By July 11, 2013

The Nokia Lumia 1020 arrives

models_465Today the Nokia Lumia 1020 was announced in New York notable for Nokia’s massive 41-megapixel sensor and optical image stabilisation (OIS) the likes of which we saw on the Nokia Pureview 808 last year. The Lumia 1020 is said to combine unmatched picture detail and quality with an effortless capture, edit and sharing features. Nokia Pro Camera takes over as the default camera app on the Lumia 1020.

A truly impressive addition to the Windows Phone 8 line, this could really be the device to make some noise. Have a read at some of the specs and take a gander at the video below. he 1020 will launch in the US first on 26 July. It will launch in Europe shortly after on an undisclosed date.

Dual capture. Once you press the camera button, Nokia Pro Camera simultaneously takes a full resolution photo for endless reframing opportunities, and also presents you with a 5 megapixel image, which is easy to share on social networks like Facebook or on your Windows Phone 8 SkyDrive.

Snap away and edit later. Reframe and re-zoom to produce different images, different stories from one single shot. This could be as simple as straightening the horizon on a sunset, or breaking up a whole group photo into individual portraits. The large version is always fully accessible, but the 5 megapixel version is there for lightning fast sharing. This feature is entirely unique to the Lumia 1020 and a revolution on its own.

Optical image stabilisation. The second generation of our already leading OIS simply means better photography and video in low light conditions. With the large optics and sensor, Nokia’s engineers went on an epic journey of innovation, which resulted in them adding ball bearings into the camera module. Yes the Lumia 1020 has ball bearings inside it: and we think that’s pretty epic. With the whole camera module sprung to meet any hand movement and one of the widest apertures on a camera phone, OIS means there’s no need to fear camera shake or muddy results, even at night.

Next-gen xenon Flash. Freeze a ball in mid-air or take action shots in the dark. The xenon flash has the power to illuminate shots for the 1/16,000 of a second it takes to capture a shot with the Lumia 1020 at the minimum shutter speed.

Tech Specs

Networks: GSM: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz, WCDMA: 2100 MHz, 1900 MHz, 850 MHz, 900 MHz, LTE network bands: 1, 3, 7, 20, 8

Display: 4.5″ AMOLED WXGA (1280×768), 2.5 D sculpted Corning Gorilla 3 Glass, ClearBlack, high brightness mode, sunlight readability, super sensitive touch

Battery: 2000 mAh battery, wireless charging supported via cover

Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon

Main camera:PureView 41-megapixel with optical image stabilization, Resolution: 7712 x 5360. Includes Nokia Pro Camera. Xenon flash for still images, LED flash for video

Front facing camera: HD 1.2-megapixel wide angle

Memory: 2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory; 7GB free SkyDrive cloud storage

I/O USB2.0, BT 3.0, NFC with SIM based security, WLAN a/b/g/n, A-GPS and Glonass, 3.5 mm audio connector

Size/weight 130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4mm, Weight: 158g





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