With Lumia 1020, Nokia Bets on Appeal of Megapixel Camera

Nokia Lumia 1020 Gives Windows Phone 8 Latest Bid for Success (Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Since being unveiled last week, the Nokia Lumia 1020 has garnered a lot of talk and anticipation. Like its predecessors, the device, which features a 41 megapixel sensor, notably runs off Windows Phone 8 – a mobile OS whose popularity obviously still pales in comparison to the likes of Android and iOS.

With the 1020, however, perhaps Nokia can delivery something strikingly unique in a market that still lacks super HD cameras for mobile devices.

Here’s how Nokia described the phone in a press release: “The Nokia Lumia 1020′s 41 megapixel sensor features leading ZEISS optics with six physical lenses, plus optical image stabilization, delivering crystal clear pictures even in low light conditions. It also captures blur free videos with stereo sound even at the loudest concerts thanks to Nokia Rich Recording, which handles sound pressure levels six times louder than conventional smartphone microphones.”

Let’s be honest, who else is offering a super appealing mobile device with such a spiffy camera? Besides Samsung, who earlier this month unveiled a Samsung Galaxy S4 with optical zoom, there’s not many others. And even that device is sure to be overshadowed by the standard S4.

So with possibly the industry’s best mobile camera, Nokia is definitely carving out a unique niche in a crowded market. Will it work though? We’ll have to wait.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 will become available exclusively at Verizon for $299.99 with new contract agreements.