You’d have to dig deep to find a Nokia gadget that has raised more excitement, hype, interest and controversy all at once than the Lumia 1020. And that all happened before the smartphone even became official.
Oh, well, now it’s official and it’s… what we expected, I guess. I’m sorry, but I have trouble getting psyched about something I knew was coming weeks ago. That’s not necessarily Nokia’s fault, but they could have kept a tighter lid on the recent spills of inside information.
If you’ve somehow missed the gazillion leaks involving the Lumia 1020, let’s mention really quickly that this is essentially a Lumia 920 with a slimmer body, far more advanced camera technology, some extra RAM and higher price.
Not exactly groundbreaking, but photo buffs will still have a field day when hearing about this thing. Its 41 MP rear snapper is unequaled in today’s smartphone décor and not just in relation to that whopping megapixel count.
The camera also has built-in OIS (optical image stabilization), six-lens Zeiss optics, manual shutter, xenon flash and a number of other optimizations and goodies that I can’t pronounce, let alone do I know exactly what they do.
Outside of the imaging spectrum, the latest Lumia family member is in no way spectacular, though the packing of 2 gigs of RAM is a first for Windows Phones. The 4.5-inch 1,280 x 768 pix res panel is mediocre (by high-end 2013 standards), the dual-core 1.5 GHz chip likewise, but on the bright side you do get 32 GB of on-board storage.
Sadly, AT&T is to be the only American carrier to sell the Lumia 1020 and the cameraphone will cost $300 with two-year contracts starting July 26. Need I say anything else other than a big, roaring “bummer”?
<Source: Phone Arena>