Nokia Lumia 1020 Officially Launched

Nokia Lumia 1020

It’s official: Nokia has unveiled the Lumia 1020. Just as previously reported, the Windows Phone comes with a 41-megapixel camera and will be sold exclusively on AT&T in the United States for $299.99 with a two-year contract beginning July 26.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 was introduced to the public through an event in New York City, with the Finnish company’s CEO Stephen Elop brandishing the smartphone as their “flagship device.”

The phone’s camera can capture images in 41 megapixels, either in 3:2 or 16:9 aspect ratio. Since such a huge image file may not be accepted in social networking services, the camera also creates a 5-megapixel version of the image for sharing purposes.

It also has optical image stabilization technology, which keeps the image-capturing mechanism stable in case the user’s hands are shaky. The Lumia 1020 also has a xenon flash, much better than your basic LED flash, which helps the camera capture sharper images in low-light situations. As for zooming capability, the camera phone sports a digital zoom mechanism that retains image clarity as the subject closes in.

The camera also has the ability to capture full HD videos, while the device itself can capture loud audio with minimal distortion. So you can be sure the video clip sounds just as crisp as it looks.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 comes pre-installed with a Nokia Pro Camera app, which teaches users how to use the camera’s advanced features. Users will be able to adjust various camera settings such as ISO, aperture, shutter speed, and exposure levels. It also has an upgraded version of Nokia Here Maps app, which pops up metadata of local stores and restaurants whenever users hold up the smartphone. The upgrade now allows users to freeze a specific view.

Pre-orders in the US begin on July 16, while Elop has assured the Nokia faithful that the Lumia 1020 will roll out worldwide “this quarter.”

Source: Mashable

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