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Exclusive: New render of 41MP Nokia Lumia 1020 in yellow, white and black plus more details revealed

As we get closer and closer to Thursday, it is probably of little surprise that more information is coming out about Nokia’s 41MP Windows Phone, the Lumia 1020. The device, which has gone by the codename ‘Elvis’ on AT&T and ‘EOS’ in general, is expected to be Nokia’s biggest splash yet in mobile photography since the PureView 808, but this time with the power of Windows Phone behind it.

In the new render above, you can clearly see an unbranded Nokia Lumia 1020 in yellow, along with three other 1020’s in yellow, black and white with the 41MP camera exposed. Featuring a Xenon and LED flash, a massive camera sensor (and $70 optional camera grip accessory), the Lumia 1020 should give photo buffs a new dream phone for everyday use.

We can also confirm a few more tidbits about this phone before the reveal…

Nokia Lumia 1020

  • It has optical image stabilization (OIS) built in
  • It takes the image in a 32MP and 5MP at the same time in 16:9
  • The 5MP image is over sampled dropping 7pixels into one “super pixel”
  • It shoots 38MP in 4:3
  • “Nokia 909” was an early name for it but it will be “Lumia 1020” for release
  • 2GB of RAM, an increase of 1GB from other high end Windows Phone 8 devices
  • 32GB of internal storage, no SD
  • WP8 V 8.0.10322.71
  • FM radio (Amber)
  • Flip to silence (Amber)
  • NFC is on board
  • Optional wireless charging backplate will be available

The addition of OIS sets the Lumia 1020 apart from the PureView 808, which lacked the ability to have non-blurry photos in low light. This same OIS technology was introduced with the Lumia 920, and followed up in the Lumia 928 and Lumia 925.  

Combined with the much larger camera sensor, the F2.2. aperture and now OIS, the Lumia 1020 should easily trounce its competition in the mobile world. The addition of extra RAM is most likely required for the massive images that this phone will produce.

Likewise, we can share some details on the Pro Camera app, an exclusive Nokia offering that will give advanced photo settings to users in “live mode” meaning you can change them like the third party Pro Shot app. Those settings include

  • ISO
  • White Balance
  • Manual focus
  • Shutter speed
  • Flash

The Nokia Lumia 1020 is expected to hit AT&T by the end of the month, with Microsoft Stores receiving shipments on Monday, July 22nd and an actual ship date later in the week making this a quick turnaround for Nokia. The inventory price (off-contract) lists the phone for $602 and in three colors, including yellow, white and black, though it will go for significantly cheaper on contract or the AT&T subsidized price.

No word on international availability but it has been reported that the UK will be getting the phone, hinting that if this device is exclusive to AT&T, it won’t be for long at all.

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

345 Comments
  • wOW..!!! OIS!!! Low light?
    Where is NFC and Wireless Charging ???
    No microsd is no bueno for me and many others.
    I hope I'm not first
     
  • Nice our killer phone :)
  • It has NFC and you can get a wireless charging plate case for it
  • I'd say the next Updated version of this phone (like Lumia 925 is to 920), will have:
    •1080p(MSFT adding that)
    •NFC
    •Wireless Charging
    •Slimmer size
    •SD Card slot too like Lumia 720's unibody design.
  • I'm thinking that they might use a 1080p display unit that runs in 720p until GDR3, which would be really smart, considering that it would be future-proof at least until the next wave of hardware when android leaves windows phone in the dust again in terms of processors and ram. Hopefully this will bring windows phone internals to a state where they are able to compete with android internals, even if not necesary with MS optimizations, but to a point where it looks good for spec sheets since the average consumer won't know that MS has made a highly efficient kernel that doesn't demand resources like quad core to run smoothly like android. Nokia has incredible potential and MS with their slow update cycle has been holding them back. I hope this handset can reverse the cycle and put windowsphone handsets (mainly nokia) ahead or on par with androids.
  • Impossible - 720p will look like shit on 1080p display. It will be a blurry mess.
  • +1
    not just blurry, but stretched and blurry..
  • wrong! it will just look blurry you cant stretch when there is no change in ratio....
  • Wrong. The stretching is due to changed pixel aspect ratio (one data pixel being represented by two display pixels changes the displayed-aspect-ratio or the effective pixel dot-pitch). There is nothing you can do about it, except to make the current pixels shorter or thinner to roughly half their current sizes. Which in turn would make the 1080p mode look *squashed*
     
    If that wasnt clear, open up a video in VLC media player > full screen and see what happens when you press 'a' to cycle through the aspect ratios.
     
    Trust me, I am an engineer. I know what I am talking about. There is a solution, thats called resampling, but that will simply result in a blurry mess trying to display 720p on a 1080p screen. And AFAIK, WP doesnt support it, so thats out of the question.
  • 1080 is for 5" and above screens only.
  • srsly who says that? thats total BS!
  • http://www.wpcentral.com/windows-phone-8-will-reportedly-get-1080p-suppo...
  • HTC one is 4.7 and 1080p screen
  • The article is about the Lumia 1020.
    The comments are about it having 1080 resolution.
    HTC one is an android phone.
    I'm saying that windows phone will only support 1080 on 5" and above screens.
  • Ummm.. No... Didnt you hear about HTC One 4.7" 1080p screen.. ?
  • Wow, you are absolutely correct! On a completely unrelated matter, did you know that Windows phone only support 1080 on 5" screens or larger? /s
  • I think what people are trying to say is: "there are 1080p screens in existence that are smaller than 5", how is WP8 going to detect the size of the screen.  If HTC use their 4.7" screen then what technical barrier is there that would stop it being used".
    Your answer is to refer to a post just says that 1080p screens make sense when the screen is 5" or larger.  While it is true that the difference in resolution is pretty much imperceptable at 4.7" there is nothing AFAIK that would stop HTC making a WP8 device with a 4.7" 1080p screen. However, I suppose it is potentially possible for MS to request phone manufacturers to add the screen size into the phone system description.  But it seems pointless to me, 
    Second, stop insulting people  before you try to understand them.  Even if you are right by not answering the question you seem a bit dim.
  • Ok, I was bit sarcastic. However the comment that I replied to was too. I answered the other comment politely as he was polite too. Anyway its not just that one post I've read that windows are not allowing phone manufactures to have 1080 on screens smaller than 5". Sorry if I was rude, just having a bit of banter ;)
  • Its a nice idea, but like the others have said, it will probably be very blurry
  • 1. MSFT is too big of a fool to not advertise that they dont need heavy Specs like RAMs & Processors aren't needed for the WPs to work smoothly than any Android OS Phone.
    2. If they uselessly add the Specs & RAMs to compete the sheet that'd make the phones either expensive or their Profit margin lesser than now as there would be very minute affect on the Performance of the fluidity.
    3. Thirdly I agree that MSFT is the Reason Nokia is not able to compete and also their slow and careless Updates Many basic features missing.
    4. Nokia has the potencial MSFT is making their own loss by not being as serious as Nokia is and MSFT needs to know that its NOW with Nokia they need to bring a Wave in the Market.
    5. I dont see HTC, Samsung, Huawei & ZTE much serious towards WP OS as Nokia is and LG is just making its 1st WP8.
     
