Today at Nokia's Zoom Reinvented event, the handset maker announced the newest member of its Lumia family of Windows Phone devices, the Lumia 1020. The handset includes a PureView 41 MP system and 6-element optical system with optical image stabilization, making it similar to the PureView 808. The Lumia 1020 is Nokia's new flagship with the most advanced imaging that Nokia has to offer. I've put together a table with the specifications that have already posted 

Camera Emphasized Smartphone Comparison
  Samsung Galaxy Camera (EK-GC100) Nokia PureView 808 Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Nokia Lumia 1020
CMOS Resolution 16.3 MP 41 MP 16.3 MP 41 MP
CMOS Format 1/2.3", 1.34µm pixels 1/1.2", 1.4µm pixels 1/2.3", 1.34µm pixels 1/1.5", 1.12µm pixels
CMOS Size 6.17mm x 4.55mm 10.67mm x 8.00mm 6.17mm x 4.55mm  
Lens Details 4.1 - 86mm (22 - 447 35mm equiv)
F/2.8-5.9
OIS
8.02mm (28mm 35mm equiv)
F/2.4
4.3 - 43mm (24-240 mm 35mm equiv)
F/3.1-F/6.3
OIS
PureView 41 MP, BSI, 6-element optical system, xenon flash, LED, OIS
Display 1280 x 720 (4.8" diagonal) 640 x 360 (4.0" diagonal) 960 x 540 (4.3-inch) 1280 x 768 (4.5-inch)
SoC Exynos 4412 (Cortex-A9MP4 at 1.4 GHz with Mali-400 MP4) 1.3 GHz ARM11 1.5 GHz Exynos 4212 1.5 GHz Snapdragon MSM8960
Storage 8 GB + microSDXC 16 GB + microSDHC 8 GB + microSDHC 32 GB
Video Recording 1080p30, 480p120 1080p30 1080p30 1080p30
OS Android 4.1 Symbian Belle Android 4.2 Windows Phone 8
Connectivity WCDMA 21.1 850/900/1900/2100, 4G, 802.11a/b/g/n with 40 MHz channels, BT 4.0, GNSS WCDMA 14.4 850/900/1700/1900/2100, 802.11b/g/n, BT 3.0, GPS WCDMA 21.1 850/900/1900/2100, 4G LTE SKUs, 802.11a/b/g/n with 40 MHz channels, BT 4.0, GNSS Quad band edge, WCDMA 42 850/900/1900/2100
LTE bands 1,3,7,20,8

From the outside, the Lumia 1020 looks a lot like the Lumia 920 but with a different camera module. The PureView system inside the 1020 takes either 16:9 and 4:3 pictures alongside a 5 MP oversampled version, rather than the either-or approach that the PureView 808 took. Nokia has also gone to its own camera application called Nokia Pro Camera which offers manual controls beyond the stock camera application from WP8. The Lumia 1020 also is compatible with an optional camera grip that includes a 1020 mAh battery, tripod mount, and two step camera button. There's also a wireless charging back add-on. 

On the network side, the Lumia 1020 variant I've seen specs for have quad band GSM/EDGE and WCDMA, and LTE bands 1,3,7,20,8. Obviously the AT&T version coming will have LTE bands 4,17. 

The Nokia Lumia 1020 will be available starting July 26th for $299.99 with a 2 year agreement, and preorders on att.com will start July 16th. 

We're going to get hands on with the Lumia 1020 shortly. 

Update: Just got to play with the Lumia 1020. It's thinner than expected, and doesn't have much of a camera bulge at all. Nokia's camera application is buttery smooth and has excellent manual controls. I'm impressed with how easy it is to get around and quickly dive into custom exposure time, ISO, focus, and so forth, and reset those changes to default. It's somewhat similar to the Galaxy Camera, but whereas that UI was somewhat slow occasionally, the Lumia 1020 is very smooth and fast. 

