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Nokia Lumia 1020 comes to Kenya with a KES 79,999 Price Tag

Nokia Lumia 1020 is now officially available in the local market at a KES 79,999 price tag, the smartphone prides of top class imaging features which sets it above close rivals. By utilizing Nokia’s innovative PureView imaging technology and an impressive second generation 41 megapixels sensor, Lumia 1020 is capable of producing some of the sharpest image qualities ever produced by any digital camera. The smartphone allows users to capture, edit as well as share top quality photos and videos thanks to ZEISS optics which brings onboard six lenses and image stabilizing technology.

The smartphone has Nokia Pro Camera onboard – a new application that allows users to shoot first and then zoom later to discover and rediscover stories that contain more detail than the eye can see. The app has a decent interface that visually demonstrates how settings will affect the final photo or video, Nokia Pro Camera simplifies features usually reserved for professional cameras and teaches people how to take better photos. The Nokia Lumia 1020 is the most versatile digital camera available. Its unique dual capture feature simultaneously takes a high resolution 38 megapixel image for endless editing opportunities, and creates a 5 megapixel picture that is easy to share to social networks with Windows Phone 8. Delivering crystal clear pictures even in low light conditions, the Nokia Lumia 1020 also captures blur-free videos with stereo sound even at the loudest concerts thanks to Nokia Rich Recording, which handles sound pressure levels six times louder than conventional smartphone microphones.

“Kenyan consumers have embraced the Nokia Lumia range of smartphones,” says Bruce Howe, General Manager of Nokia East Africa. “Since we launched the first Lumia’s based on Windows Phone 8 earlier this year, the combination of beautiful design and differentiated software experiences has resonated with our consumers. Tonight, we take that passion for technology innovation one step further by welcoming the Nokia Lumia 1020 to the local market, a giant leap forward in mobile imaging”. The success of Lumia in the local market can also be attributed to the support it has enjoyed from local operators. Safaricom today announced exclusive availability of the Nokia Lumia 1020 until Dec 2013, with a great local offer of KES 79,999 including 1.5GB data and a special accessory bundle including the DC18 charger and a Mozo leather cover.

Safaricom also announced several other deals across the Nokia Lumia range:

  • Nokia Lumia 925 at KES 53,999 with 1.5GB and 500 airtime
  • Nokia Lumia 625 at KES 28,999 with 500 MB and 250 airtime

“One of our core focus areas as a business is deepening internet penetration through the provision of smart phones among other data enabled devices . Partnerships such as this one with Nokia enable us to provide our customers with a range of quality devices while at the same time pushing us towards our goal of achieving wider and quality mobile internet experiences for the customer, enabled through higher  smartphones penetration,” said Morris Maina, Safaricom’s head of internet and content.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 comes standard with all the great Lumia differentiated services including the leading HERE suite integrated location services, including HERE Maps with augmented reality feature LiveSight, which makes it quick and easy to find new places to take photos. With over 165,000 apps available in Windows Store, the personal nature of Windows Phone makes it the perfect platform for the Nokia Lumia 1020, showcasing live images on the Start screen with the Photos tile, quick sharing to social networks, and easy access to files across a number of devices with SkyDrive. With the dedicated camera button, Windows Phone is designed with imaging in mind. Sales are expected to start in Kenya through Safaricom this week. The Nokia Lumia 1020 will be available in yellow and black.

Nokia Lumia 1020 Features and Specifications

Nokia Lumia 1020 
Operating systemWindows Phone 8
HERE location servicesFree global HERE Maps and HERE Drive+; Free HERE Transit available in the Store
Display4.5” AMOLED WXGA (1280×768), 2.5 D sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass 3, PureMotion HD+, ClearBlack, high brightness mode, sunlight readability, super sensitive touch, Nokia Glance Screen
Battery2000 mAh battery, wireless charging supported via cover
Processor1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4
Main cameraPureView 41 MP with optical image stabilization, Resolution: 7712 x 5360. Includes Nokia Pro Camera. Xenon flash for still images, LED flash for video
Front facing cameraHD 1.2 MP wide angle
Memory2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory; 7 GB free SkyDrive cloud storage

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