Nokia Lumia 1020 Now Official: 41MP Camera with OIS and 6 Lenses

The leaks turned out to be right.  Nokia made the Lumia 1020 handset official and the details revealed days before the official launch were mainly correct.   The Nokia Lumia 1020 is the new flagship from the Finnish phone maker since it is by far the best device from Nokia in terms of specs and features.  The Lumia 1020 boasts of having the best technology in smartphone photography to date.  Nokia previously released the Pureview 808 handset and it has since garnered awards but in terms of sales, it was quite a disappointment.  What probably made people think twice about purchasing the Pureview 808 was the fact that it was running a Symbian OS.  Nokia has now utilized essentially the same technology seen on the Pureview 808 and combined it with Windows Phone 8 OS and the product is the Lumia 1020.


The Nokia Lumia 1020 features a stunning 41-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, 6-lens Zeiss optics, and a xenon flash.   It can capture the high-resolution images and a smaller oversampled 5-megapixel image using the same sensor.  The Lumia 1020 also supports 1080p video capture and has 4x zoom, or up to 6x at 720p resolution.   There is an app called Pro Camera which enhances the photography features of the Lumia 1020.  Pro Camera helps in adjusting settings for flash, focus, ISO, white balance, shutter speed, and exposure.   Nokia is also offering a Camera Grip accessory that boosts the battery life of the phone.

In terms of hardware, the Nokia Lumia 1020 is essentially similar to the Lumia 920 and 925.  It sports a 4.5-inch AMOLED display, a 1.5 Ghz dual-core S4 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 10.4mm thick frame.

Here’s a video featuring the Nokia Lumia 1020.

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  1. A Practical guy Reply

    It is more “camfone” rather than a “foneCam”.  The price will be too high as a phone. With a high price  tag I would buy a better digital camera and a mobile just dedicated for phone function with or without a camera. If the sale is good, then all major camera makers like panasonic, sony, etc will jump on the band wagons with better camera and lousy phone ? I will stick with a simple phone without all bell and whistle and bloat wares. clustering the small screen. I have a lenovo notebook X220, a basic Nokia E63, Asus Vivotab windows 8 AT81C with 18 hrs battery life that I carry around. I like the Vivotab because I can put it in sleep all the time and wake it up instantly when I need to look up information or joint down idea before I forget. I am an old guy with poor short term memory.  I would love Lenovo Helix with Hopewell but I can not afford it. I also like ASUS Padfone Infinity A80 – phone+tablet.  I would certainly be interested if the OS is windows as all my work down in Windows OS.

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