Nokia Unveils Lumia 1020 with 41 Megapixel Camera in Nigeria

Pix 2Global phone manufacturer, Nokia has moved to delight another market segment with its high end Lumia 1020 Smartphone that boasts of 41-megapixel camera which makes it the ultimate camera phone.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 is being launched in the Nigerian market in partnership with leading telecommunications service provider, Etisalat Nigeria and the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways. It is an improved version of the Nokia 808 Smartphone which the company launched in 2012. The Nokia Lumia 1020 runs on windows 8 operating system. Its 41-megapixel camera sensor combines with Xenon flash, focus assist light and Nokia’s Pro Cam app to make it the most advanced and powerful camera Smartphone.

Speaking to customers on a boat cruise during the launch of the device, renowned Nigerian photographer, Kelechi Amadi-Obi, highlighted that the Lumia 1020 Smartphone’s dual capture feature allows taking a high resolution 38-megapixel image and also creates a 5-megapixel picture that can be shared on social media. While sharing 41 pictures he took with the Lumia 1020 tagged “Nigeria in 41 Pictures,” he explained that with the Nokia Pro Camera, users can easily take professional quality images.

Kelechi amadi sharing 41 pictures

Kelechi amadi sharing 41 pictures

The device is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 4.5-inch 1280×768 (334 ppi) AMOLED display, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage and a 2000MAh non-removable battery. It also supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and support for 4G LTE network.

General Manager, Nokia West Africa, Chris Brown disclosed that the Lumia 1020 is a product of Nokia’s long years of research in imaging technology. He stressed that based on the level of innovation put into the Smartphone, customers are sure to have great experiences especially camera enthusiasts. “We are creating better Smartphones that allow lifestyle as well as business consumers capture important moments in pictures with our Pureview technology,” he said.

“In addition to having great experiences while using the device, we have partnered with the most innovative telecoms operator, Etisalat Nigeria to provide customers with seamless experiences while using this device so that they can enjoy fantastic bonuses on the network and get airtime of up to N37,000 when they recharge N10,000 on the easyflex 5000 2 for 1 offer of the price of Nokia Lumia 1020. We’ve also partnered with United Arab Emirates flag carrier, Etihad Airways to give customers who purchase the Lumia 1020 various discounts on Etihad Airways published or structural fares” he added.

Speaking at the launch event, Director Retail sales at Etisalat Nigeria, Charles Ogunwuyi said, “Etisalat’s partnership with Nokia for the launch of the Lumia 1020 is a result of shared values by both organizations. Our mission to provide Nigeria with super fast internet service compliments Nokia’s goal of building great mobile products that enable people worldwide to enjoy more of what life has to offer. At Etisalat, our customers are the heart of our business and so we carefully select partners who share our view of developing and growing the Nigerian market as well as offering them best value for money spent”.

The Lumia 1020 follows in the footsteps of the Nokia 808 PureView phone, which was the first phone to sport a 41MP sensor. That phone was one of the last Nokia phones to run the Symbian OS, while the Lumia 1020 is a Windows Phone.

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