Nokia’s next camera superphone is coming: here's what to expect

Nokia’s next camera superphone is coming: here's what to expect
Update: The Nokia Lumia 1020 aka the Nokia EOS has already gone official. Take a look at our full Lumia 1020 coverage here.

In just a few days, on July 11th, Nokia will hold an event in New York and everyone expects to finally see the Nokia EOS, a truly revolutionary cameraphone packing the true PureView 41-megapixel camera and running on Windows Phone 8.

The name of the actual handset is not yet known. It initially leaked out under the Nokia EOS moniker, but the latest report speculate it could end up being called Nokia Lumia 1020 or even Nokia Lumia 909, following in the footsteps of the 808 PureView.

What seems certain though is that early on Thursday morning, Nokia’s keynote will show the future for smartphone cameras and the device it unveils could be a big push for the Windows Phone platform to finally start getting traction.

So what’s the fuss all about? The Nokia EOS aka Lumia 1020 aka Lumia 909 has leaked out countless times and here is how those whispers picture it:

  • a 4.5 inch AMOLED HD+ PureMotion screen
  • a 768 x 1280 resolution, pixel density of 332ppi
  • Adreno 320 graphics
  • 41-megapixel camera with Xenon flash and single LED
  • stereo audio recording
  • 2000mAh battery
  • polycarbonate body coming in at least four colors: black, yellow, red and white

The camera technology is its key feature, of course. The 41-megapixel camera has the same huge sensor we saw on the Symbian-based Nokia 808 PureView, but this time Nokia seems to have managed to shrink it down in a reasonably thin body. The big sensor should make it possible to shoot noise-free images in low light and it’d support up to 6 times of lossless zoom.

In addition to great hardware, Nokia and Microsoft might have finally found a way to bring awesome camera apps like Instagram to Windows Phone. Many people are using Instagram not just for its great vintage filters but for the community, and that’s something Windows Phone is missing right now. Nokia’s new Pro Cam app will allegedly be the default camera application on the new smartphone.

What about its launch? Good news is that Nokia is allegedly ready to pull its act together and the release date for the Nokia EOS should be soon after its official unveiling, possibly in August.

We’ll be covering the event live as it happens, and you can also watch Nokia’s livestream at Nokia Conversations. The event kicks off on Thursday, July 11th, 11:00am ET | 8:00am PT.

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Lumia 1020
  • Display 4.5 inches
    1280 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 41 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2000 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1

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79 Comments

77. deburocks

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 20, 2013

i m expecting a bigger battery. Atleast 9 hours of video playback and 8-9 hours of browsing with full brightness. Wen nokia can easily make stamina battery in their low end phones and even in symbian enabled highend phones , that means there is something wrong at msfts end. NOKIA GO FOR IT.

68. jamsatu

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

wow, I saw Belfiore's pictures He took with rumored lumia 1020. I've got to admit that this phone's camera is way beyond competition. you can count the shaved beard! I hope they can make it at least 10 mm though

67. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Nokia can't win. They're trying too hard and probably will end up failing like their previous products as well. They were good, but not great.

74. ANANDALTER

Posts: 124; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

just like your parents!!!!!!

56. ANANDALTER

Posts: 124; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

I just want to know something, why the laggy samdung fans come here at the nokia article????????????we no need you, just keep your lagginess with you

59. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

hey its no phanboys talk, this s just the discussion based on constructive talks! No bashing or trolling, I just casted out my opinion and not only nokia bt all manufactures

73. ANANDALTER

Posts: 124; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

As long as other fans post comment like yours, no offense, have you ever seen the comments from android fanboys? Especiialy the "SAMDUNG" fanboys? Even the HTC & Sony fans never bash much other OEMs. +1

49. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

I was just reading an article on cnet about smartphones and how they impact technological advancement, the whole article were full of examples frm htc one, s4 alot and some frm other devices but only thing bout nokia was wireless charger! Saying this, I think they should now start to think of the future not only camera, camera...... Like sammy, I think those guys are concentrating in bringing something new in every new device(flagships)

57. Bilpocalypse

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Link it.

58. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

39. applesauce

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

No pictures from Vizileaks?

37. papss unregistered

I'm awaiting the good news

36. GMS85

Posts: 217; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

2000mAh battery??? LOL

40. applesauce

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

It lasts the full day on the Lumia 920 and 928, why not?

29. FlushGordon unregistered

year 2014 : 50 MP pureview with mega ois (the rest of the specsheet still the same) year 2015 : 65 mp pureview with mega ois (the rest of the specsheet still the same) year 2016 : 80 mp pureview with mega ois (the rest of the specsheet still the same)

31. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

80MP on a sensor equal to DSLR in size. I'm in. Provided they manage to put it in a phone without making it bulky.

32. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Well, you should have bought a pc and installed it with android if specs is all of your concern.

33. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

well you should have bought a dslr in the first place if camera is all you care

38. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Wow. Haha. We're actually arguing about this, eh? A great camera on a phone is a great help to people to capture moments and everything in great details that, at the same time could have a phone. If all you want are specs, that's really not practical,especially when the os itself can be handled on lower specs. Seriously.

46. vatisch

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 08, 2013

Dont bother replying to these guys neutralguy , they come here to hate withhout any logic and they both went full retard. You are spot on with your arguments. peace

50. Potao.rises

Posts: 29; Member since: Jul 08, 2013

and why shouldn't I buy a pocketable camera phone that is on-par with most of the dslr (even better than some)? For your comment: For the same reason people shouldn't go for S4 zoom if they care about the camera. Thanks.

47. g2a5b0e unregistered

This is probably the funniest thing you've ever posted, Flush.

55. ANANDALTER

Posts: 124; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

year 2014 : 5 inch screen with super laggy UI (the rest of the design still the same) year 2015 : 6 inch screen with super laggy UI (the rest of the design still the same) year 2016 : 8 inch screen with super dooper laggy UI(the rest of the design still the same)

28. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Im so excited July 11 please come earlier :P

25. FlushGordon unregistered

I noticed there are Only 4 people commenting (with different handles) on every Nokia /Lumia/EOS thread Nokia is so poor they couldn't even pay some shills to spew positives to their product? Probably because the CAMERA is the only thing they've got? Work on some new ideas NOKIA!!! the Camera is already an outdated necessity

26. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

care to explain uniqeness of your oem?

30. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Dunno where those guts are coming from. First of all, the fluidity of their devices are on par with the latest handsets nowadays. Secondly, the durability of their products are unparalleled, that's how you make great products. Third, they always bring something new on the market/platform. No, not just gimmicky features but hardware innovations. Fourth, when it comes to customer service only apple can match nokia. Give me an OEM that has a great after sale support after 2 years. Dont tell that camera is only the thing they've got because as far as the OS is concerned, nokia always brings their A-game when producing their flagship/hero devices, heck even in their lowest of ends products, e.g. asha 501. THey always market the camera on their phones because obviously, they always have something to brag on that department. Not just gimmicky features.

41. applesauce

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Not sure if it's a poor thing, probably more of an integrity thing. They don't want, no need, paid shills.

54. ANANDALTER

Posts: 124; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

nokia has real fans, not like some cheap plastic made/paid up fans

24. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Waiting for something with Android inside. WP ... NO way ! Motorola X or Sony Honami.

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