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 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



114. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

This phone is gorgeous! I would love to have one, but just can't do Windows. Other than that, Nokia is really bringing it with this device.

111. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

UrbanPhantom: "Being infested with malware and spyware like every other piece of Android crap currently on the market" ..yet he dares to accuse anyone who says something against Nokia to be a paid basher! What a deluded, hypocritical hater. Now anyone, if you want the most secure phone - buy a Samsung Galaxy with Knox security protocol

115. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

Forget about the protocol, First let Samsung make a secure phone which does not work as a "Bomb" and blows the owner for buying samsung device... So sad for that lady

110. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

I think S4 was a flop because it sold just only just few 20 million units and that also it took them so so so so so long (less than 2 months) but Lumia is the big hit and success because it sold less then 2 million In such a short span of time (just 7 months) :D

109. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nokia ruled for many long years and they know how to get back into competition. Competition? Did I say that? C'mon you fansungs, iCraps... c'mon, let's have a fight.

106. sam.7

Posts: 68; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

u knw wat? i hate android..may b they got better customisation,specs,apps but at end of the day its all same..even the asian markets bringing amoled hd,8 cores at around 100-150$..!! but see at Windows..they are different, UI, apps interfaces..not like others! may be its lacking customization but are u going to show everyone that ur phone has got customization? showing them liquids flowing,water rippling etc? atleast i don't care. i want a good quality,looks and with a different interface centric OS. Which only windows and Nokia can offer! nokia was the king from the beginning and it again will,they just need time. and they know how to gain it..!!

100. KiranPAUSER

Posts: 73; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

Still lighter than the bulky s4 zoom

99. KiranPAUSER

Posts: 73; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

It will be good if they release it soon before the iphone or something other comes. But really no one can replace it. . S600 will be good enough.

95. apnwp

Posts: 10; Member since: May 11, 2013

If Nokia use snapdragon then they must use s800?????

92. torgrim

Posts: 29; Member since: May 08, 2013

The wait is soon over! My money is alreday yours Nokia. I just hope you release this beauty in Europe and take my money the sooner the better! :)


Posts: 124; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

Hey for all the Sames****t fanboys? feeling the tremore & heat already by EOS?

80. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

Compact handset for the feature set. A bit wide though

67. rassouli5 unregistered

The future king of smartphones...

60. mi55u unregistered


52. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I would prefer my DSLR, but this should do quite well, and the Honami on T-Mobile yes

38. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

2000mAh? 720p screen? Old Snapdragon SoC? Why? Really. At that size and weight, is it so hard to pack a 3200mAh battery and a 5" FHD screen? I mean it's MUCH bulkier than say a Galaxy S4.

53. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

You're bulkier than s4. OS!

57. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

S4 was a flop. Stop bragging, cause Sammy didn't meet market estimates ;o)

75. FlushGordon unregistered

Shheeeez Panty, you're starting to sound like a Nokia shill yourself

79. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Or he is talking truth...


Posts: 2819; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Just wait this is the first version of the EOS, later this year there will be a quadcore snapdragon 800, 1080p version. Nokia is waiting for the GDR3 release of WP8, this because WP8 now has limits, so Nokia cant do anything about it!


Posts: 124; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

cause S4 doesn't have a 41Mp / OIS / mechanical shutter / Xenon flash w LED

97. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

given the whole camera module size they had to cut somewhere in order to keep the size under control. I´d rather take a unibody polycarbonzte and sturdy shell without replacable battery and use an external juice cube (Nokia has those beauties) than sacrifice sturdiness.

98. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

given the whole camera module size they had to cut somewhere in order to keep the size in check. I´d rather take a unibody polycarbonzte and sturdy shell without replacable battery and use an external juice cube (Nokia has those beauties) than sacrifice sturdiness.

33. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Samsung stock lost over 25 billion in value last month (such a shame). The Nokia 1020 will only add to their misery ;o)

44. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Hahahhahahahah funniest comment ever....Samsung don't worry about devices which won't sell.....

55. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Investors can't afford to waste their time with Sammy. Also, they love to copy everything from Apple, and never develop anything original themselves. Boo yah!

65. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

and the funny part is, now there is nothing to copy from Apple, Apple it self lacking innovation. LOL And when samsung try to make something real, they end up with device like " S4 Zoom" hahhahha

73. FlushGordon unregistered

Calling pot kettle black huh? We're now on a shill mode aren't we?

71. FlushGordon unregistered

Awesome prophecy UrbanPanty

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