Nokia Lumina 1020 Unveiled

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After much anticipation and media attention via leaks and teasers, Nokia has finally unveiled the Lumina 1020. Nokia’s newest flagship smartphone boasts a monster 41 megapixel camera with SLR controls.  Some other pretty cool stuff is on board too, but who cares?

Along with the epic image sensor, the new Lumina sports Zeiss optics, xenon flash, manual shutter, white balance and ISO. When shooting with Nokia’s new flagship two separate images are captured automatically with each shutter snap.  You’ll get the super-high resolution image and a 5-megapixel image, allowing for easier social media sharing.  Now, zoom in (up to 3x) to the high-res. image to create new shoots from a single image file. Nokia claims virtually no clarity loss even after zooming.  Low light image quality is said to be improved from the Lumina 928, which Nokia has enjoyed much success, leading the smartphone arena.

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Partnered with super-duper image capturing, Nokia is promising ultra-sharp HD video recording and a “rich recording” audio technology said to capture clear, distortion free sound.

Alright for those that care, read on for the specs overview.  The Lumina 1020 is 4G LTE capable, sports the same 4.5-inch AMOLED PureMotion HD+ display with a 1,280×768-pixel HD display and a 16:9 aspect ratio as the Lumina 928 and is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, boasts 2 GB RAM and has 32GB of internal memory, with an additional 7GB of SkyDrive cloud storage available and 50GB available via the digital AT&T Locker (for a limited time).  Gorilla Glass 3 tops off the ultra-sensitive touch screen. Situated above the display is a 1.2 megapixel wide-angle front-facing camera sits at the ready to capture shots and HD video.

AT&T will offer the Nokia Lumina 1020 exclusively beginning July 26th with preorders firing up July 16th. Be ready to shell out $299.99 and sign a 2 year contract at that price.

Will Lumina 1020 be the push needed for Nokia and Windows 8 to take a significant foothold in the mobile market?

Check out Cnet, DP Review and The Verge for a hands-on rundown.

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