Nokia set to unveil Lumia 1020 with 41 megapixel camera


Manufacturer to reveal details of latest high-end smartphone at an event in New York tomorrow

Nokia is set to unveil the Lumia 1020 at its ‘Zoom Reinvented’ event in New York City tomorrow – its first Windows Phone device to have a 41 megapixel camera.

The manufacturer has been sending out invitations to a live webcast from the event, due to start at 4pm BST, with the tagline “41 million reasons”. This is thought to refer to the number of megapixels in the camera.

It would follow the Nokia 808 PureView smartphone, which was launched at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February 2012. It too had a 41 megapixel camera and was the last phone to run on the Symbian operating system.

Reports online have suggested the Lumia 1020 will run on Windows Phone 8, be powered by a quad-core processor and come with a 4.5 inch touchscreen and 32GB of internal memory.

The smartphone’s camera is also likely to have a Xenon flash and ‘optical image stablisation’ (OIS), providing better low light pictures than the PureView 808. Wireless charging via a clip-on backplate is also rumoured to be a feature, as seen with the Lumia 720 and 925.

It is unclear if the Lumia 1020 will be made from a metallic or polycarbonate casing, although Nokia’s most recent high end smartphone and its flagship device for this year, the 925, is made from metal.