Nokia Lumia 1020 Unveiled: Release Date, Price Points, Full Specs And Features Confirmed At Live Event

on July 11 2013 12:00 PM
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Nokia will release the Lumia 1020 on July 26 for AT&T customers. Courtesy / Nokia

Nokia has officially unveiled the Lumia 1020 at the company’s “Zoom Reinvented” event in New York City Thursday. The Lumia 1020 features a 4.5-inch screen and 2GB of RAM in addition to a 41-megapixel camera sensor and large lens, as the company continues to focus on releasing Windows Phone devices with high-end photo features. Nokia confirmed the release date for the Lumia 1020 will be July 26.

Hoping consumers will be willing to pay $100 more than other "flagship" devices from Samsung and Apple, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop introduced the Lumia 1020 as “the next chapter in smartphone photography.” The Nokia Lumia 1020 will release in yellow, black and white versions, as had previously been reported, and will release at a future date on AT&T before competing carriers.

The Lumia 1020 will contain a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in memory that, along with the battery, will not be removable or upgradeable.

Lumia1020Official The Lumia 1020 from Nokia will come in white, yellow and black.  Courtesy / Nokia

The 41-megapixel camera sensor on the Nokia Lumia 1020 has a dual capture feature, where the phone simultaneously saves a 5-megapixel image right at the same time as taking a larger image, combining 7 pixels into one in a process known as “oversampling.” The 5-megapixel image will have a smaller filesize for easier sharing from the Lumia 1020 to various social networks. Recorded video will also utilize the process, allowing for “amazing quality and amazing clarity” on the Lumia 1020, Elop said.

“The whole point of the Lumia 1020 is to shoot first, without any worry,” Elop said, “So I can go back at a later date, and discover a new story from the same image.”

Lumia1020accessory The Lumia 1020 will have an optional accessory that will include a more camera-like grip and an extra battery.  Courtesy / Nokia

The camera in the Lumia 1020 will also include a “second generation” version of Nokia’s Optical Image Stabilization technology, where the camera lens sits on coils that move in conjunction allowing a user to minimize the blurriness caused by unsteady hands. The Lumia 1020 camera will contain six lenses, with Zeiss Wide Angle optics. The phone also includes a back side illuminted sensor to capture more light in dark settings, and the Lumia 1020 camera will include manual focus.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 will come first to AT&T, the company said. Hipstamatic will have an exclusive new feature called Ogle Pro, which Nokia said will launch exclusively with the Lumia 1020.

Here are the full specs of the new Nokia Lumia 1020:

Main camera sensor: 41 MP, PureView

Flash type: Xenon flash

Display size: 4.5inch

Processor: 1.5GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4

RAM: 2GB

Dimensions

Height: 130.4 mm

Width: 71.4 mm

Thickness: 10.4 mm

Weight: 158.0 g

Volume: 96.9 cm3

Display and User Interface

Display size: 4.5-inches

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, Sunlight readability enhancements

Display colors: TrueColor (24-bit/16M) 

Aspect ratio: 15:9 

Pixel density: 334.0 ppi

Touch screen technology: Super-sensitive touch 

Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Magnetometer

Keys and Input Methods

User Input: Touch 

Operating keys: Volume keys, Camera key, Power/Lock key

Connectivity

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 

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: 2, 4, 5, 17

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 capacity: 2000 mAh

Removable battery: No 

Maximum talk time (2G): 8.2 h

Maximum talk time (3G): 12.5 h

Maximum music playback time: 53.0 Hour(s)

Video playback time: 6.8 h

Maximum Wi-Fi network browsing time: 5.5 Hour(s)

Memory

User data storage: In device, SkyDrive cloud storage

Mass memory: 32 GB

Free cloud storage: 7 GB

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