  • Damn you're smart I realized your words today!! As per the rumors Nokia launching Lumia 825 with 720p Display and since they are upgrading all the 520,620,720,820,920 to X25 Series with updates in camera,screen or processor as seen on L625 & L925. Thus I think Lumia 825 will be a 720 p display until GDR3 after which it'd be a 1080p display. Also that 8XX series is a bit imp. & fav. to Nokia Lumia 800 & 808PV.  And also 800 is the Nich series whereas 7XX,6XX & 5XX are Mid & low end. thus most probably L825 may be like 720p until GDR3 and 1080p afterwards.
  • I doubt about the SD card slot. It seems Nokia only saves them for their mid range phones with low storage (Lumia 720) and I think the only reason they gave the 720 a SD slot was because it wasn't their flagship. Nokia seems pretty strict about keeping their unibody flagship design clean. That's getting pretty annoying since no one is going to die over adding a SD slot on the top when their is already a sim slot on there.
  • I'd say its a good thing to keep the phone design clean and nice. But I think Lumia 1020 may need SD Card slot for a Photo buff like me.!!
  • It says right in the article that you're replying to that the phone has NFC.
  • Oh! sorry My bad. I too for a while thought that why Nokia skipped on NFC this time. LOL
     
  • Hahaha no worries! :p
  • It has NFC. But what's with the f/2.2 aperture???
  • 2.2 is a good aperture for a cellphone and yes I know they have released f/1.9 and it is probably which most of their images are soft.
  • I know it's good... I shoot Canon... But my 928 has f/2.0. Seems like a move in the wrong direction. Really, they need to invent variable aperture small enough for phone. Hey, they did it with OIS, right?
  • The larger sensor requires a larger diameter lens. The f/1.9 aperture is for the Lumia 620 which has a tiny 1/3.2" sensor.  The 1020 sensor is expected to be 1/1.2" sensor.Which means the iris of the aperture has to open wider to give an equivalent f-stop. f/2.2 is pretty good in this case.  Second, since is has the pixel binning technology it can produce shots with theoretically lower noise at a higher aperture.
    Don't get me wrong, f/1.9 would be awesome but I don't think you can compare the 720 camera to a 1020.
  • I'm just goin to point out i think its fake render... It says Carl Zeiss instead of Zeiss
  • From now on every brand with Carl Zeiss will have ZEISS in it. Haven't you read the news?
    http://petapixel.com/2013/06/28/carl-zeiss-rebrands-to-zeiss/
  • Wait, I read your comment wrong. You're right. It's supposed to be ZEISS.
  • MicroSD is not a big deal to most people, as the popularity of iPhone and HTC One have proven. Most people I know stick a 16 or 32gb card in there, and that's where it stays it's entire life. Most people don't swap cards very often at all if ever.
  • I agree to your point that ppl dont swap their cards much neither I do. but you know its cheap enough to add a 64GB card to 8GB phone than having a fixed 32GB onboard memory.
    And Yes, that 64GB SD Card stays in their for life. :)
  • I thought that the $602 price was what Microsoft pays Nokia to stock each device, and they charge the customer more?
     
    Hmmm... Would expect $649 or $699 off-contract pricing.
  • I read the $602 number that way as well. The sheet showed a unit price of $602 and an extended amount of $15,050 which would typically be how a store would see it on an invoice to the store, i.e. the amount the store has to pay. Also a $602 retail price would make no sense as that would make the 1020 only $23 more than the 925 and I don't see how the camera could only add $23 to the retail price.
  • Sexy phone (:
  • those at&t guys are gonna love it
  • I hate exclusivity. Nokia needs to get this on every carrier and market it up. Like Samsung and HTC have. 
  • Have we ever considered that part of Nokia's contract with AT&T was they get exclusive access to each new device for a certain number of years? AT&T had exclusive iPhone access for years, and the world survived. wp8's success was unknown last year, you can bet that as soon as Nokia is able they will release new phones to as many carriers and countries simultaneously that demand allows.
  • The circumstances of each devices launch are hardly the same. The iPhone was the first touchscreen phone that sold extremely well (so well Verizon went apeshit with the DROID platform). Nokia and Windows Phone are hardly in the same position that the iPhone was in at the time. 
     
    Nokia should learn from others mistakes. HTC almost went under due to exclusives and a lack of brand recognition. Samsung hit it big with the S3. In no small part do to being available on pretty much every carrier. 
  • This is a good point: Nokia and Microsoft should've learned from Apple's mistake. Apple's exclusivity deal with AT&T opened the door for Android on Verizon and we all know how that has worked out: Android (despite being a terrible operating system) now dominates the smartphone market while iPhone is falling. They already did the exclusivity think with the 920 at launch (and in my opinion it has hindered Windows Phone development).
    Likewise, I cannot imagine that other carriers are going to be happy about their new Nokia "exclusives" already being old hat (such as T-Mobile, who hasn't even gotten the 925 yet, and Verizon, who just got the 928).
    This is looks like an amazing phone: put it out there for everyone to buy. People don't switch carriers. That's why exclusivity doesn't work. Everyone is on family plans now with each member on staggered 2-year contracts. It's impossible to get 6 other people to switch with you and it doesn't make financial sense to individually leave the family plan (the savings are too signifcant).
  • I don't think Nokia wanted to do it, they were in such poor strategic and financial position they had to basically accept any terms given. Microsoft should have negotiated with all the carriers and removed/paid whatever impediment AT&T put in the way. Both companies can not be excused for not having faith in their product or not having enough stock last year. In fact they should pay the penalty and launch it on all major USA carriers at once. I agree exclusivity hindered rather than helped sales. But Verizon and T-mobile are interested in wp8 now. They should have used that fact as leverage and renegotiated.
  • Also initially At&t has been the largest supporter of windows phone hardware. So its a no brianer for Nokia to put it up on their network as an exclusive unit for six months.
  • How is limiting your area of influence (ie limiting the people who will buy your phone) a good thing? People don't switch carriers just to get a certain device. Getting it on more carriers will increase there sales base.
  • They clearly know something we don't. And saying something isnt the case doesn't make it so. People do switch, but it has to be compelling.
  • There are many factors that come into effect with picking a carrier. Price and Coverage are far more important than phone selection. Hence why Nokia needs to get one device everywhere.
  • They don't? People flocked to AT&T like crazy when the iPhone exclusivity was there.
  • Because the Lumia line is obviously selling has well has the iPhone line. That line of logic is hardly solid. Your comparing apples to oranges. The iPhone was introduced at a time where it had literally no competition. Now a days people won't do it, because there carrier now has reasonable substitutes for any phone (want a iPhone but your carrier doesn't have it? Have a galaxy S4 instead). 
     
     
  • I left sprint after 10 yrs 2 lines for ATT just for 920....
  • We (us who are into technology) are more likely to switch given our desire for the latest and greatest. The average consumer isn't like that. They are far more likely to stay with the carrier that they first chose. 
  • Not sure Att is the biggest promoter of windows phones. Still I'll give you that. Verizon sells more though. That's been reported by a couple places. So it make sense to get a variant on a carrier that sells the most windows phones ASAP
  • Nokia isn't flush with cash so Nokia has managed to negotiate exclusivity deals in exchange for their flagship phones getting the hero treatment. This goes a long way to achieving visibility because the carriers spend their own money marketing and featuring the phones.
    Obviously when faced with competition like Apple and Samsung's marketing budgets and brand recognition the more allies you have the better. Too often we only look through the eyes of what we want the situation to be without acknowledging that the situation is different.
    Now after the Microsoft Best Buy zones get up and running the situation could change because there is less reliance on having to fight for signage space or overcoming salesperson preference.
  • "Nokia isn't flush with cash so Nokia has managed to negotiate exclusivity deals in exchange for their flagship phones getting the hero treatment. This goes a long way to achieving visibility because the carriers spend their own money marketing and featuring the phones." 
     
    HTC almost died doing this. Remember the there One X variants exclusive to each carrier? Carriers stop marketing for the device after the next new phone comes out, and then start marketing that new device. HTC is now reaping the benefits of having one model on all the carriers with the HTC one and learned from that mistake. 
  • Considering that Nokia had nary a presence in the U.S.A., this exclusivity deal is appropriate.  ATT was the premier carrier for WP, when neither Sprint nor Verizon was on board; ATT is giving Nokia and WP the exposure they need, and it seems as though Verizon is 'coming around', but ATT is still where the hero treatment is for Lumia devices.
     
     
  • ^This! There will be a point where Verizon starts to get the same Device as At&t at the same time. A still limited exclusivity but with wider opportunities. It'll be a long time before we'll see Nokia flagships on all US carriers.
  • I actually have been really impressed with how well Verizon has supported the Lumia 928. They didn't roll out the initial store treatment that the 920 got on AT&T but their marketing campaign has been solid and consistent.
  • Actually, HTC is barely turning a profit.
  • There doing far better than they were at the beginning of the year. Bleeding profit left and right. Now there rebuilding there brand.
  • You say Nokia doesn't have no cash. If that's true it'd make more sense (definitely more money) to get this 41 megapixel beast on as many carries as possible. That old saying" If you build it they'll come" has never been more true with the 1020.
  • I'll some for sure... in my pants! LUMIA 1020 UUUUUUHHHH!!!!! There are no match for Lumia 920, 925 and 928 and now they release the LUMIA 1020!!!! I WANT!
  • Nice, I can't wait any longer.
  • I am not sure this will sell incredibly well, only to camera nuts, because it is not attractive with the volcano back
  • If that's the case I'm sure that will be fine. It's not meant to appeal to the *average* buyer. But also, I think the back of it is way, over talked about. I have a feeling it won't be nearly as big or pronounced in person.
  • That's what she said
  • I expect that it will be has big has it's cousin the 808 is at it's biggest point.
  • There are plenty of us also that are not looking for our phone to be "attractive." We care mostly about what we can accomplish with it.
  • But for the camera nuts, this is a very VERY appealing package:
    * Good camera internals
    * In a not too chubby body (well it's arguably slimmer and better looking than a 808)
    * A good OS to back it up with manual control settings.
  • I want. I want so bad. 
  • Same here... I'm wondering if it will run on T-Mo's network.
  • If you can somehow get AT&T to unlock the device it should work fine. Minus the "beauitful" AT&T branding lol
  • What's the word on supported bands, because if it's the usual att stuff, you're looking at edge and 3G in refarmed areas only. EDIT" yeah, I'm wrong about that, but still AWS 3G looks to be disabled, at least according to an engadget article I read.
  • LTE in many refarmed areas on TMoble. Tmobile has rolled out LTE to a very large part of their network now and this should work quite well on it. The only issue should be getting it SIM unlocked which is something AT&T seems to not like doing.
  • Last I heard, AWS was disabled in RM-877. Am I missing something?
  • I don't know. I do know I have an HTC 8X from AT&T and it started getting 4G when tmobile began the refarm and then 4 months ago tmobile started lighting up LTE as part of that work and I am on LTE. Basically they reworked their network to line up with AT&T's frequencies to make it easier to move phones from there.
  • I'm torn between getting the 925 when I want, and waiting till the 1020 can be unlocked.  
  • Isn't Rogers the AT&T of Canada? Rogers got the Lumia 900, (but without the logo,) as an exclusive for Canada, and they also got the Lumia 920, (without a logo on the hardware,) as an exclusive for Canda as well. If this is an AT&T exclusive device here in the states, I'd be fairly certain that it will be a Rogers exclusive in Canada.
     
    Just buy the inevitable Rogers variant. I'm fairly certain is will exist, and it will fully support T-Mobile 3G/4G, (even their LTE.)
     
    Plus, I'm sure it won't have a Rogers logo, so it will look carrier-free. (Aside from having the rogers logo on bootup, but really, that's a trillion times better than a chromed AT&T globe on the glass.)
     
    Of course, no US warranty... The only drawback.
     
    [EDIT] Of course, Nokia could do better this time around and make the AT&T variant pentaband, which then you could wait six months for AT&T to allow you to unlock it so you can then use it on T-Mobile.
  • Rogers 920 was locked and took some time and money to get unlocked. Unlocked units demanded a considerable premium as I recall.
  • Initially, yes but now an unlocked, pentaband Rogers 920 can be had for around $450 on ebay or online. Its the best option for those on Tmobile.
  • Full off-contract price, and a $50 unlock fee.
     
    A week after the yellow Rogers 920 was out, Negrielectronics had it for $584 if I remember correctly, (the off-contract price being $599, plus the extra $50 for unlocking...) So it shouldn't be that much more expensive, unless the phone garners an even more ridiculous price on Rogers than it does here in the states.
  • Shouldn't American buyers be able to buy an international version of the 1020 on Expansys? I have to imagine they will have one at some point.
  • I hear you Sam! As the time nears the excitment grows! I will be preordering within seconds of launch!
  • forget preordering, I'm calling in that day to pick this thing up!
  • Seeing it in Yellow really changes it for me. The black looks tired but a little color really helps it out and I have to say that my frustration I've being stuck on VZW just grew a bit
  • Ok I guess its time to sell my Lumia 920 and pay full price for this. Im waiting on DETAILED camera comparisons with the 920 and iPhone 5. I want to be assured its worth the trouble or just wait for gdr3 and its quad core, 1080p ilk.
  • I'd figure that the aluminum monster that leaked a few weeks ago would be this phone, but aluminum, with a 5" (or greater,) 1080p display due out around the end of the year. But that's just a guess. (Though, it makes the most sense.)
  • I hope your right! I bet it will be called Lumia 1080.
  • Dude it is obvious that the camera will cape the iphone 5's. Just look at the photos that the 808 takes(which were already a zillion times better than any other's taken in smartphones) and put OIS and improved software optimization and what you get is even greater rape. Other smartphone camera's don't stand half a chance.
  • It has OIS?! Where has this been confirmed? Sources I guess, LOL! If this is true, REALLY looking forward to some low light samples!
  • Super Pure View.....where do Nokia go after this? Any word on THICKNESS?
  • Thinner than the 920 on both ends, only larger area is the camera hump.
  • Sounding better and better.
  • So I'll probably skip the 925 then. Slo-Mo-T-Mo...
  • Interesting that the camera cover shows Carl Zeiss as opposed to just Zeiss. I thought the new way was just to be Zeiss.
  • IF the 2GB of RAM are true THEN along with the camera it's justified to name it 1020. But only then. If it proves untrue, then they should still have went with 909.
    Now my concern is that Microsoft doesn't provide a OS yet good enough for this...they need to speed up improvements on WP8.
  • Man reading your post are gloomy
  • +810
  • +1020
  • What's gloomy about a concern that Microsoft is working at snail-pace? If they trully want to compete with the likes of iOS and Android, they should be putting out corrections and improvements to WP if not monthly, every 2 months. The OS still has much room for improvement and the only one I see concerned with that seems to be Nokia...
    I'm sorry if expecting and demanding quality from Microsoft sounds gloomy to you.
  • You are more wrong than you think...
  • No, he's actually correct.  
    *Snaps fingers* Come on, Microsoft, get with the program with more updates.
  • DJCBS is so Emo.
  • Lool :P
  • I don't think you understand the concept of "Emo", my friend.
  • 909 was based on the Symbian device's numbering and is not compatible with the Lumia numbering. The sub-20 value would have implied it had WP7. 909 was never an acceptable number for this.
  • I love Windows Phone 8...I have two 920's and I cannot imagine what I would change.  Everything is fast including pictures.  I guess I will get the 1020 just because I want to get rid of my cameras and the 920 is only okay for regular pics.
  • Wow, all these comments and no crybaby garbage about the 32GB/no SD card.
     
