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Full specs for the Nokia Lumia 1020: 6 lenses, 2GB of RAM, and more

We’re less than 24 hours from finally getting the official details on Nokia’s 41 megapixel monster – the Lumia 1020. That doesn’t mean leaks aren’t still flowing in. Au contraire, we might have the full specs of the upcoming device. What to know what network bands it supports and more? Read on.

These specs from UnleashthePhones.com seem to be in line with what we’ve been reporting and can corroborate with our sources.  Here we go.

Nokia Lumia 1020

  • Operating system – Windows Phone 8

Networks

  • 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
  • HSPA+ DL Cat 24, Dual Carrier 42.1 Mbps/UL Cat5.76 Mbps
  • Here Location and Mapping Service: Free global HERE Maps and HERE Drive+, free HERE transit available in the store

Memory

  • 2GB RAM, 32GB internal user memory, 7GB Skydrive cloud storage

Display

  • 4.5 inch AMOLED WXGA (1280 x 768) 2.5D sculpted glass Gorilla Glass 3, PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack, High Brightness Mode, Sunlight readability, Super sensitive touch for nail and glove usage

Processor

  • 1.5 Ghz dual-core Snapdragon (no word on which snapdragon processor though)

Camera

  • PureView 41 MP sensor with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), Backside-illuminated image sensor, 6 lens optics, High resolution zoom 3x, Autofocus, Xenon Flash, LED for video, 1080p video at 30 fps, Includes Nokia Pro Camera mode and Nokia Smart Camera Mode.

Secondary Camera

  • HD 1.2 Megapixel wide angle

Size

  • 130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm

Weight

  • 158 grams

Connectivity

  • USB 2.0, BT 3.0, NFC with SIM based security, WLAN a/b/g/n, A-GPS and Glonass, 3.5 mm audio connector

Battery

  • 2000 mAh battery, Wireless Charging supported via accessory cover

Audio

  • IHF speakers, 2 microphones, HD voice compliant, 3.5mm AV connector

Key Features

  • 41 Megapixel sensor captures the sharpest images with details never though possible from a smartphone
  • Nokia Pro Camera boosts creativity through simple and easy to user controls usually reserved for the expert photographer
  • Nokia Rich Recording delivers distortion free stereo audio in the loudest environments
  • Comes with the only fully integrated and true offline Global maps experience from the HERE location suite

Nokia original accessories

Nokia Camera Grip PD-95G:

  • Confidence to take the perfect shot
  • Built-in extra battery for longer usage
  • Ergonomic grip with a two-stage camera key
  • Universal tripod-mount

Nokia Wireless Charging Cover CC-3066:

  • Effortless Wireless charging is just a snap away
  • Enable wireless charging with form fitting Qi compliant snap-on cover

Colors

  • Yellow, White, Black

Operating times

  • Maximum talk time (3G): 13.3 h
  • Standby time: 16 Days
  • Video Playback time: 6.8 hours
  • Music Playback time: 63 hours

This looks good to us. What do you guys think about the specs? Even if Nokia has data that suggests most consumers are content with 32GB of onboard storage, should they have 64GB in small batches for enthusiasts like yourself? I just really want to play with that camera grip!

Source: UnleashThePhones, Via; MyNokiaBlog

Thanks for the tip Vinayak!

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Sean Burns1 says:

Why haven't Nokia upped the battery??

Jeff Kibuule says:

Battery takes up space, people were complaining, so they made the phone thinner instead. You don't get something for nothing.

Sam Sabri says:

Good point. Let's also hope for some more battery effiency in software. That camera grip will be nice too for when you plan on doing a lot of shooting and don't want the battery to die so fast. 

danisoufi says:

Jeff, this is not an argument. Motorolla Razr Maxx HD is still thinner and packs a 3300mAh battery.

phillq23 says:

... but it doesn't have a 41MP camera with a huge sensor..

kenosando says:

The MAXX HD is 1.1 mm thinner, 1 gram lighter, and a bigger screen, with a smaller camera sensor and lens/flash assembly. Can't compare a phone they designed around a large battery to a phone they designed around a large camera module.

Jay Bennett says:

You could look at the camera accessory as the expanded battery? But yeah, would be nice for normal use to last a little longer

Whodaboss says:

My Lumia device last a full day with a little bit more than normal use (of course that's subjective) but a few videos, listening to music at least 7 hours (on bluetooth), text, emails, etc).  If used without some of the aforementioned it can last a good day and a half up to two full days.  I think the battery life of my L810 is awesome.  But compared to some of my friends with their Samsungs they barely have any battery, if any at all, with my normal use.  I'm just curious how many hours do we expect smartphones to run and a daily bases?

fwaits says:

Size.  They wanted to keep it relatively thin (Not counting the camera bulge).  This why they came out with the camera holster with added battery capacity for the more serious photographers.

mister2d says:

Do your research.

Otis23 says:

I am not a poweruser, but I am pretty OCD about checking news and stocks on my phone. My 920 easily lasts all day. When I make sure no apps are running in the background by restarting it, it barely touches the battery while running.
 

Jack Larson1 says:

Only 2000 mAh.... :(

and besides the 32 gig storage, the 1020 is almost an upgrade to the 920 in every way. :)

ffMathy says:

Remember that they are using a AMOLED display. I am no phone nerd, but I still think the display is the component of the phone that consumes most battery. An AMOLED display gives higher brightness with less battery consumption.

Depends on what is on screen. Amoled screens consume THREE times the energy of LCD when displaying bright (eg white) colors. I personally make sure i mention it in app ratings whenever developers do not add option for dark colors. The wpcentral app is using black background but the disqus app stubbornly refuses to add that most important option

Nejcooo says:

wow even 920 is heavier!

Sumit8 says:

what do you mean "even"... it's the heaviest from the "main phones" out there so of course it's heavier. You have to name a particularly light phone to say "wow, even the [light phone here] is heavier"

carlosrdd says:

Do you "EVEN" lift bro?

Nejcooo says:

what's wrong with you. im just supriced, are YUMAD?

It's not even that heavy to be honest. Atleast Nokia provides us with alternatives with similar features and tries to wrap everything up into a good package. 

laserfloyd says:

I think the additional 920 weight is from the built in wireless charging? 1020 doesn't have that built in.  I could be wrong though!

Shiroi says:

I think that's actually the case in the 920.

Daniel Meek says:

wireless charging, heavier LCD screen, thick dense plastic/polycarbonate, slightly older battery tech, take your pick. Still an awesome phone (love mine) but the beating that Nokia took for the weight of their device in every review (even positive reviews) is definitely something they want to avoid in the future.

ivo_apo says:

I didn't go for 920 because of the design - big size yet screen is just 4.5 ; very heavy ; display is not AMOLET ; poor battery ; not expandable memory. Pretty fundamental components. ATIV S ticked most of boxes. Glad that Nokia are moving in the right direction with 925 and 1020.

Worse, they had to remove wireless charging coils for the upgrade camera. Everything else is the same.

I'm glad they did... The trade-off is definitely worth it

Ticomfreak says:

Not like the charging would work very well with the camera buldge...

Robborboy says:

The camera bulge would have no effect in charging. The phone does not need to be in contact with the base to charge. You can hold it above the base and it will charge just as well as if it was laying on the base. That is why there is no issue with charging and being in a case.

Ticomfreak says:

It wouldn't sit flat on a flat surface though, that's what I'm getting at.

There will almost certainly be a snap on cover for wireless charging like the 620/720 have. While it's a step down from the 920, this is how every phone on the market (except the Nexus 4) at this point works - a cover or replacement back to enable it. I am OK with that, it keeps the cost down for those who don's use the feature.

jsnod25 says:

There is a snap on for wirelessly charging... Did you even read a single post regarding the 1020 (909) which has covered this fact to a great extent... Hell did you even read this article which mentions it as well?

I am going to assume that you meant to reply to the OP here ;)

Paul Acevedo says:

Be polite, please.

Iain_S says:

Nothing is the same on this phone as the 920 other than the 32GB of internal storage. It has 2GB of Ram, it has a newer screen, it has a way way way way better camera and i would imagine it has a better snapdragon cpu also, is a very good upgrade to the 920 if you are looking right now.

rebel_yell says:

Uh, hellOOOoo. Has anyone NOT noticed that there is no sd card slot??? I am so, totally, massively, confused. I am totally freaking out. Totally. Oh, and confused, too.

Jeff Kibuule says:

About what I'd expect, though, those with a 920 really should just wait for a true successor. This isn't it (it's just a higher end version of the current model).

m4tthall says:

I don't understand why anyone with a 920 would be considering another phone right now. It is a great phone, no reason to update.

x I'm tc says:

Because the camera is awful?

m4tthall says:

Er, right-e-o

nblew says:

Because I cracked my Lumia 920 screen...

Dex Da Rex says:

Agreed, plus I want to use that camera. Its so awesome looking!

peterfares says:

Because it has a tiny screen... And so does this. 

mrdeezus says:

Speak for yourself im on my fourth 920 and it still freezes up on bluetooth timew to time.....so theres a great reason to upgrade. Plus the camera.

Exactly. On my 4th 920 in 7 months. Not impressive at all.

fpostrow says:

BT freezes are not uncommon. Any word on what the cause is?

C'mon! This is the mother of all phones:)

immyperez says:

I bought my 920 off contract precisely for this reason. The trade in price for the 920 will be higher now than next year. By then, if and when the true successor comes, I'll trade in my 1020 for a good price too! The first outright price for the 920 was a killer...from now on, I can have a new phone every year for around £250 cash straight out of my pocket! And I've got a great sim only deal from Virgin. Still better than getting locked in for 2 years.

rebel_yell says:

Um, yeah. Doesn't the 920 have an Sd card slot? Like every other phone on the market? Except the 1020. It's really confusing me.

schlubadub says:

No, only low-end and mid-range Nokia phones have microSD. The high-end / flagship phones are limited... because screw logic that the high-end phones should have the most storage!

jfmanzo says:

"Every other phone on the market"? Are you high? Where is the SD card slot on the iPhone? The HTC One? Nexus?
 

bjd223 says:

Like the super popular iPhone? ohh wait.
 
Not every phone on the market has an SD card slot. Not even all Android phones have an SD card slot.

Credo93 says:

I don't understand that this beast don't has wireless charging, is it 10.4 mm with the bulk or without? I'm so gonna buy this phone but the only dissapointment is the lack of build in wireless charging, can't wait for tomorrow! How are you guys feeling about this Phone???!
Best regards!

Sam Sabri says:

Valid complaint. But I think Nokia is doing something else too. 

  1. They wanted a thinner phone, had to omit something. Wireless charging gets left out, but you can add a cover that makes your phone a little thicker while adding the ability to charge wirelessly. 
  2. The Qi standard that all Windows Phone devices currently use to charge wirelessly isn't the king of the hill yet. There is no universal standard yet. Qi and PMA are going to be fighting it out. Eventuallly I think one will emerge as the victor. Basically whichever Apple uses will be the winner. So instead of giving you a phone with a wireless charger that won't work at Starbucks or wherever, you can simply swap out the back to have a compatible device :)

I think that makes sense. Lemme know what you guys think. 

Valid reply:) Apple will choose opposite of android, so its Googles call:)

mister2d says:

I think if Nokia included wireless charging, then the camera accessory plate would negate it. Just another reason I'm thinking wireless charging isn't included.

rth314 says:

Can someone please explain why wireless charging significantly adds to the thickness of a phone?  If you open up the Lumia 920 you will see that the wireless charging coils are about the same thickness as a piece of paper.  CNET even has a video of adding wireless charging to a GS3 by using parts from a Palm.  No bulk added to the phone at all.  This fallacy that wireless charging adds a lot of bulk keeps getting repeated.  http://cnettv.cnet.com/add-wireless-charging-samsung-galaxy-s3/9742-1_53-50140120.html

tucker7984 says:

expect apple to go proprietary, whether they have a good reason or not, who knows... but i would lean towards proprietary. meaning... this whole game of standards is far from over. I see it playing out over the next couple years... perhaps Qi will win out, perhaps not... i wouldn't lose sleep over it, if another standard wins out then Nokia will switch just like the rest. obviously some will complain because of the investment in Qi accessories, but such is life... 

jlzimmerman says:

Like the lightning connector, Apple will go with what isn't standard across the board, which in the end, makes Apple look like morons.

irvin792 says:

Indeed a good point.

jjmurphy says:

Going to upgrade just for the camera.  Having kids means getting the dslr ready all the time is tough.  I'm also looking forward to battery life compared to my 920.  Here's to hoping that Amber/GDR2 have improved that a bit.

keifwoki says:

I recently brought a 925 with GDR2 and I can say the battery life beats my partners 920 hands down! Even with the thrashing I'm giving my new toy atm ;)

realwarder says:

That is good to hear. Perhaps Amber will fix the 920's battery issues finally.

Sounds like my world... That's why this is my next phone:) still got my Stormtrooper

HM02 says:

NOOOOOOOOOOOO not AMOLED
fail

LawnPaul says:

You misspelled... The correct spelling is "WIN"

HM02 says:

Ok. have fun with screen burn-ins, unnatural high saturated colors, short lifespan and green tints. WIN

Dex Da Rex says:

I remember seeing the mall demo phones for the 900, they had the home menu image burned into the screen.

theefman says:

My L900 is still working with no burn in, same for my Dell Venue Pro. Plus Nokia has a colour profile option in their display + touch settings app so you can adjust the colours to suit you. Try and keep the FUD to a minimum, hmm?

BinaryInk says:

AMOLED screens take around 8 years (running 8hr/day on average) to die, use less power, are considerably brighter and blacks are black. My Zune HD has no burn in, nor is it really an issue unless you leave your phone with the same image on it for very prolonged periods of time...

As for color accuracy, my 928 has one of the most color-accurate screens I've ever seen on a phone.

Daniel Meek says:

+works better in bright locations (car/outside)
+better power usage
+calibrated screens are not green, and these will have some color adjustment options
+better contrast, clarity, readability, more natural pictures
+burn in only happens if you leave a static screen for several hours which is not realistic on a phone
+phones are only used for 2-4 years, which means that you will likely replace this device long before the expected 8 year life of the display

MorganRW says:

HM02 is right. Every phone I have had with AMOLED has experienced burn in in less than a year of use. I am a heavy text user and found that the text bubbles were burning in on every device. Unless Nokia is using some tech that is better than what is used by Samsung then I expect the same issues with this device. For those of you with AMOLED phones claiming no burn-in, open up your web browser and go to a blank page showing all white and tell me you see no burn in. If you don't then you must not use the device that much. Sure you get more battery life and deeper blacks from AMOLED but I am much happier with the LCD on the 920.

JPDVM2014 says:

I use my launch day 900 a lot, and I have no burn in whatsoever. Of course I dont leave static images on the screen for extended lengths of time either. I vastly prefer amoled to LCD, so I'm glad that's what is in the 1020.

tgr42 says:

Burn-in on AMOLED is real.  I have just a tiny bit on my Focus S after almost 2 years, which I think came from some long gaming sessions a while back.  It's hardly ever noticeable in my case though, really just when scrolling against a white background I see the slightest shadow that isn't moving along with the contents that are scrolling.
 
Little-known fact by the way - even LCDs can suffer burn-in.  Not sure if it happens much on phones, but I've seen it on LCD monitors before like the Dell 2001FP.

jjmurphy says:

Also Sam, you ever get any response from Oggl or Molome?  I'm Capn_Murphy on twitter.

chadwick611 says:

Hell I want to know also about Oggl and Molome, I forgot that they were coming to win8

Sam Sabri says:

Nope. Emailed the CEO of Molome but nothing yet. Same for Oggle. 

cesar ruiz1 says:

Very happy with my red 920 I'll wait for bigger Lumia...

CSJr1 says:

I am happy with my 920 also.  I think the 1020 is for those who have/had the 900.  Me... I am waiting for the Nokia phablet, 5" plus screen. I want Galaxy Note owners to drool at my precious.  I guess 5 more months??

Daniel Meek says:

Agreed. Love my 920 and (other than the obvious exception of the camera) this really does not feel like much of an upgrade. Once we see a similar phone with a 1080p 4.7-5" display with the GPU/CPU to support it then I will consider an upgrade. Toss in 64GB of storage, wireless 11ac, and USB3 and I will pretty much be sold.

I think this has the newer processor.. It's no iPhone 4 to iPhone S4, it's still more like S2 to S3.

EchoRedux says:

Yay my next phone. I can see it running Wordament now....

andybbtt111 says:

Was really hoping this would be a 1080p screen =/.  Tempted to buy it but also tempted to wait until bigger phones are announced.

xRiceyx says:

There was never going to be a 1080 screen.
I'm tempted to sell my 920 and get this. I need that camera. Although I had a good look at a 925 today and damn that is one sexy ass phone.

andybbtt111 says:

I suppose selling the 920 is a good idea.  I have an ATT upgrade available, and I'm not sure if I wanna use it on this or not, since I bought the rather cheap 920 off contract.  The camera sure does look awesome though and would account for some good bragging rights.

xRiceyx says:

I just wonder how long it will be before this drops in price as the 920 has come down fairly quickly. Bragging rights are definitely worth good money though ;-)

keifwoki says:

I can't say a bad thing about my 925... I think you're safe with either purchase lol ;)

mister2d says:

A 1080p screen would drain that 2000mAh battery so fast you would cry.

joe_easton says:

How does the battery grip/extra battery work?  Does it use the battery in the grip first then use the device battery?
If so, this is great; I would love to be able to have the grip around for when pics / videos will be taken and then take it off when I am done. 
However, if it waits until the device is drained to switch to the grip battery then I don't really see the value for most people.

If it works like the battery case for the Lumia 920, you'll be able to charge the phone's battery with the press of a button.

Shut up & take my money

shut up and go give them your money.

I am skeptical about the 32Gb only. I believe I would need 64Gb. I like the camera grip. I strongly suggest Nokia to also release a 64Gb version. Rest all seems fine to me. I would immediately buy a 64Gb version in Black with a Black camera grip.

How about additional storage in the cameragrip?

Extra storage in the grip (ideally a full SDcard slot) seems the most sensible way to be, effectively putting it into full digital camera mode!

blackhawk556 says:

built in SD slot in the grip would be pretty legit.  Though I would prefer built in SD slot.

trwrt says:

That's asking a lot out of two copper contacts, although maybe it connects to the USB port also?

schlubadub says:

The grip connects via the microUSB port on the phone, not the copper contacts. Check the photos in previous articles...

Daniel Meek says:

copper contacts are specifically for wireless charging, not data or regular charging. The wireless charging kit will hook up to the contacts, while the big grip kit will plug via USB

RJ Priest says:

Can't wait for tomorrow!  I hope that this is coming to Canada on Bell / Telus / Rogers without any exclusivity.  Time for WP8 and Nokia to get some serious attention in Canada.

rjmlive says:

Not going to happen. Best case is 2 colors on Rogers imho. I wish it would come to Telus however.

I would love for telus to get it, but I highly doubt it...rogers is where it will be.

shn'g says:

yeah I cant switch to rogers so I really hope others get it. the state of windows phone 8 in Canada is pathetic and I heard its cause bell has some crap going on with nokia. whatever the case it needs to change fast or I will be stuck getting an android phone which I really don't want

Iain_S says:

I am also hoping this gets announced for Canada too tomorrow, but yes I think it will be a Rogers exclusive if it does indeed come here.

Nickkk101 says:

It's funny as soon as (seemingly concrete) specs emerge, the moaning starts. Yet, with speculation and unfounded rumours, people have more fun. cold light of day huh! 

NIST says:

My precious. Come here by precious.

Lol it is coming, you betcha :)

The 6 lenses and OIS along with the large sensor and software upgrades, amazing...I hope when they release the larger phone that they can up the storage and battery as well. That phone will rock! I like this phone, just wish they incorporated wireless charging with the camera grip or phone. I am impressed it supports all the bands, which gives me hope it is a world phone, and also coming to more carriers really really soon.

spaulagain says:

What exactly does 6 lens optics mean? Are there actually 6 physically different lenses to swap between inside the phone?

rluka says:

Probably Double-Gauss design, famous one being Carl-Zeiss Planar. Planar had 6 lenses in 4 groups (two pairs are cemented together), the usual Tessar have 4 lenses in 3 groups (one pair are cemented together).
More complex optics like camera lens, binocular, telescope, are made consisted of multiple glasses that work as one composite lens.
But I'm curious why they don't mention the label, because they usually write Carl-Zeiss Tessar when using it.

Ordeith says:

Just add SD card support.
thanks.
 

erg1507 says:

if there would be a metallic (silver grey) color option, i would buy.. i'm already happy with my 920..

EchoRedux says:

My 12MP point and shoot and I got along just fine in the days of the 512 megabyte sony stick. I got quite a lot of photos to fit on the 2GB SD cards. How is 32 GB of internal not enough?

Sam Sabri says:

Most folks will still want space for music/videos/games/apps. And for the majority of people 32GB is fine. But for people who read sites like ours... more is always nice :)

John20212 says:

Indeed more is nice, I think no SD slot is a huge mistake Nokia is making with its flagship devices.
Microsoft should have made a microSD slot as a requirement from OEMs for WP.
 

Daniel Meek says:

I am pretty sure that it is MS who is pressuring OEMs to not include SD cards in order to encourage cloud storage subscriptions.

More important than storage space, though it is important, would be storage performance. Modern SD cards run faster than internal flash memory, and that is just sad.

schlubadub says:

Sam, I mean no disrespect but is there any evidence to support that claim? People are often saying "most people / the majority of people are happy with X" without anything to back it up. I could say "the majority of people are deeply unhappy with 32 GB" which has as much credibility as claiming the opposite. I think we should have a survey or something to see if people really are happy with limited storage on their flagship devices.

People suggest workarounds such as using SkyDrive (which costs money to increase your data plan, and doesn't work when travelling) or to spend our life removing items from our phones or simply sacrificing the things that you really want on there. I simply don't see why the low-end & mid-range phones can have microSD but the high-end mobiles are left wanting. I don't buy high-end mobiles for limitations that a vast majority of mobiles don't have.

