Nokia officially announced 41 Megapixels Nokia Lumia 1020 (video)

Stephen Elop officially announced the Nokia Lumia 1020 on stage. As you might already know (based on the leaks), it has 41 Megapixels and comes in Yellow, Black and White.


The whole event is about the 41 Megapixels camera which is understandable. I think Nokia has changed the way mobile camera should be built. It actually squeezes a whopping 41 Megapixels into this small device. And they have re-engineered the image stabilizer for such a big sensor. Now they are using ball bearings for image stabilization which they call it the 2nd generation image stabilization.

Here is video of the Nokia Lumia 1020

With the announcement, Nokia also introduces the Nokia Pro Camera app. I really love the app. It has a lot of manual features. And the best part is that it has manual focus. Check out these two videos.

And this.

As you have seen in the video, the Nokia Lumia 1020 is capable of lossless zoom. This can be achieved because of the oversampling technology. I guess it is similar to the Nokia 808 PureView.

And with such a nice camera package, Nokia also added Rich Recording to it. It is able to reproduce good audio quality in challenging conditions. Here is a video of it.

I am sure by now you wanted to know the specs. Here it is.



Height: 130.4 mm
Width: 71.4 mm
Thickness: 10.4 mm
Weight: 158 g
Volume: 96.9 cm³

Display and User Interface

Display size: 4.5 ”
Display resolution: WXGA (1280 x 768)
Display features: PureMotion HD+, Brightness control, High brightness mode, Refresh rate 60 Hz, Sculpted glass, Easy to clean, Nokia Glance screen, Lumia Color profile, Wide viewing angle, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Sunlight readability enhancements
Display colors: TrueColor (24-bit/16M)
Aspect ratio: 15:9
Pixel density: 334 ppi
Display technology: ClearBlack, AMOLED
Touch screen technology: Super-sensitive touch
Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Magnetometer

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SIM card type: Micro SIM
Charging connectors: Charging Pads, Micro-USB
AV connectors: 3.5 mm audio connector
System connectors: Micro-USB-B
USB: USB 2.0
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth profiles: Object Push profile (OPP) 1.1, Hands-free profile (HFP) 1.5, Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.2, Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.4, Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) 1.1
Wi-Fi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
Wi-Fi security modes: WPA2 (AES/TKIP), WPA, WPA-Personal, WEP, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, PEAP-MSCHAPv2, EAP-SIM, EAP-AKA
NFC: Secure NFC for payment, Sharing, Pairing, Tagging
Other wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi Channel bonding

Data Network

GSM network: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps
GSM max data speed UL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps
LTE network bands2: 1, 3, 7, 8, 20
LTE max data speed DL: 100 Mbps
LTE max data speed UL: 50 Mbps
WCDMA network: 900 MHz, 2100 MHz, 1900 MHz, 850 MHz
WCDMA max data speed DL: HSDPA – 42.2 Mbps
WCDMA max data speed UL: HSUPA – 5.76 Mbps

Power Management

Battery model: BV-5XW
Battery capacity: 2000 mAh
Battery voltage: 3.8 V
Removable battery: No
Maximum 2G talk time: 19.1 h
Maximum 3G talk time: 13.3 h
Music playback time: 63 h
Video playback time: 6.8 h
Maximum Wi-Fi network browsing time: 5.5 h
Wireless charging: Yes, with accessory cover


Processor name: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4
Processor type: Dual-core 1.5 GHz


User data storage: In device, SkyDrive cloud storage
Mass memory: 32 GB
Free cloud storage: 7 GB


Main camera

Main camera sensor: 41 MP, PureView
Camera resolution: 7712 x 5360 pixels
Main camera focus type: Auto focus
Carl Zeiss Tessar lens: Yes
Sensor size: 1/1.5 inch
Main camera f-number/aperture: f/2.2
Camera focal length: 26 mm
Camera minimum focus range: 15 cm
Camera image formats: JPEG
Flash type: Xenon flash
Flash operating range: 4.0 m
Flash modes: Off, Automatic, On

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Secondary camera

Secondary camera resolution: 1280 x 960 pixels
Secondary camera f-number/aperture: f/2.4
Secondary camera – other features: Video recording, Still image capture, Video call, HD 1.2 MP wide angle


Main video camera

Camera video resolution: 1080p (Full HD, 1920 x 1080)
Camera video frame rate: 30 fps
Camera video zoom: 6 x
Video playback frame rate: 30 fps
Video playback codecs: VC-1, Windows video, H.264/AVC, H.263, MPEG-4
Video playback file formats: MP4, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, MOV
Video recording formats: MP4/H.264
Video white balance modes: Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Automatic, Daylight

Secondary video camera

Secondary video camera resolution: 720p (HD, 1280 x 720)
Secondary camera video recording format: MP4/H.264

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One of the interesting thing I noted is Instagram. Yes, Instagram on Windows Phone (in a way). In one of the demo on a photography app, the demonstrator can actually have the option to upload the picture to Instagram! I have nothing to confirm but it is shown on the video.

And more interesting apps are coming to Windows Phone 8 that take advantage of the awesome camera.

  • Path on Windows Phone 8 (filters)
  • Flipboard
  • Panagraph
  • Snapcam
  • Hipstamatic


Finally, you will be interested in the availability.

It will be available in the US market for AT&T from 26th July 2013 at US$299.99 (2 years contract). For China and some European market, it will be available in this quarter.

Plus there will be accessories that accompany this Nokia Lumia 1020. They are:

Nokia Snap-on wireless charging cover

Nokia Camera grip that has (US$79)

It has a 1020mAh battery and a dedicated shutter button (2-step) and also a standard tripod hole to hold the phone.

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