    :-p
     
    PS
    I have no problem with the storage. My SkyDrive account has 25 GB's so I'm good.  ;-)
  • ONLY 32GB!?!?!?!?!?!?!111/11/?!?!?!?
  • Haha!
  • Where's Instagram?
  • I am going to state something obvious here. Instagram does not need a high quality camera. And yes, you have a valid point. 
    Nokia is missing out on a huge oppurtunity by not offering their own Instagram like service. Instead of begging Facebook to launch Instagram for Lumia, they should launch something on the likes of Flickr or Google+ with support for super high quality imagery. 
    HTC is doing video with Zoe but the expiry date on videos is stupid. Nokia has held the crown for camera phones for so long, it's a shame that they do not have their own Instagram already. 
  • Do you think doing something like that will kinda take the air out of something like Fhotoroom?
     
    It's not a bad idea though.
  • I am an Android user so have little idea about WP related services. I just think that Nokia should do their own photo sharing based social platform instead of waiting for Facebook to launch Instagram on WP. Nokia has always been a pioneer in phone cameras. Nokia 808 PureView was astonishing. Lumia 1020 is going to outdo it. And what are users getting? 7GB on SkyDrive?
    Why send all these users to Flickr with their 1TB of free storage! Why not offer something of their own. It's not like they cannot do huge projects... They have Nokia Maps for example. Nokia Photos should be relatively simple. They can even monetize it by offering 2 years of unlimited storage bundled with Lumia 1020 but paid plans for other Lumia/WP/iPhone/Android users. 
    I mean even if Instagram is available on WP, Lumia 1020 would provide little value to photos shared on that network. The beauty of the camera on this phone can only be realized in raw photos. And there are few options for users to share them in full glory! 
  • Oh my, the instagram whinners. Instance! (lets just hope they update the performance) :-P
  • Oh look...an InstagrEmo whinning over Instagram...
  • Hey, Emo, I was joking. Where's Instagram is a running joke around here.
  • I saw what you did, NIST. bravo.
  • Flickr has a terabyte
  • 2GB RAM :O
  • Hay zeeshan :D
  • No MicroSD?! I really hope that's not true. As awesome as 32GB will be, when it's taking 38MP photos that will get eaten up fairly quickly, crazy not being able to upgrade it up to 96GB with a card (and hot swap when needed) for something photography oriented.
     
    2GB RAM is excellent though, nicely future proofs the device also.
     
    Kills me it's not been seen in cyan though, I mean, come on:
     
    Hmm, I did embed a photo but it doesn't seem to be showing up properly, here's my Photoshopped version of the image in cyan:
    http://www.prettyconfused.co.uk/uploads/1020cyan.jpg
     
    Still, even without the MicroSD and cyan, I do really want this phone...
  • Quite possibly Microsoft will bundle in extra Skydrive storage (I already have 25gb)
  • As great as SkyDrive is, and I use it a _lot_, but I never want to rely on it when I'm out and about and I shouldn't have to use my data plan (I only get 750MB a month, and I almost go through that every month) in order to compensate for a bad design decision.
     
    Though yeah, I'd hope at the least they bundle some SkyDrive storage with the phone to sweeten the deal for those who have the data plans to use it!
  • And allows full resolution syncing and not the downsampled syncing we currently get(on 7.8, not sure if WP8 does full-res skydrive syncing).
  • It does, but I'd never dare switch that on, lol!
     
    Until I'm on a 2GB/month (or more) contract I'll stick to manual sync I think.
  • I hope you can choose whether to sync the 41 or 5 MP versions.
  • Actualy, the full resolution syncing is WiFi mandatory 
  • It would be amazing if the camera grip add on had a micro SD expansion for hot swapping.
  • Now that would be awesome! No idea if it's possible but fingers crossed!
  • +1 it'll have to be 64 GB min for me to consider it, or 32 + 64 SD
  • How about buy a Nokia 207/208 and now you have a device to bluetooth your files over to it's microSD card. It's splash proof. 33 days standby time. Nokia's build quality. Solid backup phone I say. And it's very affordable.
  • Jesus tittyfucking Christ. How many times does it have to be said. THERE'S NO MICRO-SD ON THE PHONE! NONE ZILCH NADA. GOT IT? NO MICRO-SD. NO MICRO-SD. NO MICRO-SD. Get an Andhrroid if you want your precious effing micro-sd card. Are you still prettyconfused? I'll just bet you are. It must be confusing to keep up with all of your forum names just so you can drop in whenever you get a wild hair up your ass and say something really effing stupid like "What? No micro-sd card? Jeepers, Mr. Kent. I just don't know. I miss my period if I can't use my micro-sd card."
  • Wow, that was uncalled for!
     
    a) Apparently there isn't a Micro SD on the phone, seems to have disappointed a fair few people and if we aren't to mention and discuss it here, where else would you suggest? A discussion or comments forum? Oh, wait...
     
    b) I don't use Android, I use Windows Phone and have no plan to switch right now. Also, at least attempt to spell it properly.
     
    Oh, every other Lumia bar the 900+ range have MicroSD cards so it's not an Android exclusive feature. Do you find it unreasonable to expect a feature present even on the low end Lumia 520 to be also present on the latest and greatest flagship 1020? If so, why?
     
    c) I only have one account here, in fact I use the same account name pretty much everywhere, feel free to look me up in other forums if you feel otherwise and have that much spare time on your hands. Quite frankly I have better things to do that talk to myself on here, lol!
     
    Also, it's 'prettyconfusd'. Someone had annoyingly already parked 'prettyconfused' on Twitter so I dropped the e (not as fun as it sounds).
     
    d) If you ever had a hope of meeting me in person you'd find out that my hair is seldom anything but near perfectly coiffed, and it's nowhere near wild nor long enough to get anywhere near my ass.
     
    d) I'm not sure I know how to respond to your last sentance, I'm sure there must be a Superman related pun somewhere but one escapes me right now.
     
    It seems like you're the one with more issues regarding Micro SD cards than I and a lot of other commenters here judging by your unwarranted attack.
     
    It's only a comment about a phone; Nothing to get angry about, rebel_yell. :)
     
