Nokia has officially announced the Lumia 1020 on Thursday, its new flagship Windows Phone, highly anticipated for its 41-megapixel PureView sensor, that according to the smartphone maker is “the largest back side illuminated (BSI) sensor available on a smartphone.”
Having previously rumoured to be called the Nokia EOS, the name of the device was recently discovered in the meta data of pictures taken with the handset by Microsoft Windows Phone manager Joe Belfiore and uploaded onto his Flickr account.
According to the official press release, the Windows Phone 8 device has a 4.5-inch AMOLED PureMotion HD+ display (1280 x 768 pixels with a 16:9 aspect ratio), is made with Gorilla Glass 3 and is highly sensitive to touch even while wearing gloves.
Featuring a 1.5 Ghz dual-core S4 processor, with 2GB of RAM, it records HD video in 1080p at 30 frames per second, with four times zoom and up to six times zoom at 720p, six-lens Zeiss optics and xenon flash for different levels of light.
The Pro Camera app available from Nokia lets users manually adjust flash, focus, ISO, shutter speed, white balance and exposure. The device automatically creates 5 megapixel versions of photographs for sharing via e-mail, messaging or social media.
The device, that will be exclusively available from network provider AT&T in the U.S. from 26th July will be available in three colours: matte black, matte white and matte yellow with a price tag of about $300.
For more about the Nokia Lumia 1020, check out the promo video below: