Nokia Lumia 1020 briefly hits YouTube sporting massive 41MP camera

12.7.2013 | 2:16 AM

Tags: Smartphone, HTC, Iphone, Windows Phone, Lumia, Web

Source: Geek. - Nokia Lumia 1020 briefly hits YouTube sporting massive 41MP camera

Nokia is looking to introduce the new Lumia Windows Phone later today, but it looks like AT&T accidentally beat them to it with their teaser video.

When it comes to smartphone cameras, you’ll often see people say that the number of megapixels doesn’t matter as much most people would like to believe. For the most part this is true. Smartphone cameras now are trying to differentiate themselves with added features like low light capabilities or an abundance of features in the camera app instead of relying on having the most megapixels.

 

Nokia has now twice been the exception to the rule with phones that include massive cameras on the back. The first was the Nokia 808 PureView, which included a small low quality screen and a huge bulge on the back for the camera. Nokia has now stepped up their game with the 41MP packing Lumia 1020 on AT&T, a Windows Phone that looks much more like an average smartphone.

AT&T’s YouTube video has hit the web prior to Nokia’s announcement, and was pulled almost immediately. There’s no mention of any specs beyond the massive camera on the back of the phone. The camera takes up nearly a third of the back of the phone, with a black disc that stands out against the bright polycarbonate casing.

The features advertised in the video include 720p video recording with a 6x zoom, which is accomplished just like any other optical zoom, but the massive sensor enables greater flexibility. The audio features mentioned, specifically the ability to record high range and deep bass, refer to the unique microphones that are only available on Nokia phones and the first few batches of HTC One phones. HTC lost the ability to include those microphones in their flagship after Nokia sued the microphone supplier for sharing their proprietary hardware.

Nokia is expected to announce the Lumia 1020 later today, and we’ll be taking a look at this brand new Windows Phone shortly after.

Now read: Low light shooting: Galaxy S4 vs HTC One vs iPhone 5 vs Lumia 928

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