Nokia Lumia 1020: Latest leaks and rumours round-up

New handset set to be unveiled on July 11 with a rumoured 41-megapixel camera

The latest leaks regarding the next Nokia Windows Phone suggest that the handset will indeed be called the Nokia Lumia 1020.

The news comes courtesy of Windows Phone VP Joe Belfiore’s Flickr account, where two images uploaded to his photo stream were tagged under ‘Nokia Lumia 1020’ in their EXIF data.

The data could be an example of mis-labelling, or even misdirection, though the fact that the photos have now been made private since the press caught on suggest otherwise.

Another leak of the phone appearing under this name in an AT&T inventory list has since confirmed it. THe AT&T listing also shows that the new handset will be available in black, white, and yellow.

The new Lumia has been previously leaked under the names the Nokia EOS as well as the Nokia 909. The Finnish phone manufacturers will be unveiling the handset in full during an all-day event on July 11.

This event has been marketed under the slogan “41 million reasons to zoom in”, thought to be a reference to the new handset’s massive 41-megapixel camera. By comparison the iPhone 5 has an 8-megapixel camera whilst the Samsung Galaxy S4's camera has 13-megapixels.

 Rumours also suggest this will be accompanied by a xenon flash, a massive f2.2 aperture, and an ‘oversampling’ functionality similar to the ‘UltraPixel’ lens on the HTC One’s camera.

Other rumoured specs include a 32GB storage (without a microSD expansion), an optional backplate for wireless charging, NFC capability and 2GB of RAM.

With a suggested price of around £400 industry commentators think the new phone will help win consumers over to Lumia as well as the Windows Phone platform.

In global terms Nokia and Windows have both struggled to compete with Apple, Samsung and the Android operating system.

In the three month period ending May this year, Apple captured 39.2% of the global smartphone market, with Samsung taking home a sizeable 21.3% share.

And when combined iOS and Android operating systems make up over 90% of the market. In comparison Microsoft’s Windows Phone had only 3.2% of the market.

Despite lacklustre performance, Nokia’s Lumia brand has received favourable reviews, with praise directed at hardware specs comparable to the latest Apple or Samsung products, as well as design touches (well, a choice of colours essentially) that set the handsets apart from their competitors.

Nokia have also been keen to stress their brand’s reputation for durability – see below for a video of how their phones are stress tested:

PROMOTED VIDEO
Life and Style
ebookNow available in paperback
Life and Style
ebooksA superb mix of recipes serving up the freshest of local produce in a delicious range of styles
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

ES Rentals

    iJobs Job Widget
    iJobs Gadgets & Tech

    Recruitment Genius: Senior Project Manager

    £45000 - £65000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is a fantastic opportunity...

    Recruitment Genius: Customer Service Executive

    £20000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Customer Service Executive is required...

    Ashdown Group: Junior SQL DBA - London - £39,000

    £37000 - £39000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: SQL Database Administrato...

    Recruitment Genius: PHP Developer

    £26000 - £32000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Expanding creative studio requi...

    Day In a Page

    In a world of Saudi bullying, right-wing Israeli ministers and the twilight of Obama, Iran is looking like a possible policeman of the Gulf

    Iran is shifting from pariah to possible future policeman of the Gulf

    Robert Fisk on our crisis with Iran
    The young are the new poor: A third of young people pushed into poverty

    The young are the new poor

    Sharp increase in the number of under-25s living in poverty
    Greens on the march: ‘We could be on the edge of something very big’

    Greens on the march

    ‘We could be on the edge of something very big’
    Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby - through the stories of his accusers

    Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby

    Through the stories of his accusers
    Why are words like 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?

    The Meaning of Mongol

    Why are the words 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?
    Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

    Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

    Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
    Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

    The last Christians in Iraq

    After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
    Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

    Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

    Britain braced for Black Friday
    Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

    From America's dad to date-rape drugs

    Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
    Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

    Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

    As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
    Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

    Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

    The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
    Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

    The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

    Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
    Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

    Flogging vlogging

    First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
    Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

    Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

    US channels wage comedy star wars
    When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

    When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

    When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible