Nokia Lumia 1520 Announced: Specifications

The first Windows Phone 8 phablet has finally been made official today at Nokia World in Abu Dhabi in the form of the Nokia Lumia 1520 that we have already seen in the flesh in several leaks throughout the past months. First let’s get this out of the way: The Nokia Lumia 1520 looks gigantic. I obviously never had any hands on time with one yet but based on the videos and pictures released this 6″ screen monster is most definitely too big for most users out there.

Now let’s take a look at the 1520 hardware specifications:

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Nokia Lumia 1520 shows up in real life with MicroSD Card slot, 2GB of Ram and Snapdragon S800 SoC

Here comes the first “hands on” images and first hand specification of the first Windows Phone phablet namely the Nokia Lumia 1520. As you can see in the pictures below the Lumia 1520 is a huge handset thanks to its gigantic 6″ 1080P screen (most probably IPS LCD) which makes the Sony Xperia Z1 aka aka Honami next to it look like a tiny phone. The 1520′s design is a mix between the Lumia 925 which has the same camera protuberating on the back and the 920/1020 albeit a lot thinner.
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Nokia Pro Camera released for Lumia 920, 925 and 928

As promised last month Nokia has just made the Nokia Pro Camera application available to all Nokia Lumia Pureview handsets; The Lumia 920, Lumia 925 and 928. The Nokia Lumia AMBER updated is required to make Pro Camera downloadable and functional but this should be a problem for Lumia 925 owners or even 920 and 928 users given that the global roll out of the software bits has just started earlier today.
I’ve had some time with it on my Lumia 925 so here are my first impression given that I have unfortunately never handled a Lumia 1020 yet:

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The Nokia Lumia 1020 includes a barometer


The Nokia Lumia 1020 has one little feature that has surprisingly not been made public today: a barometer sensor. It is not listed in the hardware specifications list on the products official homepage but can be found on Nokia’s more details specs sheet locate on the company’s developers website (just noticed this a few minutes ago). Having a built-in barometer isn’t really anything ground breaking given that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus had one nearly 2 years ago and Samsung’s latest S4 has not only a barometer but also a thermostat, humidistat.

In the case of Android handsets the barometer is mainly used to speed up GPS lock which isn’t really something that exciting to the end user but it would be interesting to know if this is what it is used for in the Lumia 1020 or if there are other hidden features that Nokia has yet to show off. BTW, I’m still trying to figure out how Nokia is getting the Qualcomm Sanpdragon S4 (MSM8960) to support the 41MP Sensor..if anybody has a clue please let me know.

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Nokia Pro Camera coming to Lumia 920, 928 and 925 after AMBER update

Just bought a Nokia Lumia 925, 928 or a 920 a few months ago and want that awesome Pro Cam application that the company has showcased today on the Lumia 1020? Nokia has your back and isn’t letting you down! The Finnish manufacturer has just announced that it will be available to all Nokia Lumia PureView smartphones handset later this summer once the Amber update is pushed out:

Nokia Pro Camera will be available for Nokia Lumia 1020 at launch and it will also be coming to all Nokia Lumia PureView smartphones (Lumia 920, 925 and 928), but will require an upgrade to the latest Amber software.

hit the break to see in action on the Lumia 1020:

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Nokia Lumia 1020 Camera tech explained and sample shots

The Nokia Lumia 1020 launch event just ended a few minutes ago with the company announcing that the handset will start shipping in the US on July 26th exclusively on AT&T for 299.9 with a 2/y contract. People from around the world will unfortunately have to wait a few weeks before getting their sweaty hands on this beast though. The Lumia 1020 will be launched in select Asian and Western Europe market in Q3 2013 for an undisclosed price. A camera grip featuring a 2 stage shutter button, universal tripod mount and built-in 1020mha battery will launch alongside it for $79. You can check out the full Lumia 1020 specs here.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 Specifications


UPDATED with full specs:
Can’t wait until tomorrow’s event ? Don’t worry because the Nokia Lumia 1020 specifications have apparently leaked just in time before you got to bed. From the looks of it this isn’t really the Lumia 920 successor that many of you have been waiting for. The Nokia Lumia 920 is basically another evolution of the 920 (same hardware specs besides having double the ram) with the gigantic 41MP camera. I’m still puzzled about how Nokia is apparently getting the Qualcomm SnapDragon S4 to support this sensor though. Hopefully tomorrow’s announcement will give us some answers on this front. Anyway checkout the specs below:

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Nokia Lumia 1020 promo videos and renders

AT&T has apparently uploaded “by mistake” three promo videos of the Nokia Lumia 1020 confirming what we already know about the device’s specs. Nothing really spectacular indeed and this kind of confirm that the 1020 is “simply” another variant of the 92X handsets already on the market. I also wouldn’t be surprised if the Nokia Pro Cam application which enables full manual control over the phone’s camera will be made available to current Lumia handsets similar to the Nokia Smart Cam. Check ou the videos after the break:

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First Nokia Lumia 1020 photos show promising quality

Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore uploaded a few days ago on his Flickr account,¬†two pictures taken with the soon to be unveiled Nokia Lumia 1020 during his recent trip to Finland. This may have been done or purpose to generate buzz (or not..) but the fact is that these are the very first sample pictures of Nokia’s next flagship Windows Phone 8 handset featuring the 41MP PureView camera sensor.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 for AT&T shows its face


What you see above is the first “official” picture of the Nokia EOS aka Nokia Lumia 1020 or Nokia Lumia 909 (as a freindly reference to the Nokia 909) headed to AT&T and other carriers worldwide this year. As noted a few weeks ago and confirmed here the Lumia 1020 is strictly identical to the 920 in terms of chassis design besides the camera on the back.