It's like buying an expensive luxury car but the boot has been left off because it "ruins the aesthetics" of the car. That might work for a Ferrari, but boot space is essential in a luxury family car. So when people complain, there is always the unhelpful reply "it's fine for me? you don't need any more space!", "I just chuck my shopping in the back-seat on top of the kids, quit complaining!" :P

bpmurr says:

You mean you don't carry your entire life worth on photos on your phone?

jfreiman says:

I do and its called SkyDrive and Facebook integration.
All my music is on the cloud too with Xbox Music.
Documents, spreadsheets, PDF manuals etc are also on SkyDrive.
None of these things take up space on my 32GB unless I download them - pretty sweet arrangement - I pay MS an additional $10 a year and have plenty of SkyDrive.

schlubadub says:

Except it consumes bucket-loads of your data plan. I'd much rather buy a $50 microSD card than continually pay an extra $50 per month on my data plan just to access my files.

trwrt says:

How much 1080p video did you shoot with that camera?

schlubadub says:

A camera is not the same as a mobile - mobiles have apps, games, music mapping, videos etc. 16 GB minimum for apps & games, 5-10 GB for music (bare minimum, I'd like more), the rest for photos and videos. A lot of people ran out of space on their 920 very quickly, even after the 'other space' issue was fixed.

uopjo6 says:

You get 4GB or in worst cases 10GB taken away by the Other storage.

Daniel Meek says:

My 920 has 17GB in use at the moment, but I have recently done a camera dump to the desktop, and I purged several games and apps last weekend which I found I was not using, so this is much less used space than normal. In addition to this I have about 5GB of work documents, another 15GB of music, and maybe 5-10GB of old photos and videos that I would like to keep on there on a regular basis. 64GB may be a bit overkill for all of that, but 32GB is clearly not enough.

Otis23 says:

Nice, I like that even with this massive camera it still will weigh about an once less than the 920. 

EchoRedux says:

I am so excited. Now when someone says something I agree with, I can now say +1020 and mean it too!

AlexanderJJJ says:

Daniel, you said about a month ago Snapchat would officially announce their presence for Windows Phone in July. Do you think they will be announcing that during Nokia's event?

jorge386 says:

Will this wk on vzw?

Nokia needs to be smart, release a WLAN version only, one that is a dedicated camera and sells together with the camera grip. Worlds first Windows Photo 8 camera with navigation, games, etc etc, but no phone. Replace the SIM slot with a microSD slot. It will get Nokia in more shelves and people understand that 41mp = less moving parts = less failures = costs a bit more but not too much. Ahh... Nokia should add 3 notches on the aluminum bezel of the camera to allow the fixing of filters and adapters. Voila.

vkvraju says:

Can't agree more. I wish they do that.

John20212 says:

I agree with the filters and adapters sugestion, Nokia should have done something with that, since it has a lot of potential.

Vb2012 says:

Lol wireless charging is a waste useless for me solar charging now thts something i would go for. By the way this phone is not sammy unlike them nokia has design

Sammy phones = round phablets and call it invovation(lol -.-) im sorry but its true

Nokia is still dependent on Microsoft dont be angry at nok be angry at Microsoft

Thank you

Sean D. says:

Angry at MS for what? 

 

blackhawk556 says:

For not releasing OS updates fast enough. Back in October when they announced WP8 they said they didn't include a notification center because they ran out of time. Seven months later and you still don't have a notification center complete? Why? It sounded like they almost had one back then so why isn't one out half a year later?? whats going on?
Also, where are the toggle controls, folders (or whatever you want to call them), support for bigger screens, processors, and custom ringtones for text? What major updates as MS released (not Nokia) for WP since last October?

That's why we should be angry at MS. It's holding Nokia back. I can bet you that if Nokia released this phone with Android it would still crash and slow down like molasses, but at least it would have a 1080P screen and probably a quad-core processor.

TheJoester09 says:

"Nokia released this phone with Android it would still crash and slow down like molasses, but at least it would have a 1080P screen and probably a quad-core processor."

That's one of the stupid comments I've ever read here. What's the point of 1080P and quad-core if you can't even use it? That's like saying "my car's transmission is shot and all of my tires are flat, but at least I have a V8 engine!"

blackhawk556 says:

My point is that the OS is limiting the type of hardware Nokia releases. Isn't it true?

John20212 says:

I agree with the fact that Microsoft is way too slow updating WP OS but at the same time I don't see a point of 1080p and quad-core on a small phone display and for an OS that runs perfectly fine without a quad-core unlike the bloated Android OS.

blackhawk556 says:

Don't you guys get it?? WP doesn't need quad core we can all agree. It runs fine with dual core. It does it need so that tech bloggers and fan boys on other sites can shut the f¥ck and stop saying "android has 1080 blah blah blah". Bloggers constantly bash on windows phones because it doesn't support the latest hardware and this needs to stop if people are ever going to take it serious.

uopjo6 says:

They need to at least not ignore the Other storage that is killing almost every Nokia phone not named 920. My friends 820 is rendered useless because of that. Its been 8 months......

jlzimmerman says:

WP does need quad core if only for marketing purposes. Yes, WP works fine on dual core, but that isn't going to get the general public or the media (especially the media) excited. People want the latest and greatest specs, regardless of how it actually benchmarks. Sad but true. And actually, staying on dual core while other flagship phones are going quad core is just going to give the fanboy media another excuse as to why you shouldn't own a WP. The ONLY saving grace here is that the dual cores are cheaper so carriers can continue to release phones like this for 99$ or $149 on contract.

