Joe Belfiore's Flickr confirms the 41MP Nokia Lumia 1020

Nokia's upcoming flagship, the Lumia "EOS", has been an awfully-kept secret with a huge amount of leaks in the lead up to the device's unveiling on July 11. Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president at Microsoft for Windows Phone, has inadvertently confirmed that this device will be called the Nokia Lumia 1020 on his Flickr account, after photos have been discovered with the aforementioned device name in the EXIF data.

Unfortunately neither of the two photos discovered to have been captured on the Lumia 1020 have been taken at 41-megapixels - the full-sized capacity of the sensor - instead we have one at roughly 5-megapixels and another at 3.7-megapixels. Like with the Nokia 808 PureView, it's likely that the camera can shoot at multiple resolutions, as constantly uploading 41 MP photos would require a lot of bandwidth.

Now the only thing we're waiting on is an official reveal from Nokia, hopefully including pricing and availability. Check back later in the week when Nokia hosts a press conference in New York where the device should finally be seen properly for the first time.

Source: Flickr via: The Verge

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SuperKid said,
As any photographer would know, its not all about the megapixels.

As anyone who knows anything about this phone knows, the megapixels aren't what's cool here, it's how they're used.

One amazing phone with a legendary camera. I can't wait to preorder mine when it release. The pictures looks pro taken from a phone camera.

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The nokia 808 didn't take 41 megapixel shots either, the resulting photos were 5MP.
The biggest shot you could take was 38 MP.
I don't know how all the camera wizardry worked, but no one was taking 41 mp pictures with the 808.

siah1214 said,
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The nokia 808 didn't take 41 megapixel shots either, the resulting photos were 5MP.
The biggest shot you could take was 38 MP.
I don't know how all the camera wizardry worked, but no one was taking 41 mp pictures with the 808.


my reaction to reading this from neowin was WTF how the hell does a neowin reported not know this? Its widely known how the pure iew worked (the 808 pureview), and its like you said.

the images are 5mp, but the sensor is 41mp, the extra data is used to create super accurate pixel colour and the resulting images are far superior!

duddit2 said,
but the sensor is 41mp,

I thought the 808 had a 38MP sensor with fancy Zeiss optics that fed the sensor more data than it should logically be able to process, thus equalling the 41MP moniker........

deadonthefloor said,

I thought the 808 had a 38MP sensor with fancy Zeiss optics that fed the sensor more data than it should logically be able to process, thus equalling the 41MP moniker........


that's possibly true I'll need to read up again, but its a little detail either way compared to the way the tech extrapolates the extra pixels to create the super accurate 5mp image.

Figure 8 Dash said,
I already have a 920 but my Titan is due for an upgrade. My girl is a photographer. She will be very pleased by this.

As a photographer, it gets to a point where I couldn't care less for MPs. It is mostly about the lenses, and a point and shoot phone with 41MP is mostly an overrated toy.

Except it's not... the main appeal of this camera (which, by the way has a Zeiss lens, a very good manufacturer) is the ability to zoom in to ridiculous degrees.

Mulsivaas said,
Except it's not... the main appeal of this camera (which, by the way has a Zeiss lens, a very good manufacturer) is the ability to zoom in to ridiculous degrees.

LOL. Do you really think tinny little Zeiss camera compares to telescopic lenses of a powerful SLR Camera?