Even though this is an Android news blog and we all love Google’s mobile operating system here at Android Geeks, we like to pay attention to other interesting devices, as well. The launch of the Windows Phone 8-powered Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone, so far known as Nokia EOS will be in two days. Until all the details about the PureView 808 camera phone follow up are officially unveiled, new information about the Windows Phone 8 smartphone are surfacing, confirming what we already knew and bringing a series of interesting novelties.
The leaked Nokia Lumia 1020 press photos are confirming the previous leaked photos of the upcoming Nokia smartphone, which will make use of the already-popular Lumia design language, being available in three body colors: white, black, and yellow.
Anyway, one of the major selling points of the Nokia Lumia 1020 will be its 41 megapixel camera, which will allow 16:9 capture at 32 MP and 4:3 at 38 MP, using the same oversampling PureView technology. The camera mounted on the back of the Lumia 1020 will sport a Xenon flash for snapping pictures and a LED flash for AF assist light and video recording, a lens with f/2.2 aperture, while borrowing the optical stabilization system the Finland-based phone maker used for the Lumia 920, Lumia 925, and Lumia 928 models.
The 41 megapixel sensor of the Nokia Lumia 1020 will be accompanied by camera app that will provide options for ISO, white balance, and exposure, as well as manual focus.
A couple of photo samples snapped by Joe Belfiore Microsoft’s Windows Phone Manager, taken at resolutions of 5 and 3.2 MP respectively, which confirmed both the name of the smartphone and the presence of the PureView technology.
The hardware platform of the Nokia Lumia 1020 is yet unknown, but the rumor mill speculates that the smartphone will come with 2 GB of RAM, twice as much as any other Windows Phone 8-powered smartphone. The rumored Nokia ESO specs list also includes NFC, 32 GB of internal storage, and FM radio.
Unless the Nokia Lumia 1020 will have a chip for the camera, the Snapdragon 800 chipset is currently the only one to support that high of pixel count. Which processor will Nokia use for the Lumia 1020?Any guesses?