Nokia Lumia 1020 with 41 MegaPixel Camera, Optical Zoom, OIS, BSI Sensor : Price and Release Date Guesstimate

Through the years, stellar imaging capabilities have been one of the strongest suits of Nokia smartphones. The Finnish company had given us Nokia N86, Nokia N8, and Nokia 808 PureView -- all of which have shooters so powerful that they can practically double as a digital camera.

Despite its change of platform from Symbian to Windows Phone, Nokia remains dedicated to providing consumers with the best cameraphones they can possibly get their hands on. And the recently leaked Nokia Lumia 1020 (previously referred to as Nokia Lumia EOS) is a clear testament to that.

As yet, we know very little about this powerhouse smartphone but we do have these leaked images - which look quite authentic to me - to check out. As you can see, the device appears to have the same monoblock polycarbonate design identity as that of Nokia Lumia 920 but the main difference between the two phones, looks-wise, is that Nokia Lumia 1020 has this big, circular camera module at the back.

This module, of course, is what sets this device apart from all other Lumias that came before it. According to unconfirmed reports, it houses a 41 MegaPixel sensor, said to be similar to what's found on the current best cameraphone in the world - the Nokia 808 PureView - albeit its back-illuminated for better low light performance and comes with a floating Carl Zeiss lens, which helps in reducing blur and shaking when snapping photos or recording videos while the phone is moving.

Of course, just like Nokia 808 PureView, 1020 should come with Nokia's PureView innovation that compresses several pixels into one pure pixel resulting in the clearest and sharpest images possible.

As for other specifications, it is said that Nokia Lumia 1020 will feature a 4.5-inch 768 x 1280 pixels AMOLED display protected by Gorilla Glass, a 1.2 GHz Dual Core processor running Windows Phone 8 operating system, 1 GB of RAM, 32 GB of non-expandable internal storage, and LTE connectivity support.

As of writing, Nokia hasn't disclosed any official information about this upcoming smartphone. However, given the fact that the company has yet to make Nokia Lumia 925 available in key markets, I'm guessing Nokia Lumia 1020 should arrive within Q4 this year just in time for your Holiday gadget shopping. As for the SRP, based on price tags of Nokia's recent flagship releases, the TechPinas Guesstimate is around Php 26,000 to Php 28,000.