Nokia Lumia 1020 with 41MP camera, OIS, Xenon flash announced


At an event in New York, Nokia has just announced the long awaited Lumia 1020. The phone combines the stunning 41MP sensor seen first on the PureView 808 with the Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) system of the Lumia 920 to create an imaging powerhouse. An improvement over the 808’s sensor is the back side illumination technology built in.The phone saves both full resolution as well as an oversampled image simultaneously when you shoot. The oversampled image combines 7 adjoining pixels to create a super pixel with greater detail, clarity and extremely low noise. The optical image stabilization system uses ball bearings to keep video absolutely stable. The Xenon flash helps to achieve that in low light conditions. The Lumia 1020 uses the new six lens optical system that should allow for superior image quality. To take advantage of the advanced hardware on the handset, Nokia has  built a new Pro Cam application that gives the user full control over the camera including manual exposure, focus and shutter speed controls. The phone will be exclusive to AT&T in the US and will be available in yellow, white and black colors. 

Complete specifications:

  • 4.5-inch (1280 × 768 pixels) Pure Motion HD+ AMOLED capacitive touch screen ClearBlack display
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • Windows Phone 8 OS
  • 10.4 mm thick and weighs 158 grams
  • 41MP camera with BSI sensor, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), 6 lens optics, High resolution zoom 3x, Autofocus, Xenon Flash, LED for video, 1080p HD video recording at 30fps
  • Nokia Pro Camera app
  • 1.2MP HD front-facing camera with wide angle lens
  • IHF speaker, 2 microphones, HD voice compliant, 3.5mm audio jack
  • LTE / 3G HSPA+ 41Mbps, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS with Glonass, NFC
  • 2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory
  • 2000mAh battery, Wireless charging supported via option Charging Cover (CC-3066)


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