Image of alleged 41-megapixel Nokia 909 leaks [Update]

Information of Nokia's rumored smartphone with a 41-megapixel camera, code-named "EOS," has leaked steadily over the past few months, though few images have revealed the front of the device. Now, however, a clear image of the smartphone has leaked, and it has a familiar appearance.

The Twitter account of @evleaks, which has revealed numerous devices in recent months before their official announcements, posted a promotional picture of the new Nokia device late Wednesday, seen above. AT&T will reportedly carry the phone, which @evleaks claims will be formally called the Nokia Lumia 1020, making it the first Windows Phone device from the company with a four-digit product number.

Because the picture is of the smartphone's front, the portion that houses the high-quality camera can't be seen. Previously leaked photos indicated the device would feature a prominent bump on the back because of the camera. The importance of the phone's camera can be seen on the device's Start screen, which shows a previously unknown "Nokia Pro Cam" app, hinting at a custom camera experience from the company.

The general appearance of the Lumia 1020 mirrors the high-end Lumia line, such as the Lumia 920. Nokia has established the style since its first Windows Phone device, the Nokia Lumia 800, launched with Windows Phone 7 in late 2011.

Nokia is expected to officially announce the Lumia 1020 on July 11.

Update: @evleaks has uploaded the following image of the back of the device, which the Twitter account now claims will drop the Lumia branding and be called the Nokia 909 and not the Lumia 1020. Lumia has been Nokia's Windows Phone brand since its partnership with Microsoft was announced, though its previous 41-megapixel smartphone, which ran Symbian, was called the Nokia 808 PureView.

Source: @evleaks (Twitter) | Image via @evleaks

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Nice camera, at max resolution a 41MP camera will take a LOT of MB each. So they'll be compressed, anyone know how this will be done and if the quality holds? Amazing camera for a phone.

Apparently the camera will take 2 pictures simultaneously. One will be at 5 megapixels and the other at 36 megapixels. There is supposedly a raw format which will be awesome. I haven't a clue what this all means for video though.

Caleo said,
"I want a phone that takes mediocre looking 25MB photos!"

- Said no one, ever.

"I'm going to research this product before I make uninformed comments about it!"

- Said Caleo, never

Now, go look up why this phone won't be taking 25MB photos. Hint: it uses the 41MP sensor to oversample the image to remove image processing artifacts (Bayer pattern problems), noise, and to give you a lossless digital zoom, resulting in significantly better pictures.

They aren't stupid. They aren't just spitting out 41MP pictures and calling it a day.

Or, you can enjoy your 8MP Android phone... which is only 4MP green, 2MP red, and 2MP blue... which gets interpolated to an 8MP RGB image... yep... recipe for success right there.

Edited by rfirth, Jul 5 2013, 12:52am :

I need an aluminium silver one (a la 925). And the back is fugly. I always wanted a Nokia WP but by the looks of it I will never own one (currently happy with a stylish HTC 8X)

I hate the AT&T logo in the upper left though. Leave it on the back, where I hardly look. I'm glad to see they still drop the AT&T lettering off the logo though at least.

Not at first glance, no.
The 900 has the old Windows logo and the Nokia logo is off to the left (the AT&T branded one)
The 920 has the new Windows logo and the Nokia logo off to the right (also the AT&T one)
The 909 has the new logo and the hump on the back, though from the front it's virtually identical to the other two.

Any word on the size of the thing?
I'd really like to have a new phone the size of the Lumia 800.
The Lumia 920 is just too big for me.

dodgetigger said,
Any word on the size of the thing?
I'd really like to have a new phone the size of the Lumia 800.
The Lumia 920 is just too big for me.
Get ready for the troll comments my friend. You will get blasted for having little hands. Or the favorite one is, my 2 month old baby can use it fine. I agree with you having tried the 920 for 10 days back in December. I am also waiting for a sleek flagship device from Nokia.

