Nokia Lumia 1020 revealed

Nokia wowed the tech world yesterday by dropping the latest Lumia handset.

The Lumia 1020, clad in a black-and-yellow unibody, is their most camera-centric device yet. In fact, it might even be its only unique selling point when it comes to competing with the other high-end smartphones on the market.

The next iteration of Lumia stays true to form as it once more rocks a 41-megapixel Pureview lens. They’ve also added a feature called “zoom reinvented”, which lets you zoom in and out without losing image quality…after you’ve taken the photo. Awesome.

The device lets you view these fab photos on a curved 4.5 inch AMOLED 1280×768 screen, which isn’t exactly earth-shattering, but it’s enough to give you a nice clear image.

In terms of specs, it uses a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor brought to you by the people at Qualcomm. It also has 32GB of built-in storage, alongside 7 GB of SkyDrive space. There’s no room for SD cards however!

They’ve also added some cool features like location overlays to your camera screen so you can see, for instance, restaurants nearby overlaid onto the physical world. Augmented reality at its finest.

It will still run the Windows OS, and is priced in the US at $299USD plus a two-year contract, and exclusive to AT&T. Americans will be able to get their hands on the phone later this month.

It is still unclear when the phone will release in India, but the phone is moving beyond the US to China and Europe very soon after release.


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