It could be lights out for the Nokia Lumia 1020 on September 14th

It could be lights out for the Nokia Lumia 1020 on September 14th
If you have been pining for the Nokia Lumia 1020, with its 41MP PureView camera, you might be running out of time to make the purchase. According to serial leaker evleaks, the Nokia Lumia 1020 will hit end of life status on September 14th. The phone is about a year old and no subsequent model has yet to top the number of MP on its rear snapper. 

While the phone has a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 CPU and an Adreno 225 GPU under the hood, the model could use some refreshing in that area. It does offer 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage, although it does not feature a microSD slot. Another part of the Nokia Lumia 1020 that could stand to be upgraded is the battery, which has a capacity of 2000mAh.

It is possible that Nokia has a new model on the way to replace the Nokia Lumia 1020. If evleaks is right, Microsoft could be unveiling such a device, possibly around the IFA show in early September.


source: @evleaks via WPCentral

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Lumia 1020
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 41 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(13.3h 3G talk time)

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39 Comments

1. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Right on schedule.

10. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I agree perfect time....41MP camera, Snapdragon 805 or 810, 3Gb, Micro SD, Colors (cyan, yellow, red, white, black), 5" with 1080p or 1440p.... Bring it on.....we r waiting.

23. jael206

Posts: 147; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

I really find this hard to believe. Just when I was starting to enjoy my 1020 with Developers' WP 8.1 preview, then this news comes along. Why MS? If you can't produce 1020s anymore, then at least continue its support.. Gah!

24. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

This ain't true, dude... Don't sweat it!!

28. sks1969

Posts: 108; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

It may be end of manufacture, but support is still what MS/Nokia promised. If you need another one you can buy it now before Sept. I think by then there will be a replacement (with Xenon)but I don't think there will be another 41 Megapixel beast. I expected this and and am using my 1020 carefully(Only when I am traveling and expecting to click photos) otherwise its a 925 for me.

32. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

There will still be support, at least until January 2015 (18 months). They just won't be producing it anymore.

33. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

i too am sad. but support will still continue. but not production

38. xche78x

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

But it isnt just the 1020! The 1320 and 1520 also got major price cuts of almost 70%. What does this mean? Is microsoft throwing in the towel? Will microsoft go for android?

43. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

No it means the new phones are coming out..

2. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I still prefer my nokia 808 PureView than this...

12. TheMoltenD

Posts: 109; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

The 808 Pureview is better as a camera, the 1020 is better as a phone. Meanwhile any Android flagship is a much better phone than both and a DLSR or even mid-high end point and shoot is a better camera than pureview.

25. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

What Android flagship do you have?

30. Sealblaighter

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Tell me an Android smart phone which can take better photos than the Nokia 1020.

39. xche78x

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

Is the 1020 camera better than the samsung galaxy k zoom cameraphone?

41. jael206

Posts: 147; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

This comparison will answer that question: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaWiiG_e51Y

42. Sealblaighter

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

The 1020 has unnatural colors, but it did better on low light condition.

3. Busyboy unregistered

I pray the successor will actually have specs worth noting. Along with slim bezel and OIS of course.

5. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

This has better than nexus 4 specs, and a price to match

14. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

The Nexus 4 has a quad core processor and Adreno 320, so no the Lumia 1020 does not have better specs.

17. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

He definitely means that camera is better...

36. Busyboy unregistered

Well the camera isn't the only spec is it?

13. TheMoltenD

Posts: 109; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

Slim bezel on a Windows phone? Maybe. Slim Bezels on a Nokia phone? Never.

16. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

Nokia has maintained a distinctly Nokia look with that black ring. I say keep a good amount of bezel, it would be like asking samsung to make a phone without that handy dandy home button :-)

18. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

That button's gonna die. As long as iPhone hold to that button theres no way Samsung gonna let go of that handy dandy home button.

4. srgonu

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

EOL in an Year? That's shorter life than any androids :)

15. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

It means production of 1020 will stop but not support.

26. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

This can't be true because the 1020 is getting WP 8.1, and it's also getting GDR1, and GDR2 updates to 8.1... We'd be lucky to get GDR1 by September, so the 1020 will be supported for at least months after that with GDR updates....

29. sks1969

Posts: 108; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

Sadly true man, but we got support till WP9, after that it's a ?

19. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

not especially, but can you name a single Android phone that will get security updates through until 3 years after it's release? That would be if it stayed at Windows phone 8, but it gets the update to 8.1 as well, for which support ends 2017. Same goes for the bottom end Lumia 520, it too gets the Windows phone 8.1 update and subsequent security updates.

6. wrm2013

Posts: 232; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Why tmo you never release? Dam you att.

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