It’s no secret that the Nokia Lumia 1020, expected to be revealed at tomorrow’s press event in New York, has extremely powerful photography capabilities. Why not, then, create a peripheral that fully embraces the camera-focused nature of the device? It seems that someone is planning on doing just that.
Russian site Izvestia got its hands on some photos of an attachable camera grip for the upcoming handset — the maker of which is currently unknown — giving the Lumia 1020 the familiar feel of a point-and-shoot once it’s been clipped on via the device’s micro USB port (located on the bottom edge). In addition to providing a slight pistol grip and a larger shutter button that presses down on the phone’s dedicated camera switch, the camera grip will also come with a 1020mAh battery, extending the smartphone’s longevity by about 40%. It even has four small indicator lights to let users know how much battery is remaining.
There is also a threaded socket on the bottom of the peripheral to allow for attaching the phone to a tripod, as well as a grip strip on the pistol grip for users to hold onto. Though the pictures show the attachment in all white, SlashGear aptly points out that, given Nokia’s track record of offering colorful options for its products, there’s a good chance it won’t be offered in just white.