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Exclusive: New render of 41MP Nokia Lumia 1020 in yellow, white and black plus more details revealed

As we get closer and closer to Thursday, it is probably of little surprise that more information is coming out about Nokia’s 41MP Windows Phone, the Lumia 1020. The device, which has gone by the codename ‘Elvis’ on AT&T and ‘EOS’ in general, is expected to be Nokia’s biggest splash yet in mobile photography since the PureView 808, but this time with the power of Windows Phone behind it.

In the new render above, you can clearly see an unbranded Nokia Lumia 1020 in yellow, along with three other 1020’s in yellow, black and white with the 41MP camera exposed. Featuring a Xenon and LED flash, a massive camera sensor (and $70 optional camera grip accessory), the Lumia 1020 should give photo buffs a new dream phone for everyday use.

We can also confirm a few more tidbits about this phone before the reveal…

Nokia Lumia 1020

  • It has optical image stabilization (OIS) built in
  • It takes the image in a 32MP and 5MP at the same time in 16:9
  • The 5MP image is over sampled dropping 7pixels into one “super pixel”
  • It shoots 38MP in 4:3
  • “Nokia 909” was an early name for it but it will be “Lumia 1020” for release
  • 2GB of RAM, an increase of 1GB from other high end Windows Phone 8 devices
  • 32GB of internal storage, no SD
  • WP8 V 8.0.10322.71
  • FM radio (Amber)
  • Flip to silence (Amber)
  • NFC is on board
  • Optional wireless charging backplate will be available

The addition of OIS sets the Lumia 1020 apart from the PureView 808, which lacked the ability to have non-blurry photos in low light. This same OIS technology was introduced with the Lumia 920, and followed up in the Lumia 928 and Lumia 925.  

Combined with the much larger camera sensor, the F2.2. aperture and now OIS, the Lumia 1020 should easily trounce its competition in the mobile world. The addition of extra RAM is most likely required for the massive images that this phone will produce.

Likewise, we can share some details on the Pro Camera app, an exclusive Nokia offering that will give advanced photo settings to users in “live mode” meaning you can change them like the third party Pro Shot app. Those settings include

  • ISO
  • White Balance
  • Manual focus
  • Shutter speed
  • Flash

The Nokia Lumia 1020 is expected to hit AT&T by the end of the month, with Microsoft Stores receiving shipments on Monday, July 22nd and an actual ship date later in the week making this a quick turnaround for Nokia. The inventory price (off-contract) lists the phone for $602 and in three colors, including yellow, white and black, though it will go for significantly cheaper on contract or the AT&T subsidized price.

No word on international availability but it has been reported that the UK will be getting the phone, hinting that if this device is exclusive to AT&T, it won’t be for long at all.

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wOW..!!! OIS!!! Low light?
Where is NFC and Wireless Charging ???
No microsd is no bueno for me and many others.
I hope I'm not first
 

kaynachtsman says:

Nice our killer phone :)

NickEspy says:

It has NFC and you can get a wireless charging plate case for it

Karanstyle says:

I'd say the next Updated version of this phone (like Lumia 925 is to 920), will have:
•1080p(MSFT adding that)
•NFC
•Wireless Charging
•Slimmer size
•SD Card slot too like Lumia 720's unibody design.

kvell36 says:

I'm thinking that they might use a 1080p display unit that runs in 720p until GDR3, which would be really smart, considering that it would be future-proof at least until the next wave of hardware when android leaves windows phone in the dust again in terms of processors and ram. Hopefully this will bring windows phone internals to a state where they are able to compete with android internals, even if not necesary with MS optimizations, but to a point where it looks good for spec sheets since the average consumer won't know that MS has made a highly efficient kernel that doesn't demand resources like quad core to run smoothly like android. Nokia has incredible potential and MS with their slow update cycle has been holding them back. I hope this handset can reverse the cycle and put windowsphone handsets (mainly nokia) ahead or on par with androids.

futurix says:

Impossible - 720p will look like shit on 1080p display. It will be a blurry mess.

pranav rai says:

+1
not just blurry, but stretched and blurry..

Forc3 says:

wrong! it will just look blurry you cant stretch when there is no change in ratio....

pranav rai says:

Wrong. The stretching is due to changed pixel aspect ratio (one data pixel being represented by two display pixels changes the displayed-aspect-ratio or the effective pixel dot-pitch). There is nothing you can do about it, except to make the current pixels shorter or thinner to roughly half their current sizes. Which in turn would make the 1080p mode look *squashed*
 
If that wasnt clear, open up a video in VLC media player > full screen and see what happens when you press 'a' to cycle through the aspect ratios.
 
Trust me, I am an engineer. I know what I am talking about.

There is a solution, thats called resampling, but that will simply result in a blurry mess trying to display 720p on a 1080p screen. And AFAIK, WP doesnt support it, so thats out of the question.

1080 is for 5" and above screens only.

