Nokia officially unveils 41-megapixel equipped Lumia 1020
Nokia has officially unveiled its Lumia 920, 925 successor – the Lumia 1020 equipped with 41-megapixel camera at an event in New York.
The official event was a namesake only as the camera design, photos and specifications were leaked well ahead of the launch. This is not the first time Nokia has put in the 41-megapixel sensor into a smartphone – the same sensor has been used in its Nokia 808 PureView smartphones last year.
Some of the official specifications of the phone, other than the camera, are 1.5GHz dual-core snapdragon processor, 4.5-inch AMOLED WXGA Gorilla Glass 3 display with 1280×768 resolution, 2000mAh battery and support for wireless charging, front facing 1.2-megapixel camera, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 7GB SkyDrive storage, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC, Wi-Fi, 3G and LTE support.
On its official blog Nokia notes, “The Lumia 1020 combines unmatched picture detail and quality with an effortless capture, edit and sharing features.” The Finnish company has also included a new Nokia Pro Camera app that allows users to take photos at one go and when time permits “reframe the photo afterwards to make it perfect.”
Nokia has also included a new feature dubbed the ‘Dual Capture’ that would allow users to “simultaneously takes a full resolution photo for endless reframing opportunities, and also presents you with a 5 megapixel image, which is easy to share on social networks like Facebook or on your Windows Phone 8 SkyDrive”. Nokia claims that its optical image stabilization (OIS) system keeps those unwanted wobbly effects away thereby ensuring that clicked images are not blurry even at night. The “next-gen” xenon flash is claimed to be capable of offering freezing action at the 1/16,000 of a second shutter speed.
Nokia has also worked in the Audio department of the phone and by including its new ‘Nokia Rich Recording’ standard the Lumia 1020 is said to be great for rock/pop concerts as it is “capable of handling sound pressure levels six times louder than conventional smartphone microphones” in stereo.