Earlier today (Thursday) Nokia announced the Lumia 1020 Windows 8 Smartphone, offering users a 41-megapixel camera that completely outshines any other phone on the market.
 
The event was held in New York City, where the company stated that the, “next chapter in smartphone photography” would “change how you shoot, how you create, and how you share” photos from here on out. Nokia put a strong emphasis on the zoom feature of the phone, since the pictures are captured in such amazing detail, you’ll get blur-free, bright images no matter what the situation was when you took the picture. A new feature called “dual capture” means that the Lumia 1020 simultaneously takes a 38-megapixel photo and 5-megapixel photos. This will give customers a high-resolution version of the photo they took, and a lower resolution (so they are easier to share online and with your friends and family) which is a terrific idea since sending 41-megapixel photos over 3G would probably be a nightmare.
 
The Lumia 1020 will be available in yellow, black, and white through AT&T. The camera features a 4.5-inch display, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage (there is also 7GB of free SkyDrive cloud storage). The PureView camera has a Xenon flash and an F/2.2 lens on the back. In the front you will have a 1.2-megapixel wide-angle camera.
 
Nokia’s latest gadget will be available through AT&T starting July 26 for $300 (with a 2-year service agreement). Pre-orders begin on July 16, 2013.