The camera grip feels very solid, not flimsy at all. The two stage camera button is communicative and works just like the button on the device and activates the application if you hold it down just like one would expect. I can see the camera grip being a popular accessory for people who want to extract every bit of camera from the Lumia 1020. I played with the rest of the camera UI and gallery, and on the whole it's essentially what you'd expect – like a better PureView 808 but running Windows Phone. On the whole smoother and more refined, in the chassis of a 920. Shot to shot latency is a bit long, but that's expected given the gigantic image size and processing, I suspect it might get faster if you disable the full size image storage and only keep the 5 MP oversampled versions, which there is an option for. 

Source: Nokia

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  • michaelljones - Thursday, July 11, 2013 - link

    Here are the full camera specs from Nokia's website:

    Main camera sensor: 41 MP, PureView .
    .Camera resolution: 7712 x 5360 pixels.
    .Main camera focus type: Auto focus .
    .Carl Zeiss Tessar lens: Yes .
    .Sensor size: 1/1.5 inch .
    .Main camera f-number/aperture: f/2.2 .
    .Camera focal length: 26 mm.
    .Camera minimum focus range: 15 cm.
    .Camera image formats: JPEG .
    .Flash type: Xenon flash .
    .Flash operating range: 4.0 m.
    .Flash modes: Off, Automatic, On
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  • Lonyo - Thursday, July 11, 2013 - link

    What an utterly worthless product.

    Make a phone that has a high res camera (large pictures). Has a special grip with extra battery (so you can take more pictures without the battery dying, since you can't replace the battery).

    Then make it so it has a fixed amount of space to store all those large pictures you are taking.

    They fixed the non-user-replaceable battery issue with the camera grip, then made a new issue with storage instead. Good job, you almost made it.
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  • kyuu - Thursday, July 11, 2013 - link

    This is the one concern I can agree with, though I wouldn't go as far as to call it worthless.

    If you're saving those 38MP pictures, then it's easy to see how you could very quickly fill up the 32GB of storage. Especially if you're also doing video and have half of it taken up with the OS, apps, and music. The only "solution" I can see is cloud storage, but that's not an option if you're not in an area with good coverage (or no coverage at all, such as the wilderness). Even if you do have coverage, moving those gigantic images around is going to be a major strain on your bandwidth and data plan.
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  • amdwilliam1985 - Thursday, July 11, 2013 - link

    Hopefully their next version will be 3,000mah+ with 32GB & microSD support :) Reply
  • skiboysteve - Thursday, July 11, 2013 - link

    I have a 920 with 32GB of storage. I don't keep much music on the device since I have an xbox music subscription so I just listen to whatever I want with that... so I have more than 20 GB free usually.

    Since the device auto uploads to skydrive, and skydrive photos are a first class member of your photos library... you can delete photos after you take them to save space. Obviously you could run out of sky drive space though.

    but honestly, their sample images are around 12 mega bytes. So:
    Skydrive can hold = (7*1024)/13 = 551 photos
    Partially Empty Device can hold = (20*1024)/13 = 1575 photos

    How is that not plenty?
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  • skiboysteve - Thursday, July 11, 2013 - link

    er 13 not 12 Reply
  • kyuu - Thursday, July 11, 2013 - link

    12MB per photo for the 5MP oversampled images or the 38MP images? I'm assuming the former since 12MB for 38MP would be some heavy compression, it seems to me.

    While I would likely use the 5MP oversampled images for everyday stuff, I (and most others, I would presume) would definitely use the full 38MP images when doing any halfway serious photography. That's when the storage issue would come into play.
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  • skiboysteve - Thursday, July 11, 2013 - link

    thats for the full res 41MP picture. See the samples nokia posted:
    http://conversations.nokia.com/2013/07/11/nokia-lu...
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  • mahck - Thursday, July 11, 2013 - link

    Thanks for the link. It's amazing how much detail is in the aerial shot even if it is a bit soft when viewed 1:1. What's also amazing, on a completely unrelated note, is how none of the cars have any color. Virtually everything is either black, white or gray (aside from the taxis.) Reply
  • Kill16by9TN - Thursday, July 11, 2013 - link

    ???
    I only get to see this:
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