Nokia releases new Lumia 1020 with 41 megapixel monster

NOKIA hopes to grab the snap-happy segment among smartphone users by marrying a 41 megapixel camera to its Lumia phone.

The Finnish communications company released the Lumia 1020 yesterday in New York, pushing its enormous camera sensor, Windows Phone 8 OS and heavy social media integration.

"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."

The focus on social media and sharing was a key point in the release, with the 1020 using a new feature called dual capture, simultaneously taking a high resolution 38 megapixel image for editing and a 5 megapixel picture that is easy to share to social networks.

Nokia has also announced a stable of developer collaborations to build apps specific to the phone.

No release date has yet been given for Australia.


Nokia Lumia 1020  
Operating system Windows Phone 8
HERE location services Free global HERE Maps and HERE Drive+; Free HERE Transit available in the Store
Display 4.5" AMOLED WXGA (1280x768), 2.5 D sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass 3, PureMotion HD+, ClearBlack, high brightness mode, sunlight readability, super sensitive touch, Nokia Glance Screen
Battery 2000 mAh battery, wireless charging supported via cover
Processor 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4
Main camera PureView 41 MP with optical image stabilization, Resolution: 7712 x 5360. Includes Nokia Pro Camera. Xenon flash for still images, LED flash for video
Front facing camera HD 1.2 MP wide angle
Memory 2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory; 7 GB free SkyDrive cloud storage