HTC one is 4.7 and 1080p screen

The article is about the Lumia 1020.
The comments are about it having 1080 resolution.
HTC one is an android phone.
I'm saying that windows phone will only support 1080 on 5" and above screens.

Karanstyle says:

Ummm.. No... Didnt you hear about HTC One 4.7" 1080p screen.. ?

Wow, you are absolutely correct! On a completely unrelated matter, did you know that Windows phone only support 1080 on 5" screens or larger? /s

Gryfster says:

I think what people are trying to say is: "there are 1080p screens in existence that are smaller than 5", how is WP8 going to detect the size of the screen.  If HTC use their 4.7" screen then what technical barrier is there that would stop it being used".
Your answer is to refer to a post just says that 1080p screens make sense when the screen is 5" or larger.  While it is true that the difference in resolution is pretty much imperceptable at 4.7" there is nothing AFAIK that would stop HTC making a WP8 device with a 4.7" 1080p screen. However, I suppose it is potentially possible for MS to request phone manufacturers to add the screen size into the phone system description.  But it seems pointless to me, 
Second, stop insulting people  before you try to understand them.  Even if you are right by not answering the question you seem a bit dim.

Ok, I was bit sarcastic. However the comment that I replied to was too. I answered the other comment politely as he was polite too. Anyway its not just that one post I've read that windows are not allowing phone manufactures to have 1080 on screens smaller than 5". Sorry if I was rude, just having a bit of banter ;)

Its a nice idea, but like the others have said, it will probably be very blurry

Karanstyle says:

1. MSFT is too big of a fool to not advertise that they dont need heavy Specs like RAMs & Processors aren't needed for the WPs to work smoothly than any Android OS Phone.
2. If they uselessly add the Specs & RAMs to compete the sheet that'd make the phones either expensive or their Profit margin lesser than now as there would be very minute affect on the Performance of the fluidity.
3. Thirdly I agree that MSFT is the Reason Nokia is not able to compete and also their slow and careless Updates Many basic features missing.
4. Nokia has the potencial MSFT is making their own loss by not being as serious as Nokia is and MSFT needs to know that its NOW with Nokia they need to bring a Wave in the Market.
5. I dont see HTC, Samsung, Huawei & ZTE much serious towards WP OS as Nokia is and LG is just making its 1st WP8.
 

Karanstyle says:

Damn you're smart I realized your words today!! As per the rumors Nokia launching Lumia 825 with 720p Display and since they are upgrading all the 520,620,720,820,920 to X25 Series with updates in camera,screen or processor as seen on L625 & L925. Thus I think Lumia 825 will be a 720 p display until GDR3 after which it'd be a 1080p display. Also that 8XX series is a bit imp. & fav. to Nokia Lumia 800 & 808PV.  And also 800 is the Nich series whereas 7XX,6XX & 5XX are Mid & low end. thus most probably L825 may be like 720p until GDR3 and 1080p afterwards.

Cellus13 says:

I doubt about the SD card slot. It seems Nokia only saves them for their mid range phones with low storage (Lumia 720) and I think the only reason they gave the 720 a SD slot was because it wasn't their flagship. Nokia seems pretty strict about keeping their unibody flagship design clean. That's getting pretty annoying since no one is going to die over adding a SD slot on the top when their is already a sim slot on there.

Karanstyle says:

I'd say its a good thing to keep the phone design clean and nice. But I think Lumia 1020 may need SD Card slot for a Photo buff like me.!!

nufan947 says:

It says right in the article that you're replying to that the phone has NFC.

Karanstyle says:

Oh! sorry My bad. I too for a while thought that why Nokia skipped on NFC this time. LOL
 

nufan947 says:

Hahaha no worries! :p

hopmedic says:

It has NFC. But what's with the f/2.2 aperture???

koenshaku says:

2.2 is a good aperture for a cellphone and yes I know they have released f/1.9 and it is probably which most of their images are soft.

hopmedic says:

I know it's good... I shoot Canon... But my 928 has f/2.0. Seems like a move in the wrong direction. Really, they need to invent variable aperture small enough for phone.

Hey, they did it with OIS, right?

Gryfster says:

The larger sensor requires a larger diameter lens. The f/1.9 aperture is for the Lumia 620 which has a tiny 1/3.2" sensor.  The 1020 sensor is expected to be 1/1.2" sensor.Which means the iris of the aperture has to open wider to give an equivalent f-stop. f/2.2 is pretty good in this case.  Second, since is has the pixel binning technology it can produce shots with theoretically lower noise at a higher aperture.
Don't get me wrong, f/1.9 would be awesome but I don't think you can compare the 720 camera to a 1020.

