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Leaked photos reveal Nokia Lumia EOS as Lumia 1020 - or will it be named the Lumia 909?

Press renders depicting Nokia's next flagship handset, previously known as the Lumia EOS or the 'Elvis' phone, have surfaced online ahead of an expected 11 July launch.

It now appears that the mystery handset, which is thought to feature a monster 41-megapixel 'PureView'-branded camera, will be called the Nokia Lumia 1020.

Or, possibly the Lumia 909. The photos of the devices arrived courtesy of popular Twitter account @evleaks (opens in new tab), which initially fired out the images with the note: "Nokia Lumia 1020 for AT&T, 2013."

However, shortly thereafter, @evleaks threw an element of doubt into the equation, adding: "New info pegs EOS not as the Lumia 1020, but: Nokia 909." Could it be that we're in for another one-two punch à la the Lumia 925 (opens in new tab) and Lumia 928?

Whatever the case, the photos appear to confirm that the Finnish manufacturer's next Windows Phone 8 (opens in new tab) handset will complemented its extravagant 41-megapixel camera with suped-up photography software in the form of Nokia Pro Cam, which is thought to offer 11x digital zoom - one-upping the 10x digital zoom offered by the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. (opens in new tab)

Like the recently released Lumia 925, the Lumia 1020 is expected to feature a 4.5in AMOLED display and a metal chassis, plus 4G LTE support and 32GB of internal storage. Then there's the aforementioned 41-megapixel Carl Zeiss sensor, which could put the Lumia 1020 in a league of its own as far as photography-first handset users are concerned.

Some of the early water cooler chat had it that the Lumia 1020/909 may be a US-only exclusive; however, CNET (opens in new tab) has subsequently confirmed that Nokia will bring a handset featuring a 41-megapixel PureView camera to the UK, citing a "telecoms industry insider."

Final details will be known on 11 July, when Nokia holds a special event in New York City to unveil its next premium smartphone.

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