Nokia lumia1020
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Within a few hours, Nokia will be holding a press event in New York to unveil the new Lumia 1020 and thanks to TheVerge, we now know how it looks in its three color offering. Just like the Lumia 808, this new phone will have a 41MP PureView camera. The big difference with this smartphone/camera hybrid is the operating system. This time, around the Lumia 1020 will be running the Windows Phone operating system.

Additionally, the phone will have an optional good size battery grip accessory which can see attached to the Lumia 1020 on the right and in the photos below from In addition to a 1020mAh battery and better grip, this battery grip will also have a two-stage camera shutter button and a tripod mount.The camera specs should perk the ears of photographers who are looking latest and greatest hybrid smartphone camera:

  • 41-MP PureView backside-illuminated image sensor
  • f/2.2 lens
  • 6 lens optics
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Xenon flash
  • Manual mode control for shutter speed, aperture, and ISO

So what do you think? Will this be one of the better camera/smartphone hybrid phones for photographers? Would this be something that you would get?

Image of the optional battery grip, courtesy of

Back of the Battery Grip
Back of the Battery Grip
Inside the Camera Grip
Inside the Battery Grip
Top of the Battery Grip
Top of the Battery Grip
Bottom of the Battery Grip with tripod mount
Bottom of the Battery Grip with tripod mount

Full Specifications

Windows Phone 8


  • 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


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


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


  • 1.5 Ghz dual-core Snapdragon


  • 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


  • 130.4 × 71.4 × 10.4 mm


  • 158 grams


  • 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


  • 2000 mAh battery
  • Wireless Charging supported via accessory cover


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


  • 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

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)