to see 3.0 GHz Snapdragon 805 Quad-Core processor & 3 GB RAM in the successor of 1020, this will make it incredibly fast while taking pics!
  • It's probably because it isn't selling well enough and it's expensive to manufacture. But that sucks!
  • Not surprised. Feels dated. Want something new anyway.
  • No good phones release, then the most recent good one gets taken down.... Wtf... Like. Sure they other phones are good, but it seems like they have been JUST releasing phones with dumbes down specs to make it more affordable... Why not do that AND make a frequent new "High End" phone?
  • I call BS. Probably no longer manufactured, but will still be supported.
  • Correct.
  • Not too much surprised ...among the foolish decisions by Ms one more that's all....ms & Nokia will not change whatever happens....
  • No support for it anymore? Wtf?
  • No longer sold, not supported. Read the article
  • The article says no longer manufactured or supported.
  • Yes but the leak claims EOL (end of life). There is no mention of EOS (end of support)
  • Yep, the article is wrong.
  • If this is true,then this is just crazy! I hope its just a rumor,because this is a great device & should at least get it's full due!
  • Wtf??? Gone mad or what???? That mean there will be no updates after WP8.1???
  • I think it means they aren't making those phones anymore. I don't think it means there will be no updates
  • Well eol meant just that for the 810. It didn't get anything past (I think portico) amber for sure.
  • Needs a better CPU for sure so yes I agree its time to let it go. But its a great phone no doubt
  • BS!  No way they will EOL something when most people are on 2 year contracts.  
  • EOL (manufacture), not EOS (support). The article is wrong.
  • Well, it's not that bad. Of course Nokia/Microsoft want people to buy new devices, but I'm sure anyone who buy a 1020 now will be very happy for a good time. I've got my Lumia 920 last December and I'm sure it's the best phone I've ever had. It's a beast,
    I'll keep it for at least one more year for sure.
  • End means 1020 successor is going to come wow Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Can that be right? Just bought one second hand. Brilliant...
  • Personally, I feel, especially in this case, EVleaks is full of shit,
  • what a pity!!! I bought my Lumia 1020 (64 GB) in january this year. It's a shame it has come to an "end-of-life". Now we wait for a successor that has a camera as good as.
  • Guess everyone who wanted to buy it already did. No big deal I think.
  • There's a typo, it says Carl Ziess, instead of Zeiss.
  • Being a proud owner of the Lumia 920, 1020, and 1520 for me this news sucks. The 1020 is a awesome windows phone. To soon, so....young.
  • Well.... The good news is that 1030 is (hopefully) coming! :)
  • They(Microsoft) knows what they are doing.
  • This is why people choose Apple over companies like Nokia.
  • I guarantee that this is one of the least plausible reasons that an iPhone user chooses his/her phone: "Hey John, why did you choose that overpriced phone with mid range specs and tiny screen?" "oh, just because they don't stop making them when they are old" (more like) "Hey John, why did you choose that overpriced phone with mid range specs and tiny screen?" "oh, erm....because they're good..well....they're popular"
  • THIS! +1020
    The phone will be well over a year old...how is stopping production at this time a surprise.
  • +1520 I feel sorry for those who buys iPhones.
  • Apple are even worse. The phones update to crippled firmware unless they are the latest phone and some products stop being upgradeable within 18 months which mean they don't even offer security updates. BUY AN Iphone and it is totally obsolete within a year. And the cost is so prohibitive for this. I was an Apple fan and have original iPad, 4th Gen iPod Touch, iPhone 4s and a MacBook Pro. I have moved back to Windows because it is a more stable and more supported ecosystem. Apple have lost their way. Awesome hardware with rubbish software.
  • well, I really hope its successor will be another 41 MP shooter, then...
  • I think people are misunderstanding what this means, it simply means that they have stopped making the relatively old 1020 in preperations for new hardware (hopefully a successor) but definitely getting rid of their inventory of 1020s
  • Exactly. Just Nokia phasing this device out in favor of newer hardware. I don't care, just so long as AT&T doesn't use it as an excuse to stop giving it updates (which they love to do).
  • +820 I know I'll always have the latest operating system with the preview I'm just concerned about future firmware updates
  • Good
  • Wow that sucks...
  • My 1020 has 64gbs of storage not 32
  • Some clueless people here... How long did you expect them to keep making the 1020? I would like to see a device with a faster processer and more money and keepig the same camera.
  • Surprised we haven't heard much rumor about the 1020 successor in terms of camera. A lot of people are waiting for it, I think.
  • Oh crap, I just got enough money to buy one. Better do it soon!
  • It's only end of manufacture, it is actually a very good life for a flagship device, tell me which other flagship has been around for that long. It's only 6 months for most Android flagships. I agree that it has aged, but gracefully.:)
  • Well, the iPhone immediately comes to mind....
