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Nokia launches the Lumia 1020, 41-megapixel sensor revisited

Last night, Nokia officially launched their latest flagship phone in the country, the Lumia 1020, which boasts of a superb imaging technology and a second-generation 41 megapixel sensor.


The Nokia PureView 808 introduced last year shocked the world with its 41-megapixel sensor. However, it was somewhat big for your pocket and looks rather unappealing for a mobile phone. You can say that the new Lumia 1020 is the PureView 808 done right, it’s now way slimmer and lighter, and still packs a really good camera.


The Nokia Lumia 1020 has a second generation 41 megapixel sensor, six lens Carl Zeiss optics with optical image stabilization built-in, yet manages to squeeze the whole camera module into a slim frame. There’s just a slight protrusion at the back for the lens. It has a dual-capture functionality that can take a high resolution 38-megapixel image for you to zoom-crop/edit, and a 5-megapixel picture for social sharing.


Camera is also equipped with Xenon flash while a LED flash can also be used while recording Full HD videos. Along with Nokia Rich Recording feature, it can handle sound pressure levels six times louder than conventional smartphone microphones.

This device runs on Windows Phone 8 and has the Nokia Pro Cam included aside from the Nokia Smart Camera app found in other Lumia devices. This app allows you to manually control the camera’s exposure settings which includes ISO, aperture, and shutter speed.


Other specs for the Lumia 1020 includes a 4.5-inch WXGA AMOLED display protected by Gorilla Glass 3, a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chip, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage (no microSD), a 1.2 megapixel HD wide angle front camera, LTE, NFC, wireless charging, and a 2,000mAh battery.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 will be available starting on October 11 with a retail price of Php35,650 and a free Nokia Camera Grip valued at P4,000 included. This handset comes in black, white, and yellow colors.

Nokia Lumia 1020 Specs:
4.5-inch AMOLED display, 768 x 1280, 322 ppi
PureMotion HD+, Clear Black technology, Super Sensitive Touch
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 chip
Adreno 225 GPU
2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, no microSD
7GB free SkyDrive storage
Windows Phone 8
PureView 41MP sensor with Optical Image Stabilization, Xenon Flash
Backside-illuminated image sensor, 6-lens ZEISS optics
1.2MP wide angle HD front camera
HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE
Stereo FM radio with RDS
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, NFC
Non-removable Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery (BV-5XW)
130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm
158 g
Colors: Black, White, Yellow
SRP: Php35,650
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  • Nanaoallen

    SO which is it? 36,650 or 35, 650?

    • 35,650, sorry for the typo

  • nelson

    that monster phone… dream… love windowsphone 8… althoughbi am using android.. heheheh

  • Griswold

    that’s too expensive for a nokia. šŸ™ nakikisabay sa apple and samsung sa presyo.

  • What is the ZOOM capability?

  • Mivob

    technically, swak ang >30k price ng Lumia 1020. yung ibang nagrereklamo (frustrated Lumia 1020 Owner) sa price range nito siguro wala lang pambili. HaHaHa

  • This is a great phone, but I think the price is way too high. I would suggest people to wait for a few more month before buying it…I’m sure the price is going to come down as we head towards Christmas.

  • pot.pot

    great phone but the price was too costly, is there any different po compare to the other phone?

    • mobiletech

      good phone naman kya lng compare sa ibang phone like LG maganda din ung features peo nagrarank lng sa 27,000 to 29,000 i think.

  • techy

    great phone! but being practical, i can buy other phone that the price was not too costly but have a good feature also.