Lumia 1020 Windows Phone $299 coming July 26

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Nokia has unveiled and announced the Lumia 1020. Specifications wise, the Lumia 1020 sports a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 4.5-inch AMOLED display (with Gorilla Glass 3, PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack, High Brightness Mode, Sunlight readability and Super sensitive touch), PureView 41MP rear shooter (6 lens optics, High resolution zoom 3x, Autofocus, Xenon Flash), 1.2MP HD wide angle front-facing camera, 2000mAh battery and all the usual bells and whistles one would expect from a Nokia Windows Phone. 

Now that the Lumia 1020 smartphone from Nokia has been revealed, the company is wasting no time showing off what their 41 megapixel Windows Phone 8 device can do. Nokia has released a series of promotional videos on its YouTube channel that spotlight several of the Lumia 1020's features. 

In addition, in a post on Nokia's blog, the company confirms that it will add the Pro Camera features as a software update for the Lumia 920, 925 and 928 smartphones. All three devices have the necessary PureView hardware needed to use the Pro Camera features. However, those smartphone owners will have to wait until Nokia releases the upcoming Amber firmware to acquire the Pro Camera features. The 925 is already shipping with Amber, but is continuing to update that release with new features. The blog goes into detail on how much control the Pro Camera software will give to users via touchscreen-based sliders and menus, such as ISO, white balance, manual focus, the EV value and the camera's shutter speed. On the Lumia 1020, users can alter the shutter speed from four seconds to 1/16000 of a second.

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