Nokia has unveiled its latest Lumia smartphone — the Lumia 1020, which is equipped with a 41-megapixel camera, in its latest bid to catch up with rivals Samsung and Apple.
The 41-megapixel camera records more detail than other camera phones and even tops point-and-shoot cameras. Nokia says the Lumia 1020 gives people the ability to take good pictures with a device they always carry. It also has a HD 1.2 megapixel wide angle front camera.
The phone comes with a 4.5-inch AMOLED WXGA (1280x768) display. It also includes a 2.5 D sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 prcessor and 2GB of RAM, the phone runs Microsoft's Windows phone 8.
The Lumia 1020 comes with a 2000 mAh battery. It does not include built-in wireless charging, but it supports wireless charging via an attachable cover. The phone has 32GB of internal memory, and the company is also offering 7GB free SkyDrive cloud storage.
The 41-megapixel camera:
Using a new feature called dual capture, the Nokia Lumia 1020 simultaneously takes a high resolution 38 megapixel image for endless editing opportunities, and creates a 5 megapixel picture that is easy to share to social networks with Windows Phone 8.
The Nokia Lumia 1020's 41 megapixel sensor features Zeiss optics with six physical lenses with optical image stabilisation.
Price and Availability:
According to CNET, the Windows 8 phone will sell exclusively in the US at AT&T for a hefty $299.99 with two-year contract. Preorders begin July 16th, with the Lumia 1020 becoming available online and in stores July 26th.
The phone is expected to arrive in China and key European markets this quarter. Nokia plans to ship an exclusive variant of the device with Telefonica to select European and Latin American markets.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 will be available in yellow, white and black.