Nokia Lumia 1020

Nokia's Lumia 1020, with its 41 Mp camera, is almost here. Here's what you need to know about its release date, price and specs. Updated on 13/09/13. How to follow the Nokia X Android Launch Live from MWC 2014.

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The Lumia 1020 is a follow-on from the Lumia 920 and Lumia 925 smartphones. It boasts a whopping 41 Mp PureView Zeiss camera. See also: Group test: what's the best Windows phone?

Nokia Lumia 1020: Release date

The Lumia 1020 launched with AT&T in the US on 26 July, but now we have UK details.

Nokia has announced that the Lumia 1020 is now available to pre-order with a release date of 25 September with Three, O2, Vodafone, EE, Phones 4U & Carphone Warehouse.

Customers pre-ordering the cameraphone will get a free Nokia Camera Grip, wireless charging back cover, wireless charging plate and tripod worth £150.

Nokia Lumia 1020: Price

It's O2 which has the exclusive 64 GB model with contracts starting at £37 per month.

SIM-free pricing is at close to £600. Clove has the Lumia 1020 available to order at £588 inc VAT.

Unlocked Mobiles has put the Lumia 1020 up for pre-order with a price of £549 inc VAT.

Nokia Lumia 1020: Specs

  • Networks: GSM: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz, WCDMA: 2100 MHz, 1900 MHz, 850 MHz, 900 MHz, LTE network bands: 1, 3, 7, 20, 8.
  • Display: 4.5in AMOLED WXGA (768x1280), 2.5 D sculpted Corning Gorilla 3 Glass, ClearBlack, high brightness mode, sunlight readability, super sensitive touch.
  • Battery: 2000mAh battery, wireless charging supported via cover.
  • Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon.
  • Main camera: PureView 41Mp with optical image stabilization, Resolution: 7712 x 5360. Includes Nokia Pro Camera app. Xenon flash for still images, LED flash for video.
  • Front facing camera: HD 1.2-megapixel wide angle.
  • Memory: 2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory; 7GB free SkyDrive cloud storage.
  • Connectivity: USB2.0, BT 3.0, NFC with SIM based security, WLAN a/b/g/n, A-GPS and Glonass, 3.5 mm audio connector.
  • Dimensions: 71.4x130.4x10.4mm, 158g.

Nokia Lumia 1020 PureView smartphone

Since the camera is the most important and interesting element of the Lumia 1020, here are detailed specifications for the phone's snapper.

  • Main camera:
    • Main camera sensor: 41Mp PureView 
    • Camera resolution: 7712 x 5360 pixels
    • Main camera focus type: Auto focus 
    • Carl Zeiss Tessar lens: Yes 
    • Sensor size: 1/1.5 inch 
    • Main camera f-number/aperture: f/2.2 
    • Camera focal length: 26 mm
    • Camera minimum focus range: 15 cm
    • Camera image formats: JPEG 
    • Flash type: Xenon flash 
    • Flash operating range: 4.0 m
    • Flash modes: Off, Automatic, On
  • Main camera features:
    • Main camera - other features: Optical image stabilization, PureView, Backside-illuminated image sensor, 6-lens optics, High resolution zoom 3x
    • Digital camera add-ons: Nokia Smart Camera, Cinemagraph lens, Panorama lens, Bing vision, PhotoBeamer, Creative Studio, Nokia Glam Me, Nokia Pro Camera
  • Photography apps:
    • Nokia Pro Camera: Get the most out of the Nokia Lumia camera: it works great in Auto mode or you can take full manual control over exposure, shutter speed, ISO, white balance and focus, just like on an DSLR-camera.  The different framing grids help you to frame your shot, and if you did not get the shot completely straight, don't worry - you can straighten and crop it afterwards, over and over again. Plus, for the first time ever for Nokia Lumia, we’ve included an HD video mode that records high-quality stereo sound. 
    • Panorama: Get the bigger picture with Nokia’s easy-to-use Panorama app. Simply take your pictures and the app automatically stitches them into a picture-perfect view. Once you’re done, share your panorama directly to Twitter and Facebook. 
    • Creative Studio: Get more out of your pictures with this quick and easy photo editor. Creative Studio’s editing tools let you quickly adjust color balance, remove red eye and apply filters. Then, share your pictures directly on Facebook and Twitter. 
    • Nokia Smart Camera: Shoots a sequence of photos, making it easier to capture great moments. Choose your Best Shot or combine the photos into one picture, make a strobe effect to emphasize motion, remove unwanted objects or choose the best faces for great group shots. 
    • Nokia Glam Me Lens: Glam Me is the leading face beautification app for Windows Phones. With Glam Me, you can automatically enhance your self-portraits with toning, eye resizing, teeth whitening and all sorts of artistic effects. 
    • PhotoBeamer: PhotoBeamer is an innovative and easy way to show your pictures on any screen. Point your Nokia Lumia at any screen displaying and enjoy your photos anywhere with family and friends. It's a mobile projector that's always at hand. 
    • Cinemagraph: A magical blend of photo and movie-like animation, creating pictures that seem almost alive. Helpful on-screen assistance lets you select the animated area of your picture and easily create and edit a cinemagraph. You can share your cinemagraph with friends via social media, email and messaging. 
  • Image capturing:
    • Capture modes: Video, Still
    • Scene modes: Automatic, Night Portrait, Sports, Night, Close-up, Backlight
    • White balance modes: Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Daylight, Automatic
    • Light sensitivity: Automatic, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200
    • Photos viewed by: Camera Roll, Month, Timeline, Photo editor, Favorites, Album, Photos from social networks
  • Secondary camera:
    • Secondary camera resolution: 1280 x 960 pixels
    • Secondary camera f-number/aperture: f/2.4 
    • Secondary camera - other features: Video recording, Still image capture, Video call, HD 1.2 MP wide angle

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