  • Will still go for it any day
  • Put the camera into the Icon!
  • Who gonna kill the 1020?
  • The new version only ;)
  • That one should be a must have then.
  • I've owned one since day one. Awesome device but I've been wondering about a successor to the 1020 for more than a few months now... Now THAT would be a leak/rumor im interested in.
  • It's barely a year old! Also, that awesome camera is draw for catching more market share.
  • successor better have at least 41 megapixel. all I'm saying
  • Why wouldn't it?
  • Just so long as it doesn't mean AT&T stops giving me updates, I'm good.
  • next successor coming up ?
  • I think they should give it another year. I thought they only started selling more this year. I have one in black. A new one with my work contract coming tomorrow in yellow. I'm just a bit disappointed in that. I don't no why people slam the speed of camera. When you consider what its having to do its not that bad. And I've never had issues with. I'm only starting to get proper hang of it. I have taken some beautiful photos. It will take something amazing to make me get a different handset. Its not out yet. Was considering 930 but the camera isn't good enough. And the shape of it is not for me. . I like my hump on the back actually. Its what the 1020 is. Its a beautiful master piece of work from Nokia. I think they should rethink there strategy. They will end up p in people off. Bringing newer phones out so quick. Instead they should push what they do have more. They launched 1020 in July. Pretty stupid move in my book. It should have been launched in spring and advertised a bit. When I say a bit ,I actually cant remember seeing an add more than once. A spring launch would have captured the holiday bookers and makers. Pushed advertising through holiday shops. . Anything. If it had been mine I would bagged bags in Tesco even lol stuck leaflets in it. However I think they should keep it live a bit longer. I feel I little cheated. But I guess's they have a successor coming out. 50 mp camera ?? Quad core. . Solar. Wireless charging. 3d tech. If not this then what ????. It has to be good but
  • If Windows phones are only going to have a 12 month lifecycle, then that may explain its struggle to gain a larger base. Unless you are careless with money, then why shell out the $$$ for a phone that will be left behind when the next shiny new face comes out. I value ROI on all purchases I make, which is making it more difficult to stick with the WP platform.
  • Well now we are following android, stop supporting the device after a year
  • It's a 920 with a better camera really. It's not really a year old phone, more like 2+ years. It never was intended as a mainstream/huge selling device, It still is a great phone (I own and use one) but it's well behind the time now and needs a replacement. All in All the 20megapixel models out now (930/1520) are much better products overall and I honestly do not expect to see a successor for the 1020 in the books.
  • Has evleaks ever been wrong yet?
  • I've adopted a nice habbit from a friend, not to sell things once bought... So atleast m going to be one of the lucky people to own the flagship devices ever made by Nokia in its dying days :D
  • Nokia Lumia 1020 is the most successful phone their only reason for stopping him would be his successor might be something Lutro camera or beast with two 41MP sensor.
  • My 920 is still good, no need for upgrade.
  • I feel bummed I just bought one a few weeks ago :/ when I bought a 900 a month later WP8 was announced an now this It seems I just can't keep ahead
  • Get yourself some nitro, boy
  • I'm about to ditch WP altogether and go back to android or try iPhone! I'm fed up with Microsoft's B.S.!
  • This is just only a stupid rumor, nothing else. No need for to ditch Windows Phone for Android or iPhone yet. The Lumia 1020 will not be EOL way too early because it's still considered a recent release unlike the Lumia 630, 820, 920 and 925, the Lumia McLaren (formerly Goldfinger) is still not planned and announced with confirmed specs and a Lumia model number yet so there's no way Microsoft will cease manufacturing of a still new Nokia phone because of a unplanned successor.
  • So whaaaaaat?!?
  • Cant believe!!
    Isn't it too early MS??
  • You should stop posting evleaks bulshit news ...
  • What's d replacement for Lumia 1020?
