Nokia Lumia 1020 is the new 41MP phone – specs, release window and price outed

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The Nokia Lumia 1020 is going to be the name of the 41MP camera phone we’re all waiting for and this comes directly from Windows Phone’s Joe Belfiore. But it is not the only breadcrumb leading us to the trail; the specifications, renders, release window and price of the eagerly anticipated Nokia device have surfaced recently.

If you read our review of the 808 PureView, you’ll know exactly why the Nokia Lumia 1020 sounds like such big deal even before its launch. Now WPCentral has come out with an image and certain features of the handset. Getting the basic ones out of the way first, 909 was the early moniker for the smartphone which is touted to run WP8 V 8.0.10322.71.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 may be stuffed with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage with no option to add in a microSD card slot. With regards to the camera, we’re supposedly looking at optical image stabilization and an f/2.2 aperture. The pre-installed Pro Cam app which was spotted in an earlier leak is expected to let users tinker with ISO, white balance, shutter speed, manual focus and flash in ‘live mode.’

Speaking of flash, LED and Xenon are present. Users should be able to shoot 38MP stills in a 4:3 aspect ratio. The camera is speculated to simultaneously click 32MP and 5MP photos at 16:9. When users capture 5MP images, 7 pixels are apparently combined into a single ‘super pixel.’ From all the ‘evidence’ gathered so far, the phone will be sold in three color options of black, white and yellow.

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As for the name of the 41MP camera phone being confirmed as the Nokia Lumia 1020, The Verge has posted an image from Joe Belfiore’s Flickr account which marks it to have been shot from the aforesaid gadget. One is shown as a 2947 x 1658 or almost 5MP photograph and there’s a 2352 x 1568 or roughly 3.7MP picture too. Well, Belfiore’s either having a laugh or he was simply being kind to enthusiastic fans.

According to WPCentral, the unlocked Lumia 1020 will be pegged at a price of $602. While the price on contract is not given, it is speculated that the device will reach AT&T by the end of this month and Microsoft Stores should start stocking it on July 22.