Lumia-1020Nokia has launched the Lumia 1020 as expected, which leaked ahead of the announcement.

The ‘Zoom Reinvented’ Lumia 1020 has a 41-megapixel second generation sensor that lets you see more detail than the naked eye can see.

It uses Nokia’s PureView technology with optical image stabilization and judging by the images demonstrated at the live feed event from New York yesterday, looks pretty impressive.

The Nokia Pro Camera app lets you take professional photos and zoom further into these shots, or before taking the shot, with clear results.


The dual capture mode takes two pictures simultaneously, one high resolution 38-megapixel image and a second 5-megapixel photo, which is easier to share across your social networks. The main focus around the Lumia 1020 is its massive 41-megapixel camera, which features Zeiss optics that has 6 physical lenses along with optic image stabilisation to deliver clear pictures in low light conditions.

Nokia also announced a new imaging software development kit (SDK) that gives developers access to key editing features – roll on awesome apps.

Speaking of apps, new apps coming to Windows Phone are Flipboard, Vine and Path.

The Nokia Camera Grip is an additional accessory that provides a xenon flash, mechanical shutter, has a tripod mount and offers additional battery life.


The Lumia 1020 will be available  in yellow, white and black. More details about a South African launch TBA. For full specs – go here.