  • I have two opinions on the matter: I'm not really sure it's a good move. If you examine the specs of the device, you can class it as a high-end smartphone. I think this solely based on the reason that you can compare the phone to many of the 'flagship' phones that cause so much hype in the market. This isn't a flagship device anymore, yet it sports 2GB of RAM which is on par with all the other flagship devices. Hell, it's more RAM than the iPhone 5S has! I am aware that it is only a dual-core processor with a clock speed of 1.5 GHz, but considering how light the WP OS is, this isn't even a problem. The display specs are quite mid-range with a 4.5" screen at 334ppi, and this the factor that [arguably] reduces the longevity of the device in the smartphone market, but again, not a problem if you're looking for a non-hyped phone with mid/high-range specs. And then, there comes the 41MP PureView Zeiss-lens camera. Now, this is the feauture that puts this phone back into the market; Nokia didn't only create a phone with a camera so powerful it would be better than other phones, but they made sure that other companies wouldn't even consider trying to best it for at least a couple more years, and that says alot about this hardware. Coupled with the camera grip, you could easily classify the device as a legitimate camera! Not to forget that it also records Full-HD video at 30fps, which is a decent feature too. If you really think about it, this is the perfect device for those who have a more strict budget, and would like to buy a reliable phone with amazing specs sometime next year. It is a good marketing technique by Nokia. Every religious WPCentral user, such as myself, should've heard the rumours and speculation about a possible new release codenamed 'McLaren'. This could be a successor to the Lumia 1020. If Nokia are planning on ceasing the production of more 1020 phones so early, they could be releasing a bigger, better version of it. As said in my previous point, the 1020 has a few mid-range specs that could've been ramped up to make the phone flagship material. Furthermore, you also might heard about "something big coming to Windows Phone that will upset the world" (not the exact quote, there is an article on this quote on WPCentral). Maybe an upcoming Nokia device will surprise the world the same way the Lumia 1020 did with it's 41MP camera. And, if you are looking to buy a Lumia 1020, it might not be all that bad for you, as long as you don't mind buying one unofficially from Amazon or eBay, or buying one of your friends' old ones after they've purchased the 'McLaren' Windows Phone or a Lumia 1030. These are, of course, my opinions and speculations. It'd be nice if a few people could input some more ideas as to why it is a good or bad thing the the Lumia 1020 may no longer be manufactured in the near future.  Just a side note: I'm quite dissapointed with the writer of this article. There is a lot to write about the matter, as I have clearly demonstrated. The lack of content, paired with the request for us to provide our feedback in the comments section, led me to believe that the writer was being lazy. I expected more when I initially clicked on the article, considering that one of the specialties of the website is to deal with rumours. 
  • dafuq!? o.O 
    Bought mine last september - And already now they are talking 'bout "end of life"? O' hell no - they should'nt! 
  • I bought mine in December... :(
  • Wtf ????
  • No. The spirit of #Lumia1020 lives FOREVER....
  • it may be EOL, yes... but prolly there are still a lot of 1020s out there unsold/remaining.
    i just hope these existing WP8 phones wont have the same fate as those WP7s way too soon. it would be a total bummer, really. if that's the case, then might as well euthanize WP in a snap rather than prolong it when you jst care less about it. YES I'M TALKING TO YOU, MICROSOFT!
  • In the words of Darth Vader, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"
  • Don't like this, in general, but it doesn't affect me since I already have a 1020...
  • Yeah, it does affect you. End of life means no more support and no more OS or firmware upgrades. Whatever OS you're on at the time is what you'll be stuck with til you get a new device.
  • No it doesn't
  • Ah, didn't really read the article in great detail. If they are dropping support for firmware and OS updates, then I'll just upgrade to a new phone. Been thinking about the international 1520 with Qi charging already, but might not need to do that since Starbucks is installing PMA, so that will prob push that standard over the top, I can prob stick with the stock AT&T model and go with a PMA cover...
  • Good timing since that's about when I'm due an upgrade, provided they have a decent successor out by then.
  • Not fair for such an excellent phone......... Was planning to buy it next year.... Shit.....!!!!.......
  • It shouldn't be reaching end of life so soon. That's dumb.  Sounds like a Microsoft decision, not a Nokia one.  Why?  Because in Europe we let our smartphones last us easily 3+ years.  Americans seem to feel the need to upgrade their phone almost every year.
  • Microsoft and Nokia need to cover up with an equally good phone
  • I think it might be premature to EOL the 1020. It still has high level specs even for today's standards. I say give it till second half 2015.
  • This cannot b true! I'm planning on keeping mine for at least another year...
  • the 1020 is a phone that is a huge selling point for microsoft and only one year the fuck i bought mine like 3 months ago
  • I can still buy it for $100...before saying no, remember u r not getting even 100 after September:)
  • Lumia 1020 have nothing but camera. It has low market. People spend money on lumia 1520 instead of lumia 1020. What do you think guys?
  • Yea, I think I may try to sell my 1020 and buy a good used 1520. I've wanted to test drive the 1520 for a while now.
  • I'm surprised they are still making it ... Usually a phone becomes EOL about a year of its introduction... Unless its an iPhone.
  • Yeah apple just throws a new number on their old phones...and Tada iPhone 12...same features as before and still only $800. :-P
  • lol
  • End of life in just one year of appearance?! That's not fair Microsoft. I am a big supporter of you, but I can say now that you're so bad, this is not good from you
  • No longer supported? Not likely, seeing as it should be able to run on updated OS for some time yet... No longer in production? Very likely, seeing as it was crippled from the start by insufficient memory and processing power considering it's camera capabilities...
  • They might be readying a successor.
