Purported Nokia Lumia 1020 specs sheet leaks: 3x zoom, OIS, six-lens optics, stereo sound recording

Nokia Lumia 1020 was shaping up as a revolutionary Windows Phone 8 handset even before the full specs leaked out, but now that we have them claimed a few hours before the official announcement, the drooling is about to drown the office.

Let's start off with the most interesting part first. Apparently the 41 MP sensor we all know and love from the Nokia 808 PureView will be present indeed, as well as the lossless zoom concept, up to 3x. What we find mindboggling is that Nokia has allegedly managed to cram a full optical image stabilization (OIS) mechanism around the gigantic sensor, just as rumored, merging PureView Phase 1 & 2, but we'll wait for the official confirmation on that this morning at the event, starting 11am Eastern.

The rest of the camera specs include the laundry list: backside-illuminated image sensor, six-lens ZEISS optics, Xenon Flash, LED light for 1080p video recording in low-light with 30 fps, and special software like the Nokia Pro and Smart Camera modes.

Breathtaking indeed, and we'll also get stereo recording via HAAC microphones, plus the source mentions "speakers" in plural, so we might get stereo output as well, giving the HTC One a run for its money, given the amazing sound recording abilities of the 808 PureView predecessor.

The computing power should back this up well with a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory (64 GB for some regions apparently), 2000 mAh battery and NFC with SIM-based security module. The screen should be the PureMotion HD+ 4.5" 1280x768 pixels panel with super-sensitive touch that allows you to use it with gloves on, for instance, ClearBlack filter and Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top. It would also feature high-brightness mode for better sunlight readability.

Last but by no means least, Nokia is tipped to have avoided the chunky chassis of the Lumia 920, despite the monster sensor and OIS tech, outsourcing the wireless charging to a dedicated cover accessory, instead of building the coil into the phone, which explains those two contact pins we see on the leaked photos. The handset should measure 130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm and weigh 158 g, which is not slim and light, but is not bulky either for what's inside, and the Camera Grip accessory with extra battery juice pack is reconfirmed here as well, if you want a more solid camera-centric handling.

Battery capacity also seems enough, as the source indicates the phone will power through nearly seven hours of video playback, 63 hours of music playback, and 13 hours of 3G talk time before it needs a recharge. Now all that is left is to wait for the official confirmation of these specs, as the outer appearance in black, white and yellow versions is said to be exactly like the leaked press photo above.

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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)



1. FlushGordon unregistered

Pfffft...just a point and shoot with a phone feature NEXT--->

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

And your just a Gordon with a Flush feature!!

10. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

calm down fansung, It's Not S4 Zoom This is Lumia : More than your eyes can see

25. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

And you are tashreef: more than just a normal Nokia fanboy......

77. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

should he take it as a compliment? If you don´t like the phone nor Nokia why bother coming here and spreading negative feelings? It´s our day, Nokia´s supporters and neither you nor anyone else, no matter what you´ll do, cannot ruin it. We´ve been waiting for this device without expectations of the newest and greatest hardware under the hood. The only exception is the camera. Besides, it´s a complete package when you want a reliable phone/camera/sat nav.

83. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

The hardware game is hoax, and the bulk of apps being developed are for low powered processors and minimal memory anyway. That's why the S4 failed to make any real impact, and why personal computers are in a down trend: the software hasn't caught up yet. The Lumia 1020 has enough engine to get the job done, and it's rear camera is completely unmatched by anything else out there, including Sammy's ugly S4 Zoom... Nokia, please take a bow! (Applause)

122. Dastrix unregistered

Jealous much? Cuz Samsung ain't got sh!t on this? Who you gonna call now?


Posts: 124; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

samdung is jealous, just leave them dude, nowadays sams**t fanboys hitting hard nokia than apple, now they know who is the real competition for them.

11. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

with no variable aperturre ? i really hope there is

16. Ruisleipä

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

Dont fight, Switch

22. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

Every time I open an EOS article, I see your stupid comments. All this hate for no apparent reason, and I can't help but think that Samsung has hired you for this. Try to get a different job my friend. Or better yet, kill yourself.

28. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

And you call him butthurt......your telling him to kill himself for sharing his view.....that my friend is why we live in a democracy and are able to have free speech....idiot

47. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

Did you just call that comment a view? That was pure hatred. Why in the world would you criticise a phone that takes better pictures than a point and shoot? And I'll repeat: It's better to kill youself than get paid by Samsung to bash other brands and living a pathetic life.

51. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011



Posts: 124; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

hey cheap plastic, how are you? feeling the tremor by EOS already?

23. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

FlushGordon is a paid shill, working for the competition, and his/her sole purpose is to write fundamentally negative and dishonest comments about Nokia and/or Microsoft products and services. PHONE ARENA, please stop letting paid employees working for other companies interfere with the user feedback process!

32. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

How could they pprevent it....go up to the person and just say hey are you being praised to comment......you can't prevent paid shills my friend otherwise you end up banning everybody for sharing their opinion....

37. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Unlike some people here, I don't have 50 different PA accounts and use them to flood the threads with negative comments about particular companies and products. What a f--king joke...

41. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

That's not what I was saying though is it.....

39. FlushGordon unregistered

Mr Narcissus I am awesomeatphotography UrbanPanty thinks he can suppress freedom of speech

43. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

In rare cases you can still control and even cure AIDS, but you simply cant cure Samsung fanboyism and jealousy.

62. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Only in this case, they're not even fanboys. They're most likely paid employees doing bashing to earn wages...


Posts: 124; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

when samsung begins to fall, they need to look for another job!!! So sad Nokia wont hire any stupids like them.

121. Dastrix unregistered

How much do they get paid? I bet it's like $1/hr, what a sad and pathetic life. Just shows how retarded they are. I guess some people are just meant to be.


Posts: 124; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

lol, nice one

31. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Oh please. Technically, you could say the same about Sammy's Zoom. What seems to be special about Nokia's entry is that they have accomplished the zoom function without hanging a honking big-ass lens device off the body. I am wondering what the file size of the 3x zoomed image is - still 41 Mp? Or, 12 to 13 Mp? Even at 12 Mp, that is better than this year's crop of camera-enabled smartphones can do at 3x zoom. Nokia has certainly raised the bar for smartphone cameras. It is a shame that MS hasn't been able to keep up with WP. 1080p is almost a pre-requisite for the 2013 edition of high end smartphones.

101. Stoli89

Posts: 333; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

At default 5mp resolution, the fully zoomed file will be the same size as the non-zoom file (~1mb). How is this possible? Because oversampling is about 7x at no-Zoom and 1x at full zoom. The resolution between no zoom and full zoom is still the same (5MP at default, unless other settings are engaged..8MP resolution, etc). PureView Zoom works by incrementally reducing the amount of oversampling as zoom is increased, while keeping resolution constant. As a result, the virtual pixel size is also reduced as zoom is increased, up until the virtual pixel size equals the size of the physical pixel (which is the same size as that found on the iPhone 5). At no zoom and 5MP default resolution, the virtual pixel is twice the size (4 microns) of the HTC One's ultra-pixel (2 microns, which is on a lower 4MP resolution sensor, to boot).

120. Royns

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Phonarena should provide a button to dislike this comment..

126. Dastrix unregistered

It's still gonna kill any wannabe smartphone king! This phone rules them all. Think about it. OS doesn't matter because there's only 3 major ones: iOS, WP, Android. it's a question of preference. Hardware? Sure, but specs go with OS. Only differentiating factor is therefore the camera. So, this phone nails it. It's a winner. But you can't see that, so go buy a camera ffs!

2. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

this is more than enough for a professional photographer IMO NOKIA FTW

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