Just when we feared Nokia would not keep up with the pace in the smartphone industry, they fire a bullet! Yes, Nokia has made a breakthrough that makes them the first with such an invention. Talk of a phone camera with 41-mega pixel resolution, then think Nokia Lumia 1020.This time their selling point is the camera function in its line of Lumia smartphone genre.

Measuring 130.4mm tall by 71.4mm wide and 158g, the smartphone is pretty standard sized. It measures 10.4mm thick throughout most of its body. The large camera module on the back (about 1.75 inches in diameter) however protrudes a full 0.51 inch from the phone’s face.

Like all the Lumia 920-series phones, the 1020’s 4.5-inch display features a 1,280×768-pixel resolution and a pixel density of 334ppi. Its AMOLED screen is also supersensitive, which means you can operate it with fingernails or gloved fingertips.

The massive camera module includes a wide xenon flash and a six-lens Carl Zeiss lens, plus an LED sidekick that’s mainly used for focus. The resolution comes at 7712 x 5360 pixels.

The Windows Phone 8 smartphone boasts a Dual-core 1.5GHz processor named Qualcomm SnapdragonS4.The battery capacity of up to 2000 mAh allows for a maximum 3G talk time of 13.3 hours and 5.5 hours Wi-Fi browsing. The phone allows wireless charging.

With a RAM of 2GB, the device comes with free 7GB SkyDrive cloud storage space. It also has a mass memory of 32GB.

The Lumia 1020 camera function beats Samsung’s  Galaxy S4 which has a 16 mega pixel camera.


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