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Nokia's new Lumia 1020 debuts with 41-megapixel camera

Ian Paul and Evan Dashevsky | July 12, 2013
The latest addition to Nokia's Windows Phone lineup is the Lumia 1020, which features a 41-megapixel camera and high-resolution display.

For video, the 1020 offers image capture at 30 frames per second at 1080p resolution. You can also employ a 6x zoom for your home videos, but only at 720p. The 1020 also records stereo sound with deep bass, thanks to the handset's digital microphones.

While Nokia spent a large chunk of Thursday's press event talking about the 1020's hardware, the company also showed off a new camera UI called Nokia Pro Camera, which offers realtime visual feedback as users manipulate image values such as exposure or color balance.

Now that Nokia has a new Lumia coming, the big question is will anyone want it? While Nokia has seen modest success with its Windows Phone devices in other parts of the world, it has struggled to gain adoption in North America. Will a phone that is basically a modest improvement over recent Lumia handsets—albeit with a super camera—be enough to woo American smartphone users? We'll find out later this month.

 

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