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41 million reasons to get excited about the Nokia Lumia 1020

Jul 11, 2013

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Nokia Lumia 1020

These days, most smartphones have pretty good cameras built in (especially those with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors). Which is why you’re probably taking more pictures with the phone in your hand than the camera collecting dust in your closet. Here’s where the newest Nokia smartphone comes in and takes center stage. The camera features on the Nokia Lumia 1020 are so impressive that it blows many point-and-shoot cameras out of the water–making it hard to tell if this is a smartphone with a camera built in, or a camera with a smartphone built in.


Nokia Lumia 1020

Featuring the newly adopted Windows 8 Phone OS and powered by a Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, the Lumia 1020 is a great smartphone, doing everything you would expect from a high-end mobile device. It boasts a sleek 4.5-inch screen with 768 X 1280 pixel resolution, a super sensitive touchscreen and PureMotion HD+ graphics. You’ll get incredible playback of movies and music at breakneck speeds with the multi-tasking, all-in-one Snapdragon processor designed to deliver high performance while optimizing battery life for more time between charges.


Nokia Lumia 1020

Here is where things get serious. Seriously impressive. The Lumia 1020 has a 41-megapixel camera. 41. If that seems like a ridiculous number of megapixels, that’s because it is. To compare, my DSLR camera, whose sole purpose is to take pictures, takes 16MP images. Since the more pixels, the higher the resolution, this smartphone will take stunning photos that blow many point and shoots away. 

On top of those 41 megapixels, the sensor was redesigned to be smaller with better light sensitivity and a faster lens. Along with a Xenon flash, the optical image stabilization was also engineered for better low-light photography and smoother videos. It also boasts lossless zoom to capture both 5-megapixel and 32-megapixel shots simultaneously—one for online sharing with friends, and one for keeps and printing. And it has a dedicated shutter key so your photography experience is natural and easy.

Simply said, the Lumia 1020 is for anyone who wants photos that are better than the ones you took with your camera. And since it’s also a powerful smartphone you can share, send and edit these incredible photos right from your device.

The phone will be available through AT&T starting July 26th for $299.99, in yellow, black and white.

What do you think? Do you see the Lumia 1020 as a smartphone with a camera built in? Or a camera with a smartphone built in? 

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Nattida Samanukorn

Staff Writer, Snapdragon Blog