Nokia Lumia 1020 Announced
Nokia, the company which applied for its first imaging patent in 1994, has today launched the most advanced camera phone in the market right now, the Nokia Lumia 1020.
Even though it was revealed in entirety a few hours ago, the launch finally makes it official.
Running Windows Phone 8 ‘Amber’, there are a number of new software features that we’ll get to in a moment. First, the hardware: The Nokia Lumia 1020 has a 4.5-inch, 1280×768 pixel LCD display with PureMotion HD+ and Super Touch Sensitivity. It is powered by a 1.5Ghz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (not expandable).
The star of the show is a 41MP BSI camera sensor with Xenon Flash, LED auto-assist flash, Carl Zeiss lens, f/2.2 aperture and Optical Image Stabilization At the front there is a 1.2MP front-facing camera and a 2000mAh battery inside the Nokia Lumia 1020.
The Nokia Liumia 1020 has dimensions that read 130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm and it weighs 158 grams.
Of course, the main draw here is the massive 41MP camera on the back that manages to take ultra-sharp 5MP shots using a technique called oversampling — combining seven pixels into one super-accurate pixel — as well as relatively lossless digital zoom photos. According to Nokia’s CEO, Stephen Elop, these are “the most sensitive pixels in the industry.” Photos can also be captured at 34MP in wide-angle and 38MP in 4:3 aspect ratio.
Nokia has included six Zeiss lenses in wide-angle, which ensures maximum sharpness throughout the picture-taking process. There is a second-generation optical image stabilization system inside, based on ball bearings, to ensure excellent low-light stability.
There is a new camera app called Nokia Pro Camera, which allows users to change granular capture controls, including ISO, white balance, shutter speed and exposure. The viewfinder will show the final result of the image, and capture is instantaneous.
Pro Camera captures 1080p video, which takes advantage of the aforementioned optical image stabilization, and the phone boasts excellent audio capture along with the superlative photo and video experience.
Inside the box of the Nokia Lumia 1020 you will get the device itself, a Nokia Charging and Data Cable (CA-190CD), Nokia Wrist Strap Black, SIM Door Key. Accessories available for purchase include a camera grip and a wireless charging back panel.
The company also confirmed Path and Flipboard will be coming to Windows Phone, in addition to the previously-announced Hipstamatic app that will allow for Instagram sharing. Pricing and availability have not been announced yet.