If you just want highish-end WP8, take a look at the Samsung Ativ S - it's a bigger screen in what feels like 2/3 the weight/thickness.

the problem? SAMSUNG!
they dont update, dont have usefull apps in the Store and is just better to get a Nokia, way better support

erikpienk said,
the problem? SAMSUNG!
they dont update, dont have usefull apps in the Store and is just better to get a Nokia, way better support

I have an ativs,and they released an update that broke my usb functionality. Samsung support has not helpful at all, they recommended I disable "usb debugging". just goes to show how much of bozos they are. I got a replacement,but it doesn't have the new update yet,and im not going to risk it and break this one too.

avoid Samsung at all costs. you'll get nothing but cheap pos plastic, quality and with ****ty support

DARKFiB3R said,
Why do they insist on wasting so much space? This would be better...
http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/2528/9fdh.jpg

While it would be better, I'm pretty sure that if they could make it that small while fitting all the stuff they want to in it, then they would. I'd love a completely bezel-less screen on it, but it just won't happen

Although if they find a way to do so before November 2014, I'll be a happy person

The placement of the tiles is because of whitespace (look at the height of the toast notifications and the amount of vertical pixels left between the top edge and the tiles). The amount of "wasted space" at the bottom is there so that people don't hit the capacitive buttons by accident (the search button is especially annoying at this).

Yeah too much wasted space. I always think this about Lumia designs, it's one of the things that puts me off. I'd also like to see smaller side bezels.

And if this thing don't have a 1080p screen to view them quality photo's then i wont even consider this phone. WP8 also needs to support 1080p first though. So take your time MS/Nokia it's not like you have strong competition here or anything... /s

NoClipMode said,
Yeah too much wasted space. I always think this about Lumia designs, it's one of the things that puts me off. I'd also like to see smaller side bezels.

And if this thing don't have a 1080p screen to view them quality photo's then i wont even consider this phone. WP8 also needs to support 1080p first though. So take your time MS/Nokia it's not like you have strong competition here or anything... /s


..Because the quality instantly disappears when you transfer it to a computer with a 1080p screen where you can actually appreciate it, right?
*facepalm*
1080p on screens smaller than 5 inches is, and always has been, a waste.

NoClipMode said,
Yeah too much wasted space. I always think this about Lumia designs, it's one of the things that puts me off. I'd also like to see smaller side bezels.

And if this thing don't have a 1080p screen to view them quality photo's then i wont even consider this phone. WP8 also needs to support 1080p first though. So take your time MS/Nokia it's not like you have strong competition here or anything... /s


I really don't get this screen fad. I can't make out the pixels on the 920, so your literally just throwing battery life out of the window. I was on an S4 and the screen is nice, very nice, but its not that much nicer than my own 920's.

Before 1080p screens came out, the 920 had the most dense screen.

Sszecret said,
The placement of the tiles is because of whitespace (look at the height of the toast notifications and the amount of vertical pixels left between the top edge and the tiles). The amount of "wasted space" at the bottom is there so that people don't hit the capacitive buttons by accident (the search button is especially annoying at this).

"white space" is wasted space in my book. Toast notifications are momentary, so there is no problem with them being on top of the tiles briefly.

That damn search button is the bane of my life (lumia 800), you should have to hold it for 3 seconds or something, and be able to disable it completely as well as changing the search provider linked to it.

hipporama said,
No. That will be coming with GDR3 and most probably with the 920's true successor by the end of this year.

You are probably correct; however, some preliminary GDR3 features could appear in a product before the official update. Especially for minor but specific hardware features a MFR might want to use early.

The Nokia 928 has a few GDR2 features and the 925 has many more even though the official GDR2 is not done/released.

Edwaine said,
Looks like a Huawei W1 to me.

Looks exactly like a 920 to everyone else! The earpice look cut at the edge of the glass and the camera is pushed out further apart from that no change.

trip21 said,

Looks exactly like a 920 to everyone else! The earpice look cut at the edge of the glass and the camera is pushed out further apart from that no change.

Well i love to have a 41-megapixel phone, but i hate to say this the back looks bulky more resembling to a galaxy camera.

srprimeaux said,
Looks like just about every other Nokia Lumia Windows Phone.

Better than crap attempts to make each model different and have the actual result be that they all look terrible

srprimeaux said,

I believe "looks" is a word I used.


Didn't know you could figure out the "looks" of a device without actually holding it in your hands.

hipporama said,
Didn't know you could figure out the "looks" of a device without actually holding it in your hands.

I use my eyes to look at things, not my hands. I use my hands to hold things and get a feel for them. Two different terms.
If he thinks that it looks like other Nokia devices, he's entitled to that opinion because he looked at the pictures above.

EDIT: Just for further clarification, I can say that my friend looks like Jessica Alba. Much to my misfortune, I have not had the opportunity to hold Jessica Alba though.

Edited by Nick H., Jul 4 2013, 3:13pm :

hipporama said,

Didn't know you could figure out the "looks" of a device without actually holding it in your hands.

So much for pictures, then. Silly little things.

Intrinsica said,
EDIT: Just for further clarification, I can say that my friend looks like Jessica Alba. Much to my misfortune, I have not had the opportunity to hold Jessica Alba though.

