Smartphone or camera? The new Nokia Lumia 1020 is both!

It’s here and, as usual, it’s beautiful. We’re talking about the new Nokia Lumia 1020, which comes with a 41-megapixel sensor that puts the 1020’s camera on par with most digital SLRs.

“The phone—which comes in yellow, white, and black—will initially debut at AT&T for $299.99 with a two-year contract. AT&T kicks off online preorders on July 16. The phone, which runs on the carrier’s 4G LTE network, officially goes on sale July 26,” Windows Phone Blog Editor Michael Stroh reports in a post today.

China and select European countries should get it later in the year, according to Nokia.

And that’s not all. Going back to the awesomeness that is the 1020’s camera, the new phone also comes with a built-in app called Nokia Pro Camera. The app is designed to take advantage of the phone’s super-duper image sensor and make it easy for anybody to shoot, edit and share pro-quality photos and video.

Then there’s the accessories, and we all know how camera fanatics LOVE their accessories. Feast your eyes on the Nokia Camera Grip below:

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For more on this impressive new smartphone, head on over to the Windows Phone Blog, which also includes information on a bevy of new apps that will soon be available on Windows Phone.

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Posted by Jeff Meisner
Editor, The Official Microsoft Blog