Nokia has unveiled its much anticipated 4.5-inch Lumia 1020 smartphone in New York.

The USP of the new smartphone is its second generation 41 megapixel camera sensor. The first was in the relatively outdated Nokia 808 PureView which was launched almost two years ago.

Nokia Pro Camera

The smartphone features a special Nokia Pro Camera app to make use of the advanced sensor, zoom and image stabilisation capabilities. It works on a dual capture basis where it simultaneously takes a high resolution 38 megapixel image (which can be cropped later), and creates a 5 megapixel picture for quick social networking shares.

41 megapixel camera sensor

The Nokia Lumia 1020’s 41 megapixel sensor features leading ZEISS optics with six physical lenses, plus optical image stabilisation, delivering crystal clear pictures even in low light conditions.

It also captures blur-free videos with stereo sound even at the loudest concerts thanks to Nokia Rich Recording, which handles sound pressure levels six times louder than conventional smartphone microphones.

“We want to take people on a journey from capturing pictures to recording and sharing their lives,’’ said Stephen Elop, President and CEO, Nokia. “The Nokia Lumia 1020 will bring new meaning to pictures and continues to strengthen Nokia's leadership in imaging.’’

App talk

Hipstamatic showcased Oggl PRO, an exclusive application that they have introduced in the Nokia Lumia 1020. Other popular apps such as Vine, Path and Flipboard will also debut on the new Lumia 1020.

To help people see what’s around them and discover new places to take photos, the latest developments in LiveSight will available in HERE Maps soon. The Nokia Lumia 1020 also comes with ad and subscription free Nokia Music streaming.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 will arrive first in the US and is likely to arrive in India only later this year. The Nokia Lumia 1020 will be available in yellow, white and black.

(This article was published on July 12, 2013)
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