Skunkwurx says:

I'm just goin to point out i think its fake render... It says Carl Zeiss instead of Zeiss

From now on every brand with Carl Zeiss will have ZEISS in it. Haven't you read the news?
http://petapixel.com/2013/06/28/carl-zeiss-rebrands-to-zeiss/

Wait, I read your comment wrong. You're right. It's supposed to be ZEISS.

numetheus says:

MicroSD is not a big deal to most people, as the popularity of iPhone and HTC One have proven. Most people I know stick a 16 or 32gb card in there, and that's where it stays it's entire life. Most people don't swap cards very often at all if ever.

Karanstyle says:

I agree to your point that ppl dont swap their cards much neither I do. but you know its cheap enough to add a 64GB card to 8GB phone than having a fixed 32GB onboard memory.
And Yes, that 64GB SD Card stays in their for life. :)

I thought that the $602 price was what Microsoft pays Nokia to stock each device, and they charge the customer more?
 
Hmmm... Would expect $649 or $699 off-contract pricing.

gerrymad says:

I read the $602 number that way as well. The sheet showed a unit price of $602 and an extended amount of $15,050 which would typically be how a store would see it on an invoice to the store, i.e. the amount the store has to pay. Also a $602 retail price would make no sense as that would make the 1020 only $23 more than the 925 and I don't see how the camera could only add $23 to the retail price.

DanaOira says:

Sexy phone (:

horbeme says:

those at&t guys are gonna love it

icyrock1 says:

I hate exclusivity. Nokia needs to get this on every carrier and market it up. Like Samsung and HTC have. 

Have we ever considered that part of Nokia's contract with AT&T was they get exclusive access to each new device for a certain number of years? AT&T had exclusive iPhone access for years, and the world survived. wp8's success was unknown last year, you can bet that as soon as Nokia is able they will release new phones to as many carriers and countries simultaneously that demand allows.

icyrock1 says:

The circumstances of each devices launch are hardly the same. The iPhone was the first touchscreen phone that sold extremely well (so well Verizon went apeshit with the DROID platform). Nokia and Windows Phone are hardly in the same position that the iPhone was in at the time. 
 
Nokia should learn from others mistakes. HTC almost went under due to exclusives and a lack of brand recognition. Samsung hit it big with the S3. In no small part do to being available on pretty much every carrier. 

coip says:

This is a good point: Nokia and Microsoft should've learned from Apple's mistake. Apple's exclusivity deal with AT&T opened the door for Android on Verizon and we all know how that has worked out: Android (despite being a terrible operating system) now dominates the smartphone market while iPhone is falling. They already did the exclusivity think with the 920 at launch (and in my opinion it has hindered Windows Phone development).
Likewise, I cannot imagine that other carriers are going to be happy about their new Nokia "exclusives" already being old hat (such as T-Mobile, who hasn't even gotten the 925 yet, and Verizon, who just got the 928).
This is looks like an amazing phone: put it out there for everyone to buy. People don't switch carriers. That's why exclusivity doesn't work. Everyone is on family plans now with each member on staggered 2-year contracts. It's impossible to get 6 other people to switch with you and it doesn't make financial sense to individually leave the family plan (the savings are too signifcant).

I don't think Nokia wanted to do it, they were in such poor strategic and financial position they had to basically accept any terms given. Microsoft should have negotiated with all the carriers and removed/paid whatever impediment AT&T put in the way. Both companies can not be excused for not having faith in their product or not having enough stock last year. In fact they should pay the penalty and launch it on all major USA carriers at once. I agree exclusivity hindered rather than helped sales. But Verizon and T-mobile are interested in wp8 now. They should have used that fact as leverage and renegotiated.

dougolupski says:

Also initially At&t has been the largest supporter of windows phone hardware. So its a no brianer for Nokia to put it up on their network as an exclusive unit for six months.

icyrock1 says:

How is limiting your area of influence (ie limiting the people who will buy your phone) a good thing? People don't switch carriers just to get a certain device. Getting it on more carriers will increase there sales base.

RayWP7 says:

They clearly know something we don't. And saying something isnt the case doesn't make it so. People do switch, but it has to be compelling.

icyrock1 says:

There are many factors that come into effect with picking a carrier. Price and Coverage are far more important than phone selection. Hence why Nokia needs to get one device everywhere.

numetheus says:

They don't? People flocked to AT&T like crazy when the iPhone exclusivity was there.

icyrock1 says:

Because the Lumia line is obviously selling has well has the iPhone line. That line of logic is hardly solid. Your comparing apples to oranges. The iPhone was introduced at a time where it had literally no competition. Now a days people won't do it, because there carrier now has reasonable substitutes for any phone (want a iPhone but your carrier doesn't have it? Have a galaxy S4 instead). 
 
