Nokia on Thursday unveiled its latest effort to put a dent in the U.S. smartphone market, the Lumia 1020. At first glance, the vendor’s new Windows Phone looks amazing. The form factor is all too familiar but the specs get a nice boost in the 1020 and the handset’s camera is completely unrivaled. Nokia developed an all new 41-megapixel PureView camera for the Lumia 1020 that includes an overhauled optical image stabilization system, Carl Zeiss optics, a xenon flash, enhanced audio recording, full HD 1080p video capture support and a backside-illuminated sensor. As amazing as it all sounds though, Nokia is getting a lot of blowback for two main reasons. First, the phone will be an AT&T exclusive in the U.S. and second, it will cost $299.99 with a two-year contract. Those will indeed be hurdles for many users, but surely there are plenty of mobile photogs who will be interested in the new phone. Do you plan to buy the Lumia 1020 when it launched on July 26th? Let us know in the poll below.
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