Nokia has unveiled the all new 41-megapixel Lumia 1020, a Windows Phone 8 handset that is admittedly designed to attract “a different kind of smartphone enthusiast.”
The freshly revealed Lumia handset is the spiritual successor to 2012’s 808 PureView.
The 1020 offers an impressive slate of photography options meant to complement its oversized sensor. Chief among these attractive options is the Nokia Pro Cam mode, which allows users to make changes to the camera’s white balance, ISO, and exposure.
To ensure that users can share photos easily, the device takes two versions of any given shot: one in the 41 megapixel resolution and another in a 5 megapixel resolution.
The 1020 delivers a 4.5-inch AMOLED PureMotion HD+ display which outputs at 1280×768. Packed inside is the 1.5 GHz dual-core MSM8960 processor that the Lumia 925 and Lumia 920 bore, though the 1020 only has 2 GB of RAM in order to help better process photos.
The handset will launch July 26 on AT&T for $300.
Published reports note that this new release is Nokia’s latest ambitious attempt to regain some of the market share it has lost to Apple and Samsung.