  • Shame on you MS!!I will never gonna buy any smartphone from you ever again!
  • You going to iPhone thn, right...as u already killed Android option with ur user name ;)
  • iphones sucks bigtime for me,i had a 4s and never want to go back to IOS!!
  • I was like a WP spokesperson where I live and I kept my faith in WP until just recently. I'm truly disappointed. I'm tired of the WAITING, from updates to official apps. Now we're losing support of a "flagship" phone? Not to mention Xbox live games! Wtf is that about?!
  • If this device was on more carriers than just AT&T then there would be no reason to bring it to EOL. Love my Nokia phone but I hate the exclusives Nokia always did with AT&T. Hope MS changes that. Bring them to all of the carriers.
  • "funny" how it is always a third party informing MS's doings. This is my biggest grief with the company: Their complete inability to do even the most basic consumer debriefing. Shame on them, tenth year a row.
  • Good night sweet prince
  • I could say that Microsoft/Lumia is replacing it.....but no one would believe me.
    *shrugs*
  • Why?! Were sales poor?
  • Yes it was. Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Microsoft needs to get it together. Nowadays people can't afford to keep buying new phones,none the less Microsoft can't afford making them, discontinuing phones 6 months to 1 year later for phones that are really not worth upgrading to. More apps Microsoft...you're losing mometum!
  • And loyal customers.
  • Lack of ongoing support for a Hero, First In Class phone in less than 2 years would be intolerable. You don't have to keep making it, assuming you offer a phone that exceeds its capabilities (which no one has to date), but not providing any support would be unacceptable.
  • That's so weird. I remember exactly that this time last year I opted for a 925 as a company phone because Vodafone didn't have the 1020 yet. And they are normally the first to stock WPs.
  • 64 gb version I'm looking for that, in India
  • Terrible. One of the very bright spots in the Lumia line of phones. I hope Microsoft has another ace up the sleeve in terms of uniqueness. Game changers need a permanent home in the Lumia line (or whatever successor is chosen).
  • At least it made it a year... Unlike the 810
  • I guess my 928 EOL'd awhile ago then. Did I miss the article about that?
  • No. 928 is not end of life. Still available at VZW.
  • That's exactly my point!
  • Does it matter? My 920 is still rolling along rock solid. I actually prefer it to the 1020 for everything but photos.
  • The 920 is an awesome device. I had it before the 1020 I have now and after the 900. Frankly, the 1020 feels like the successor of the 920 for me, I loved the 920 which is why I love the 1020 more. As much as I loved my 920, the better and bigger screen of the 1020 is enough alone. Also the 1020 being bigger and significantly lighter is also enough alone to choose issue my 1020 over my 920. I left out RAM and processor which are also enough. So yea I had my 920 for a while and would rather have the red color than this yellow, but that's not enough to beat the opposite and go back.
  • I feel no reason to be surprised until I see what is coming to replace it. In all fairness, because I love my 1020, it is slow. If the 20MP options are as good and faster, then there is no problem for me.
  • With it being their only and first 41 MP camera. I would be surprised.
  • Well if it becomes super cheap its an option over the 930 for me come upgrade time.
  • Already free on AT&T...wat do u want...
  • It's still a good phone. Wish it had bee. available on tmobile. I don't know what is with tmobile, but we always get stuck mostly with subpar windows phone. Granted I am pretty happy with my 521. At least the 1020 will have software support for a while.
  • Makes sense. Old phone with inferior specs (other than the camera, of course.)
  • Megapixels are not a true measurement of a camera. There are many variables or so I learned working for Sony. But it does sound impressive to tell people.
  • Yeah exactly like all those Androids out there with latest CPUs and GBs of RAM...not really needed for WP but sounds impressive to tell people
  • Exactly. I feel like a lot of people here get hung up on the "41 MP" specification, without realising what it means. It's like people wanting 64-bit SoCs without having a clue what it means. The 41 megapixels was a clever way to improve imaging quality through pixel oversampling. A successor to the 41 MP camera may have achieved a greater imaging quality some other way, thus making a 41 megapixel sensor unnecessary.
  • Man Microsoft and Nokia is tripping hard. They need to start listening to their customers.. Maybe they are happy with just 4% of smartphone market.. Where's Bill Gates
  • Maybe not being manufactured or sold anymore but not supported? I can't imagine that.
  • It's had it's time. It's a shame to see it go - it was the masterclass of the Lumia range..
  • Successor in the works? I would definitely look into getting a 1030 if it had a camera shell battery and had similar styling to the 930. I just wish Microsoft would make a high-end Nokia with a non-capacitive buttons, I hate capacitive buttons :(
  • I suspected this would happen because of things like 720p screen and generally how there weren't many things about this phone that would make it a flagship with much longevity. Still has a beastly camera, but I was always reluctant to buy this phone for fear that this day would come too soon. As a Lumia 810 owner, I guess Im always looking at the longevity of phones these days
  • I'm getting the the Sony Xperia Z2 in a couple months time. 3 years using WP my patience running thin with WP ecosystem. Love my +1020 and will never give it away or sell it.
