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.
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.