Nokia Lumia 1020 Specifications – Official 41MP Camera, OIS, Xenon Flash, 1.5GHz, 2GB RAM


Nokia has announced the long waited PureView in Windows Phone 8, Nokia Lumia 1020 powering the beast 41 megapixels image sensor with the pioneer Optical Image Stabilization backed up by 1.5 GHz Dual Core CPU and 2GB of RAM. Nokia Lumia 1020 takes full resolution shot at 40 megapixels and 5MP shot simultaneously. The later one is produced by Nokia’s pixels oversampling technique to achieve better detail and less noise.

Nokia Lumia 1020 will also come with the Nokia PRO Camera app that is designed specifically for the photographers to engage the camera with their own will. Manually handling the focus and other elements of the camera is the most appealing feature of the app. That is, Nokia Lumia 1020 will allow a user to manually adjust focus, shutter speed and white balance via the Nokia PRO Camera UI.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 will arrive first on U.S. exclusively with AT&T, with sales expected to start on July 26 at a price of USD 299.99 on a two-year contract. Later on the Nokia Lumia 1020 will arrive in China and major European markets this quarter. Nokia plans to ship an exclusive variant of the device with Telefonica to select European and Latin American markets. The Nokia Lumia 1020 will be available in yellow, white and black.

We have no words about when Nokia Pakistan is going to bring this stunning camera smartphone to Pakistan. Hope it will not be too late.

We’ll try to evaluate the sample camera shots in later posts and will put our overview about the image quality. Until then Take a look at the specifications of Nokia Lumia 1020. Press release is after the break.

Nokia Lumia 1020 Specifications: [Official]

OS Windows Phone 8
Dimensions 130.4mm x 71.4mm x 10.4mm – Weight 158grams
Display 4.5″ AMOLED WXGA (1280×768), 2.5 D sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass 3, PureMotion HD+, ClearBlack, high brightness mode, sunlight readability, super sensitive touch, Nokia Glance Screen
Processor 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4
Main camera
  • PureView 41 MP with optical image stabilization, Resolution: 7712 x 5360. Sensor size: 1/1.5 inch. Carl Zeiss Tessar lens. f-number/aperture: f/2.2. focal length: 26 mm. Xenon flash. Backside-illuminated image sensor, 6-lens optics, High resolution zoom 3x.
  • Light sensitivity: Automatic, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200
  • Includes Nokia Pro Camera. Xenon flash for still images, LED flash for video.

Video resolution: 1080p (Full HD, 1920 x 1080) @30fps

Front facing camera HD 1.2 MP wide angleVideo resolution: 720p (HD, 1280 x 720)
Memory 2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory; 7 GB free SkyDrive cloud storage
Connectivity Micro SIM, Charging Pads, Micro-USB, 3.5 mm audio connector, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC, Wireless Charging with Snap-on back cover
HERE location services Free global HERE Maps and HERE Drive+; Free HERE Transit available in the Store
Battery 2000 mAh battery, wireless charging supported via cover


Press Release

Espoo, Finland and New York, NY – Today, Nokia established a new benchmark in smartphone imaging with the arrival of the Nokia Lumia 1020, boasting a second generation 41 megapixel sensor. Unlike any smartphone in the market today the Nokia Lumia 1020 reinvents zoom, enabling people to discover more detail than the eye can see. With Nokia’s innovative PureView technology, including optical image stabilization, the device is able to produce some of the sharpest images possible by any digital camera.

This is made possible by leading hardware technology combined with a new application called Nokia Pro Camera, which makes it easy for anyone to take professional quality images. Either before a picture is taken or after it has been shot, the zoom capability enables people to discover and then rediscover the personal stories each image can tell. With a beautiful interface that visually demonstrates how settings will affect the final photo or video, Nokia Pro Camera makes it easier than ever to capture, edit and share photos and videos with unrivaled clarity.

Using a new feature called dual capture, the Nokia Lumia 1020 simultaneously takes a high resolution 38 megapixel image for endless editing opportunities, and creates a 5 megapixel picture that is easy to share to social networks with Windows Phone 8.

The Nokia Lumia 1020’s 41 megapixel sensor features leading ZEISS optics with six physical lenses, plus optical image stabilization, delivering crystal clear pictures even in low light conditions. It also captures blur free videos with stereo sound even at the loudest concerts thanks to Nokia Rich Recording, which handles sound pressure levels six times louder than conventional smartphone microphones.

“We want to take people on a journey from capturing pictures to recording and sharing their lives,” said Stephen Elop, President and CEO, Nokia. “The Nokia Lumia 1020 will bring new meaning to pictures and continues to strengthen Nokia’s leadership in imaging.”

Nokia also released a new imaging software development kit (SDK) that provides key image editing features of the Nokia Lumia 1020 to developers. The SDK is available today at with a number of developers including Vyclone, Yelp and CNN integrating these features into future releases.

Hipstamatic showcased Oggl PRO, an exclusive application for the Nokia Lumia 1020 offering the most advanced smartphone camera controls for their creative community. It was also announced that popular applications Vine, Path and Flipboard will soon be available on Windows Phone.

Adding further professional capabilities and additional battery life, Nokia announced the new Nokia Camera Grip. This is an accessory that complements device features usually reserved for stand-alone cameras, like the Nokia Lumia 1020’s built-in xenon flash and mechanical shutter. The Nokia Camera Grip also has a tripod mount, and is expected to be available this month for an estimated retail price of USD 79.

The personal nature of Windows Phone makes it the perfect platform for the Nokia Lumia 1020, showcasing live images on the Start screen with the Photos tile, quick sharing to social networks, and easy access to files across a number of devices with SkyDrive. With the dedicated camera button, Windows Phone is designed with imaging in mind.

To help people see what’s around them and discover new places to take photos, the latest developments in LiveSight will available in HERE Maps soon. The Nokia Lumia 1020 also comes with ad and subscription free Nokia Music streaming.

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.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 is then expected to arrive in China and key European markets this quarter. Nokia plans to ship an exclusive variant of the device with Telefonica to select European and Latin American markets. The Nokia Lumia 1020 will be available in yellow, white and black.

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