Nokia Lumia 1520 camera app screenshot reveals there might be new PureView tech inside

Nokia Lumia 1520 is shaping up to be the biggest Lumia for Nokia yet, literally and figuratively, as it might be the last major solo release before Microsoft takes the reigns there.

Besides a purported 6" Full HD display, a first for WP devices, the phablet is likely to sport some new camera tech of the PureView Phase 1 variety that oversamples a higher resolution photo to a lower one, creating one perfect pixel out of the info derived from several in the process. Judging from the leaked camera interface screenshot on the right, the camera might indeed by near 20 MP, as speculated, with a 16 MP wide aspect ratio resolution, whose photos then get oversampled to 5 MP. 

All in all, this confirms that the Lumia 1520 will carry a bunch of "firsts" inside, such as the first 1080p display on a Windows Phone, and the first panel of this size, as well as eventually a scaled-down version of the 41 MP PureView sensor, that takes up much less space, yet employs similar photographic prowess, which keeps us warmed up for the next handsets that will come from Nokia after it moves under the Microsoft umbrella.

source: WMPU

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Lumia 1520
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh(25.1h 3G talk time)

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30 Comments

1. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

nothing new tech actually the camera will be 20 mp not 41 mp so its 5+16 rather than 5+38

2. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Um, yeah?

11. papss unregistered

And still better than the z1 camera I\'m sure

20. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

16MP, or 18MP or 20MP camera in it.

3. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Definitely my next phone! Finally some b*tchin specs, large, great display, awesome camera and hopefully quad core, and yes Quad core is more than enough for Windows Phone, sorry lagdroid needs so much.

9. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

You guys even said dual core is enough ! Now just because your overlord is waking up to 2013 and supporting quad core, microSD (maybe) and full HD after 3/4 of the year is passed that doesn't mean its anything revolutionary or ground breaking. Android demands more because they offer more.

12. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

True, but I think it demands a little too much because of the OS's shifty build, that's all I can say. Hey, I know dual core is enough, but who wouldn't not decline a quad core phone?

13. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

What more does android offer over WinPho or iOS? I\\\'m sorry bro, but changing themes doesn\'t require octa-cores.

17. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

1. Gets your fact right, all 8-cores don\\\\\\\'t run at the same time. Its essentially a dual-quad setup. 2. There is more than changing themes. Its customization, open-source, widgets. 3. Even small things like ability to download a song and don\\\\\\\'t need to connect to a PC in order to run and put in a playlist. 4. Extensive app selection. 5. Mentioned earlier but full HD and microSD. 6. NFC and notification and that\\\\\\\'s just from the top of my head. I am sure you can find plenty of stuff online. There is a reason why they own only 3% of the total market share after so many years of its release while android\'s market share catapult enormously in just two years

19. user996

Posts: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

except HD screen all of that was offered by a single core nokia 808 and symbian. stop it pls

23. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

My facts are totally right, but you didn't answer my question. None of the things you mentioned require octa-cores or "dual quad cores" to run smoothly on any other platform. Symbian did it. My Blackberry Bold 5 does it and none of them require so many cores or so much RAM. And don't tell me you need quad cores for FHD, just look at Retina iPad. It offers more pixels than even FHD on dual cores. That means iOS is capable of higher resolution than FHD. So tell me, what "MORE" does Android has to offer over any other platforms to justify the hardware? Get your facts right. :)

28. Dragone

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

Well the top your head is empty. 1) The fact that something runs smoothly with 2 cores doesn't mean that the same thing won't support 4 cores someday. Microsoft was right saying WP didn't need it one year ago, but they didn't mean someday they would not have supported 4 core chipsets. There is difference between what's needed and what's is better. Crappoid needs power, it can't do otherwise. 2) Why should a normal user even care about a product being closed or open source ? The fact you put that as a benefit make you a Linux/OpenSource/Crappoid fanboy. You don't need opensource for customization, and for sure you don't need Crappoid. 3) So you think this can't be done in Windows Phone. This makes you an even greater and more arrogant Crappoid fanboy. And yes, there are tons of apps in Windows Phone able to download songs and organize them. 4) Yea, having hundreds of copies of the same app is surely very usefull to a normal user. Of course it doesn't matter if most of them is crap. 5 & 6) Maybe they are not groundbreaking, but they are in this Lumia too and that's the best atm. So what's your point ? And dude, in the country I live PW reached 13%. You can keep trolling around.

29. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

lol.........now learn some english!

30. Dragone

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

That's all you can answer, I suppose. Btw you are the one who sould learn some english : "There is a reason why they own only 3% of the total market share after so many years OF its release"

18. user996

Posts: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

they offer lag. lots of lag :)) more and more

21. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Andr0id needs octa-cores, just so it can function utterly smooth....

24. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

And they still don't. Sigh!

25. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

You clearly are a blind fanboy. Not only you have no knowledge of how 8-cores work but also you don\\\'t seem to believe or research anything yourself when someone tells you. I\\\'ll repeat one more time ALL 8-CORES DON\\\'T WORK ON EXYNOS 5410. There is no point arguing with a closed minded fanboy...\\\'nuff said! BTW, there is a difference between stutter and lag. GS4 use to \'stutter\' but after 18th May update it was resolved. Also, its OEMs fault. A nexus or Sense 5 device never lags.

26. RoyalPayne

Posts: 458; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Listen here noob, nowhere in any post did i say all cores work at the same time. You're just using that to cover up the reality that android offers nothing more than others to justify the hardware, the numbers are just for dumb people like u who fall for it n den think u hv something powerful! U couldnt list even ONE feature that needs quad cores to operate. Its clear to me ur just a fanboy who doesnt know sh!t about technology. BTW, both mediatek AND samsung are coming out with octa core cpus that use all 8 cores at once. For no reason at all. Just to fool fanboy noobs like yourself. ANd dont tell me HTC's or nexus dont lag, iv used both extensively. It's clear that u havent. Go back to ur cave or learn something.

27. user996

Posts: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

even 8 cores not enough

16. GamePlayer

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

"and yes Quad core is more than enough for Windows Phone, sorry lagdroid needs so much" You are just another windows phone/nokia fanboy. If you like Nokia it does'nt give you the right to say hate words about others. If you don't like android then just don't buy any android phone and be stuck with your tiles. And calling android laggy is getting old. Who said android needs more than a quad core processor to run fine? Have you even tried android? Get a life, fanboy. I like Nokia aswell but i don't say hate words to others because of it. I like Nokia, but i also like others such as Sony,Samsung,Huawei,hTC.

4. ANANDALTER

Posts: 124; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

Going to "miss u nokia"

5. Cod3rror

Posts: 142; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

The title said "new PureView tech inside" I read the article but it did not say anything about new PureView tech. It's the same PureView tech only scaled down, probably with the same terrible WP algorithms.

7. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Not new, but definitely different.

8. Cod3rror

Posts: 142; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

OK, I guess that can be counted as "new". I hope Nokia starts a trend of oversampling cameras. Samsung, Sony, Apple have to join this. I'd rather have a super detailed, noise/grain free and smooth 5MP image, than a bad 20MP one.

10. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Yep, I agree, any day, the biggest con in Mobile Camera Imaging is the heap load of noise, it's annoying, even the 1020 has a good amount of noise :/

6. SingDaFire

Posts: 74; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

Really cant wait.... Take my money already Nokia

14. gazmatic

Posts: 809; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

fandroid butthurt has increased exponentionally since the announcement of the lumia 1520 they no longer have the same talking points full hd. check quad core. check apps. check sd card. check thinness. check full multitasking. check awesome camera. check all they have is the number of apps.... and of course it runs windows

15. papss unregistered

But but but.... Hmmm rip Nokia.. 2013 specs :)

22. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

2013 specs? Aren't all other flagship phones, use those specs?? Lol LOSER

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