The wait is over, a long time of rumors and leaks, finally the first true PureView Windows Phone 8 Nokia Lumia 1020 is officially announced. The device was announced by Stephen Elop at the Nokia Zoom Reinvented event in New York. Although Nokia already introduced PureView technology on Windows Phone, Lumia 1020 is the first Windows Phone 8 smartphone to have a massive 41MP camera and certainly that makes the device unique from the bunch out there.
Just like the first PureView smartphone Nokia 808 PureView, there is bump on the back of Lumia 1020, but this time Nokia has managed to make it look a better design arranging all the camera stuffs in a neat circle. Besides that, the Lumia 1020 is almost same as Lumia 920 and other previous versions in design.
Spec-wise, the device is powered by a the same Snapdragon S4 chipset with a 1.5GHz dual-core Krait CPU like the Lumia 925. Lumia 1020 is also the first WP device to have 2GB RAM inside. The smartphone has 32GB of internal storage and 2000mAh battery which is good for seven hours of video playback and 13 hours of talk time.You will also get 7GB of free SkyDrive storage.
On the front, there is a beautiful 4.5″ 768×1280 Clear Black AMOLED display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and a 1.2MP secondary camera for video call, capable of shooting videos at 720p. The display is coming with super sensitive touch technology which will allow you to use the device with gloves and nails. The Lumia 1020 also features Nokia’s PureMotion HD+ technology for smoother animation and Nokia Glance Screen.
On the back is the 41MP autofocus PureView camera with massive 1/1.5″ BSI sensor and 6-lens ZEISS optics coupled with an LED flash and a proper xenon flash. The camera can snap 40MP and 5MP photos at the same time. The device also features second generation OIS suspension for shake-free videos and blur-free low-light photos. The Nokia Lumia 1020 is also coming with a Nokia Pro Camera application and offers some pro shooting modes and controls such as shutter times, ISO, manual focus and exposure settings. The camera can capture videos at 1080p resolution and features lossless zoom. You can zoom in up to 4 times in 1080p mode and up to 6 times while shooting videos at 720p. And for a better sound recording, the device has a two wide range microphones on board, so the sound should be deep and clear.
For connectivity, there are dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS with Glonass support, Bluetooth 3.0 and NFC with SIM-based security. For faster internet, there is LTE support and other network features include quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 42Mbps UMTS/HSPA.
Even though the Lumia 1020 is coming with 41MP camera, the device is lighter than its predecessor weighing at 158 grams. The device isn’t too bulky either, measuring 130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 will be available in three flavors of colors, yellow, white and black. Surprisingly, you won’t have to wait further long to get your hands on the device, according to Nokia, the Lumia 1020 will be available for sale via AT&T on July 26 for $299.99 with a two-year contract. You can pre-order the device starting July 16th. In other markets like China and Europe Nokia Lumia 1020 will hit before the end of the quarter. Check out the videos and gallery before you jump.