Nokia Lumia 1020 pops up in AT&T inventory list

The list is the latest tipoff about the impending debut of the Lumia smartphone outfitted with a 41-megapixel camera.

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AT&T subscribers may soon see Nokia's Lumia 1020 smartphone added to the carrier's lineup.

Equipped with a 41-megapixel PureView camera, the Lumia 1020 was spotted in an AT&T inventory list, according to an anonymous person who tipped off blog site Windows Phone Central. The tipster added that employees at AT&T have been seen testing the new phone.

The list also shows that the 1020 will be available in three colors -- black, white, and yellow.

Nokia has naturally been quiet about the new phone, but Windows Phone Central expects it to sell at an off-contract price of $602 and possibly a subsidized price as low as $199. Nokia is holding a launch event in New York City on July 11 in which it will likely take the wraps off the 1020. The slogan for that event is simply "41 million reasons."

Photos taken by the Lumia 1020 have already received their first unofficial public preview.

At least two recent photos posted on Flickr by Microsoft Windows Phone VP Joe Belfiore listed the 1020 as the source. One photo was snapped at a resolution of 2,947x1,658 pixels, while the other came in at 2,352x1,568 pixels.