Well with numerous leaks, Nokia’s latest smartphone, the Lumia 1020 Windows Phone has finally been announced, ‘The next chapter in smartphone photography’ – is how Stephen Elop, Nokia’s CEO has described it. The 1020 features a 41-megapixel camera, Xenon flash, 6x zoom in 720p, optical image stabilisation, 4.5 inch AMOLED display, Zeiss wide-angle optics, 32GB storage and 2GB of RAM.
Nokia have also released what they call an ‘imaging SDK’ allowing developers to take advantage of the 1020’s camera. Hipstamatic showcased Oggl PRO, an exclusive application for the Nokia Lumia 1020 offering the most advanced smartphone camera controls for their creative community. It was also announced that popular applications Vine, Path and Flipboard will soon be available on Windows Phone.
Adding further professional capabilities and additional battery life, Nokia announced the new Nokia Camera Grip. This is an accessory that complements device features usually reserved for stand-alone cameras, like the Nokia Lumia 1020’s built-in xenon flash and mechanical shutter. The Nokia Camera Grip also has a tripod mount, and is expected to be available this month for an estimated retail price of USD 79.
To help people see what’s around them and discover new places to take photos, the latest developments in LiveSight will available in HERE Maps soon. The Nokia Lumia 1020 also comes with ad and subscription free Nokia Music streaming.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 will arrive first on U.S. shores exclusively with AT&T, with sales expected to start on July 26 at a price of USD 299.99 on a two-year contract.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 is then expected to arrive in China and key European markets this quarter. Nokia plans to ship an exclusive variant of the device with Telefonica to select European and Latin American markets. The Nokia Lumia 1020 will be available in yellow, white and black.
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