Nokia Lumia 1020 Mobile, Snapdragon S4 Plus 41 MP camera

Nokia Lumia 1020 Mobile smartphone Snapdragon S4 Plus, 41 MP camera
Nokia Lumia 1020

We are going to revisit a unique Nokia smartphone today. Lumia 1020 is a Windows Phone device from Nokia. The reason this device is fondly remembered is not because of its design or software. Its largest camera, which appeared like a DSLR, was the device's most memorable feature. Let's have a look at it.

What made the Nokia Lumia 1020 Special?

The camera on the Lumia 1020 was not as good as it is now when it launched. The camera sensors were barely breaking 16 megapixels when it launched. There was also the Lumia 1020, which had a stunning 41-megapixel camera. It might not seem as impressive now, but this device was consistently rated as one of the top camera smartphones in the market in 2013 and was continuously compared to DSLR cameras with sensors of similar megapixel count.
Similarly, the device was quite recognizable back then. We're used to seeing large camera modules on the back of the phone these days, but in 2013, you'd see a single sensor tucked into the back of the phone. There wasn't much of a camera bump in 2013. Nevertheless, the Finnish company launched the device with a huge circular module. Its biggest selling point was its large camera module, though some found it unsightly. It was also accompanied by a camera app that received a lot of praise for its great user interface. In other words, even beginners were able to take great pictures with the app's intuitive design.
Nokia made sure to fully utilize the camera's capabilities when it came to ensuring the Lumia 1020's image quality, even though the megapixel count was not everything. Sensors were designed to allow the best shot to be taken by capturing as many details as possible. Despite having a 41-megapixel sensor, it produced images of only 5 megapixels as it combined eight megapixels into one. Nokia called this supersampling technology and marketed it as PureView. This even enabled the device to offer 4x zoom without losing quality and save images in RAW format as well.

Impact & Future Influence

It is apparent by now that all of these features have practically become the norm in today's smartphones, so they are not ground-breaking at all. The process of combining multiple megapixels into one for lossless zoom and better quality was quite innovative. It has even been credited to Nokia for popularizing the technology. We're now seeing smartphones arrive with 64-megapixel sensors that produce 16-megapixel photos through pixel binning.
The Lumia 1020 was, therefore, one of the first phones to use more megapixels to produce better quality pictures. There was also a manual mode (known commonly as Pro mode now) in the camera app back then. Many of the elements of the interface are still inherited from the Lumia 1020. Even though it wasn't among the best sellers back in 2013, the HTC One (M7) and the Samsung Galaxy S4 still held their own in 2013.

Design, Specs, & Price

In spite of the camera being the highlight, the iPhone wasn't remembered for many other reasons. In terms of design, the device wasn't as impressive as the HTC One, but it wasn't bad either. With the exception of the camera bump, it had a rectangular design with rounded edges. Several colors of polycarbonate materials are available for the rear panel, including Black, White, and Yellow.
PureMotionHD+ AMOLED screen with Gorilla Glass 3 protection covers the 4.5-inch display. With a 41 megapixel camera and two Xenon and LED flashes on the back, it featured Carl Zeiss optics. An optical image stabilization system was included with this sensor, which had a size of 1/1.5 inch. There was only a 1.2-megapixel camera on the front. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, the device features 2GB of RAM and up to 64GB of internal storage.
With a battery capacity of 2,000mAh, the Nokia Lumia 1020 was able to deliver up to six hours of talk time. This device ran on Microsoft Windows Phone 8 and could be upgraded to Windows Phone 8.1. It was initially available for 299 US Dollars when it launched back in July 2013. Even so, the company quickly cut prices because the model was having trouble in the market. It was even possible for some to get the device on contract for around 99 USD.
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