Manufacturers seem to be having less and less grip over unannounced products nowadays. Of course, it could all be a deliberate placement and hyping of the product, however, this particular leak reveals almost everything – only days before the official event Nokia (NYSE:NOK) is going to hold in New York (this Thursday).
At the very beginning of June we brought some fresh info on this product, and thus far everything seems to be confirmed, with an official press photo rendition of what is likely going to be announced as Nokia Lumia 1020 – a successor to the camera behemoth that was Nokia 808 PureView.
Windows Phone Central brought in the image together with a fair amount of the ?confirmed? technical specifications. Aside from the assumed 1/1.2? Toshiba/Nokia enormous imaging sensor and ZEISS f/2.2 lens, PureView technology branches have merged in the Lumia 1020. In short words, this means that the unit will bring both oversampling (using that monstrous sensor) and ?floating lens? optical image stabilization known from the Lumia 920/925/928. The unit will apparently be able to take 32MP and 5MP photos at the same time, with the 5MP photos delivered by merging 7 pixels into one ?superpixel?, technique familiar to all PureView 808 users. It will also be able to shoot 38MP stills in 4:3 format.
Lumia 1020 will reportedly be the first Windows Phone device that carries 2GB of RAM, but unfortunately it will have 32GB of non-expandable storage. Nokia will bring a photo accessory line of products, with at least one of them being the special grip/back-cover that will, aside from the better ergonomics and dedicated shutter button also carry a 1020mAh battery pack:
Unit will be powered by Windows Phone V 8.0.10322.71, and equipped with special Nokia software for photos which will, again reportedly, enable manual exposure control ? something many 808 owners always wanted to have. Some leaks have suggested that the pricing will be around $600 for the device alone, with an additional $70 for the photo-grip. WPCentral also notes that the ?Nokia Lumia 1020 is expected to hit AT&T by the end of the month.?
Unfortunately, there is no info whatsoever on the SoC that is ticking inside of this unit, nor there is any information on the possible dedicated imaging chip inside, needed to process all of the raw data from 1/1.2" imaging sensor.