As expected, Nokia today announced the Lumia 1020. As expected, the highlight is its 41MP BSI camera sensor that traces its origins back to the original PureView sensor found on the Nokia 808 PureView.
The new PureView camera comes with optical image stabilization, 6-lens Zeiss optics, and a xenon flash. It will simultaneously shoot 38MP and 5MP oversampled images. The oversampling effectively combines seven pixels into one giant one that packs far more information than one normal one does. It will also shoot blur-free HD videos with stereo sound using Nokia Rich Recording, which promises to handle sound pressure levels six times louder than conventional smartphone microphones.
“We want to take people on a journey from capturing pictures to recording and sharing their lives,” said Stephen Elop, President and CEO, Nokia. “The Nokia Lumia 1020 will bring new meaning to pictures and continues to strengthen Nokia’s leadership in imaging.”
Other specifications of the Nokia Lumia 1020 will remind many of the Lumia 920 with a few upgrades thrown in:
- Processor: 1.5 Ghz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
- Operating system: Microsoft Windows Phone 8
- Cellular connectivity: LTE
- Display: 4.5-inch WXGA (1280×768) 2.5 D sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass 3, PureMotion HD+, ClearBlack AMOLED
- RAM: 2GB
- Internal storage: 32GB
- Rear-facing camera: 41MP BSI with Xenon flash
- Front-facing camera: HD 1.2 MP wide angle
- Battery: 2,000mAh
- Dimensions: 10.4 millimeters thick
- Weight: 158 grams
- Colors: Black, white, and yellow
- Other: Wireless charging with optional cover
Nokia also unveiled the Nokia Pro Camera app which offers more advanced features and controls than the also-included Nokia Camera app. For example, it includes manual focus.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 will be available for US$299.99 with a two-year contract from AT&T in the US starting on July 26th. Pre-orders will begin on July 16th. Other global markets will follow this quarter, including China and Europe. An exclusive variant will also be offered by Telefonica in select European and Latin American markets. There was no word specifically about Canada.
Source : Nokia