Nokia today launched the flagship brand of the Lumia phone series, the Lumia 1020, in New York.
With a 41-megapixel camera as its main selling point, the Lumia 1020 will be available globally from the 26th of July.
The Lumia 1020’s mega megapixel-maker pairs an ultralarge camera sensor with the company’s Pureview image processing software, combined with a 6-lens Carl Zeiss optics (like the recently-unveiled Lumia 925), which also takes on wide angles.
There’s high resolution 3x zoom, autofocus (you can manually focus, too), and a dual flash system. A smaller LED flash complements the larger Xenon flash, and the entire shooter captures 1080p HD video at a rate of 30 frames per second.
Ball bearings surrounding the lens promise image stabilization, which CEO Stephen Elop demonstrated on stage with photos he took on a wobbly boat.
Nokia’s Pro Camera settings boast easy controls that let shutterbugs and serious photographers navigate their options on the 41-megapixel beast, including manual exposure settings and long exposure times. The camera app also includes a tutorial, which sounds helpful for newbies to learn how to use their high-octane phone.
41-megapixels is a lot of captured information, more than most people can and will really use, but — as with the Symbian-birthed Nokia 808 Pureview before this Windows Phone Lumia 1020 — the higher megapixel count translates into a 5-megapixel image with lossless zooming for higher quality cropped photos.
In the Lumia 1020, Nokia is also extending this “oversampling” method to video as well, which could mean some really high-fidelity HD captures when you zoom in.
Starting with the screen specs, this 4G LTE smartphone has a 4.5-inch AMOLED display with a 1280×768 HD screen with Nokia’s Clear Black filter on top for cutting down outdoor glare. As with the new guard of Lumia phones, this 1020 has an ultrasensitive touch screen.
Above the display, a 1.2-megapixel wide angle front-facing camera can capture HD video.
The 1020 runs on a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, has 32GB of internal memory, supplemented by 7GB of SkyDrive cloud storage, courtesy of Microsoft. The phone is sealed in typical high-end Lumia fashion, so there’s no expandable memory, though 32GB is a healthy helping.
Nokia has managed to keep the phone fairly thin, if the spec sheet is to be believed, coming in at 0.4-inch thick like the rest of the Lumia line.
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