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Lumia 1020 Release Date: Top 4 Reasons To Buy The Upcoming Nokia EOS Smartphone

By Sanna Chu on July 10, 2013 2:47 PM EDT 0

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A new Nokia smartphone, a Lumia 1020, could be joining the Lumia line. The Lumia 1020 release date is expected to be announced tomorrow during a Nokia event in New York. (Photo: Nokia)

The Nokia 1020 release date is expected to be tomorrow July 11, 2013. The Lumia smartphone with the codename Nokia EOS could be called the Nokia Lumia 1020 or Nokia 909, per Techradar. Either way, Nokia next-gen flagship smartphone is likely to be launched during the Finnish company's "41 Million Reasons" event in New York at 11 a.m. EST. The event will be have a live stream online on Nokia's blog or you can also watch live on your Lumia smartphone.

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Nokia's blog promises "41 million reasons to zoom in", and as such, the most exciting compelling reasons for purchasing the Lumia 1020 is for its 41-megapixel camera.

Here's the top 4 reasons to be excited for the Nokia 1020 release date:

1. The Nokia Lumia 1020 is generating a lot of buzz for its impressive 41-megapixel camera. Its 41 megapixel count far exceeds that of the iPhone 5 at 8 megapixels and even the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom at 16 megapixels. It is also higher than some compact cameras. The Nokia 808 PureView already features a 41-megapixel sensor, but that model runs on the Symbian platform, which is being phased out, per Reuters.

2. What could set the upcoming Lumia 1020 apart is the rumored feature that the 1020 will have the ability to take 5-megapixel (for immediate sharing) and 32-megapixel shots (for printing and saving) at the same time, PC World reported. Additionally, photos reportedly taken by the 1020 that were leaked by Microsoft Windows Phone manager Joe Belfiore showed two different sizes (2947x1658 and 2352x1568), suggesting that you will be able to adjust the resolution of your images.

3. The Lumia 1020 will use Nokia's PureView sensor (also featured on the 910 and 808), which allows users to take high quality images in low light situations without using a flash. The 1020's camera is likely to include Optic Image Stabilization, LED and Xenon flash, a "lossless" zoom feature, and settings for IOS, white balance, manual focus, and shutter speed.

4. A "lossless" zoom feature could be a real game-changer. How often do you zoom in to take a photo on your phone, and, while it looks alright on your phone's screen, it's just a blur mess of pixels on your desktop? Belfiore's leaked photos shows an impressive lack of grain at the pixel level. Seriously, check it out here.

Other likely specs for the Nokia Lumia 1020 include a 4.5-inch OLED touch screen display with a 332ppi (pixels per inch) and a 768 x 1280 resolution. It should come with 32BG of storage, a graphics processor and Bluetooth support, Wi-Fi and tethering to other devices.

The Lumia 1020 is expected to run on the Windows 8 platform, which is a deal breaker for some, but is embraced by others.

Are you thinking about buying the Nokia 2010? Let us know in the comments.

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