July 11, 2013
Nokia wowed the audience today at a press conference when it announced its newest Smartphone will feature a 41 mega pixel camera.
The slim and sleek follow-up to Nokia’s Lumia 920, the Lumia 1020 features an ultra high resolution 41-megapixel backside illuminated sensor that shoots photos and video in 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio.
“It will change the way you shoot, the way you create, and the way you share pictures, forever,” boasted Nokia CEO Stephen Elop during the presentation.
Elop said Nokia’s “over sampling” technology essentially packs more data into a single pixel, creating sharper, cleaner images for the user. It also features a Xenon ultra fast flash, optical image stabilization and 3X zoom.
The Lumia 1020 takes especially stunning low-light photos, he added, and its Pro Camera application will appeal to serious photographers who will be pleased to see options for manual exposure, shutter speed, white balance and long exposure times.
Operating on Windows 8, the impressive Smartphone also boasts an imaging software development kit, said Elop, which is already being implemented through partners like FourSquare, CNN, Yelp and Flipboard.
The phone also features rich sound recording sound, features a 4.5-inch display, an runs a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 32GB of internal memory and is just four-tenths of an inch thick.
“You’ll see thing with this device you’ve never seen before,” Elop said, adding the phone has technology “no one in the world has.”
The Lumia 1020 is slated for release earlier this month and will be carried by AT&T exclusively, with a price tag of $299.99 with a two-year contract.