Nokia Introduces the Lumia 1020 with its 41-Megapixel Camera
Nokia recently announced the new 41-megapixel Lumia 1020, a Windows Phone 8 handset that will try to attract a different kind of smartphone enthusiast. The new Lumia handset is the spiritual successor to last year’s 808 PureView. The 1020 has a suite of photography options meant to complement its oversized sensor. Among these options is the Nokia Pro Cam mode, which allows users to make changes to the camera’s white balance, ISO, and exposure. In order to ensure that users can share photos easily, the device takes two versions of any given shot: one in the 41 megapixel resolution and another in a 5 megapixel resolution.
The 1020 can also attach to an optional camera grip. The accessory opens up the Nokia handset to look closer to a traditional camera but with the ability to pack a shutter button and a battery attachment that plugs into the Lumia’s microUSB connector.
All things camera-related aside, the 1020 packs a 4.5-inch AMOLED PureMotion HD+ display which outputs at 1280x768. Inside it is the 1.5 GHz dual-core MSM8960 processor that the Lumia 925 and Lumia 920 bore, though the 1020 only has 2 GB of RAM in order to help better process photos.
The handset is set to launch on AT&T on July 26 for $300 and with UK’s O2 and Three set to get the device in the third quarter. The move is Nokia’s attempt to claw back at the market share in the era where Apple and Samsung continue to dominate. Once the leader I the mobile phone industry, Nokia’s fortunes took a hit with the emergence of the iPhone and the company has struggled to gain relevance since.
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