Nokia has launched a new top of the range Lumia 1020, with a 41 megapixel sensor for sharp imaging. The 1020’s sensor has Zeiss optics with six lenses and optical image stabilization for low light conditions.
Nokia also released a new imaging software development kit (SDK) that provides image editing features of the Nokia Lumia 1020 to developers. The SDK is available now at developer.nokia.com with a number of developers including Vyclone, Yelp and CNN integrating these features into future releases.
Nokia also announced a new camera grip, an accessory that complements the phone’s features usually found in stand-alone cameras, like the 1020’s built-in xenon flash and mechanical shutter. The Nokia camera grip also has a tripod mount, and is expected to be available this month for an estimated retail price of $79.
Nokia says the latest developments in LiveSight will available in Here Maps soon. The Lumia 1020 also comes with ad and subscription free Nokia Music streaming.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 will arrive first in the U.S., exclusively with AT&T, with sales expected to start on July 26 at a price of $299.99 on a two-year contract. The 1020 is then expected to arrive in China and European markets this quarter. The Nokia Lumia 1020 will be available in yellow, white and black.
The 1020 has 4.5-inch Anoled Wxga screen with a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels. It is powered by a
1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 and has a 2000 mAh battery, with wireless charging. 2 Gb Ram, 32 Gb internal memory, with 7 Gb free SkyDrive cloud storage
The camera is PureView 41 MP with optical image stabilization, Resolution: 7712 x 5360. Includes Nokia Pro Camera. Xenon flash for still images, LED flash for video