    Also, Mods?
  • Is there enough camera heads on at&t I don't know stop making at&t get the stuff exclusive they should go on all carries that's the only way this phone will make it I think im gonna get it but I think if it wasn't a exclusively it would do alot better.
  • Carriers
  • Interested to see the bands that are going to come with the phone. Any chance I can just buy the phone and keep Tmboile USA. Otherwise AT&T just picked up a new customer when I get back home from work.
  • Same here.
  • Lets see if best buy will support it imagine if its water proof that would be a killer surprise.
  • No chance
  • DIY!
    http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/204216476?productId=204216476&storeId=10051...
  • What about idk all the open ports and speaker holes though?
  • according to the demo video they just prayed over it, idk seems to work when they did it
  • But would you trust your $602 Nokia EOS on a $19 spray?  ;)
  • Question: How early was this rendering made, because Carl Zeiss is now branded ZEISS, but on this leaked rendering it is still Carl Zeiss. Otherwise, very pleased and very hopeful with the added detail of specifications of the device, 2GB FTW!
  • How much does it weigh??
  • Thats what she said
  • Less than a Big Mac, but lasts longer... ;)
  • Not sure how reliable this info is, but I found a site saying the 1020 would weigh in around 140-145g, which is really nice. That's down from 185g in the 920.
  • The final chapter in the Lord of the Cameras trilogy - Return of the King!!!
  • :P
  • Wrong, this will be another "false start" (I'm using Rubino's words here). The OS offers nothing new to make the bloggers rush out to buy this thing. It will be the same story as always, "it's a good phone but its running WP 8. Score of 7.9" lol :-P
  • ^THIS. Lets not forget "but the s4 does this and the HTC ONE does that."
  • Or: "it's so big, heavy and cumbersome"
  • +1020 ;-)
  • Interesting phone I'm selling my 920 this time
    but I'm waiting 4.7 screen at full HD omg
  • The black camera lens area on the yellow looks horrible
  • Each to their own, I suppose -- I think it looks fantastic, and I didn't particularly like the 920 in yellow.
  • I actually think it looks alright. I can't on the top of my heap think of a better colour for it to be... 
  • No microsd card :(. I am running out of space already on my 920 at 32GB...
  • I have 8gb left on mine. With this camera, 32gb is not enough. Why only 32????????????
  • How much other space do you have, I'm at 7gb :'(
  • How much in your other? Before I reset mine was 11gb now 500mb. Beware the reset though...spinning cogs
  • I already got screwed once with the spinning gears. I had to flash it. I don't know why this isn't being looked into.
  • Saaaaweeeeet!
  • Say it agian :D
  • How the hell can this phone have any exclusive on any Carrier? Windows phones are not selling off the store shelves, If Windows and Nokia want this phone to sell it better hit all Carriers at once of it will just sizzle and burn. Any time exclusive will kill this phone, looks like one hell of a device.
  • Its only exclusive in the US carriers but not Intl if that is my understanding but I'm sure I'm wrong. We won't know anything till press.
  • US only problem, rest of the world will probably get it on multiple carriers and unlocked as well. And due to the low marketshare WP needs help in the US from carriers who otherwise wouldnt bother promoting it, hence the exclusivity to guarantee such support.
  • I know of a few European countries where it will be available on every carrier.
  • Lumia 710 -> Lumia 820 -> Lumia 1040(upgrade to Lumia1020 w/ 1080p screen and slimmer design & SD Card). Cant get this as i just got Lumia 820 6months back so will wait for the next upgrade for Lumia 1020. Love the phone..!!
  • i like this and im probally gonna get it but im also want the quad that are coming soon, if 2 gig then thats a plesant surprise
  • The hype is booming. I really lime that yellow hate the gloss finish. Sure it will hard to get. I love my black but I'd go with a colored phone this run. Still not sure should wait for the GDR3 phones to come. As much as I live this phone I'm no photo buff and maybe the next round or even phablet will be even more appealing for me.
  • Sigh... Nokia needs to reopen their stores and sell phones directly... I want their phones but not the carriers.
  • We all want that, but right now Nokia needs the help of carriers to push their devices to consumers that don't read tech blogs like you and me. 
  • +1 I miss the carrier free phones but Nokia and MS need them right now. I always say I'm done buy carrier branded phones and stuck buying cause lack of them. Sad to see Android phones going that route. I miss my uncarrier E71
  • Microsoft is opening 600 stores in Bestbuy stores
  • Those 600 stores will have android/iOS running them pushing then away from WP/WP8
  • "The addition of extra RAM is most likely required for the massive images that this phone will produce."
     
    I hope it's not because of that, as it would once again show just how behind WP is compared to Nokia's previous OS of choice, which needed only 512MB of RAM for the PureView pics. Granted, it's a modern age OS we're talking about with WP, but still, I hope it's to improve the experience in general instead of a requirement for the camera. Guess we're at Android level of 2GB RAM, would be great if MS adds truer multitasking one day. But for now, bring on the PureView Lumia!
  • Maybe it's to finally allow you to open full-res pictures in the gallery instead of low-res thumbnails?
  • Hope they have an Instagram App to show along with this because by the time the press confrence hits we'll know everything about the 1020.
  • Hopefully for WP9 t-mobile gets their own version of this
  • 32GB is fine, if your leaving every single photo on your phone then you have poor management skills. Save it to SkyDrive and then why you need it download it back to phone. Now do I buy this with it's many shells or wait for the 10xx variant that comes with built in wireless charger and Camera grip. I know it will happen.
  • Have you ever travelled to another country? You don't have access to a good data plan and WiFi isn't guaranteed to work either (I've had WiFi that would allow only webpage requests and nothing else through). This mobile can easily replace a camera and so it should have microSD. Unless you want to haul around a laptop to synchronise to in your hotel room each night, then you'll be out of space in no time. Apps and music can easily take 10-16GB. 16 GB for photos and videos isn't very much at all.
  • What if you buy a nice backup phone like Nokia 207/208 and bluetooth your files over to it's MicroSD? Nokia 208 will do better since I assume you travel a lot.
  • meh, I travel a lot -out of country.  I use wifi a lot.  I have no problems.  These are the current countries/continents I don't know about....Mexico, Antartica, the Altantic Ocean, the North Pole, Afganistan, Egypt, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba, Russia, west africa.  lol
  • I cant wait for this. It can't come soon enough
  • I have a question. Will this phone have a chip for the camera? If not, only the 800 series Qualcomm processor supports that high of pixel count. Hope so.
  • Good question ive been wandering about this too ot will probably be a support chip ;)
  • HTC has their imagechip on the 8x. Nokia should as well and not rely on Qualcomm so much.
  • What's the processor gonna be?
  • If I were to buy the phone off contract, could I use it with T-Mobile if I had the appropriate sim card?  I doubt this will be coming to T-Mobile anytime soon, seeing as they are about to release the 925 (also tempting)
  • These are fake !
    Someone just made 3d renders of the actual devices that leaked a few weeks back.  Anyonw who has been following Lumia reveal for a while will notice that every device comes with its own images and tiles for press shots. These are the same images and tiles used in 920's press shot. The missing ProCam app tile says as much. 
  • Sorry, your conjecture doesn't actually disprove anything and the info we have (including specific details) we have verified with a few sources. If you don't know where the images came from or what stage they were at when being made, it seems dangerous to declare something. In fact, we're working on getting some sample camera images too, which should assuage your protests.
  • Samples! +1020!
  • 10WPC editor points to Daniel for using the word "assuage"!
  • Lol wazzap Daniel :P remember me ;D
  • Sorry I wasn't clear, I'm not disputing the specific details about the specs, those I believe are correct.
    My issue is with the press shot. It's hard to imagine Nokia will release a new device and use the same homsecreen as a previous device (same as that of the 920). 800,900,620,520,920 etc had their own unique homescreen. And then again  Pro Cam tile would have featured prominently for a phone that dwels heavily onits camera. I could be wrong though , but I've been following Nokia long enough to know when something doesn't seem right. 
  • True
  • I think you're right. Plus its still the old Icon for SMS without the smile... (I think it was missing on 920 renders because WP8 wasn't finished on release). So I hope this is a WIP and not the final result. Otherwise they were just lazy :)
  • Look familiar? From: http://www.theverge.com/products/lumia-920/6082
     
