Nokia announces the Lumia 1020 Windows Phone on AT&T for $299, coming July 26

Nokia has today unveiled and announced the Lumia 1020 for AT&T. The Windows Phone is the latest flagship handset from the Finnish manufacturer, following the Lumia 920, Lumia 928 and Lumia 925. What's important here is the jump to a new group, no longer are we wrapped up in the 9xx series. So what's the Lumia 1020 all about and is it exactly as leaked renders and information suggested? 

If you've not been following our coverage on the Lumia 1020 (codenamed "EOS"), it's been a rather eventful adventure. Multiple leaks have painted an interesting picture of what we can expect the next Lumia to look like, sporting a 41MP PureView camera. Ever since Nokia released the Pureview 808 running Symbian, Windows Phone consumers have been calling out for a similar handset running Microsoft's OS. That time has come with yet another high-end Windows Phone being made available.

Lumia 1020

Specifications wise, the Lumia 1020 sports a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 4.5-inch AMOLED display (with Gorilla Glass 3, PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack, High Brightness Mode, Sunlight readability and Super sensitive touch), PureView 41MP rear shooter (6 lens optics, High resolution zoom 3x, Autofocus, Xenon Flash), 1.2MP HD wide angle front-facing camera, 2000mAh battery and all the usual bells and whistles one would expect from a Nokia Windows Phone. 

As well as the confirmed look and hardware, the Lumia 1020 also features new innovations and improvements to the overall user experience. We're focusing on photography here. Multiple levels of zoom, automatic face detection and dual-capture (oversampled image is for sharing on social networks and more). The Windows Phone processes up to 5x more megapixels than competing hardware. "You can literally find a needle in a haystack." 

When can you pick yours up and how much will you be looking to fork out? Consumers will be able to get their hands on the Lumia 1020 on AT&T starting July 26th (pre-orders start July 16th) for $299 on contract, as well as operators outside the US. The Lumia 1020 is available in matte white, black and yellow.

Be sure to remain tuned to our feeds for the latest from the floor, as well as the Nokia website.

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.