Nokia Lumia 1020 becomes official
Stephen Elop finally announced the highly-expected Nokia Lumia 1020, the company's new Windows Phone 8 cameraphone flagship, at the Nokia Zoom Reinvented event in New York.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 does come with the rumored 41-megapixels autofocus PureView camera with a 1/1.5" BSI sensor, 6-lens ZEISS optics and optical image stabilization. The capable snapper is coupled with LED flash used for video shooting and a proper xenon flash. The optically stabilized 41MP image sensor can take 40MP and 5MP photos at the same time, one that is straight off the sensor and one after Nokia's Super sampling was applied.
Nokia also equipped the Lumia 1020 with its Pro Camera and Smart Camera camera lens apps allowing advanced users get the most out of the impressive snapper, which also has a full manual mode. There is a secondary 1.2MP wide-angle camera on board as well.
The Lumia 1020 can capture videos of up to 1080p resolution and features lossless zoom, which allows you to zoom in up to 4 times in 1080p mode and up to 6 times when shooting 720p video. Sound is recorded in stereo, being also crisp and deep thanks to the two wide dynamic range microphones. The smartphone is powered by the same Snapdragon S4 chipset with a 1.5GHz dual-core Krait CPU as the Nokia Lumia 925, but coupled with 2GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage this time. Nokia and Microsoft also provide 7GB of free SkyDrive storage.
The new flagship device comes with a 4.5-inch Clear Black AMOLED display of 1280 x 768 pixels resolution protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 3, and also features Nokia's PureMotion HD+ technology for smoother animations. There is also Super Sensitive Touch technology on board allowing users to operate the phone with gloves and nails.
Local Connectivity includes Bluetooth 3.0, NFC (featuring SIM-based security), dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and GPS with Glonass support, while network support is covered with quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 42Mbps UMTS/HSPA and LTE support. The Nokia Lumia 1020 gets its power from a 2000mAh battery that should last for 16 days on standby and provide 13.3 hours of talk time, 6.8 hours of video playback and 63 hours of music playback. The battery supports wireless charging via an accessory cover that you can purchase separately.
The handset measures 130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm and weighs 158 grams, being almost the same size as the Lumia 920, but with a large bump on the back. The Nokia Lumia 1020 will be available on AT&T starting July 26 for $299.99 with a two-year contract, in yellow, white and black. Pre-orders start from July 16. The Lumia 1020 will then arrive in China and some European markets before the end of the quarter.
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