O2 to exclusively sell Nokia’s new Lumia 1020 with 41-megapixel sensor

15 Jul 2013

Mobile operator O2 Ireland, which is in the process of being acquired by Hutchison Whampoa, revealed this morning that it has captured exclusive rights to sell from September the new Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone with a 41-megapixel sensor.

In New York last week, Nokia revealed the Lumia 1020, which also includes a six-lenses high-resolution zoom camera.

“We are firmly committed to delivering the best and most exclusive experiences to our customers,” Maria O Neill, head of Consumer Strategy, Care and Operations at O2 said. “The Nokia Lumia 1020 has some brilliant innovative features and a great Windows 8 operating system. We think it will be a hit with our customers.”

The Lumia 1020 comes equipped with an ultra-high-resolution 41MP back-side illuminated sensor capable of capturing 34MP and 38MP image files in 6 x 9 or 4 x 3 aspect ratios, respectively.

The Lumia 1020 comes with Zeiss optics and six physical lenses, plus optical image stabilisation.

The devices also comes with a a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 4.5-inch AMOLED WXGA display, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 2,000mAh battery, 2GB RAM and 32GB internal memory.

The smartphone also comes with a front-facing camera capturing 1.2MP with a wide-angle lens.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 will be available first in the US from 26 July (pre-orders start 16 July) for US$300 with AT&T, followed by a global release starting with China and key European markets this quarter.

“The Nokia Lumia 1020 establishes a new benchmark in smartphone imaging and makes it easier than ever to capture, edit and share photos and videos of unmatched clarity,” said Eoin Cruise, Market Lead, Nokia Ireland.

“We are excited that we can bring this new innovation to Ireland through our partnership with O2.”

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years