Fun fact: Nokia included a barometer in the Lumia 1020

Here's an interesting, yet pointless fact for many: the Lumia 1020 sports barometer. The component is often utilised by meteorologists and is only found on one other smartphone - the Samsung Galaxy S4. What could this bring to the table? We honestly have no idea, but the ability to have this tool added to HERE services would be pretty ace. This wasn't promoted at the launch event, but the feature is listed on Nokia's website and developer documents.

There's also the possibility that Nokia could use the data collected by this component to better relay the current weather in numerous locations. We're actually beginning to get rather excited, especially since Windows Phone developers with access to a barometer could work up some magic with locations and more.

Source: Nokia, via: Windows Phone Daily

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.