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Nokia Lumia 1020 arrives with 41-megapixel camera; availability starts this quarter

New smartphone can capture blur-free video with stereo sound
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Nokia has unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the Lumia 1020, which comes with a massive 41-megapixel camera.

There have been many, may rumours about Nokia releasing a smartphone with a monster PureView camera, and after the disappointment of the Lumia 925, the firm has finally brought the 41-megapixel camera to its Lumia 1020.

The PureView technology includes optical images stabilization, and the 41MP sensor features six physical lenses.

Nokia boasts that the camera can capture blur-free videos with stereo sound, thanks to Nokia Rich Recording, which can handle sound pressure levels six times louder than conventional smartphone microphones.

Hipstamatic’s Oggl PRO is included on the device as an exclusive app. It was also announced that Vine, Path and Flipboard will soon be available on Windows Phone.

Nokia also announced the Nokia Camera Grip. This is an accessory that complements the Lumia 1020's built-in xenon flash and mechanical shutter. The Grip has a tripod mount, and will cost around $79.

The smartphone runs Windows Phone 8 OS, includes free global HERE Maps, and comes with a 4.5-inch 1280x768 display, 2000 mAh battery, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, 7GB free SkyDrive could storage, and a 1.2MP wide angle front facing camera.

The Lumia 1020 will be available in the US from July 26th, costing around $299.99. US consumers can pre-order the device from AT&T from July 16th.

As for the UK, Nokia revealed that the smartphone would be available in Europe ‘starting this quarter’.

It will be available in yellow, white and black, and Nokia is planning an exclusive variant of the device with Telefonica to select European and Latin American markets.

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