  • Z3 will b out by thn...just saying
  • So no more 41mp cameras?
  • It will only reach end-of-life if there is an upgraded replacement. Microsoft Nokia will not cede its claim to the best smartphone camera on the market.
  • Yeah. The 1020 hasn't sold well. I get the distinct feeling that a couple of thousand Nokia customers who have become addicted to high-resolution mobile photography will be a bit out in the cold come the fall. That is to say that I do not believe there will be a 1020 replacement. 
  • As the owner of a 1020, I think you are right on all points you raise.
  • Better not hit end of life. I love this phone!
  • I ended life of my 1020 by purcgasing 930
  • I would be really annoyed since i have only just purchased the phone due to its camera and impressive software. I am patiently waiting for the 8.1 update here in the UK along with cortana. If i dont get it or its updates its going to be the last windows phone i purchase. Especially after the last phone i purchased stopped its support within 7 months of owning it. Not impressed at all.
  • This sucks. Sent by 1020
  • Does this mean that the 1020 will not be updated anymore?
  • No. Read article again.
  • No surprise. This phone's specs were out of date the day it was launched, much more so a year later. MSFT are stupid to not have kept the same form factor and updated the internals months ago. I would have bought one. Problem is, customers don't know what the replacement schedule is with these so they are afraid to buy. At least with Apple, people know there will be a new version every summer. Who knows when or if a 1030 will be introduced.
  • Seems odd.
  • I don't own one of those, but I would be absolutely infuriated about this.
  • Not happy to hear about that considering its age.hmmm hope this isn't true
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  • If the successor will get battery like 1520, better camera than 808, expandable memory, imaging chip, then shut up and take my money!
  • They can't be serious...it was only on at&t wireless network and ever came to t-mobile sprint or Verizon
  • THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS !!! Nokia Lumia 1020 may soon be reaching "end-of-life" ??? It is completely ridiculous that a phone which costs about 600 euro's and which can have a technical life of over 5 years isn't supported anymore. What should curren't users do. Toss it in the dustbin and buy a new one? It is not an issue if there is or is not a successor to this phone. We should be more clever and produce more sustainable and produce less waste and use less earths resources. There should be a law that demands that producers support their products for a long time. My father recently got a sparepart of a machine that is over 40 years old! That is what I call sustainable. The machine probably will run for another 40 years at least. Of course 40 years isn't a life time for all things. But we the industries and we the customers should consume more wisely. We don't have to buy a new phone, because is has one button more or a new color or other things you can do without. I hope MS/Nokia will get smarter themselves instead of their phones.
  • Nobody ever said the 1020 would no longer be supported. Chill out. They "may" stop manufacturing new ones is all. No surprise for a phone a year old and with out of date internals and screen.
  • Actually the article does say no longer manufactured or supported.
  • I want a new and better 1020
  • I'll be purchasing the successor to the 1020...or just a 1020. Supported or not it's a fantastic phone!
  • Was always waiting for the newer version, the 1030 perhaps ?!
  • End of life should at least cover the amount of time these damn phones are under contract or at the least 24 months for those on a payment plan. Anything less is just crap... And it is not just MS doing this garbage. Although it is our fault because the manufacturers know that as soon as they come out with a new version..... Somehow the public will find a way to pay for it!
  • Thanks for scaring people. Most don't understand what they are reading and you are not explaining simple enough. What are these articles are for?
  • +1
  • Everyone says 930 is the successor to the 920, but that's outside the US. The Icon is here which is the same as the 930, but it's only an exclusive for one carrier.
  • All the more reason to jump ship and get a galaxy s5
  • If you're going Android, at least go for a good one. Wait for September and get Sony's Z3.
  • Noooooooooooo!!!!
  • Don't put that much faith on evleaks, people.
  • It better not, I had to get this one after my 920 broke and I could nit use the screen.
  • NOOOOO!!!! I still have this phone! And an extended 2 year warranty through MS. This phone works great and meets my every need, still. >_>
  • OMG.... that is so unfair.... im planning to buy this phone
  • Why is everyone so worried about?
    Windows 8.1 "aka Windows Blue Update" is here! The Lumia 1020 & Lumia 1520 to be replaced by the Lumia 1030 & Lumia 1530 in October! They will use the Snapdragon 801 & Snapdragon 805 in them!
  • Every body by September with a Windows Phone 8 will have Windows 8.1 update option! Its like having a new phone!!
