Nokia’s flagship smartphone of the year with a brilliant 41MP camera is now available in India. Nokia has announced the smartphone worldwide in July 2013 and in India last month. The device received its MRP as Rs. 49,999 listing on Nokia India’s online store and today the device is available for purchase from leading retailers and online e-commerce sites across the country.
Nokia Lumia 1020 packs the 41MP camera sensor with PureView technology running Windows Phone 8 with a bundle of applications like the Pro Camera to assist the powerful camera to bag some more goodness. On the hardware front, it features a 4.5-inch display with PureMotion technology with HD resolution. It is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor with 2GB of RAM and 32GB non-expandable internal memory. It has a 2000 mAh battery which is supposed to power it for its standby. More details are given below.
Here is an hands-on video we shot at the launch event which can be viewed directly.
Nokia Lumia 1020 Specifications:
- 4.5-inch (768×1280 pixels) AMOLED display
- 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
- Windows Phone 8
- PureView 41MP (3,280 x 2,464 pixels) rear camera with Xenon flash
- 1.2MP (1280 x 960 pixels) front-facing camera
- 2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory
- 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n dual-band, Bluetooth, NFC
- 2,000 mAh
Pricing and Availability
Nokia India priced the smartphone for Rs. 49,999 on their e-store but today Nokia has finally started its sales in India at the same price as of the pre-order. However, some of the online e-commerce sites like Saholic are selling it for Rs. 46,499 which maybe a deal for the ones who are really interested.
Nokia Lumia 1020 also comes with a Nokia WH-530 stereo headphone worth Rs. 2,999 as a promotional offer and an app voucher worth Rs. 1000. It also comes with 2GB of 3G data per month for the first two months on Vodafone and an year of complementary handset insurance plan from New India Assurance. Nokia had already announced at the launch that they would sell the Camera Grip and Wireless Charging shell in India for Rs. 7,500 and Rs. 3,200 repectively but it is still not clear when these accessories would be made available in India.
The pricing obviously is expensive but as you know great smartphones packs great power and great effort which requires great costs and thats what they are trying to get it back. People who have photography as a hobby or professionals who know how expensive their hardware cost is would accept the Nokia Lumia 1020 at this price but it definitely needs to get down to reach the price fit for an average user to buy which according to us should be somewhat between 30-35k INR. Let’s see in course of time if Lumia 1020 is able to reach that level alike the PureView 808.