Today, Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia is expected to make official a new smartphone running under Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system, namely the Nokia Lumia 1020, which will supposedly pack a 41-megapixel photo snapper on the back.
The handset will be unveiled during a press event set to kick off in New York City in about 9 hours, but details on its hardware specifications have already leaked online, enabling users to make a better idea of what Nokia has in store for them.
The smartphone has been spotted online before with the codename of Nokia EOS attached, and has even been said to sport another name when made available for purchase, but a recent article on Unleash the Phones claims that Nokia Lumia 1020 will be its final marketing name.
According to the news site, the handset will land on the market with a 4.5-inch AMOLED WXGA (1280 x 768) PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack touchscreen display protected by Gorilla Glass 3, with High Brightness Mode, Sunlight readability, and Super sensitive touch for nail and glove usage.
Furthermore, it will be powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, paired with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory, as well as with 7GB of Skydrive cloud storage.
On the back, the smartphone will pack the aforementioned 41-megapixel PureView camera, with features such as Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), Backside-illuminated image sensor, 6 lens optics, High resolution zoom 3x, Autofocus, Xenon Flash, LED for video, and 1080p video recording at 30 fps.
The Windows Phone 8 smartphone will also include a Nokia Pro Camera mode and Nokia Smart Camera Mode, it seems. Furthermore, it will sport a 1.2MP wide-angle front camera for making video calls.
Nokia Lumia 1020 will feature GSM: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz, WCDMA: 2100 MHz, 1900 MHz, 850 MHz, 900 MHz, LTE network bands 1, 3, 7, 20, 8, and HSPA+ DL Cat 24, Dual Carrier 42.1 Mbps/UL Cat5.76 Mbps connectivity when launched.
The phone’s body measures 130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm and weighs 158 grams, while being powered by a 2000 mAh battery. The handset will also sport wireless charging capabilities, the same as other Lumia devices before it.
Other specs of Lumia 1020 include Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC connectivity, GPS receiver, USB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio connector, IHF speakers, 2 microphones, HD voice capabilities, and support for Nokia’s HERE Location and Mapping Service, with free global HERE Maps, HERE Drive+, and HERE Transit.
Just as previously rumored, the handset will also be accompanied by a series of specific accessories, including the Nokia Camera Grip PD-95G, which includes a built-in extra battery for longer usage, as well as the Nokia Wireless Charging Cover CC-3066.
Set to land on shelves in Yellow, White, and Black, the Nokia Lumia 1020 will offer up to 13.3 hours of talk time on 3G networks, or up to 16 days of standby time.
Overall, the new Windows Phone 9 device seems a highly appealing addition to Nokia’s lineup, yet it remains to be seen whether these specs indeed pan out, so stay tuned for more on the matter.