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Nokia launches Monstrous 41-Megapixel Lumia 1020

 

Not that we’re surprised after AT&T’s leak on YouTube earlier today, but we had a sneaking suspicion something like this might be happening — but we wanted to see it in person, just to make sure.

Meet the Nokia Lumia 1020, complete with all 41 million of those reasons we’ve been hearing about for a while now. That, naturally, is a not so subtle reference to the second-gen PureView 41-megapixel sensor, packed with what the company’s calling the “largest back side illuminated sensor available on a smartphone.” And on the front, you’ll find a 4.5-inch 1,280 x 768 pixels (at a 16:9 aspect ratio) AMOLED PureMotion HD+ display protected by Gorilla Glass 3. And, the company adds, offering super sensitive touch, even when the user’s got a pair of gloves on.

The image-focused Windows Phone handset also features six-lens Zeiss optics, manual shutter, xenon flash for different light levels and second-gen optical stabilization. On the software side, you’ll get a Nokia Pro Camera app, so you can manually adjust flash, focus, ISO, white balance, shutter speed and exposure — you know, like on a real camera. On the video side of things, you’ll be able to shot 1080p at 30 frames a second with 4x zoom (and 6x in 720p), while the built-in mics promise high quality even in loud settings. Using the app, you can also reframe photos, zoom, change orientation and more. South African or African & Middle East availability have NOT been made public.

A lot of comparison was made between the Lumia 1020, Pureview 808 and the Lumia 920 – but whats the big difference?

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Lumia 1020 Lumia 925 Lumia 920 808 PureView
Processor Dual-core 1.5GHz MSM8960 Dual-core 1.5GHz MSM8960 Dual-core 1.5GHz MSM8960 1.3GHz
Memory 2GB 1GB 1GB 512MB
Display 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ OLED 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ OLED 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ IPS LCD 4-inch ClearBlack OLED
Resolution 1,280 x 768 1,280 x 768 1,280 x 768 640 x 360
Glass Gorilla Glass 3 Gorilla Glass 2 Gorilla Glass 2 Gorilla Glass
Pixel Density 334 ppi 334 ppi 334 ppi 184 ppi
Storage 32GB 16GB or 32GB 32GB 16GB + microSD
Primary camera 41-megapixel OIS f/2.2 6-element lens, LED + xenon flash 8.7-megapixel OIS f/2.0 6-element lens, dual-LED flash 8.7-megapixel OIS f/2.0 5-element lens, dual-LED flash 41-megapixel f/2.4 5-element lens, LED + xenon flash
Secondary camera 2-megapixel 1,280 x 960 1,280 x 960 480p
Video recording 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p
Cellular HSPA+, LTE HSPA+, LTE HSPA+, LTE HSDPA
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0
Orientation Magnetometer, Accelerometer, Gyroscope Magnetometer, Accelerometer, Gyroscope Magnetometer, Accelerometer, Gyroscope Magnetometer, Accelerometer
Navigation A-GPS, GLONASS, WLAN Network Positioning A-GPS, GLONASS, WLAN Network Positioning A-GPS, GLONASS, WLAN Network Positioning GPS
Connectivity NFC NFC NFC NFC
Wireless charging Qi (with optional snap-on cover) Qi (with optional snap-on cover) Qi N/A
SIM standard micro-SIM micro-SIM micro-SIM micro-SIM
Battery 2,000 mAh 2,000 mAh 2,000 mAh 1,400 mAh
Weight 157.6 grams 139 grams 185 grams 169 grams
Dimensions 130.3 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm 127.5 x 70.5 x 8.5mm 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7mm 123.9 x 60.2 x 13.9 mm
Colors White, Black, Yellow Silver, Grey White, Black, Grey, Yellow, Red White, Black, Red

 

Papi Mabele
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