Nokia Lumia 1020 price and release date

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It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for! Nokia has just officially announced the Lumia 1020 with 41MP PureView camera. The game has been changed. We’ve heard about this phone in every way possible, and seen it in every angle possible. Unfortunately there isn’t much surprise left unless you were abstaining from the rumors.

The big deal with the Lumia 1020 is obviously the camera. There is a prominent hump on the back that holds the 41MP PureView camera. This camera is made up of 6 lenses, which allows for insane zoom for a smartphone. The camera also has optical image stabilization, backside-illuminated image sensor, autofocus, xenon Flash, 1080p video at 30 fps, and comes with Nokia Pro Camera mode. There is not a smartphone on the market that can compete with this camera.

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Now for the non-camera specs. Everything else in the Lumia 1020 is very similar to the Lumia 920 and 925. It has a 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 2,000 mAh battery with optional wireless charging cover, and 1.2MP front camera. Including the camera bump the 1020 is a respectable 10.4 mm thick.

So, what about price? The Lumia 1020 will be available on AT&T on July 26th for $299. It will come in white, black, and yellow. If that seems a little expensive go re-read all the things this phone can do. You’re not just buying a smartphone, you are buying a smartphone with a DSLR stuffed inside it. Spend $300 on this phone and you won’t need to spend anything on a separate camera. Who is picking one of these up?

  • Edgar Cervantes

    I wonder if it will come unlocked. Doubt it. Either way, I would love to be able to check out this phone. Will go to the AT&T store and give it a try.

  • JSYOUNG571

    I am totally convinced that Microsoft is purposely trying to destroy Windows Phone. Why would you continue to make your flagship phone exclusive to AT&T only? It is not a damn Apple iPhone.

  • Vincent Bell

    Even though I have At and T, I agree with you JSYoung571. Spread the love to other carriers! It would be great to have four different carriers with 6 or more Windows Phones to choose from.