Nokia Lumia 1020 is coming to Australia

Nokia have just announced that the highly anticipated release of the flagship Windows Phone, the Nokia 1020 will be coming this month. That stunning 41MP camera will soon be...

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Nokia have just announced that the highly anticipated release of the flagship Windows Phone, the Nokia 1020 will be coming this month. That stunning 41MP camera will soon be busy taking photos of the Harbour Bridge, Big Pineapple and Parliament House. What’s the big deal about the 1020 arriving in Australia? It has the best camera in any phone, full stop, end of story.

The 41 Megapixel camera combined with the Nokia Pro Camera on the Nokia Lumia 1020, lets you shoot in super high resolution, which means you can zoom in after you’ve taken the shot. Rotating, reframing and cropping then lets you share the perfect image, and avoid the normal pixilation experienced by the phone in your pocket.

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With stunning shots like this possible with the Lumia 1020 its sure to be used to capture shots of our amazing country, particularly our famous skylines at night. I can’t wait to see it pointed to the skies as fireballs explode light into the Melbourne darkness outside Crown Casino. If you happened to miss the specs of the Lumia 1020, here’s the highlights:

  • Display size: 4.5”
  • Display resolution: WXGA (1280 x 768)
  • Dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
  • 2 GB RAM, 32GB Storage, 7GB free SkyDrive
  • 41 MP PureView camera with Optical image stabilization and Carl Zeiss Tessar lens stamping images to a 1/1.5 inch sensor through a f/2.2 aperture.
  • 1080p (Full HD, 1920 x 1080) at 30fps.
  • Xenon flash
  • NFC
  • 2000 mAh battery
  • Dimensions – Height: 130.4 mm, Width: 71.4 mm, Thickness: 10.4 mm, Weight: 158 g
  • Wireless charging isn’t included, but is available with accessory cover

Nokia’s newest, 4G-enabled smartphone will be available from Telstra and major retailers from the 17th September and Optus from the 1st October*.  The RRP is AUD$899.

Adding further professional capabilities, Nokia is also introducing the Nokia Camera Grip.  This accessory complements the Lumia 1020 and provides features such as additional battery life, a two-stage shutter key and a standard tripod mount. The Nokia Camera Grip is expected to be available in October with an estimated retail price of AUD$89.95.

As far as carriers, the list of options and retail outlets are listed below.

Telstra
Black Nokia Lumia 1020

Optus
Black Nokia Lumia 1020

Harvey Norman

· Nokia Lumia 1020 in black, white and yellow

· Nokia Wireless Charging Shell in black and yellow, which will be available in October

· Nokia Camera Grip in black, white and yellow, which will be available in October

Allphones
Black and yellow Nokia Lumia 1020

Dick Smith
Black and yellow Nokia Lumia 1020

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