Nokia Lumia 1020: A Windows Phone With A 41-Megapixel Camera Is Coming July 26th On AT&T

Posted Jul 11, 2013

Today Nokia Corporation and AT&T announced at an event in New York that the Lumia 1020 is coming to their network on July 26th.  Powered by Windows Phone, the 1020 has a 41-megapixel camera and a PureView 808 sensor.

The 41-megapixel camera comes with optical image stabilization, 6-lens Zeiss optics, and a xenon flash.  Still images can be taken at 38-megapixels in 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios.  While the camera captures high-resolution images, it can also take oversampled 5-megapixel images using the sensor so that the files can be easily shared on social networks at a smaller size.  The 1020 can capture videos at 1080p and it has 4x zoom (6x at 720p).

A Pro Camera app will come with the 1020 so that the flash can be adjusted manually.  The app will also help manage the focus, ISO, white balance, shutter speed, and exposure.  The app will let you crop and edit the photos as necessary.

The other specs in the 1020 includes 2GB RAM, 4.5-inch AMOLED display, microphone improvements, and a 1.5GHz dual-core S4 processor.  The size of the phone is slimmer and lighter than it’s predecessor, the Lumia 920.  It is 10.4mm thick and weighs 158g.

If you want to get your hands on the 1020, it is debuting exclusively on AT&T in the U.S.  It will cost $299.99 with a two-year contract.  Pre-orders start July 16th and it will fully launch in stores on July 26th.  Color availability includes matte black, white, and yellow.  The 1020 will come to China and certain European countries later this quarter, according to The Verge.