Nokia has unveiled a new addition to the Lumia lineup today with the Lumia 1020 Windows Phone. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop claims that this is simply the best camera phone on the market, and that the 41-MP camera produces “more detail than the eye can see.” At the Lumia event today in New York City the Finnish CEO also stated, “The Nokia 1020 will change how you shoot, how you create, and how you share pictures forever”. The new 41-MP camera will feature optical image stabilization, Zeiss optics with a 6-lens design, a manual shutter, and a Xenon flash (like my old N82!). The 1020 will also save a separate 5 megapixel version of each shot so you can upload those photos faster for sharing via SMS, Whatsapp, Facebook, and Twitter. The once industry leading company will have stiff competition from the likes of the new Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, and the highly anticipated 20MP Sony Xperia “Honami” that is forth coming. Besides the incredible 41-MP camera, the Lumia is not too shabby of a phone. It features Windows Phone 8 operating system, a 4.5-inch 720 HD screen, a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, and 32 gigabytes of internal storage. The Lumia 1020 will also do a great job when it comes to video. It can capture HD video in 1080p at 30 frames per second and allows for 4x zoom while recording.
The new Lumia 1020 will be available exclusively from AT&T starting on July 26 for $300 with a two-year contract. This puts the not so popular Windows Phone operating system in your pocket for $100 more than the likes of the Android touting Samsung Galaxy S4 and the iOS powered iPhone 5 from Apple. Pre-orders begin on July 16 via AT&T’s website.
Lumia 1020 Spec Sheet:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1.5 GHz processor
- 4.5 inch 1280×768 pixel resolution display
- 41 megapixel camera with Xenon flash
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB integrated storage
- 2000 mAh battery
- Dimensions of 130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm and 158 grams
Check out the Lumia 1020 in action below. Enjoy!