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Photos from unreleased Nokia smartphone found on Flickr

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CNET caught this screen grab of the photo's Exif data before the image was removed.

Photos taken on the not-yet-announced Nokia Lumia 1020 have surfaced on image sharing site Flickr. The photos, taken by Microsoft Windows Phone manager Joe Belfiore, were found by The Verge earlier today. Since being outed by both The Verge and CNET, Belfiore has taken down the Lumia 1020 photos, but not before the tech news sites snapped some screen shots.

Editor's note: Shortly after posting this story, it seems the photos were again available through Flickr. If this link still works, you'll find them here.

The much-rumored new Nokia device is expected to have a 41-megapixel sensor. Belfiore's Flickr images indicated a range of different file sizes, none of them adding up to more than 5 megapixels, which may be yet another indication that the anticipated new device is using the same imaging technology as seen in the Nokia 808 which harnessed a high megapixel count sensor in order to produce better quality lower-resolution images at 3MP, 5MP or 8MP.

Nokia is holding a press event on July 11th. We will be in New York City for the announcement, bringing you the details on Nokia's latest smartphone as they emerge.

Comments

Total comments: 11
Rage Joe

Hey why don't you just look at the pictures.

Here, an eye opener for all you cynics: Testing the resolution of the older Nokia 808 against Nikon D300. Take a look at the 38 MP picture against the best you can find taken with D300. A sad story for many.
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3255954

me tarzan. you jane

:rj

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brdeveloper

Rumoured specs say it will have an OIS. I wonder how a thinner phone than N808 can deliver a stabilized lens with an 1/1.2" sensor size?

I guess L1020 will have a 41MP camera in a smaller sensor. In this case it won't even pair N808 on image quality. Even N8 will be better in dynamic range.

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vetsmelter

What is this prototype doing outside Nokia?
I hope Microsoft is not writing the camera software or we are left with 2 buttons: shutter and an upload to Skydrive :D

Comment edited 40 seconds after posting
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GordonAtWork

Isn't it funny that the images were posted on one of the most popular photo sharing sites in the entire galaxy and only taken down when someone manages to capture them. Smacks of cheap publicity to me. Then again, what do I know, I'm only a member of an increasingly cynical populous.

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Eddaweaver

But not cynical enough to presume an unfamiliarity with the concept of "EXIF" on Microsoft's part ;)

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Erin Lodi

Actually, looks like we can seem them now on Flickr, interesting: http://www.flickr.com/photos/belfiore/9179586182

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Petrogel

@GordonAtWork
It's not funny, it's a pity for Nokia to have marketing executives to allow this !!!!

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vv50

why does Joe Belfiore need Nokia marketing executives to allow this when he works for Microsoft, genius?

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Petrogel

what phone this photo taken from ? Samsung ?

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vv50

once again, why do you need _Nokia_ marketing executives to allow this when he works for Microsoft?

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Petrogel

@vv50
If you really don't get, then i can't help you with that !!

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