Nokia announced its anticipated Lumia 1020 smartphone, the headline feature of which is its 41 megapixel camera.
The device brings technology introduced in the Symbian OS-powered PureView 808 to the recovering vendor’s Windows Phone line, although Nokia also noted that it uses a “second generation” camera sensor.
It also gains a feature called “dual capture”, which simultaneously takes a 38 megapixel image for “endless editing opportunities”, alongside a 5 megapixel picture for social sharing.
Otherwise, the device shares many of its features with other Windows Phone 8 devices – unsurprising, considering Microsoft’s tight control of the platform.
It has a 4.5-inch screen, and is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor. It has 32GB of internal memory, with no additional expansion available.
Lumia 1020 will debut in the US with AT&T later this month, priced at $299 with a two-year contract.
This will be followed by China and “key European markets” later in this quarter, with an exclusive variant in the works for Telefonica in Europe and Latin America.
It will be available in yellow, white and black.