The Nokia Lumia 1020 may not be the best smartphone out there or the best digital camera though it sure is the best smartphone camera your hard earned money can buy right now. Not surprisingly, ardent photographers who wished they had a device which served the dual purpose of communication as well as taking photographs of high standards while on the go, had the Nokia Lumia 1020 figuring topmost in their wish list. The only hindrance though was the stiff price tag that the smartphone featuring a 41 mp camera came with. The news to cherish here is that Nokia have finally decided to price the 1020 at par with other top end smartphone offerings, which stands at $199 after agreeing to a two year contract.
Meanwhile, AT&T also has another offer for owning the device, which as part of its AT&T Next program will require the buyer paying a monthly sum of $27 for twenty months to get this set. For those who wish to go for a one year contract the cost of the set works out to $449.99. As an additional sales incentive, Microsoft has also announced a Nokia Camera Grip to accompany the Lumia 1020 if it is purchased from their site or stores. However, it’s a limited period offer which will only be applicable till stocks lasts.
So far as specs of the handset go, the Nokia Lumia 1020 is powered by a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus chip, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. The display is based on Super AMOLED technology and is 4.5 inch in dimension. Resolution factor of the display is 720p and it boasts of Super Sensitive touch technology too. For networking it has Bluetooth, 802.11 a/b/g/n. It also has GPS and a micro USB port too.
Meanwhile, there are no firm details available of the Lumia 1020 launching with other carriers in the US. Nokia has been following a policy of having a separate version of its smartphone offerings for each carrier. What this means is that the Lumia 1020 will be an AT&T exclusive. Whether that makes for a profitable venture is a topic of debate though the price drop should no doubt bring the device within the range of many more prospective buyers.