 

humboldt1 says:

I left sprint after 10 yrs 2 lines for ATT just for 920....

icyrock1 says:

We (us who are into technology) are more likely to switch given our desire for the latest and greatest. The average consumer isn't like that. They are far more likely to stay with the carrier that they first chose. 

tbonenga says:

Not sure Att is the biggest promoter of windows phones. Still I'll give you that. Verizon sells more though. That's been reported by a couple places. So it make sense to get a variant on a carrier that sells the most windows phones ASAP

Murani Lewis says:

Nokia isn't flush with cash so Nokia has managed to negotiate exclusivity deals in exchange for their flagship phones getting the hero treatment. This goes a long way to achieving visibility because the carriers spend their own money marketing and featuring the phones.
Obviously when faced with competition like Apple and Samsung's marketing budgets and brand recognition the more allies you have the better. Too often we only look through the eyes of what we want the situation to be without acknowledging that the situation is different.
Now after the Microsoft Best Buy zones get up and running the situation could change because there is less reliance on having to fight for signage space or overcoming salesperson preference.

icyrock1 says:

"Nokia isn't flush with cash so Nokia has managed to negotiate exclusivity deals in exchange for their flagship phones getting the hero treatment. This goes a long way to achieving visibility because the carriers spend their own money marketing and featuring the phones." 
 
HTC almost died doing this. Remember the there One X variants exclusive to each carrier? Carriers stop marketing for the device after the next new phone comes out, and then start marketing that new device. HTC is now reaping the benefits of having one model on all the carriers with the HTC one and learned from that mistake. 

Residing says:

Considering that Nokia had nary a presence in the U.S.A., this exclusivity deal is appropriate.  ATT was the premier carrier for WP, when neither Sprint nor Verizon was on board; ATT is giving Nokia and WP the exposure they need, and it seems as though Verizon is 'coming around', but ATT is still where the hero treatment is for Lumia devices.
 
 

Cellus13 says:

^This! There will be a point where Verizon starts to get the same Device as At&t at the same time. A still limited exclusivity but with wider opportunities. It'll be a long time before we'll see Nokia flagships on all US carriers.

Murani Lewis says:

I actually have been really impressed with how well Verizon has supported the Lumia 928. They didn't roll out the initial store treatment that the 920 got on AT&T but their marketing campaign has been solid and consistent.

AngryNil says:

Actually, HTC is barely turning a profit.

icyrock1 says:

There doing far better than they were at the beginning of the year. Bleeding profit left and right. Now there rebuilding there brand.

tbonenga says:

You say Nokia doesn't have no cash. If that's true it'd make more sense (definitely more money) to get this 41 megapixel beast on as many carries as possible. That old saying" If you build it they'll come" has never been more true with the 1020.

sanien says:

I'll some for sure... in my pants! LUMIA 1020 UUUUUUHHHH!!!!! There are no match for Lumia 920, 925 and 928 and now they release the LUMIA 1020!!!! I WANT!

jiffffy pop says:

Nice, I can't wait any longer.

gevabar says:

I am not sure this will sell incredibly well, only to camera nuts, because it is not attractive with the volcano back

Sean D. says:

If that's the case I'm sure that will be fine. It's not meant to appeal to the *average* buyer.

But also, I think the back of it is way, over talked about. I have a feeling it won't be nearly as big or pronounced in person.

walter1832 says:

That's what she said

icyrock1 says:

I expect that it will be has big has it's cousin the 808 is at it's biggest point.

lippidp says:

There are plenty of us also that are not looking for our phone to be "attractive." We care mostly about what we can accomplish with it.

FC1032 says:

But for the camera nuts, this is a very VERY appealing package:
* Good camera internals
* In a not too chubby body (well it's arguably slimmer and better looking than a 808)
* A good OS to back it up with manual control settings.

Sam Sabri says:

I want. I want so bad. 

Sean D. says:

Same here... I'm wondering if it will run on T-Mo's network.

Sam Sabri says:

If you can somehow get AT&T to unlock the device it should work fine. Minus the "beauitful" AT&T branding lol

jgbstetson says:

What's the word on supported bands, because if it's the usual att stuff, you're looking at edge and 3G in refarmed areas only. EDIT" yeah, I'm wrong about that, but still AWS 3G looks to be disabled, at least according to an engadget article I read.

gerrymad says:

LTE in many refarmed areas on TMoble. Tmobile has rolled out LTE to a very large part of their network now and this should work quite well on it. The only issue should be getting it SIM unlocked which is something AT&T seems to not like doing.

jgbstetson says:

Last I heard, AWS was disabled in RM-877. Am I missing something?

gerrymad says:

I don't know. I do know I have an HTC 8X from AT&T and it started getting 4G when tmobile began the refarm and then 4 months ago tmobile started lighting up LTE as part of that work and I am on LTE. Basically they reworked their network to line up with AT&T's frequencies to make it easier to move phones from there.

Sean D. says:

I'm torn between getting the 925 when I want, and waiting till the 1020 can be unlocked.

 

Isn't Rogers the AT&T of Canada? Rogers got the Lumia 900, (but without the logo,) as an exclusive for Canada, and they also got the Lumia 920, (without a logo on the hardware,) as an exclusive for Canda as well. If this is an AT&T exclusive device here in the states, I'd be fairly certain that it will be a Rogers exclusive in Canada.
 
