Leak suggests that a Nokia Lumia 1020 successor could finally be in the works

Leak suggests that a Nokia Lumia 1020 successor could finally be in the works
Fans and owners of the Nokia Lumia 1020 have long hoped that a spiritual successor of the camera-focused handset would be forthcoming. With its 41-megapixel sensor, it's been a go-to for photography enthusiasts, and despite its age, the Lumia 1020's shooter can still more than hold its own against its peers. The time, many believe, has come for the 2013 release to make way for a newer model to push the boundaries of smartphone camera tech. A new leak, although speculative at best, offers faint hope that such a device could well be on the horizon.

Evan Blass, better known as serial gadget informant evleaks, has teased a blurred-out image of a Lumia-esque camera sensor, captioned with the tweet: "don't give up hope, Windows fans." The text is perhaps more telling than the image, in that many had essentially given up hope of a new handset along the lines of the 808 PureView or the aforementioned Lumia 1020. Blass seems to imply that this image alludes to the long-awaited device, but until we hear more, it's all open to interpretation. 

A side-by-side of the leak alongside the Lumia 1020's camera feature bears resemblance, underlining the notion that such a device could be in the works. Again, though, it's not really much to go on at this point, and those waiting for the so-called 'Lumia 1040' will need a more than a sketchy image to be convinced of its existence:

The Lumia 1020's camera module vs the new leak

Still, with Windows 10 coming soon, Redmond may surprise us. Let us know if you'd like to see an upgrade of the Lumia 1020 by dropping us a comment below.

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46 Comments

1. Kriksis

Posts: 94; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

It looks more like Lumia 830 camera module, just with Dual LED's...

54. razraptre

Posts: 168; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

There's a noticeable 'hump' in the original photo, and I think it's a triple LED.

2. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

1020 rumors - "it's coming guys... Any minute now (crickets)"

5. MuddyCow

Posts: 90; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

Windows Phone: "Coming soon..."™

12. jmonteiro829

Posts: 267; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

In the summer of 2025!

15. almostdone

Posts: 449; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Microsoft are slow and larthagic. In the mobile world if you don't constantly update you have already fallen way behind the competition. Look all the new Microsoft phones. They're all taking forever to be released and with dated tech.

19. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

New doesnt mean better... Theres barely any difference between a S400 or S410 ... An old S805 performs better than the new 808 And the S810 cant deliver all its potential due to heating...

30. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Fast is not always best. Other than a few nitpicks, the 1520 for me still puts up a fight even against the note 4, save the split screen and pen (something I would like, started to use a note 4 again - work loves for me to need android, and it is growing on me).

3. waddup121 unregistered

wow nice

4. fyah_king unregistered

Wow, 2 years and counting. I wonder why they are losing market share.lol

7. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

They are only losing on the US , gaining everywhere else..

24. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Not true.... China.

32. Penny

Posts: 1869; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

What does that say to you though, that they're losing what little marketshare they had in the U.S., and at such a high rate? As a WP user myself, it's pretty clear that a lot of U.S. WP users (loyal ones at that) are losing interest with nothing noteworthy happening in the past year. Forget noteworthy actually, there's just been no effort at all to maintain our interest. But more worrying to me is Microsoft's pattern of constant pivoting ever since WP7. While I believe they are going to release some excellent devices this year, they have just been in a continuous cycle of trying something new (usually pretty good admittedly), not gaining traction, then pivoting and trying something else. I have no long-term confidence in Microsoft's game plan.

6. tedkurd unregistered

WP. What a joke! You want a real OS you get Android.

8. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Considering your entire existence is a joke, I would just stop already.

11. tedkurd unregistered

WP is a joke

27. -ARTE-

Posts: 80; Member since: Jun 14, 2015

Wp+Nokia is a fail. Nokia+Android= Win.

26. -ARTE-

Posts: 80; Member since: Jun 14, 2015

Agree. Wp has no major apps and games. The OS is confusing and messed up. Even Symbian is better. I don't see anyone using that platform. You

31. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

os is confusing? Seriously a grid of tiles is confusing? SO a grid of icons is so much more unconfusing? A row of installed apps in confusing? Compared to what, pages of installed apps? Settings menu perhaps? Like in settings, it says backup, and when I go to backup....dear lord I get sim settings...oh wait that doesn't happen I get backup settings. Please, try harder. Nearly 100million users and counting.

35. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

dont bother reasoning with a troll that already got banned more than once

52. Plutonium239

Posts: 1239; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

WP has the majority of major apps. And major games have begun to come to windows phone as well.

33. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Its good to have choices and when we made different choices the hardest lesson to learn is to grant mutual respect to our differences yet its the most important one.

36. jojon

Posts: 435; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

did you think of this all by yourself Mr Techturd

41. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Another jakelee account. LOL! You can't hide from us! The moment you open your mouth the same s**t pour out!! Where there is s**t! There is fly!

45. Plutonium239

Posts: 1239; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Android lags and is more vulnerable to malware than Windows Mobile.

9. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

I do not think that Microsoft are stupid enough to forget a key feature for this "so called successor", which is a Xenon-flash. So this must be rumored Lumia 840 :)

10. Bondurant

Posts: 785; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Such ugly lens for 2015 is a shame. They should bring something like that Windows tablet built quality.

16. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

It's a Cameraphone and it's beautiful you even saw the Samsung galaxy k zoom it's ugly as s**t.

22. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Yes ugly lens in your point of view, but remember it kills all other cameraphones! So stick with your crappy Phone while we wait for the New King!

28. -ARTE-

Posts: 80; Member since: Jun 14, 2015

Agree. The L1030 with bigger lens and more protruding camera, will take exceptional pictures. CarlZeiss optics.

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