Nokia Lumia 1020 Could Be Discontinued in September

It's been almost a year - since Nokia first launched its Windows Phone-powered Lumia 1020 onto market. The celebrated phone was seen as a replacement for the original PureView 808. Looks like neither of them have managed to convince users to buy camera-centric phones.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 will reportedly be axed in September, marking an end to the Nokia's much hyped 41-megapixel shooter. There is no specific given reason behind discontinuing the Lumia 1020 out of the market.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 Could Be Discontinued in September

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At the same time the report is yet to be confirmed by any senior official over at Microsoft. Therefore, one should take this rumor as a pinch of salt, at least for the time being.

According to Twitter leaker @evleaks, Microsoft's new mobile division will officially announce the device going end-of-life in September this year. While that doesn't mean the manufacturer will completely stop selling units immediately, stocks will likely to be made available for some time.

Nokia Lumia 1020 - Key Specifications

Specs-wise, the Nokia Lumia 1020 sports a 4.5-inch AMOLED WXGA display with a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual -core Snapdragon S4 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory.

In the imaging department, the phone is stuffed with a 41MP rear-facing camera with auto focus and LED Flash light. There's a 1.2-mega pixel wide angle front facing camera. The handset also supported by a high speed 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, NFC and 2000mAh battery, amongst others.

Microsoft's Nokia Lumia 1020 Successor to Come with Canon Camera Optics

Microsoft recently signed a patent deal with Canon, allowing both companies to use gain licenses to each other's patent portfolios. All thanks to a patent cross-licensing deal, one could imagine to see Canon camera technology ported on upcoming Nokia Lumia handset. The patent deal could also mean that the future Lumia-branded handsets might use Canon's award winning Digic processing power.

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