Back in May, we had first reported about the the “soon to arrive” Nokia EOS “PureView” Windows Phone based camera phone. We had also told about many features of the device including the all new camera app, the Nokia Pro Camera and also the full manual control.
Today, two days after the launch date we had “projected”, Nokia finally revealed that device to the world. Officially named the Lumia 1020, this cameraphone features an enhanced version of the 41 megapixel sensor found on the previous generation Pureview 808. Nokia calls the sensor inside the Lumia 1020 a second generation 41 megapixel sensor. The 1020 also gets an enhanced version of the Optical Image Stabilization that the company debuted with the Lumia 920 last year.
The Nokia Pro Camera application changes the way images have been traditionally taken on smartphones – and even cameras in general. The 1020 also features something known as Dual Capture where the phone simultaneously takes a high resolution 38 megapixel image and at the same time creates a 5 megapixel picture that is easy to share to social networks with Windows Phone 8.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 boasts of six physical lenses crammed into its thin shell and thanks to the huge sensor, low light photography is even better on this phone. At the launch event, Nokia displayed some comparative images taken using a Galaxy S4 and an iPhone 5. Both were of no match to the Lumia. The PureView 808’s awesome audio recording abilities is replicated on the Lumia 1020 as well – thanks to the Rich Recording feature.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 will arrive first on U.S. shores exclusively with AT&T, with sales expected to start on July 26 at a price of USD 299.99 on a two-year contract. It will soon be arriving in other global marjets in this very quarter.
Here is our hands on video of the phone! Expect a detailed review on Mobilegeeks soon!
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Here’s what the spec sheet looks like: