Nokia Lumia 1020 features 41-megapixel PureView

9 Jul 2013
Nokia 808 PureView

Windows Phone manager's images show phone camera capable of different resolutions

Nokia's latest flagship is dubbed the Nokia 1020 and will feature a 41-megapixel PureView sensor.

That's according to evidence from Windows Phone manager Joe Belfiore, who uploaded photos to his Flickr stream using the device, as spotted by The Verge.

EXIF data on one image lists the camera model as the "Nokia 1020", with a resolution of 2,947 x 1,658 or 4.9 megapixels.

Another is taken at a resolution of 2,352 x 1,568 or 3.7 megapixels, suggesting the PureView sensor can take photos at different resolutions.

The device was thought to be codenamed "EOS" and to feature Nokia's advanced PureView sensor.

The firm has teased the Lumia 1020 ahead of its expected New York launch later this week with the slogan: "41 million reasons to zoom in."

Given the bulkiness of the 808 PureView, it wasn't clear whether Nokia would try to fit the full 41-megapixel sensor into a Lumia. Aside from the 808 PureView, the Lumia 925 also features an 8.7-megapixel PureView sensor.

Earlier reports of a prototype device hinted that Nokia had managed to slim the sensor down, and had tapered the phone at both ends to disguise the lens housing. It's also thought to feature a red LED next to the flash, potentially a focus-assist light.

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