12 July 2013

Nokia surprises with 41mp camera phone.


Earlier this week, the Finnish phone maker released its remarkable Lumia 1020.  There has been a lot of anticipation for this Windows Phone 8 handset as its predecessor, the Lumia 920 released last year, has been an extremely popular smartphone.  There should be a big market potential for the new 1020, which is to start shipping this month, especially because of its whopping 41-megapixel rear camera.


The design of the Nokia Lumia 1020 is something of a marvel when considered in context.  It's a lot thinner than previous models, yet does that while packing in more technology, thanks to the addition of optical image stabilisation technology.  This new OIS actually uses ball bearings and little motors to keep things all shapely, which Nokia claims you can hear working when you wiggle the phone around when taking pictures.


Similar in spec to the Lumia 920, the Lumia 1020 is powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor, has a 4.5-inch display with resolution of 1280 x 768 and 332 ppi, 2GB of RAM (1GB on the 920), and 32GB of internal storage (non-expandable).


The new smartphone also has a 41-megapixel rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization, Xenon and LED flash, PureView technology, and 1080p video capture, as well as a 1.2-megapixel front-facing shooter.  Other inclusions are LTE, and a 2000 mAh battery, and it runs the Windows Phone 8 operating system.  Dimensions are 130.4mm x 71.4mm x 10.4mm and it weighs 158g.


With its latest 41mp camera, Nokia's Lumia 1020 absolutely brings the wow factor, proving that Nokia can innovate in its own way, that it is a mobile force to be reckoned with.  It will be hard for the power-users not to get excited about a modern smartphone powerful enough to replace a ‘point-and-shoot’, and possibly even most dSLR cameras.


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