Just buy the inevitable Rogers variant. I'm fairly certain is will exist, and it will fully support T-Mobile 3G/4G, (even their LTE.)
 
Plus, I'm sure it won't have a Rogers logo, so it will look carrier-free. (Aside from having the rogers logo on bootup, but really, that's a trillion times better than a chromed AT&T globe on the glass.)
 
Of course, no US warranty... The only drawback.
 
[EDIT] Of course, Nokia could do better this time around and make the AT&T variant pentaband, which then you could wait six months for AT&T to allow you to unlock it so you can then use it on T-Mobile.

jgbstetson says:

Rogers 920 was locked and took some time and money to get unlocked. Unlocked units demanded a considerable premium as I recall.

theefman says:

Initially, yes but now an unlocked, pentaband Rogers 920 can be had for around $450 on ebay or online. Its the best option for those on Tmobile.

Full off-contract price, and a $50 unlock fee.
 
A week after the yellow Rogers 920 was out, Negrielectronics had it for $584 if I remember correctly, (the off-contract price being $599, plus the extra $50 for unlocking...) So it shouldn't be that much more expensive, unless the phone garners an even more ridiculous price on Rogers than it does here in the states.

Shouldn't American buyers be able to buy an international version of the 1020 on Expansys? I have to imagine they will have one at some point.

Kanshin says:

I hear you Sam! As the time nears the excitment grows! I will be preordering within seconds of launch!

xconomicron says:

forget preordering, I'm calling in that day to pick this thing up!

ade333 says:

Seeing it in Yellow really changes it for me. The black looks tired but a little color really helps it out and I have to say that my frustration I've being stuck on VZW just grew a bit

sayonical says:

Ok I guess its time to sell my Lumia 920 and pay full price for this. Im waiting on DETAILED camera comparisons with the 920 and iPhone 5. I want to be assured its worth the trouble or just wait for gdr3 and its quad core, 1080p ilk.

I'd figure that the aluminum monster that leaked a few weeks ago would be this phone, but aluminum, with a 5" (or greater,) 1080p display due out around the end of the year.

But that's just a guess. (Though, it makes the most sense.)

I hope your right! I bet it will be called Lumia 1080.

Dare2Blink says:

Dude it is obvious that the camera will cape the iphone 5's. Just look at the photos that the 808 takes(which were already a zillion times better than any other's taken in smartphones) and put OIS and improved software optimization and what you get is even greater rape. Other smartphone camera's don't stand half a chance.

Luminatic says:

It has OIS?! Where has this been confirmed? Sources I guess, LOL! If this is true, REALLY looking forward to some low light samples!

aerosmillie says:

Super Pure View.....where do Nokia go after this? Any word on THICKNESS?

Thinner than the 920 on both ends, only larger area is the camera hump.

aerosmillie says:

Sounding better and better.

jgbstetson says:

So I'll probably skip the 925 then. Slo-Mo-T-Mo...

gerrymad says:

Interesting that the camera cover shows Carl Zeiss as opposed to just Zeiss. I thought the new way was just to be Zeiss.

DJCBS says:

IF the 2GB of RAM are true THEN along with the camera it's justified to name it 1020. But only then. If it proves untrue, then they should still have went with 909.
Now my concern is that Microsoft doesn't provide a OS yet good enough for this...they need to speed up improvements on WP8.

aitt says:

Man reading your post are gloomy

DJCBS says:

What's gloomy about a concern that Microsoft is working at snail-pace? If they trully want to compete with the likes of iOS and Android, they should be putting out corrections and improvements to WP if not monthly, every 2 months. The OS still has much room for improvement and the only one I see concerned with that seems to be Nokia...
I'm sorry if expecting and demanding quality from Microsoft sounds gloomy to you.

Sean D. says:

You are more wrong than you think...

No, he's actually correct.  
*Snaps fingers* Come on, Microsoft, get with the program with more updates.

NIST says:

DJCBS is so Emo.

DJCBS says:

I don't think you understand the concept of "Emo", my friend.

DalekSnare says:

909 was based on the Symbian device's numbering and is not compatible with the Lumia numbering. The sub-20 value would have implied it had WP7. 909 was never an acceptable number for this.

Heatnup says:

I love Windows Phone 8...I have two 920's and I cannot imagine what I would change.  Everything is fast including pictures.  I guess I will get the 1020 just because I want to get rid of my cameras and the 920 is only okay for regular pics.

Sean D. says:

Wow, all these comments and no crybaby garbage about the 32GB/no SD card.
 
:-p
 
PS
I have no problem with the storage. My SkyDrive account has 25 GB's so I'm good.  ;-)

IamDefiler says:

ONLY 32GB!?!?!?!?!?!?!111/11/?!?!?!?

NIST says:

Where's Instagram?

