Stephen Elop, CEO of Nokia announced it’s latest and greatest smartphone invention on July 11th for “The Nokia Lumia 1020,” which will go on sale on July 26th exclusively with AT&T, for $299.99 (two-year contract) and $999.99 (without contract).
The Nokia 1020 consists of a 41 megapixel sensor and Nokia’s innovative PureView technology, including optical image stabilization. This one of a kind smartphone will be capable of delivering incredibly sharp images that isn’t possible by any digital camera out in the market today! The Nokia Lumia 1020 also reinvents zoom, enabling people to discover more detail than the eye can see (ie., you can even see the eye of a needle in a haystack!). Using a new feature called dual capture, the Nokia Lumia 1020 simultaneously takes a high resolution 38 megapixel image, and creates a 5 megapixel picture, making it easy for everyone to take professional quality images, while also instantly sharing to social networks with Windows Phone 8.
Stephen Elop proved the Lumia 1020’s camera is so outstanding, that it can easily take a sharp photo if the eye of a needle in a haystack. He also compared an image taken with Lumia 1020 with an image taken with the Samsung Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5 at the July 11th Nokia event. Stephen Elop showed his audience that the Lumia 1020’s camera supercedes the S4, and most definitely way better than the iPhone 5’s subpar camera! The Nokia Lumia 1020 has other breakthrough imaging features, such as, ZEISS optics with six physical lenses, optical image stabilization and Pro Camera. This phenominal smartphone delivers crystal clear pictures even in low light conditions, and also allows you to capture blur free videos with incredible stereo sound.
After Mr. Elop’s presentation, Steve Robbins of Nokia talked about his five favorite properties of the new Nokia Lumia 1020. As you can see from Steve Robbin’s demonistration which can be seen here http://youtu.be/m93hQ3f0TzY, the Lumia 1020 does have quite an amazing camera and video! It’s phenominal and operates like a high end, sophisticated camera and video that are built inside a smartphone. Per Steve, you will see a big difference if you compare Nokia Lumia’s 1020 with another high end smartphone, such as the Samsung Galaxy S4. Steve is confidant on Lumia 1020’s durability (but he doesn’t sound as confidant when asked if the Lumia 1020’s durability is as solid and great as the Lumia 920’s). Steve did say that the Nokia Lumia 1020 has Gorilla Glass 3 (it’s boasts to be three times more damage resistant than Gorilla Glass 2 more resistant to deep scratches that cause glass to break), which the Samsung Galaxy S4 was the first to market its devices with.
Mr. Arto of Nokia also demonstrated the new Lumia 1020’s camera and video features here http://youtu.be/eIA_k5scGWI. Per Mr. Arto, the Lumia 1020 weighs 158 grams, which is about 5.6 ounces (25-30 grams lighter than Lumia 920). This has an amazing camera, so make sure you don’t drop it!
According to the Nokia Lumia 1020’s announcement, it seems to have the best camera out of all the top tier smartphones out in the market today. But when asked about the devices other features, such as batter life and durability of the device (ie., since it has a sophisticated camera built in, how durable is this phone if dropped and is it waterproof like the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active?), we didn’t really get a clear answer. So, exactly “how impressive” is the Nokia Lumia 1020? It will be available on July 26, 2013, find out for yourself by ordering it at ATT and/or stay tuned for an in-depth, up-close and personal review of its products highlights and specs!
Two accessories to go with the Nokia 1020 were also announced:
1. Nokia Wireless Charging Cover CC-3066 enables users to charge the Lumia 1020 wirelessly using any convenient Qi-compatible charging pad.
2. Nokia Camera Grip PD-95G is a sculpted cover which adds a DSLR-like right hand grip/bulge with the internal space used to house an top-up battery, to extend the life of the 1020’s built-in capacity. There’s a high quality replacement shutter button and a standard tripod mount in the base which compliments the Lumia 1020’s high end imaging capability.
For more detail about the Nokia Lumia 1020, visit www.nokia.com.