Nokia Lumia 1020 now official: the 41MP Windows Phone
Over at New York, Nokia finally announces their next flagship phone – the Lumia 1020. The ultimate cameraphone reels in a 41 megapixel shooter with tons of hardware & software features, enough processing power with 2GB RAM and the playful & solid, yet familiar design from the Lumia series.
Previously dubbed as the EOS, the Nokia Lumia 1020 packs a 768 x 1280 PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack AMOLED panel, a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU and an improved 2GB RAM. It is all wrapped around a unibody polycarbonate casing with 32GB internal storage, Windows Phone 8 and a non-removable 2,000mAh battery.
But of course, let us not forget one of the main highlights of the phone – the camera. On the hardware side, the 41MP PureView shooter on the back of the phone has an aperture of f/2.2, and it features a mechanical shutter. It packs optical image stabilization, improved low-light performance, oversampling technology (now on video as well) and loseless zoom.
On the software side however, Nokia employs their new app called “Pro Cam”. What it does is it allows you to adjust specific settings to your liking such as ISO, white balance, focus & shutter speed. Features such as long exposure have been demoed on stage and it worked very well. Dual Capture also allows you to take two photos at the same time at different resolutions.
Nokia Lumia 1020 specs:
4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack AMOLED display @ 1280×768 pixels, 332ppi
Gorilla Glass 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon Krait 1.5GHz dual-core processor
Adreno 225 GPU
32GB internal storage
3G, HSPA+, 4G LTE
41MP f/2.2 1/1.2″ PureView rear camera, Zeiss optics, Xenon flash
1080p HD video (low-light, image stabilization, mechanical shutter)
Pro Camera (ISO, white balance, focus & shutter speed controls)
1.3MP wide-angle front-facing camera, 720p video
GPS w/ aGPS support, GLONASS
Windows Phone 8
Li-ion 2,000mAh, non-removable
130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm (dimensions)
The phone will also have a camera grip accessory that will allow for tripods and longer battery life, and it will be sold in black, white & yellow variants. A wireless charging case will also be sold separately.
Price and availability for international release is yet to be announced, but over at the U.S., it is being sold for a high $299 on contract, and is expected to arrive before August.