Daniel Meek says:

quad core on a phone is so thermally limited today that it rarely runs significantly faster than a duel core for anything other than short bursts, and when really pushed for a length of time they can actually be slower. This will not always be the case as progress marches on, and it is not an issue in larger platforms like tablets, but in the world of phones it is a very present reality. But faster duel core CPUs are a necessity. Sure, WP8 runs just fine on even a slow duel core CPU... but apps and programs need a little more oomph. Capturing, editing, and scaling 41MP images are going to eat a fair bit of CPU power, and the more they can throw in, the better.

1080p on the other hand is a different story. the 768p display on the 920 seems adequate for the display size... but it would not look so good on a slightly larger screen. Large screens are not for everyone, but I essentially use my 920 as a laptop, so every bit of resolution and screen size is a plus in my book. 5 inch screens are not for everyone, but they are for me, and I hope that my next phone will have one.

topleya says:

Is the screen 16:9?

The only reason I don't get Lumia is I can only find 15:9 screens.

I just love my 16:9 Ativ S screen

John20212 says:

+2 Nokia should have gone for 16:9

jhoff80 says:

15:9 still works better for the majority of WP7 apps that haven't been updated for the new resolutions.

vlad0 says:

All their other camera phones are 16:9 which makes perfect sense since you are shooting in that same aspect ratio..
 
Duuno what happened here.. WP capacitive buttons is my guess

HM02 says:

has anyone actually seen how THIN the wireless charging coil thing is inside the 920? It's thin and it could totally fit inside the 925 and this 1020. There's no reason why they couldn't have put it in there. I'm sure it weighs like 5 grams at most. What's the point of having a wireless charging plate to put on the phone? Isn't wireless charging supposed to eliminate the hassle? It will take more time to put the case on the back of the phone and put it on a charger, than it does to just plug it in. smh

mikroland says:

32 gigs of storage with a 41 megapixel camera, not going to be able to store many photos on this thing. Why in the world don't they offer a 64gig model or at minimum expandable storage???

immyperez says:

It doesn't actually save the pictures as massive files. It saves them in the same size as a 5mp photo or 8mp I think.

Menzlo says:

It takes a 3mp and a 5mp simultaneously.

John20212 says:

I agree the 32gb and no SD is the stupidest decision Nokia could have made with this phone.
Oh well, they apparently did not learn anything from the 'no SD slot' complaints that were raised against all their previous flagship phones inc. the 920 928 and 925.
If I had to pay the full unlocked phone price of $602 I would not be getting this phone just because of the lack of 64gb memory or microSD slot.
 

DJCBS says:

because this way you'll have to use the cloud. Now think about it: you only get 7GB on SkyDrive. You'll eventually need more. So you'll have to PAY for it. Not only that, you'll need an active internet conection while taking the photos so you can save them to the cloud. So you'll have to PAY for that too.
See? That way not only Microsoft makes extra money out of you, your carrier will also be happy 'cause it will also be cashing in on you.

kvell36 says:

Or I could just use flickr and their 1tb free storage... Didn't they see that loophole??? Why would anyone pay for Microsoft's sky drive bs pricing when they can use 1tb for their photos for free?? Even then that doesn't solve the issue that to upload 41mp photos this phone is going to use a shitton of data, which will take up all of my data from att with their ridiculous pricing.... I'll switch from my 920 when they make a viable replacement.

Kooosh says:

What is "many pictures?" Let's say for argument's sake that each picture is 10MB (about the file size of photos on the 808.) That's 100 pictures for every 1GB of storage available. Try harder next time. 

Vb2012 says:

As for non 64gb Nokia its weird :/
But im also starting to think tht 64bg not supported no wp8 device has had it so i think its possible to say Microsoft is to blame once agian O.O

Menzlo says:

I'm not saying 64gb isn't right for everyone, but with streaming music and SkyDrive 32gb has been more than enough for me.

John20212 says:

Not everyone has an unlimited fast Data plan to use streaming and Skydrive all the time.

jfreiman says:

Ditto, plus, the more storage built inside the phone or attached via SD card the more power the phone drains.
For all but the few people who fill up their 64GB everyone else would have the burden of powering the additional unused storage.
I vote for "just enough" storage and more talk time.

