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Nokia Lumia 1020 officially launched

Nokia has officially launched the Nokia Lumia 1020 at its dedicated “41 millions reasons” event in New York.

After the specs leaked earlier today, Nokia has officially unveiled its latest 41-megapixel camera smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 1020.

“Pictures will mean more to you. You’ll see things with the device that you’ve never seen before. You’ll get closer than you’ve ever been before,” said Nokia at the event. “It’s the next chapter in smartphone photography.”

Nokia Lumia 1020 Camera Features
Nokia claims that its new “sensor innovation and technology we call oversampling” means the Nokia Lumia 1020 will produce the best photos ever produced by a smartphone. The oversampling is also translated into video recording.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 features an all new backside illuminated 41-megapixel sensor that Nokia says will enable users to take better pictures in daylight but also in low-light and night time conditions.

As introduced in the Nokia Lumia 920, the Nokia Lumia 1020 will also have optical image stabilisation. It’ll have 2nd generation OIS that combats any blur or shake in photographs and videos.

Nokia also says it has “reinvented zoom”, in that oversampling allows users to zoom into details on their pictures even after they’ve been taken.

The Lumia 1020 also has 6 lenses within its Carl Zweiss technology to increase the sharpness and the zooming capabilities.

Users can also take a photo and then later go back and edit or frame their images to tell “a different story”. The Finnish smartphone manufacturer says it is its “shoot first, zoom later” focus for the Lumia 1020.

It also has manual exposure settings on it too.

Nokia Pro Camera, an all-new camera app for the Lumia 1020, means Nokia has made it easy for users to make the most of its new 41-megapixel camera technology. It offers photo editing software directly from the Windows Phone 8 smartphone.

It’ll come in yellow, black and white when it launches, all made from special material that means the colours won’t fade with time or use.

Specs-wise, the Nokia Lumia runs Windows Phone 8 on a 4.5-inch AMOLED screen with a 1280 x 768p resolution, protected by Gorilla Glass 3. It has a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory and 7GB SkyDrive cloud storage.

Powered by a 2000mAh battery, users can opt to purchase the snap-on Nokia Camera Grip that offers access to camera features and a screw mount for tripods. It also increases the battery by an additional 1,200mAh.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 is coming to the US first as an AT&T exclusive for $299.99 on a two-year contract on July 26. It will arrive in the UK sometime this quarter for an unknown price.

Next, read our review of the Nokia Lumia 925.

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