  • I myself is in a contract with TELUS mobility so no new phone till next September! Next year MS will finally release their own official Surface Lumia "aka Lumia 940" with Windows Phone 9 and it's 64-bit finally using the Snapdragon 810 with 4GB RAM and 55MP camera support!
  • You better keep sitted if you think that'll happen. Judging by the state of things, WP won't last that long.
  • /care I'm not upgrading until something comes out which takes better pictures than the 1020 :)
    However I admit I would like to upgrade the internals, the phone feels snappy enough except for the camera which is a little slow. Hopes up for mclaren camera reveal..
  • Life goes on.
  • I love the L1020. I got a pre order phone from o2 uk and its a 64gig edition i doubt i will be upgrading for a couple of years.
  • Carl Zeiss.. Not Ziess
  • Well it seen that Microsoft stops supporting something when they have a direct replacement for it. SI this could be good news. Think what happened to the surface pro 2 recently. Surface pro 3 launched and surface pro 2 started disappearing. I'll take an upgrade to my 64gb 1020 by September.
  • This is great news, means the 1020 successor is around the corner. And no, hardware EOL does not mean no more support, simply means stop manufacturing the old one, the shiny new successor is here.
  • That's absurd! Having a successor doesn't need to EOL the previous model. Not everyone has the spending power for the successor and still under contracts.
  • I would not be a fan of the 1020 hitting EOL so soon.
  • Too bad for those that just bought it or are just about to buy it. Great way to kill sales idiots.
  • Waiting for the successor
  • Hopefully this means a successor is on the way.
  • Only thing what this means is that it wasn't selling enough. No company ends production of device if it is selling well. It's kind of a idea of what companies are doing. They sell same product even ten years if it's selling. Somewhere comes critical point, when its not productive to manufacture device anymore. And 1020 hits that point now. It may still sell, but not enough to produce profit. They dont do it just because of good will.
    And MS's production capacity is not nearly full. They are capable to produce millions of devices more. So they could do this and other successor at the same time. Look at the others, they can do it also.
    This is pity cos if this didnt sold enough, there will never be another 'monstercam' device. Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Too bad ... the Microsoft Store recently started selling these unlocked and unbranded, and I thought about picking one up.
  • Even if a successor might be on the way, isn't it too early?
  • I doubt it very much, Microsoft supports devices for 18 months but this was upped to 36 months so i think we have a good while left which is a good thing seeing as i have one!
  • When people say they don't think the Lumia 930 is a worthy successor of the 920, they do have a point. There's very little to distinguish radically and it costs a lot. That's the problem. Same problem I have with Samsung Galaxy phones. There's very little difference between the S4, S3 and S5. Ok there are differences but with the hype the next Galaxy gets you'd think they've come up with some earth shattering device and lo and behold a fingerprint scanner. With the 930 you get improved imaging which was hard to top anyway. But they could have differentiated by adding more functionality as opposed to removing. No glance is a step back. 32 GB storage on reality means 23 GB that you can use. Now that you have a more powerful camera the problem is you can't exactly store video clips that you take with your phone. Just to give you a clue on the 620 a 720p video of 2 min is over 200MB. How many videos do you think you can take with the 930's monster camera before you hit 5GB? It's a storage nightmare. Factor in those high end games that require at least 2GB total space each. They missed a beat here. They could have brought a new flagship that takes advantage of WP8.1 features eg storing apps on SD and just how you can take so many clips and pics with the new camera and have so much storage options. You can install as many high end games on your 128GB SD. IPhones are limited that way and that could be a differentiating factor. But now with 32 GB limit, we get blown out of the water by Apple and their 64GB variants. Samsung have always had SD options and can afford to make 16 GB phones. So the fact that the 930 has such a great camera is not so useful because you actually won't have enough space to store those photos and especially video clips. Cloud storage is severely limited and not so reliable. Make a phone that makes bold statements. The 920 was bold and so was the 1020. The Icon and 930 are just meh. Whatever. Nothing for Apple to be anxious about or Samsung or HTC. Same phone, improved camera, limited storage, no glance. End of story
  • How about its spareparts? Nokia not producing them anymore? I dont mind that Nokia wants to be Samsung, very quickly discontinue phones production. As long as their sparepart still available atleast for 5years...
  • Can't believe sombody posted this, I think evleaks guy is confused with the real end of life product. Mainly: Windows 7.8 http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/08/microsoft-to-abandon-the-bastard-child-of-windows-phone-in-two-months/ the 1020 is just a year old now, common sense can be quite helpful you know ;) -lamenews
  • As long as McLaren (for for that matter, any other phone) have 41+ Megapixel Camera, I don't think L1020 reaches its EOL.  One thing that separates L1020 with the entire Mobile world is its 41MP Camera.
