Thanks to numerous leaks about the Nokia Lumia 1020, Stephen Elop did not manage to surprise us during the unveiling event in New York City. We already knew pretty much everything he said, albeit unofficially. The Nokia Lumia 1020 will be carried exclusively by AT&T. The phone will go on sale on July 26th and will cost $299 on contract. The device also will be available in Europe and China some time later this quarter.
Nokia Lumia 1020 for AT&T
As expected, the event focused mostly on the Nokia Lumia 1020 massive 41-megapixel rear camera. The backside-illuminated PureView sensor can capture 34- and 38-megapixel photos in 16:9 or 4:3. In order to obtain photos rich in details, Nokia implemented the same idea that HTC used for its UltraPixel camera.
Basically, while taking a high-resolution photo, the camera is saving “oversampled” image which packs up to seven pixels captured by the sensor into a single pixel in the photo. Nokia’s Floating Lens image stabilization helps to capture sharp images.
The new Pro Camera app provides a multitude of options for manual adjustment, such as flash, focus, ISO, shutter speed, white balance and exposure. The camera is capable of shooting 1080p videos at 30 fps. The Nokia Lumia 1020 comes with a 4.5-inch AMOLED PureMotion HD+ display with a 1280 x 768 resolution.
The phone is also expected to feature a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, though these details have not been officially confirmed so far.
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