Nokia Lumia 1020 Announced: 41MP Camera, 2GB RAM and 32GB Storage
Nokia’s newest addition to the Lumia series is an impressive device that is very powerful and has some awesome features for its users. Nokia’s calling it the Lumia 1020, and it is a Windows Phone 8 device that comes with a lots of bells and whistles. The device comes in three flavors: yellow, white and black, and it is accompanied by some great accessories.
The smartphone has been plagued by innumerable leaks over the past month, and specially in the last couple of days, but that shouldn’t take away anything from this beast. Nokia wowed many by introducing a mammoth 41MP sensor on Nokia 808, but the OS it was running pulled down the sellability factor. Though WP8 is yet to mature into a complete mobile OS, arrival of real PureView tech on the emerging platform is a huge plus. Let’s quickly dive into the specs.
Nokia Lumia 1020: Technical Specs
If you want to know the exact details of the device, take a look at this list, to see some of the technical specs of the Nokia Lumia 1020:
- Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- Display: 4.5 inch AMOLED WXGA (1280×768)
- Camera: PureView 41MP sensor with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
- Secondary Camera: HD 1.2 MP Wide Angle
- Connectivity: USB2.0, BT 3.0, NFC with SIM based security, WLAN a/b/g/n, A-GPS and Glonass
- Storage: 32GB internal user memory and 7GB SkyDrive cloud storage
- Audio: IHF speakers, 2 microphones
- Battery: 2000 mAh
- Size: 130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm
- Weight: 158 g
- Operating system: Windows Phone 8
Apart from the specs above, the Nokia 1020 has some other cool features. For instance, users will benefit from the HERE location and mapping service that Nokia has, as well as free offline maps and free HERE transit available in the store.
The very generous 41 MP camera has a backside-illuminated image sensor and the shutter itself has 6-lens ZEISS optics with high resolution zoom 3x. Autofocus, Xenon Flash and LED for video are also part of the features for the device’s camera. It is capable of shooting 30fps video at a 1080p resolution.
To help the camera give the best possible results, the Lumia 1020 also includes Nokia Pro Camera app and Nokia Smart Camera app.
The 4.5 inch screen of the device features 2.5D sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for an added level of protection, PureMotionHD+, Clear Black technology, high brightness mode and sunlight readability. Also on the list of features that the screen has, are Super Sensitive Touch for nail and glove usage and Nokia Glance Screen.
In terms of battery power, Nokia said the Lumia 1020 will be able to keep on going for 13.3 h talk time (3G), or as much as 16 days in standby time. For video and audio playback, the device will run for approximately 6 hours.
Last but not least, the Lumia 1020 comes with Nokia Rich Recording and HD voice compliant for crystal clear sound both from the speakers and from the microphones.
The Nokia 1020 has some awesome accessories
Those who want to try out the new Nokia Lumia 1020 can accessorize their smartphone with a wireless charging cover or with the Nokia Camera Grip PD-95G that acts as a cover for the device and gives it an extra battery pack and a tripod mount.
Other accessories that Nokia mentioned are the JBL PowerUp Wireless Charging Speaker for Nokia MD-100W, the Nokia Purity Pro Stereo Headset by Monster (BH-940) and the Nokia Wireless Charging Car Charger CR-200.
Nokia Lumia 1020 will be coming to AT&T this month, starting July 26th for $299.99 with a two year contract. The pre-orders will begin on July 16th. Also, China & key markets in Europe will be getting the Lumia 1020 this quarter. Details about the pricing and availability in other markets were not revealed.
Update: Hands on with Nokia Lumia 1020
(The editor travelled to New York on the invitation of Nokia)