To no one’s surprise, Nokia unveiled their next smartphone this morning, showing off the Lumia 1020 Windows Phone. The device will be available for $299 as of July 26th in the U.S., exclusively at AT&T. Other countries will see a release “this quarter.”
On stage in NY, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop called this release “the next chapter in smartphone photography.” While photography is clearly the focus of this announcement, Nokia also touted the 1020′s video capabilities — it’s shake stabilization features in particular. The company also claims it has “reinvented zoom.”
The 1020 features a 41 megapixel Pureview sensor, with optical stabilization. Its 6-lens Zeiss optics, and xenon flash make it the centerpiece of the phone. The device can shoot still images at 38-megapixels in 4:3 and 16:9 aspect rations. While taking the high-res image, it also captures a 5-megapixel image to allow for easier sharing via messaging, email and social networks.
The Lumia 1020 also supports 1080p video capture, with 4x zoom and 6x at 720p. A 4.5-inch AMOLED display, 32GB of storage, and 2GB of RAM are also standard.
Nokia’s Lumia 1020 will exclusively debut on AT&T in the US for $299.99 with a two-year service contract. AT&T will begin taking preorders on July 16th, with the full launch following on July 26th. The device will be available in matte black, white, and yellow. For more information, visit www.att.com/Lumia1020.