  • One question though, shouldn't the lens just read Zeiss not Carl Zeiss? I thought they changed, and earlier leaks had just Zeiss.
  • No MicroSD is a huge letdown.
  • Skydrive or at&t locker, otherwise take your Surface where no connection
  • Lol where no connection??? *_*
  • I'd much rather carry a tiny microSD card than a laptop or tablet.
  • skydrive. :) looks so lovely!
    currently on contract for my L710. i love the day shots, but lowlight pics sucks bigtime! it still does the job though, so i'm very satisfied with it though it's apparently left out. lol can't wait to upgrade. hope this will be availble outside US by 2014
  • Or at least make it 64gb without MicroSD.
  • Im hoping it has that psuedo-Lytro functionality in the software from Pelican. That aside, sounds good, and a great upgrade from my Lumia 900. I do wonder what the target image size is for the 36mp Pureview, though. Didn't the 41mp Pureview take all that data to make a really awesome 5mp picture? I'll need to reread the Arstechnica article again...
  • Niceeeeeeee
  • and yet Instagram will probably refuse to made an app after this phone is introduced. I guess they prefer their low-end Android phones.
  • you don't need instagram when you have Instance.
  • You dont't need any of them if you are using DSLR with memory card and dont wan't to share the photos with the entire world.
  • That wasn't my point.
  • I can't friggin' wait till IG is rendered "yesterdays news" like a lot of other fads. 
  • Is this phone coming to Australia?
  • Yes it is, just like 920, 925. We only don't get carrier specific like 928 but who does? I'm tipping late November
  • So cool, might even be illegal.
  • Dan, why are these promo shots using the same tile setup as used in Lumia 920 Ads? Couldn't they come up with a new layout - or at least rearrange them? I am suspicious due to this.
  • It's fine to be suspicious. I'm not at liberty to reveal too much info about the image, just that the info we posted we are confident in.
  • Cough Microsoft cough source :P
  • I'm pretty sure that Danny wouldn't post anything that even has a hint of it being fake, but let me tell you that the image definitely looks photoshoped, being a press shot maybe Nokia should have done it, you can clearly see that the camera hump is kinda photoshoped, but it was not poorly done so it is not obvious.. Is the processor Dual core or Quad core??
  • What the hell. 32 MP pictures but no SD? =|
  • Well see
  • Wireless charging optional? Ugh
  • Oh please like samsung zoom has wireless charging noob
  • Great phone, but sill need a 64gb version if HTC can make one then come on Nokia step up or be left behind [edited] just saying it needs more GB like some of the other brands out there..the phone it self I think is great and I am looking forward to seeing it and may buy if it comes to Australia...i use SkyDrive a lot but we don't have unlimited data use with Telstra only have 1gb per month so have to be wise on it use hence storing more on the phone.
  • Left behind... what??  
    I don't understand how despite the impressive amount of actual new technology that is going into almost every aspect of this device, in some people's eyes it can still be viewed as "left behind" because of memory capacity.
    32 GB is a lot... less memory is cheap(er)... less memory (should) also makes people use SkyDrive... if your SkyDrive capacity isn't enough you buy more storage from MS.
    See how it works?
  • 32 is not a lot on a normal phone, even worse on a camera phone with heaps of large images. SkyDrive isn't practical in all situations. e.g. Travelling. MicroSD has been around for years and solves all issues - if you want more storage then buy a card. Run out of space? Take out the card and swap it for an instant space increase.
    See how it works?
  • Just be happy it didn't follow the 925 route with 16 GB.
  • Any idea if they are going to ugrade from the MSM8960 from the initial WP8 line?
  • Lol +1
  • It takes the image in a 32MP and 5MP at the same time in 16:9
    • The 5MP image is over sampled dropping 7pixels into one “super pixel”
    •It shoots 38MP in 4:3
    So why does it say 41MP on the phone and on all earlier reports?
    Am I missing something or is it a typo in the article?
  • The maximum it can shoot in 4:3 is 38 MP
    Max in 16:9 is probably 35 MP (hence the 5x7) Nokia uses special sensors so that switching between 16:9 and 4:3 doesn't mean you lose a tonne of pixels. They first introduced these dual mode cameras with the N9 back in 2011. Most other cam will bump you down significantly if you switch aspect ratios. The dual mode ability requires a slightly larger MP count and sensor area (so that both aspect ratios fit within it).
  • The N8 was the first to use a custom sensor with true 16:9 aspect ..
  • Its a 41MP sensor but pics are saved in at a slightly lower resolution for a clearer image. Pictures will look crisper by pushing the dots together a bit... Edges will be more definite. Its the quality of the image that matters more than its size.
  • Thanx for the explanation.
  • That's actually not how it works.  It is to optimise between 4:3 and 16:9 modes. The oversampled images are 5 MP by default
     
  • No zoom?! If that's the case it's a huge step back compared to the 808.
  • the whole event is called " Zoom Reinvented " ...... 
  • You're expecting people to use logic...
  • I know, but the lack of mention of the zoom in this article and the "reinvented" worry me
  • The 808 didn't have a zoom, you just in larged the area you wanted and because the dpi us so high it acts like a zoom.
  • Nokia pretends that smartphone is a camera... fine. Have they ever seen camera without memory card solt?
    They could add as many pixels as thhey want, but Ativ S with micro SD is still better.
  • Nope. But I have also yet to see a camera who's UI inteegrates nicely, and easily with cloud storage either.  
  • Lol
  • Please to be making sweet love to your ativ with it's sweet little sd card. If the thought of a camera phone without an sd card is such a mind bender, have you considered that maybe, just maybe you've come to the wrong place? For everyone on this forum that has uttered those infamous words "What? No sd card?" let me clue you in. Even if you repeat that phrase a MILLION times, the 1020 will not, I repeat, NOT magically grow an sd slot. I'm not kidding. It won't happen. Even if you pray to Santa Jesus and the Easter bunny, I'm really sorry but there is no, and there won't be no, micro-sd card. Cross this phone off your list. Don't even think about it. Buy yourself an sd card and tape it to your rear view mirror so that you can lovingly look at and think about what might have been as you drive yourself to the hospital where your lobotomy will be performed.
  • Damn i want it so bad I. With tmobile
  • Not always in a mobile coverage area as my work takes me out bush need a phone I can put my music on and photos that can be stored until back in mobile range have 45gb SkyDrive and works great with my Nokia 720 and 64gb SD card the 720 is a great mid range phone just a shame it only 8gb on board memory which take some management to keep from maxing out. Have a big wish list for the prefect phone and Nokia is getting closer to it just need more GB and its a winner for me, same with the 925....ok that my two cents
  • No SD? Ok they're on drugs for sure. Especially considering the increased file sizes of the pictures. You'd think they could fit an SD slot into the camera grip, at least. And we've got data caps where I live so SkyDrive ain't a substitute.
  • One or two extra steps. Plug phone into PC, drag pictures to either your SkyDrive folders, or online directly to your SkyDrive account.
     
    Still easy.
  • or use NFC, very few people have ever used it and it works great....
  • Buy a cheap backup phone with SD card. Bluetooth transfer. Boom. Problem. Solve.
    (e.g Nokia 207/208 - it's splash proof btw)
  • Samsung phone with sd and crappy camera or HTC phone with 64 gb and crappy camera OR Nokia 1020 with no sd and 32GB  but fantastic camera?
    Not a very difficult decision.
  • Is it just me or does the yellow look matte? I hope it is. As much as I like the shine on my glossy yellow Lumia 920, it gets these annoying scratches on the glossy coating that are impossible to prevent! 
  • I don't think Nokia gets it yet.  There are still a lot of people that won't consider a phone without a micro SD slot!  I would like a phone with this good of camera, but other than the camera, it's still a step backwards from some earlier Nokia Phones like the N8.  There's no FM Transmitter, there's no micro SD, there's no mini or micro HDMI, and the onboard memory is kind of wimpy (32 gb) when you consider the size of the images it will take.  Plus, I'm still not stoked about having the windows OS.  It was quirky and not the best OS, but I liked symbian, and more importantly, I liked that it was Microsoft, Apple, or Google. 
    For a company that is still on the verge of collapse, you would think that they would try a little harder to give people things that they want and that make sense.  I've had money set aside for a new phone for more than a year now, but I'm not buying another Nokia until they add back the micro SD slot and the FM Transmitter (I want but can do without the hdmi).  Until they do, I will sit on my $$ and keep using my N8, which still works fine, and gives me things that I use and need more than the camera or windows OS. 
  • Oh they get it. They just want you to buy cloud storage services instead and make you pay for the data connection, thus pleasing Microsoft AND the carriers ;)
  • This is not even confirmed but its not a surprise since its coming from you nok hater
  • This is true MS is pulling strings, check out nokias features before the merger. Seriously N8! It is rubbish slow and crashes flat out, sure was good for its day that's why I have one but passing up on a 920....
  • @Michael Grubb...Lol!  In other words, you were never going to buy a Nokia Lumia to begin with.
     