But Jessica Alba has held a Windows Phone, so if you get this Lumia, you can hold her through association.

srprimeaux said,
Looks like just about every other Nokia Lumia Windows Phone.

I have to agree that it does look similar to other Lumia phones. At first glance, it could be a 920 or 928.

I'm not sure why people are retaliatory to your post, as I have the same observation and my favorite phone is currently the Nokia 928.


Yeah, they're even worse than AT&T. Some carriers just go overboard in putting their logos on what would otherwise be a clean design. I've never even heard of evleaks, so I'm guessing they don't have good LTE coverage.

Can't wait to pick up one of these devices.

Tried out iOS 7 and not really a fan, so I'll be ditching the iPhone for this bad boy.

Albert said,
if only i have a penny for every sucked-up first post in all neowin news ...

How is that a suck up post? He was giving his opinion and what he's looking forward to. If I can have a penny for every troll comments I see as first posts, then we're talking.

Jaybot said,
Can't wait to pick up one of these devices.

Tried out iOS 7 and not really a fan, so I'll be ditching the iPhone for this bad boy.

phone looks ugly and cheap as fk just like all Nokias except the 820.

onionjuice said,

phone looks ugly and cheap as fk just like all Nokias except the 820.

Speak for yourself. I like the look of it.

onionjuice said,

phone looks ugly and cheap as fk just like all Nokias except the 820.

I know you are trolling, but I doubt you would find the 920/928/925 to feel or seem cheap in any way. I was even surprised of how solid they feel, and was already expecting a well made device.

Go check on the 920 videos on Youtube.

j2006 said,

How is that a suck up post? He was giving his opinion and what he's looking forward to. If I can have a penny for every troll comments I see as first posts, then we're talking.

awww. if only i have a dollar every time for not going with the flow and the only response from the zombies is being called a troll on neowin. lmao.

Jaybot said,

Speak for yourself. I like the look of it.

I am speaking for myself... do you know how to read? Did I say everyone hates the Nokia? If only I had a dollar for every time someone doesn't praise Microsoft or Nokia they are called trolls....

Mobius Enigma said,

I know you are trolling, but I doubt you would find the 920/928/925 to feel or seem cheap in any way. I was even surprised of how solid they feel, and was already expecting a well made device.

Go check on the 920 videos on Youtube.

No I'm not trolling the 920 is an ugly hunk of crap that's too big. 820 is the perfect size and I do feel that the build quality IS different from both, 820 feels a lot nicer even though I know that they are the same design.

And CERTAINLY this phone is even more uglier than them both. I'd rather buy the Galaxy S4 than this and I know how poorly made in comparison to premium phones the Galaxy is, but this phone just looks like ****. 41 mp camera... lol. Wonder why people aren't buying Nokias... you advertise a phone as a camera and nothing else.

onionjuice said,

I am speaking for myself... do you know how to read? Did I say everyone hates the Nokia? If only I had a dollar for every time someone doesn't praise Microsoft or Nokia they are called trolls....


No I'm not trolling the 920 is an ugly hunk of crap that's too big. 820 is the perfect size and I do feel that the build quality IS different from both, 820 feels a lot nicer even though I know that they are the same design.

And CERTAINLY this phone is even more uglier than them both. I'd rather buy the Galaxy S4 than this and I know how poorly made in comparison to premium phones the Galaxy is, but this phone just looks like ****. 41 mp camera... lol. Wonder why people aren't buying Nokias... you advertise a phone as a camera and nothing else.

Just because the 920 is 'bigger' doesn't mean the build or design quality is worse.

The 820 is a nice size phone, but in comparison to the 920/928/925 it is far cheaper feeling with plastic used instead of polycarbonate, etc. The 820 also can't handle the drop or stress tests that the 920 easily survives.

I get you don't like the larger phone, but that don't make it crap, it just means it is not for you.

Mobius Enigma said,

Just because the 920 is 'bigger' doesn't mean the build or design quality is worse.

The 820 is a nice size phone, but in comparison to the 920/928/925 it is far cheaper feeling with plastic used instead of polycarbonate, etc. The 820 also can't handle the drop or stress tests that the 920 easily survives.

I get you don't like the larger phone, but that don't make it crap, it just means it is not for you.


I'm not saying that because the lumia 920 is bigger its worse. I'm talking about the design and feel of both phones.

My friend has the HTC One and its a 5 inch phone, but its absolutely amazing so its not that I hate bigger phones.