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Nokia EOS to be announced on July 11th: Zoom Reinvented

Just when I got a brand new Nokia Lumia 925 the Finnish mobile giant is now announcing a event to be held in NYC on July 11th entitled Zoom Reinvented. This will be the launch stage for the company’s next flagship Windows Phone 8 handset codenamed EOS.

Based on the recent leaks the Nokia EOS will feature a design similar to the Nokia Lumia 920 but with a gigantic PureView 41MP camera on the back like it’s grand father the Nokia 808. This camera module will also feature active OIS, a mechanical shutter and also mechanical focus. The rest of the specification is still a mystery (besides the screen size which will be 4.5 and the lack of wireless charging embedded in the handset) especially the SoC powering it.

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Watch the Nokia Lumia EOS camera’s mechanical shutter and OIS in action

Yesterday’s Nokia EOS leak wasn’t the last as you can see in the short video below of the phone’s PureView camera’s mechanical shutter, focus and Optical Image Stabilization in action. You can clearly see the shutter opening/closing and the lens moving back and forth to adjust the focus in addition to up/donw to compensate for the camera movement.

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Nokia EOS finally shows up in real life

The Nokia Unicorn aka Nokia EOS Windows Phone 8 handset long rumored to pack the same 41MP camera sensor introduced with the Nokia 808 has finally shown its face today in a series of leaks that stormed web a few hours ago. As you can see in the pictures posted below the Nokia EOS is a nearly identical design to the Nokia Lumia 920 with one big difference being the huge camera module with xenon flash which replaces the 8.7MP sensor of the 920. The EOS also doesn’t natively feature wireless charging and will require a add-on cover like the Nokia Lumia 925.

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EA Games releases 4 Nokia Lumia exclusives titles plus more Windows Phone games

EA Games has just made available 4 of their mobile games which were previously released on Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8 exclusively on Nokia Lumia handsets: Parking Mania, Trivial Pursuit, The Game Of Life & SPY Mouse. But today’s bigger news is that 4 new Nokia Lumia “timed” exclusive EA titles have also been released: Mass Effect: Infiltrator, Tiger Woods 12, Real Racing 2 and NBA: Jam.

Only Mass Effect: Infiltrator is Windows Phone 8 only and that shows because Real Racing 2 and Tiger Woods which are WP7.5 compatible aren’t really super optimized (not running native code) and are rendered at a lower screen resolution and then upscaled to 720/768P. Mass Effect on the other hand is perfectly smooth and seems to be rendered at a fairly good resolution. Even the game tiles of the Windows Phone 7.5 compatible games are super low-res as you can see in the screen shot above. Simply scan or hit the links below to at least try them all out before shelling out the cash.

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Verizon’s Nokia Lumia 920 hits the FCC

Verizon should finally be getting it’s own variant of the Nokia Lumia 920 later this year although it’s not known if the handset’s overall design will be identical to its WCDMA/GSM cousin. Not much else is know besides its RM-860 product name which positively puts it in the CDMA part of the family given that the China Telecom version is the RM-867. The Label/ID shot you see above unfortunately hints at a more boxy hardware design compared to the original 920. More info of this particular handset alongside the Lumia 720 and Lumia 520 should be revealed next week during MWC.

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Watch the Microsoft Nokia Windows Phone 8 event Live from your couch

Just a quick reminder to let you know that you can follow the live webcast of today’s Nokia / Microsoft Windows Phone 8 event and the unveiling of the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 simply by hitting by coming back here at around 10:00 AM EDT. Video will be live after the break:

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Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 wireless charging revealed and PureView talk

More info regarding the upcoming Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 Windows Phone 8 handsets which are going to be officially unveiled on Sept 5th have leaked today. This time it is the wireless charging capability of both handsets which you can see pictures in the render above making them the first high-end smartphones with such feature to be released since the now defunct Palm Pre. The second render below shows both handsets alongside a yellow Nokia Luna wireless headset matching the Lumia 920 body color.

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Nokia Lumia 920 PureView and Lumia 820 renders and photos leaked

Can’t wait until September 5th to see what Nokia is cooking? Well, here are the first renders and pictures of two Windows Phone 8 handsets that NOkia is supposedly going to unveil next week. The first one seen above is the Nokia Lumia 920 PureView high-end WP8 devices which is said to sport a 4.5″ screen and a PureView camera (but don’t expect a 41Mp sensor like the Nokia 808). Screen resolution is not know but I would be surprised if it was 1280×768 instead of 720P. This the increased width could be used for added on screen buttons which could be especially useful in camera mode to make full use of the PureView technology.

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