    If you want a micro SD slot, and since you appear to enjoy using Symbian, why not just upgrade to a Nokia 808?
     
    Symbian devices were most likely the last of their devices where they accomodated a SD slot, and given that other manufacturers are moving away from SD card slots, you may want to take special care of your N8 :)
  • thats right
    the phone is soo useless.. a cheaper version is an upgrade
    Why doesnt Nokkia see sense?
    even HTC  has started making phones with SD cards
    Data is still expensive-----sky drive is a moot  point for most of us
  • News flash, Stephen Elop just read your post and committed suicide on-the-spot. I guess this means you'll be buying Samsung? Oh wait, silly me, you're reading this on your Samsung with sd-card, FM xmitter, mini-HD connector, and so many other features that I can't count 'em all. Wow! With all that goodness, why the hell would anyone want to buy a Winokia phone? What was I thinking?
  • I completely agree with the posts knocking the 32GB of storage. With this camera, it should have *at least* 64GB. Yes, SkyDrive's fine when you're not out and about, shooting a bunch of pics. I'm already having issues with my 32GB 920 just from apps and music, so adding this camera to that only hurts. Come on, Nokia, storage is cheap. For what it's worth, that's my only concern about this device. The rest looks great.
  • Indeed its a real killer. They must be aware that 4 out of 5 people are going to shoot every picture they take full resolution just for the joy of it.... With apps, music, maps and pictures at 40mb a pop its going to fill up far too quickly.
  • Yup. I'm up around 10GB in apps (mostly games) and app data and around 10GB of music (this is after deleting some stuff since I was getting low).  With pics, temp files, and documents, things are getting a little tight.  I love my 920, but I sure do miss having the extra 8GB I had on my Focus thanks to that 32GB SD card.
  • I hope it really don't look so 920 ish , come Nokia you guys make great handset stop doing the apple
  • As a really keen photographer i can tell you I really want one but no matter how good this is it cannot replace a large lens. Unless they discover a way to cram as much light through that tiny lens as I get in my massive f2.8 Nikon kit then it will never get close to a DSLR. That said, people rubbished DSLRs when they arrived
  • As you say, there's no way, it's the laws of physics. But you've got to consider the relative dimensions, too. There's no way your massive Nikon kit and the DSLR will fit in a shirt pocket.
  • I'd much rather have this point-n-shoot on me in ALL situations than a DSLR that I can only use when I plan ahead and where I won't be the target of thieves. I prefer a small camera when travelling and usually leave the DSLR at home.
  • totally agree and thats why i will probably get one. That said, DSLRs are getting cheaper all the time, soon I will buy a new DSLR and my old one will live in the car. Better to have a camera that gets stolen than one that doesnt get used. I have insurance.
  • True.  But like someone said, it'll fit in your pocket pretty easily.  It's a compromise but a good one.  I don't like lugging my DSLR around unless it's a very special event.  The real test for me will be pics of the Moon.  I love walking outside and seeing an awesome Moon rise/set and wishing I could snap a pic.  The 920 at best just doesn't cut it.  If this thing has lossless zoom and I can adjust ISO, exposure, etc then I can at least get a decent pic in a jiff vs getting all my gear, setting up and so forth.  So, we'll see. :)
  • Like what I said.. 4.5 won't be enough.. Although it's very tempting
  • The Nokia 1020 has OIS, 41mp camera, NFC, radio, an optional charging plate, camera/battery plate, amazing exclusive apps, Nokia Drive and other Nokia apps and WP8  but does not have a built-in bottle opener. The 1020 not having the ability to open my beer is a deal breaker for me.  I am MASSIVELY disappointed.  and what use is a 41mp if you don't have instagram?  Being able to take magnificent 38mp pictures and incredible low light shots sounds gimmicky to me as the only valid use for a phone camera is taking low-res instagram.
  • You're very good at sarcasm. +1020
  • Kram Devil, you are THE man. Comments are now closed.
  • I was not expecting 2GB RAM. Now I wish waited for this instead of buying the 920.
  • This thing will be insane. I can't wait
  • I wonder if they made the phone bigger (5.5"+), there would be more room to fit the 41mp sensor/camera and would reduce the hump.
  • No, because you need depth (that is, thickness) to accommodate a big sensor and its lenses. A bigger front surface won't help.
  • Fuck, just 32GB only? O no...
    Why does Nokia often have such great devices but forgets about some simple details?
  • I was wondering the same thing. Didn't I just hear that Nokia fired their entire engineering staff because of this one, gigantic oversight?
  • The yellow one looks sexy 
  • What would be cool is if they just made it 64 gb. Then I wouldn't care if there was no SD support.
  • I'm suddenly quite interested in this phone after reading about the predecessor (Nokia 808 PureView).  here's a great article on the predecessor from a professional photography site (DPReview):  http://www.dpreview.com/articles/8083837371/review-nokia-808-pureview
    if you are not psyched about this camera after reading that, then you don't like photography...  this could replace my point and shoot.  not a replacement for a DSLR but what is?
  • The N8 replaced my P&S.. the 808 replaced all else I had. My DSLR is collecting dust..
  • Have one in white sir, 2gb ram! I will call mine the beast, screw 1020
  • Question if this was real why is ZEISS branded on the back as Carl Zeiss, didn't they change their branding for phones now too?
  • Looks just like a 920 from the front. I think I'll stick with my 920, even though I wouldn't mind getting a 925.
  • Great!, another phone I can't buy.
  • Lumia 1020 Superphone... but i waiting Nokia Pelican superNovaPHONE
  • People keep complaining about 32gb internal - it's not that big of a deal, for me.
    I have a Lumia 800 (which would be AWESOME with the same specs as the 1020 btw) with 16gb and I have about 2 gb free.
    I take photos once in a while (but would definitely take a lot more with the 1020), and although I have a lot of music on my device, I still have 2 gb free.
    To me, it makes sense to keep all of the photos on the phone, but when I get home and put myself on wifi, I can just transfer whatever I want to skydrive
    I just really, really hope that this device comes to Telus in Canada.
  • Still nothing on the CPU? Speculation that it will be quad rather than dual; is there anything technical stopping this?
  • WP8. Quad-core support will only come with GDR3 toward the end of the year, at least as far as was leaked.
  • What? WP8 is supposed to already support up to 64 cores? That's what they said when it was first announced last year
  • The WP8 kernel supports 64 cores, but that isn't relevant. What is relevant is SoC support. So far two SoCs are certified for use with WP, both of which have a dual-core CPU. That will not change until GDR3 is released.
  • Yeah, what about CPU and GPU? it would be great if it has quad core cpu and adreno 320 gpu.
  • Not happening
  • Sorry y'all, I do see what some of you mean as far as storage but something like that being a deal breaker or even something to complain about it ridiculous.
    32 is plenty, and SkyDrive makes even better.
  • +1, even with a data cap, users will probably have access to a PC or be on WiFi more often as they can fill up 32GB.
  • Without microSD = 32 GB. With microSD = 32 GB + potentially endless storage if you keep buying microSD cards :P Simply put, why limit yourself and jump through hoops (SkyDrive, sync to PC) when you have hot-swappable SD readily available. It's not like we're asking for some outlandish technological marvel, it's a bloody slot that they don't want to put in only because it "ruins the aesthetics" *eye roll*
  • ...and also because people want impossibly thin phones. A microSD card slot takes up a lot of precious space. Nokia even took wireless charging out of the 925 to make it a few tenths of a mm thinner...
  • I don't understand how those stupid people use up 32G. Mine is 16g, 2.5 years old. Still more than half left. I will never fill up the 16G. I don't know what those people do with the phone.
  • They put in all their music, pictures, videos, and maps. I doubt they are filling 32GB up with tweets.
  • I can't believe that there hasn't been an on contract pricing leak yet from AT&T.
  • Hooray for black on yellow! I would probably go with black on white, but both are appealing options.
  • I was actually going to buy the new iphone I guess I am glutton for pushnishment though. I will grab this when it hits ATT and hope they fix the playlist sync tool at some point...
  • OIS.. i am surprised to say the least. Good job Nokia!
  • Urggg, I'm at breaking point on deciding my next phone.
     