I am going to state something obvious here. Instagram does not need a high quality camera. And yes, you have a valid point. 
Nokia is missing out on a huge oppurtunity by not offering their own Instagram like service. Instead of begging Facebook to launch Instagram for Lumia, they should launch something on the likes of Flickr or Google+ with support for super high quality imagery. 
HTC is doing video with Zoe but the expiry date on videos is stupid. Nokia has held the crown for camera phones for so long, it's a shame that they do not have their own Instagram already. 

Sean D. says:

Do you think doing something like that will kinda take the air out of something like Fhotoroom?
 
It's not a bad idea though.

I am an Android user so have little idea about WP related services. I just think that Nokia should do their own photo sharing based social platform instead of waiting for Facebook to launch Instagram on WP. Nokia has always been a pioneer in phone cameras. Nokia 808 PureView was astonishing. Lumia 1020 is going to outdo it. And what are users getting? 7GB on SkyDrive?
Why send all these users to Flickr with their 1TB of free storage! Why not offer something of their own. It's not like they cannot do huge projects... They have Nokia Maps for example. Nokia Photos should be relatively simple. They can even monetize it by offering 2 years of unlimited storage bundled with Lumia 1020 but paid plans for other Lumia/WP/iPhone/Android users. 
I mean even if Instagram is available on WP, Lumia 1020 would provide little value to photos shared on that network. The beauty of the camera on this phone can only be realized in raw photos. And there are few options for users to share them in full glory! 

blackhawk556 says:

Oh my, the instagram whinners. Instance! (lets just hope they update the performance) :-P

DJCBS says:

Oh look...an InstagrEmo whinning over Instagram...

NIST says:

Hey, Emo, I was joking. Where's Instagram is a running joke around here.

rebel_yell says:

I saw what you did, NIST. bravo.

Flickr has a terabyte

Vb2012 says:

Hay zeeshan :D

No MicroSD?! I really hope that's not true. As awesome as 32GB will be, when it's taking 38MP photos that will get eaten up fairly quickly, crazy not being able to upgrade it up to 96GB with a card (and hot swap when needed) for something photography oriented.
 
2GB RAM is excellent though, nicely future proofs the device also.
 
Kills me it's not been seen in cyan though, I mean, come on:
 
Hmm, I did embed a photo but it doesn't seem to be showing up properly, here's my Photoshopped version of the image in cyan:
http://www.prettyconfused.co.uk/uploads/1020cyan.jpg
 
Still, even without the MicroSD and cyan, I do really want this phone...

aerosmillie says:

Quite possibly Microsoft will bundle in extra Skydrive storage (I already have 25gb)

As great as SkyDrive is, and I use it a _lot_, but I never want to rely on it when I'm out and about and I shouldn't have to use my data plan (I only get 750MB a month, and I almost go through that every month) in order to compensate for a bad design decision.
 
Though yeah, I'd hope at the least they bundle some SkyDrive storage with the phone to sweeten the deal for those who have the data plans to use it!

kylej1050 says:

And allows full resolution syncing and not the downsampled syncing we currently get(on 7.8, not sure if WP8 does full-res skydrive syncing).

It does, but I'd never dare switch that on, lol!
 
Until I'm on a 2GB/month (or more) contract I'll stick to manual sync I think.

DalekSnare says:

I hope you can choose whether to sync the 41 or 5 MP versions.

darkoman4 says:

Actualy, the full resolution syncing is WiFi mandatory 

Troyseph says:

It would be amazing if the camera grip add on had a micro SD expansion for hot swapping.

Now that would be awesome! No idea if it's possible but fingers crossed!

schlubadub says:

+1 it'll have to be 64 GB min for me to consider it, or 32 + 64 SD

How about buy a Nokia 207/208 and now you have a device to bluetooth your files over to it's microSD card. It's splash proof. 33 days standby time. Nokia's build quality. Solid backup phone I say. And it's very affordable.

rebel_yell says:

Jesus tittyfucking Christ. How many times does it have to be said. THERE'S NO MICRO-SD ON THE PHONE! NONE ZILCH NADA. GOT IT? NO MICRO-SD. NO MICRO-SD. NO MICRO-SD. Get an Andhrroid if you want your precious effing micro-sd card. Are you still prettyconfused? I'll just bet you are. It must be confusing to keep up with all of your forum names just so you can drop in whenever you get a wild hair up your ass and say something really effing stupid like "What? No micro-sd card? Jeepers, Mr. Kent. I just don't know. I miss my period if I can't use my micro-sd card."

Wow, that was uncalled for!
 
a) Apparently there isn't a Micro SD on the phone, seems to have disappointed a fair few people and if we aren't to mention and discuss it here, where else would you suggest? A discussion or comments forum? Oh, wait...
 
b) I don't use Android, I use Windows Phone and have no plan to switch right now. Also, at least attempt to spell it properly.
 
