In February 2012, Nokia surprised the tech world with the announcement of the 808 PureView, a handset featuring an incredible camera with a 41-megapixel sensor. What was perhaps even more surprising was that the device ran Symbian, rather than the Windows PhoneOS that the company had already launched on its first Lumia handsets.
Fast forward almost a year to January 2013, when the first solid rumour emerged of a Lumia Windows Phone in development featuring a 41MP camera. It’s been a long wait since then – and a torturous one too, with a seemingly endless stream of leaks and hearsay fuelling expectations. Today, that wait is over, as Nokia has officially unveiled the device: the Lumia 1020.
It features a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Krait processor, also found in the company’s Lumia 820 and 92x family, along with 2GB of RAM – the most of any Windows Phone so far. Users will get 32GB of onboard storage, although you won’t be able to expand that, given the absence of a microSD card slot.