  • Red RED!!!!!!!!.........
  • Yes, YES!
  • Almost my dream phone.
    But no SD Card slot? Such a bummer. Maybe they can release a 64gb version.
  • I understand that an SD Card is important, I just don't think its that important anymore, and where in the past we would talk hundreds of photos that looked terrible but hanged on to anyways, because we can capture COOL photos the amount of photos we keep on our phones are a lot less , What i usually do is skydrive them all and when i get to my Windows8 i use the auto copy feautre on the Windows Phone app (metro one) to get all my photos in full quality.
    Then i'll go ahead and delete all of my photos for a fresh start of cool good pictures. :)
    Then again i think people who like SD cards like it for the tv shows factor (watching tv shows on the run)
    I personally don't like that anymore as WP sucks at saving batteries while watching videos.
  • Agree with you on storage - on my N8, I added a 16GB SD card, and even with all of the music I've chosen to carry on the phone, along with apps, themes, and documents, I still have about 18GB free.  When I snap photos, I load them on my PC - I only keep a few on my device.
     
    Heck, I've still got 5GB free on my Lumia 900, so 32GB will be more than plenty for me.
  • Please oh please let this come to Verizon. Oh please let it come. I beg you.
  • It seems no Verizon at this time. But I'm getting impression that Verizon probably get the Phablet with aluminum and new camera tech, lytra? There's no way ATT would get double dip. If anything, ATT would get the late 2014 exclusive model. Just my prediction.
  • Sorry. Ain't gonna happen. Verizon took one look at the spec sheet and the collective roar from the board room after they shouted "What? No micro-sd Card?" was seen as the death knell for a future Verizon-1020 marriage.
  • Can't wait for the photo comparisons between this and the other smartphones. If the leaked sample photos from today are true this should be no contest.
  • We all talk displays, 1080p vs 720p. Now Apple iPhone older models has a very sharp display without the 1080p. How is that possible? And yet we hunger for 1080p! It seems like off subject but regarding this phone, some do question it. Others question cores. Now that 2Gig of ram is rumored, is quad necessary?
  • Its thin! But renders.. Yeah I'm going to have to see it during the ZOOM event. Still a beautiful render. Reminds me of the days before the Lumia 920 came out.
  • I want to know if the Pro Cam app will be available to current Lumia WP8s.
    Please confirm this at least on the Zoom event, WPC, thanks!
  • 41MP but no SD Card?
    I am afraid we cannot take too many photos.
  • I'm afraid you're right. Especially if you don't buy one.
  • Feels like a 920 upgrade on camera only. Is it really worth trading in if you have a 920 already? Its even a downgrade on wireless charging. Sticking a case on it for that is a step back. 32GB is fine for a phone but you have to question the storage with that cam. 25GB SkyDrive sure but MS hasn't given an answer about the OTHER storage issue and autoupload will stack the other storage like crazy. I would hold out for the next "flagship" as this seems like a 920 rehash.
  • Love WPCentral exclusives. Love seeing Tom Warren cite this site. He can be impartial at times but I feel some of that Verge pretentiousness coursing through his veins as he embraces the duopoly
  • Congratulations, you just won the cursing contest.
  • still no sd card Still not worth the price as high end phone
    They are out of ideas.. instead of a great phone .... theyve shown us a goood camera and so so phone
    instead of making better software like you see in android high end phones or most expensive app
    How can this even compete with GS4 note 2 note 3 or even GS3? dont even compare it to the sony or htc  superphones
    Samsung beat this phone hands down a year ago
    I had hope  to buy one ... but  nokkia just arent serious enough
  • Now who can argue with that? I'm glad all of you children were here to read this authentic, frontier gibberish.
  • Don't always have internet connection to use SkyDrive and Xbox music, hence having to have larger memory on the phone to store music and photos
  • Nokia is never going to make it offering all their premium phones to just one carrier. I'm not switching to AT&T just to purchase a new phone. They need to offer it to more than one carrier.
  • I kind of wish the yellow 1020 was all yellow on the back.. Looks odd.
  • And what about thickness?? I hope it wont be as Galaxy s4 zoom( the general fail of "cameraphone")
  • I want this pentaband and unlocked on Day 1. Please let me know where to throw my money
  • I would to have more than 32GB (or SD support) and wireless charging built-in, but otherwise it looks good.
  • Shut up and take my money!
  • The best thing that can happen in this reveal on Thursday is this:
    "This is the new Nokia Lumia 1020 and it's available, right now."
    Eh? Am I right? :)
  • To people complaining about 32gb you have to keep something in mind.  This thing isn't going to save 41mp files unless you specifically want it to.  You'll have the option if I'm not mistaken.  If every photo has to be 41mp (honestly, why?) then you'll have to plan accordingly.  The technical prowess of this camera is taking the massive data and downsampling it into something like 5mp of awesomeness. So, storage shouldn't be a problem save for a very small few people.  It's all good.
  • Looks rather sexy in yellow, much more than the black version. I think the camera area should had some contrast with the body color, maybe aluminum against the black polycarbonate. Also like the ear speaker format, sexier than the 920
  • That's a really, really fake render. It has the tiles from 920 unveil.
  • Very nice Nokia!
    Sadly my 920 is adequate, and there are a few things that I would like to see on a 41MP camera. Namely, I require more storage. With my 920 there are a lot of things that I would like to store on my phone and simply cannot due to size constraints... and that is with an 8MP shooter that I only use occasionally. With a 41MP shooter that takes concurrent 5MP and 28MP shots at the same time, and with a high likelyhood that I am going to take more pictures when I have a better phone, then I really need more storage. 64GB may well be overkill, but it is something that I almost need now, and would definitely need with this beast.
    Also, while not a requirement, I would love to see 1080p display come before I upgrade. 768p is adequate, but with pictures of this resolution I will take every ounce of resolution I can get on the display to ensure that I am not flubbing the shot. I would also like to see wireless charging come back inside of the case, but I can live with an external add-on if necessary. One last thought:
    The image leaked yesterday was 5MP and looked absolutely fantastic. Is there a real need for 38MP shots to be taken? The real cost to this phone/camera is going to be the necessity of a 4K monitor just to look at the pictures in a venue where they can be properly appreciated!
  • Have to admit i didn't really like at first but the yellow one with the black hump it looks a bit better :) this looks like such a good device i just hope 32gb wont fill up too quickly and hopefully wont be super expensive haha
     
    only thing that scares me like all new phones is non removable battery, ive never had to replace a battery on any of my phones but i could always if something went wrong argh
  • I sure hope it also has the same stereo recording mics+quality as the 808.
     
  • I'd rather wait for next years flag ship. I need my Nokia new WP-OS 5 inch'er phone.
  • Here is a different news source: http://www.amongtech.com/nokia-lumia-1020-to-have-41-megapixel-camera/
  • The mother of all Windows Phones. I hope HTC, Samsung, and other OEM's step up to their Windows Phone offerings. It will make the ecosystem a lot stronger and more dynamic.
  • Anyone know if the 925 or 1020 have 4.0 bluetooth