  • I just upgraded to the Lumia 1520.3 the unlocked version of the 1520. I wonder how long that going to last before an end to life.........Microsoft should at least offer a sensible upgrade offer to the Lumia 1020 owners if they are going to end its life before it's successor is out....i owned the 920 before the 1020 and now the 1520.3 and I paid full retail price for each phone...do you really think its worth it to keep upgrading if you can't even get at least half of what you paid in incentive....
  • MS should have SD slots on all their models PERIOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • MS should SD slots on all their models PERIOD !!!!!!!!
  • Lumia 1030 or something of the next 1020 coming soon? That would be cool if that was the reason.
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/End-of-life_(product)   Wow people are so stupid in these days, this is the propper meaning of EOL  
  • Please be wrong about this. I'm an Android owner for the past few phones and was just starting to get interested in Windows phone. I know I'm not the only one too. If Microsoft shoots themselves in the foot like this, people like me will stop looking at Windows phones as a possible alternative.
  • If this is true I will have to end my WP support for a long time, this is absurd.
  • It seems like a bit of a waste , this being a flagship phone, but such is the unsustainability of modern life... Still, I might get one on the cheap, I always wanted one of these...
  • Doesn't convince to stay with WP at all. Rather, it's just one more event (rumored, for now) that tells me to run away. 1) WP8 built on completely different OS than WP7.x, forcing early adopters to upgrade sooner then later. 2) Brand-new MSFT apps and features releasing to Android and iOS months before Windows Phone. 3) Previous year's flagship reaching end-of-life barely more than a year after release. Pretty awful way to treat your userbase.
  • I don't know what kind of marketing is this but its not working, msft should take apple's strategy seriously.
  • I can deal with the 1020 coming to the end of its life cycle... So long as it has a successor shirt following that up... I know it's a niche device, but i think it did well and win over its users
  • WTF? How can you put a handset on EOL when it is 12 MONTHS OLD. I have this phone on a 2 year contract and now it is going to lose support? I have been a huge supporter of WP but if you do this I will never buy another WP ever. To take away support so quickly when people spend hard earned money to get these things is disgusting. Shame on Microsoft.
  • Telek sih
  • No way. Give up the worlds best phone camera and software combo for what? To get more people to jump on board the fruit brand inadequacies? Nice strategy Microsoft.
  • Carrier Exclusive not working in the 1020 favour
  • The article needs to be more clear as it is somewhat misleading as it reads the L1020 will no longer get software updates. When in reality it probably means the 1020 is no longer going to be manufactured from September.. which is odd, it has not even been a year since release.
  • Wow, well the good news is they have a replacement for it. Now let's just hope that it doesn't dump the 41MP camera and picks up a little more where the 808 left off.
  • And it never made it to vzw... I would still buy it today if it were on vzw...
  • omg, i dont want to leave my 1020 behind without a good replacement......
  • Wait what?!! "End-of-life generally refers to the point in time when a product is no longer manufactured or supported." I bought the phone only on last year Oct 2013 and it is reaching EOL so soon?! Just when the phone is like acting slower than before and the battery is draining fast?! C'mon Nokia / MS! It will be the last phone with Windows Phone if this is true. Disappointed. Going back to Android. At least I will get a longer support period with the Google Nexus.
  • I can only hope that they're doing it because some other phone is bringing the same or an even better camera in the next months with some other advantages over the 1020
  • Probably mean that the 1030 is coming out soon.
  • I don't that time has come for the 1020 already
  • All I know is... The 1020 is still the king of camera phones. Not just because of photo quality, but of practicality and design. If you take photos casually, it will win every time. If you're a bit more detail oriented, it will carry you ask the way up to DSLR land without having to carry bulky equipment. So calling it end of life is a bit premature. After MS bought Nokia's mobile division and then decided to nix the Nokia brand, I lost confidence in their ability to make good decisions. So it is yet to be seen if they don't completely screw the future of Windows Phone.
  • Don't feel bad I have the L810 and it's still working fine with no support.
  • I love my 1020. My only complaint is slowness to take a pic. It is fantastic otherwise.
  • The 1020 is EOL because Microsoft is focusing on products they want to. They have limited resources for handsets and want to focus on profitable devices. The 1020 has so e expensive components I.e. Camera and MS has a set amount of money for its handset division.
  • Well, only a selected part of the market is willing to invest on a Phone which main feature is something they might not use. I have one, and I do not take that many photos.
    I do not regret my decision, but I do imagine that most people prefer a quad core to play games and a 8mpx camera instead a 41mpx with midrange hardware. I suppose the sales were not good enough :(
  • All I can say is that if there is no successor that matches the 1020 camera capabilities it won't be EOL for me.  If the upgrade isn't an upgrade I will stand pat and be glad I got one before it was discontinued.  Might consider buying a second if they are deeply discounted at the end and I know it will be a classic that won't be continued with the same capabilities. 
