Nokia Lumia 1020 to launch at Gitex Shopper!

Great news! There are a lot of people who are crazed about the upcoming Lumia 1020, especially due to its massive and exceedingly impressive camera, even me! I am trying to get my hands on one as well! and the best part is it is going to be launched in Gitex Shopper in a few days! But that not the whole story!

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The amazing 41 megapixel imaging smartphone to be retailed at AED 2,699/- AND the first 1000 Lumia 1020 customers at Gitex Shopper to walk away with special mobile photography kit!

Dubai, UAE, 30 September 2013: Nokia is set to launch the highly anticipated Nokia Lumia 1020 at Gitex Shopper. Featuring the second generation 41 megapixel imaging sensor, the device is designed to remove the complexity of photography while enhancing the creativity of imaging enthusiasts in the way they shoot, edit and share pictures.

Unlike any smartphone in the market today, the Nokia Lumia 1020 reinvents zoom, enabling consumers in the region to discover more detail than the eye can see. With Nokia’s innovative PureView technology, including optical image stabilization, the device is able to produce some of the sharpest images possible by any digital camera.

“Nokia has a rich and colorful history of helping people capture and share their memories. The Nokia Lumia 1020 delivers a wealth of imaging innovation not seen on any other smartphone. Nothing gets as close with the 41 megapixel sensor, as the device allows users to see things they never thought possible,” said Vithesh Reddy, General Manager, Nokia Lower Gulf.

“The exclusive UAE debut at Gitex Shopper is the ideal platform for Nokia to showcase the device which establishes a new benchmark in smartphone imaging to date. Our participation will also enable us to connect with the region’s tech savvy community and also provide them with the opportunity to cash in on some of Nokia’s best offers and promotions,” added Reddy.

Nokia has also announced that the first 1000 Gitex Shopper customers of the Nokia Lumia 1020 will walk away with an essential mobile photography kit consisting of an innovative camera grip, mobile imaging tripod and a flip cover.

nokia_lumia_1020_back nokia_lumia-1020_product_imageFull Press Release:

Thanks to Nokia’s innovative PureView technology, the Nokia Lumia 1020 makes it easier than ever before to capture, edit and share memories in incredible detail. With Nokia’s innovative PureView technology, including optical image stabilization, the device is able to produce some of the sharpest images possible by any digital camera. This is made possible by leading hardware technology combined with a new application called Nokia Pro Camera, which makes it easy for anyone to take professional quality images.

Either before a picture is taken or after it has been shot, the zoom capability enables people to discover and then rediscover the personal stories each image can tell. With a beautiful interface that visually demonstrates how settings will affect the final photo or video, Nokia Pro Camera makes it easier than ever to capture, edit and share photos and videos with unrivaled clarity.

Using a new feature called dual capture; the Nokia Lumia 1020 simultaneously takes a high resolution 38 megapixel image for endless editing opportunities, and creates a 5 megapixel picture that is easy to share to social networks with Windows Phone 8.

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.

Adding further professional capabilities and additional battery life, Nokia will also debut the new Nokia Camera Grip. This is an accessory that complements device features usually reserved for stand-alone cameras, like the Nokia Lumia 1020’s built-in xenon flash and mechanical shutter. The Nokia Camera Grip also has a tripod mount.

The personal nature of Windows Phone makes it the perfect platform for the Nokia Lumia 1020, showcasing live images on the Start screen with the Photos tile, quick sharing to social networks, and easy access to files across a number of devices with SkyDrive. With the dedicated camera button, Windows Phone is designed with imaging in mind.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 will be available in yellow, white and black for AED 2,699/- at the Nokia stand and all major electronic retail stores participating at Gitex Shopper.

Visitors at Gitex Shopper can experience and learn all about Nokia’s latest PureView imaging innovation at stand # SS3-2 at Sheikh Saeed Hall 3, Dubai World Trade Centre.

“We want to take people on a journey from capturing pictures to recording and sharing their lives. The Nokia Lumia 1020 will bring a new meaning to pictures for consumers in the region, and we look forward to experiencing this at Gitex Shopper,” concluded Reddy.

Product specifications:

Operating system Windows Phone 8
HERE location services Free global HERE Maps and HERE Drive+;Free HERE Transit available in the Store
Display 4.5” AMOLED WXGA (1280×768), 2.5 D sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass 3, PureMotion HD+, ClearBlack, high brightness mode, sunlight readability, super sensitive touch, Nokia Glance Screen
Battery 2000 mAh battery, wireless charging supported via cover
Processor 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4
Main camera PureView 41 MP with optical image stabilization, Resolution: 7712 x 5360. Includes Nokia Pro Camera. Xenon flash for still images, LED flash for video
Front facing camera HD 1.2 MP wide angle
Memory 2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory; 7 GB free SkyDrive cloud storage

This is certainly one of the most interesting devices to be available at Gitex. I shall be covering more of Gitex in the coming few days, and will personally be there to bring some exclusive first hand impressions and thoughts, up till I get myself a review unit. Stay tuned!

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