John20212 says:

"powering the additional unused storage"
are you frikin serious dude
 

Love the specs, but no dice until Nokia starts selling a "Phablet". Nothing beats my Samsung ATIV S 4.8in screen....yet.

CSJr1 says:

I am with you on that. I am forced with a Note II and the only thing I like about it is the screen size. Cant wait for the Nokia phablet!

damo579 says:

I think this will use the snapdragon 400 processor

blackhawk556 says:

I sure hope it's not the same one as the one found inside the 920/928

Jean80 says:

10.2mm at its thinnest point? With only 2000mAh battery? Facepalm. 
 
I am sure I will still get this. 

rjmlive says:

I wish they would have considered including wireless charging like the Lumia 920, keep that extra thickness and house the entire 41MP camera in a bumpless design.  I'm going to have to explain the bump every time I pull out the phone and lay it on my desk all wobbly and unusable to touch on a desk.
Maybe version 2 will have the pelican approach and allow rediculous pictures in a bumpless desing.
Hopefully they can add slow motion video in a software / firmware update as well.

 

John20212 says:

just get the wireless charging cover and the bump will be flatened
 
 

how1ard says:

I fear for battery life having owned an 808 and now using a 920. The camera uses a lot of juice and the 920 battery is inconsistent at best. Will get one and hope I get one of the good batteries.

GrayW0lf says:

I'm a bit puzzled as to why they chose to put Bluetooth 3.0 rather than 4.0 on their latest device?

Vb2012 says:

Lol if they are using the same soc it will have bt4 its only listed tht way since amber update came out recently

GrayW0lf says:

D'oh. Good point about the OS update. I clearly forgot about that. It's silly to not list the hardware spec with the caveat that the OS only allows BT 3.0 features. Not a big deal since it will be fixed soon-ish anyway! :)

Hardware supports 4.0 same as in 920/928/925 but the WP8 OS supports 3.0 till now....blame Msft....

Vb2012 says:

Lol 828 ??by the way amber update gives bt 4 but only for nok devices and so far every wp8 nok device has bt4 get ur facts right

From what i read its GDR2 that will provide support for Bt 4.....and i knw nokia hardware will enable that as hardware is already there in devices.....

John20212 says:

Microsoft needs to move their ass, they are just killing WP by dragging their feet with OS updates.

arg0g says:

If this isn't supporting BT4LE with the Amber update, I suppose I'll stick with my 808 for some more time. I can't use heart monitors and activity trackers on the 808 either...

bb_gonzo says:

This thing is gonna smoke the atrocity that is the Galaxy S4 Zoom. Have you seen this thing? It looks awful, even for Samsung standards and the pictures do not impress. I am hopefull this phone will sway custumers to give WP a shot.

immyperez says:

People will still buy it though...sales people refuse to push anything nokia or even windows for that matter!

topcms says:

Hello,

Earlier today, we announced that Google Latitude is no longer part of the Google Maps app, and we're retiring Latitude on August 9, 2013.

This means that after August 9, your Latitude friends list will be deleted and you'll lose the ability to share your location with them. There will also be some changes to Location Reporting and Location History, including changes to third-party applications that use Google Latitude. Please see our FAQs for more information.

We understand some of you still want to see your friends and family on a map, which is why we've added location sharing to Google+ for Android (coming soon to iOS).

Thank you for using Google Latitude.

Sincerely,

The Google Latitude Team

Vb2012 says:

Oh fck off android fan

Zeroplanetz says:

What's latitude? Also not everyone gives a damn about being located.

JPDVM2014 says:

I hate that google is lumping everything into g+. Glad I got rid of my account.

topcms says:

ONE more against windows phone!! Sad!!

Vb2012 says:

Wat are u even doing here noob ??

scardboy says:

I was hoping it would come in red, or mint green that never seemed to happen

Jf.Vigor says:

Damn I rly rly wanted red

Jakeway says:

A am a bit disappointed at the moment. Camera is amazing but otherwise its mostly the same am my 920. I really wanted more storage.

Crappy colours too.... Where is Cyan or Red? If I buy this will there be a 1025, in Cyan with an SD slot 4 months later.... Probably.

vukmania says:

From what I have understand manufactures release new lines of flagships every year. Looking at all the new Nokias since the 920, they have been made in the same line. We haven't seen nothing that was really new nor outstanding during all of this releases. But it wouldn't surprise me at all that the next line of Nokias will be full of things that we felt they missed since the 920.

murdobytes says:

Why is everybody so bugged by the lack of wireless charging. It really isn't that big a deal. We've done without it for years, and its not truly wireless... The wireless charging unit still has be plugged in to power with a wire, and its an extra cost too. The wired charger that the device will come is absolutely free... FREEEEE!!!!

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