On Thursday Nokia will be announcing their latest flagship device, widely believed to be the Lumia 1020 which just like their other recent efforts will run Windows Phone 8. Nokia are consistently producing great handsets but you have to wonder whether Windows Phone is the reason these phones aren’t getting the same kind of attention as the iPhone 5, HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4, and other top handsets.
The Lumia 1020 certainly isn’t going to be dropping Windows Phone and it doesn’t look like Nokia are planning to jump ship and go with Android any time soon either. It’s not necessarily a bad thing for consumers as Windows Phone is a decent operating system and Nokia are producing the best Windows Phone handsets on the market but for Nokia switching to Android could be a better option as far as sales are concerned.
In terms of specs Nokia’s Windows Phone handsets never look as good on paper as other top phones but in your hand they feel just as quick as any quad-core Android handset. The Lumia 1020 is reported to have 2GB of RAM putting it head and shoulders above other Windows Phone 8 devices and on par with non-WP rivals. A healthy 32GB of internal storage is rumoured and you may well need that much space to put all your photographs since the Lumia 1020 has a whopping 41 mega-pixel camera. Since such high resolution images are overkill for most users there is the option to take a 5MP image which shrinks down the higher resolution picture to create a great quality photograph (a bit like the HTC One camera).
To many people a good quality camera is a must-have when choosing a new phone and the Lumia 1020 certainly looks like it’ll be one of the best options available if picture taking is what you’re after. While this looks to be a great handset Nokia’s chances of taking on the iPhone and top selling Android phones looks slim. They certainly don’t look like giving up any time soon though and who knows, maybe one day they’ll be as popular as they were in the days of the Nokia 3310.