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Completing a marathon is problem enough to make you forget the smartphone in your pocket is a model that hasn’t been announced yet. I can’t say I’ve ever been in that situation, but given some new Flickr photos, it seems conceivable.

Joe Belfiore, Microsoft’s Vice President for Windows Phone Program Management and Design, just completed his third marathon in three countries in six months, according to his Flickr page. That same Flickr page is home to a pair of celebratory photos shot by a device identified as the Nokia Lumia 1020, the smartphone manufacturer’s much-hyped — and technically still secret — new Windows Phone-powered smartphone.

If the rumors are true, the Lumia 1020 is supposed to be loaded with a 41 megapixel camera. While the pictures on Belfiore’s Flickr page appear to be around 3 and 5 megapixels, it’s possible that the camera exports the shots it takes at a lower resolution. Even if the numbers aren’t accurate, the pictures posted seem to be the result of a really high-quality image sensor.

The phone is expected to be unveiled by Nokia this Thursday. Windows Phone Central has posted what it describes as renderings of the phone itself, along with specs.

What do you think: Do these shots make you want Nokia’s next Windows Phone?

Wet, cold, but happy to be done and headed to the Naantali Spa hotel!

These pics were originally spotted and posted by a forum user on The Verge.

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