By Stephen Schenck | July 8, 2013 3:40 PM
Nokia’s announcing its first 41-megapixel PureView Lumia in just three days – of that much, we can be almost certain. There are still a number of unknowns we have to deal with, and even the phone’s name – after reports that it would arrive as the Lumia 1020 – has been experiencing some last-minute uncertainty. With things down to the wire like this, we’ve got a few new last-minute finds to share with you, including camera samples and a look at an accessory.
First up: those samples. These were found on the Flickr account of none other than Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore, so they’re definitely going to be legit. While they’re not crazy-big full-res pics, they do share a few useful details. One is that they reveal an f/2.2 aperture, which is good but could be a little better, and another is that they seem to confirm the Lumia 1020 name.
When we saw the 1020 pass through the FCC, the documents mentioned a camera grip accessory for the handset. Supposedly, that’s what we’re looking at below, and beyond just making the phone larger and easier to hold, the grip would add an extra 1020mAh of battery power, another shutter button, and a tripod mount. That extra button makes sense, as an attachment like this looks like it would block the existing one, but we’re still a little confused – we don’t see any sign of that button, nor of a tripod mount, in this image. Maybe it’s just the angle; in any case, we’ll get the truth just a little later this week.