Nokia’s official name suggested for PureView EOS Lumia


July is just around the corner, and a little more than a week into month, on July 11, we’re expecting Nokia to finally draw back the curtain on its 41-megapixel PureView Lumia smartphone. Leaks have given us a strong idea of what to expect from the phone, but there have still been several lingering questions, including under just what name the hardware might arrive. Thus far, we’ve been referring to it by the codename EOS, but it seemed clear the phone would need a standard Lumia numerical designation before it was time to launch. Today we hear that the EOS just might arrive as the Nokia Lumia 1020.

At least, that’s the word from tipster @evleaks, tweeting the announcement an hour ago. We had already seen indications that Nokia was finally pushing past the 900 range for Lumia models – and frankly, it had little elsewhere to go.

While the number 1000 popped up before, 1020 really does make a lot more sense, since Nokia’s other Windows Phone 8 Lumias have adopted the same numbering scheme. Given @evleaks’s track record and the degree to which this makes sense as part of Nokia’s larger Lumia numbering strategy, we’re inclined to think this Lumia 1020 idea may be right on the money.

Source: @evleaks (Twitter)

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