  • People are reading this article all wrong. Stop being stupid people. It will still get updates etc, it's just not being pushed in retail stores, etc. any more. FUD = Stupid
  • No, you are the one who is stupid. "End-of-life generally refers to the point in time when a product is no longer manufactured or supported." Read the words "no longer supported"? Who cares if the model is no longer being manufactured or not. Is the supports which we like to have. Learn how to READ properly my friend.
  • I thought the discussion was about the 1020 being discontinued. Ha. Really guys
  • i'm starting to have 2nd thoughs whether i'd still stick to WP... xperia line is pretty much solid android item to me compared to shitty samsung. of msft goes on with this crap might as well switch now.
  • Same thoughts! Why are we still bearing with windows phone and its lack of apps for so long when our products are having such short product life?
  • Im with you chmun77, i'm FED UP with this crap!
  • Wait. All windows phone 8 devices get 36 months support. I call shenanigans. Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Biggest advertised phone, already?
  • There should be a law prohibiting the practice of EoL'ing a phone before the contract is over/it's paid off. Basically, if you're still selling them, you have to support them for at least two years. I cannot comprehend the concept of being bound to a company and a contract (the alternative being steep penalties for cancelling) yet you are forced to stay with a (relatively new) phone that cannot get updates or you must shell out for a different phone. Support your products. If you treat them like they are worthless garbage, the buying public will *see them* as worthless garbage.
  • From my opinion I do not think this happens from 1020, do not know if you realize that you are giving a free Evleaks, which is what you really want publicity lately because the truth in their predictions fail or pass him the wrong information on purpose . It is an opinion.
  • That's stupid! The 1020 is one of the best phones in windows phone area
  • Willing to smash someone's face in Nokia with my 1020. EOL after ONE year???!!!???!!!!??  
  • Good.. Give us new WP's.
  • Plz I want to buy it in future don't stop it's manufacturing plz Microsoft plz don't do this
  • Will only purchase for WP in one condition, SD card support, 5.5" screen or above but not Lumia 1520 (I own it now), at least same or above the camera spec compare with 1020, higher battery life compare with 1520, must supported by Nokia.
  • I'll keep my fingers crossed for the 1020 successor.
  • Lol
  • the mistake was that dual core chip instead of the snapdragon 800. It would have been so much faster and a better phone overall. I have two and will have trouble letting them go this year. But I wouldn't be considering it if the phone was faster. There is just too much lag in windows phone 8.1. the camera functionality has become useless unless you have static subjects like a landscape or a building.
  • No it will not unlock your phone, its like doing a restore on iTunes to a iPhone, you just can't back up any apps or settings
  • What bthe hell??? how can they do it??
  • I thought sales were great for this phone. Oh well maybe we'll get a real answer soon.
  • Very sad. It's not like this is a "gimmick" phone like so many others out there. I wanted to get one for awhile last year, but I stuck it out with my 920 and then got a 925 early this year.
  • Weird! Have they taken the 1020 to all available markets?..middle East, Africa..nokia has quite a huge followership in those locations which they don't/haven't fully exploited.
    it goes back to what has been said many times, advertise, advertise, advertise..i think with a marketing push in those regions, MSFT can easily sell a couple more million units.. My 2 cents
  • WTF..!?!  How can a phone that is less than a year old become EOL and out of support? That's really annoying, especially when most L1020 owners in the UK are on a 2 year contract..! If that's the way Microsoft choose to support their user base then I'll be looking elsewhere for a replacement when my contract is due for renewal.!!! Poor, VERY poor...
  • Sad it didn't become a success
  • Might this have something to do with the patent deal that Microsoft Nokia struck with Canon? The next Microsoft Nokia phone variants could have very different optics than what we see on the 1020. End of Life? It's conceivable that we may be soon coming to the End of the Line for the Carl Zeiss innards on the Nokia lines.
  • If you follow the link to the EVLeaks post, you'll see they said this:  "The Nokia Lumia 1020 reaches End of Life status on September 14th" which says nothing about what that actually means for the 1020.  The article author adds their own definition of what "End of Life" means which they say "generally" means end of manufacturing and support. I have to agree with the speculation that the 1020 is no longer going to be manufactured.  As a 1020 owner and fan, I take that as a sign that means another flagship camera phone is on the way. No phone camera comes close to the 1020 (my opinion).  I have to think that Microsoft wants to keep every single person currently using a Windows Phone and isn't about to toss the market share of the camera photographers that are currently enjoying the 1020.  I think they'll keep supporting the 1020 while current phones are under warranty and likely have parts and/or replacements for current owners until the new phone comes out.  I'm really looking forward to whatever they come up with next for a flagship camera phone.
  • Would the spare parts still available for repairing?