Introducing the Lumia 1020, a Windows Phone with a 41 Megapixel Camera
As expected, Nokia used its event in New York to announce the Nokia Lumia 1020, a Windows Phone with a 41 megapixel sensor.
Though it’s that sensor that will attract the most headlines, Nokia seems to have put a lot of software engineering time into create the new Smart Camera and other app and custom firmware that will power the device’s camera. Users will be able to customize the aperture, exposure and other settings when taking photos using the new Nokia Pro Camera application.
By default the device will also take larger pictures and then automatically resize them so that users can actually save pictures of things that hadn’t even been originally preparing to take photos of.
Other hardware specifications will include a 4.5″ inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels, 32 GB of onboard storage ad 2GB of RAM. Nokia will use the same 1.5 GHz dual-core processor that it’s other Lumia devices feature.
This Lumia won’t include compatibility with Nokia’s wireless charging accessories out of the box. Instead users will have to purchase an add-on shell. While they’re out they’ll likely also want to pick up the Lumia 1020 Camera grip. The add-on will add a tri-pod mount and extended battery to the device. There’s no word on how much it might cost yet.
Unfortunately, the device won’t include a SD Card slot for adding external storage.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 will debut on AT&T on July 26th for $299 with a two-year service agreement. Nokia plans on rolling out the device to international markets throughout the rest of the year.