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Nokia Lumia 1020 unveiled with 41 MP sensor, OIS and lossless zoom

0. phoneArena posted on 11 Jul 2013, 10:08

Breathtaking 41 MP BSI 1/1.2" sensor, 3x lossless zoom (up to 6x for HD video), six-elements lens with ZEISS optics, OIS suspension for shake-free videos and blur-free low-light photos. Add to those a powerful Xenon flash and an LED light for video recording, and you easily get the best cameraphone on the market...

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posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:44

54. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

2012 specs, Carlitos. I don't think there were too many S4 Pro devices around with 2GB RAM and 768p screens in 2011.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 10:13 6

4. jckc92 (Posts: 29; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)

I have the 928 and was waiting for this phone. But besides the camera it has the same battery and storage! Can't see changing phones just for the camera. C'mon Nokia, add a bigger battery, more memory, and something to WOW us...

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 10:18

8. roldefol (Posts: 4365; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

I'm hoping that next year or even this holiday season, there will be a new EOS with even better specs (bigger screen, maybe a Snapdragon 800) on both Verizon and AT&T. At the very least the 920/928 replacement should be on both carriers this fall. Verizon has done Nokia a lot of good the way it's pushed the 928.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:48

56. lovefist (unregistered)

Yep. I was looking forward for any mid range announcements but since its just a phone with a great camera.. Hohumm.
I buy phones for productivity and communcation not taking pictures and playing around with camera settings. Those I just consider as bonuses.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 10:13 6

5. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)

Go windows! Go Nokia!! :D
Bye bye Android ;)

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 10:16 18

7. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)

LOL you think android is gonna lose to that brick :D c'mon get real

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 10:30 3

18. Rorschach (Posts: 83; Member since: 26 Apr 2013)

Until the folks at Windows do their part and improve the OS, it will not come close to the likes of Andriod and iOS

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 10:21 1

10. papss (unregistered)

Hmm I'm not paying 300 on contract for this phone.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 10:23 5

11. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

Man....they just had to go and take a really nice phone....and kill all its attractiveness by putting windows on it. Poor thing....

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 10:26 4

12. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

That's a freakin' awesome phone, good job Nokia!

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 10:29 3

16. roldefol (Posts: 4365; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

They surprised me with the 2 GB RAM. They really crammed as much into the phone as they could within the processor & screen limitations MS dictated.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 10:26

13. papss (unregistered)

Maybe I should sell my N4 to pick this up?

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:46

55. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)

Thanks for sharing your economic queries with us all.....

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 10:29 2

15. sonisoe (Posts: 435; Member since: 06 May 2009)

sadly, this excellent camera isnt gonna make a lot of people switch..hopefuly am wrong, i do wanna see nokia succeed given their artistry in hardware design & engineering incl. this fantastic camera and software development (nokia map etc)...

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 10:30 1

19. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Dammit, they know I'm a sucker for Zeiss glass. IT BETTER make it to Verizon or Tmo....

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 10:34 1

21. roldefol (Posts: 4365; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

Sure, after AT&T's 6 month exclusivity period. :(

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 10:45 1

24. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Camera first, phone/multi-media device second and third. This is aimed at a very particular market. I can see it being a success, but it is a bit of a gamble. Can't make it in the industry without a gamble or two. The first Galaxy Note was released with lessers specs as well until it proved to be a hit. Now it is all shades of premium with copy cats galore. This has that potential.

It could also be a huge, stinky bomb. We watch and wait......

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 10:46 1

26. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

when it comes to WP devices this is clearly the one to have by a long shot.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 18:49 1

68. Jiin- (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)

Oh, it'll take some long shots. ALL KINDS OF SHOTS.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 10:47 2

27. Penny (Posts: 1672; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)

Apparently, the inclusion of a BSI sensor is pretty important as well as the 808 Pureview did not have BSI. Images should be great from this phone.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 10:56

31. vslayer (Posts: 34; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)

now phonearena i dare you to compare all of the smartphone camera today..... :) im tired of saying that iphone 5 , gs4 is much better photos

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:00

33. kozza3 (Posts: 715; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

they should have made it thicker with a huge battery, obviously people are going to buy this because of the camera and not the form-factor

i don't understand the designers these days

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:03

36. timukh (Posts: 295; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

Super awesome camera, great new features but sadly no improvements in the hardware other than the 2GB of RAM. And with the july availability it seems that Nokia was ready with this device for quite a long time so they did the mass production already and maybe they were waiting for microsoft to release 1080p and quad core support sooner so that they could incorporate it. But sadly the two most important features still seems missing and till MS releases that there will already be an android phone with even higher resolutions!
Oh MS! What can I say more. $299 is obviously a NO! May be $199 was still considerable.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:08

37. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

"WOW 41MP BSI Sensor" Nokia you got me confused to choose.
if Honami disappointing Lumia 1020 + Xperia ZR will be my last option

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:11

38. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 493; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

"Answering everyone's prayers..."

Doesn't run Android. Prayers not answered.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:24

43. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

prayers, not fanboys

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:53

57. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 493; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

LOL Well hello Mr. Pot, I'm Mr. Kettle.....

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:56

60. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

im stove.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:14

40. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Ok 2 questions first y call it 41MP when the sensor itself says 38. 2nd what's the zoom ?

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 11:44

52. picka_vi_materina (Posts: 174; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

Think of the full 41MP sensor as a circle. If you draw a square (4:3) or a rectangle (16:9) inside the circle, there are parts of the circle that are not used which results to the lower resolution. The below is an example of the Nokia N9 sensor of 8.7MP. You can see the principle which I explained in the image.


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