Oh, every other Lumia bar the 900+ range have MicroSD cards so it's not an Android exclusive feature. Do you find it unreasonable to expect a feature present even on the low end Lumia 520 to be also present on the latest and greatest flagship 1020? If so, why?
 
c) I only have one account here, in fact I use the same account name pretty much everywhere, feel free to look me up in other forums if you feel otherwise and have that much spare time on your hands. Quite frankly I have better things to do that talk to myself on here, lol!
 
Also, it's 'prettyconfusd'. Someone had annoyingly already parked 'prettyconfused' on Twitter so I dropped the e (not as fun as it sounds).
 
d) If you ever had a hope of meeting me in person you'd find out that my hair is seldom anything but near perfectly coiffed, and it's nowhere near wild nor long enough to get anywhere near my ass.
 
d) I'm not sure I know how to respond to your last sentance, I'm sure there must be a Superman related pun somewhere but one escapes me right now.
 
It seems like you're the one with more issues regarding Micro SD cards than I and a lot of other commenters here judging by your unwarranted attack.
 
It's only a comment about a phone; Nothing to get angry about, rebel_yell. :)
 
Also, Mods?

dreonedon says:

Is there enough camera heads on at&t I don't know stop making at&t get the stuff exclusive they should go on all carries that's the only way this phone will make it I think im gonna get it but I think if it wasn't a exclusively it would do alot better.

Paedin says:

Interested to see the bands that are going to come with the phone. Any chance I can just buy the phone and keep Tmboile USA. Otherwise AT&T just picked up a new customer when I get back home from work.

NIST says:

Same here.

dreonedon says:

Lets see if best buy will support it imagine if its water proof that would be a killer surprise.

What about idk all the open ports and speaker holes though?

Nataku4ca says:

according to the demo video they just prayed over it, idk seems to work when they did it

Kram Devil says:

But would you trust your $602 Nokia EOS on a $19 spray?  ;)

kasitechead says:

Question: How early was this rendering made, because Carl Zeiss is now branded ZEISS, but on this leaked rendering it is still Carl Zeiss. Otherwise, very pleased and very hopeful with the added detail of specifications of the device, 2GB FTW!

dlrohm says:

How much does it weigh??

walter1832 says:

Thats what she said

Xaphoon148 says:

Less than a Big Mac, but lasts longer... ;)

dlrohm says:

Not sure how reliable this info is, but I found a site saying the 1020 would weigh in around 140-145g, which is really nice. That's down from 185g in the 920.

theefman says:

The final chapter in the Lord of the Cameras trilogy - Return of the King!!!

blackhawk556 says:

Wrong, this will be another "false start" (I'm using Rubino's words here). The OS offers nothing new to make the bloggers rush out to buy this thing. It will be the same story as always, "it's a good phone but its running WP 8. Score of 7.9" lol :-P

Cellus13 says:

^THIS. Lets not forget "but the s4 does this and the HTC ONE does that."

Bloobed says:

Or: "it's so big, heavy and cumbersome"

ronalgps1 says:

Interesting phone I'm selling my 920 this time
but I'm waiting 4.7 screen at full HD omg

joeynox says:

The black camera lens area on the yellow looks horrible

AndyGriff says:

Each to their own, I suppose -- I think it looks fantastic, and I didn't particularly like the 920 in yellow.

FC1032 says:

I actually think it looks alright. I can't on the top of my heap think of a better colour for it to be... 

No microsd card :(. I am running out of space already on my 920 at 32GB...

blackhawk556 says:

I have 8gb left on mine. With this camera, 32gb is not enough. Why only 32????????????

mr toes says:

How much other space do you have, I'm at 7gb :'(

Fndlumia says:

How much in your other? Before I reset mine was 11gb now 500mb. Beware the reset though...spinning cogs

blackhawk556 says:

I already got screwed once with the spinning gears. I had to flash it. I don't know why this isn't being looked into.

Vb2012 says:

Say it agian :D

fightcrazy says:

How the hell can this phone have any exclusive on any Carrier? Windows phones are not selling off the store shelves, If Windows and Nokia want this phone to sell it better hit all Carriers at once of it will just sizzle and burn. Any time exclusive will kill this phone, looks like one hell of a device.

aitt says:

Its only exclusive in the US carriers but not Intl if that is my understanding but I'm sure I'm wrong. We won't know anything till press.

theefman says:

US only problem, rest of the world will probably get it on multiple carriers and unlocked as well. And due to the low marketshare WP needs help in the US from carriers who otherwise wouldnt bother promoting it, hence the exclusivity to guarantee such support.

a5cent says:

I know of a few European countries where it will be available on every carrier.

Karanstyle says:

Lumia 710 -> Lumia 820 -> Lumia 1040(upgrade to Lumia1020 w/ 1080p screen and slimmer design & SD Card). Cant get this as i just got Lumia 820 6months back so will wait for the next upgrade for Lumia 1020. Love the phone..!!

umovies says:

i like this and im probally gonna get it but im also want the quad that are coming soon, if 2 gig then thats a plesant surprise

aitt says:

The hype is booming. I really lime that yellow hate the gloss finish. Sure it will hard to get. I love my black but I'd go with a colored phone this run. Still not sure should wait for the GDR3 phones to come. As much as I live this phone I'm no photo buff and maybe the next round or even phablet will be even more appealing for me.

sdreamer says:

Sigh... Nokia needs to reopen their stores and sell phones directly... I want their phones but not the carriers.

