Nokia Lumia 1020 with 41-megapixel camera Smartphone Unveiled
Nokia Chief Executive Stephen Elop unveils Nokia's new smartphone with a 41-megapixel camera, the Lumia 1020, in New York July 11, 2013.Credit: Reuters/Shannon Staple

Finnish handset maker Nokia pulled the wraps off the much anticipated 41.0-megapixel camera smartphone - Lumia 1020, in New York City on Thursday.

During the launch, President and CEO of Nokia, Stephen Elop said, "We want to take people on a journey from capturing pictures to recording and sharing their lives,"

"The Nokia Lumia 1020 will bring new meaning to pictures and continues to strengthen Nokia's leadership in imaging," he added.

The Lumia 1020 smartphone sports a 4.5-inch AMOLED WXGA (1280x768p) display with PureMotion HD+ technology, Gorilla Glass 3 screen shield and runs on Windows Phone 8 OS powered by1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Processor with 2GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt memory.

In terms of camera specifications, it packs a stunning 41.0-megapixel PureView camera having six physical lenses with OIS (Optical Image stabilizations), and an array of photography enriching features such as 3X High-resolutions zoom, Xenon flash for still images, LED flash for videos, Nokia Pro Camera applications and many more. On the front side, the phone packs a 1.2-megapixel wide angle HD camera.

Nokia has claimed that Lumia 1020 will first hit US markets via network carrier AT&T on 27 July for ₹229.99 (around ₹18,000 ) with a two-year contract. The device is expected to be rolled out to China and select European market this quarter.

According to reports, Nokia is planning to launch the cheaper version of Lumia 1020 in India and other emerging markets soon.

Key specifications of Nokia Lumia 1020:

Model Nokia Lumia 1020
Display 4.5-inch AMOLED WXGA(1280x768p) display with PureMotion HD+ technology, pixel density: 334 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Windows Phone 8
Processor Dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Processor with 1.5GHz
Storage capacity 32GB
Camera Main: 41.0-megapixel PureView camera with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), 6-lens optics, 3X high resolution zoom, Carl Zeiss Tessar lens, image resolution: 7712x5360p, Xenon flashFront: 1.2-megapixel HD wide-angle camera
Battery BV-5XW battery model with 2000 mAh
Network 2G & 3G
Add-ons Bluetooth v3.0; Wi-Fi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n; NFC, Micro-USB v2.0; 2.5D sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen shield
Dimensions 130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm
Weight 158 g
Price 299.99 (around ₹18,000), will be offered for two year contract in US