Nokia Unveils Lumia Smartphone With 41-Megapixel Camera
In its latest bid to catch up with its rivals, Nokia on Thursday introduced the Lumia 1020, a smartphone with a powerful, 41-megapixel camera .
The Finnish mobilephone maker is betting its smartphone future on Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system as well as on high-tech photography features.
At an event in New York, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop emphasized the 1020's advanced optics, which enable sharper images, even when zooming.
"You can literally find a needle in a haystack," he said.
The new device will be sold through AT&T starting July 26 and will be available later in other markets, including China, Nokia said. The price is $299.99 with a two-year contract.
Telefonica will be its carrier partner in European and Latin American markets, according to Nokia.