By Stephen Schenck | July 8, 2013 5:03 PM
We only just finished a blitz of Lumia 1020 news, hoping to bring you all the latest rumors and leaks surrounding the soon-to-launch Windows Phone 8 handset, when a bunch of new stuff has hit our desk. This time, it’s another new 1020 render, along with some further detail about the phone’s hardware.
WPCentral delivers that image up top – not really showing anything new, but a nice enough render, all the same – and attempts to confirm a large number of rumored details about the 1020 and its hardware. Honestly, while it feels unnecessarily to fake a 1020 pic this late in the game, with so many legit leaks already out there, we’re a little suspicious of this one. Mainly that stems from some of the Live Tile imagery featuring black levels that appear to be darker than the already-black background.
Like the photo evidence we just saw, the site asserts that Lumia 1020 is indeed the phone’s launch name, and describes that 909 rumor as stemming from earlier naming plans.
For a long time now the question of optical stabilization has been up in the air – sure the phone will have a big 41-megapixel sensor, but will it use the same OIS tech as the 920? According to this, the 1020 will in fact have OIS hardware.
If this information is accurate, the 1020 could be the first Windows Phone model to feature 2GB of RAM – presumably to help it handle such large images. There’s also confirmation that when shooting in lower-res mode, the phone’s camera will over-sample images, combining an effective seven pixels into one when taking five-megapixel snaps.
That optical stabilization part in particular is great to hear. With just days to go until launch, we wonder if any other secrets are left to be revealed.