After many rumours and numerous leaks finally it is here, Nokia Lumia 1020 with a monster pixel camera piggybacking on its rear. A 41-megapixel windows phone camera boasting the PureView 808 sensor that Nokia shocked and awed in it’s last Symbian phone. At an event in New York, the company unleashed the Lumia 1020, which shares most of it’s internals with Lumia 920 and 925 but with highly impressive makeover to the imaging department.
On the phone front Lumia 1020 is more or less identical to the Lumia 920 and 925 with 4.5-inch AMOLED display (with Gorilla Glass 3, PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack, High Brightness Mode, Sunlight readability and Super sensitive touch), a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU and 32GB internal storage. Though the new flagship device gets a slight bump with a 2GB RAM compared to the 1GB RAM of Lumia 920 and 925.
The raw action is at the imaging department with a PureView 41MP rear shooter, 6 lens optics and Xenon flash. Interestingly, the super-camera phone shoots still images at 38 megapixel and at the same time while shooting the high-res images, it also takes a oversampled 5-megapixel images. So you can rest and be assured, if you are wondering how you going to upload instantly the images to your social media or for quick file transfers.
Enhancing the Lumia 1020 camera functionality is a Pro Camera app that allows for manual adjustment of flash, focus, ISO, white balance, shutter speed, and exposure. Also there are lots of editing options included in the app.
The front shooter includes a 1.2 megapixel HD wide angle front-facing camera. A 2000mAh battery non-removable battery completes the rear interior.
Taking the smartphone to a point and shoot digital camera replacement Nokia also announced an optional Camera Grip accessory that provides a casing for the device with extra battery, a shutter button, and even a tripod mount.
So if your hands are itching to hold it. Here is the official timeline. Folks living in US of A and beginning with AT&T carrier will be the lucky earliest to grab it as early as this July 26. It will be followed by China and Western Europe in the next quarter. Rest of the world, have patience. I know it’s annoying.