Sam Sabri says:

We all want that, but right now Nokia needs the help of carriers to push their devices to consumers that don't read tech blogs like you and me. 

aitt says:

+1 I miss the carrier free phones but Nokia and MS need them right now. I always say I'm done buy carrier branded phones and stuck buying cause lack of them. Sad to see Android phones going that route. I miss my uncarrier E71

AMERICANRAJ says:

Microsoft is opening 600 stores in Bestbuy stores

blackhawk556 says:

Those 600 stores will have android/iOS running them pushing then away from WP/WP8

addicted2088 says:

"The addition of extra RAM is most likely required for the massive images that this phone will produce."
 
I hope it's not because of that, as it would once again show just how behind WP is compared to Nokia's previous OS of choice, which needed only 512MB of RAM for the PureView pics. Granted, it's a modern age OS we're talking about with WP, but still, I hope it's to improve the experience in general instead of a requirement for the camera. Guess we're at Android level of 2GB RAM, would be great if MS adds truer multitasking one day. But for now, bring on the PureView Lumia!

trwrt says:

Maybe it's to finally allow you to open full-res pictures in the gallery instead of low-res thumbnails?

bpmurr says:

Hope they have an Instagram App to show along with this because by the time the press confrence hits we'll know everything about the 1020.

jabz9 says:

Hopefully for WP9 t-mobile gets their own version of this

32GB is fine, if your leaving every single photo on your phone then you have poor management skills. Save it to SkyDrive and then why you need it download it back to phone. Now do I buy this with it's many shells or wait for the 10xx variant that comes with built in wireless charger and Camera grip. I know it will happen.

schlubadub says:

Have you ever travelled to another country? You don't have access to a good data plan and WiFi isn't guaranteed to work either (I've had WiFi that would allow only webpage requests and nothing else through). This mobile can easily replace a camera and so it should have microSD. Unless you want to haul around a laptop to synchronise to in your hotel room each night, then you'll be out of space in no time. Apps and music can easily take 10-16GB. 16 GB for photos and videos isn't very much at all.

What if you buy a nice backup phone like Nokia 207/208 and bluetooth your files over to it's MicroSD? Nokia 208 will do better since I assume you travel a lot.

xconomicron says:

meh, I travel a lot -out of country.  I use wifi a lot.  I have no problems.  These are the current countries/continents I don't know about....Mexico, Antartica, the Altantic Ocean, the North Pole, Afganistan, Egypt, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba, Russia, west africa. 

lol

Dare2Blink says:

I cant wait for this. It can't come soon enough

I have a question. Will this phone have a chip for the camera? If not, only the 800 series Qualcomm processor supports that high of pixel count.

Hope so.

Vb2012 says:

Good question ive been wandering about this too ot will probably be a support chip ;)

ricardios says:

HTC has their imagechip on the 8x. Nokia should as well and not rely on Qualcomm so much.

MrVol84 says:

What's the processor gonna be?

mnika says:

If I were to buy the phone off contract, could I use it with T-Mobile if I had the appropriate sim card? 

I doubt this will be coming to T-Mobile anytime soon, seeing as they are about to release the 925 (also tempting)

kinpin2131 says:

These are fake !
Someone just made 3d renders of the actual devices that leaked a few weeks back.  Anyonw who has been following Lumia reveal for a while will notice that every device comes with its own images and tiles for press shots. These are the same images and tiles used in 920's press shot. The missing ProCam app tile says as much. 

Sorry, your conjecture doesn't actually disprove anything and the info we have (including specific details) we have verified with a few sources. If you don't know where the images came from or what stage they were at when being made, it seems dangerous to declare something.

In fact, we're working on getting some sample camera images too, which should assuage your protests.

Luminatic says:

Samples! +1020!

NIST says:

10WPC editor points to Daniel for using the word "assuage"!

Vb2012 says:

Lol wazzap Daniel :P remember me ;D

kinpin2131 says:

Sorry I wasn't clear, I'm not disputing the specific details about the specs, those I believe are correct.
My issue is with the press shot. It's hard to imagine Nokia will release a new device and use the same homsecreen as a previous device (same as that of the 920). 800,900,620,520,920 etc had their own unique homescreen. And then again  Pro Cam tile would have featured prominently for a phone that dwels heavily onits camera. I could be wrong though , but I've been following Nokia long enough to know when something doesn't seem right. 

the_zeni says:

I think you're right. Plus its still the old Icon for SMS without the smile... (I think it was missing on 920 renders because WP8 wasn't finished on release). So I hope this is a WIP and not the final result. Otherwise they were just lazy :)

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