After months of speculation, the Lumia 1020 was finally shown in public for the first time at the end of last week.
Nokia’s new flagship Windows Phone 8 device was the subject of plenty of leaks and rumours, many of which turned out to be true.
It does, for example, sport a 41 megapixel camera on the rear, making it one of the best smartphones for photography fans that money can buy.
It also has a 1.5GHz dual core processor and 2GB of RAM, making it slightly more capable than its siblings, even if it is not quite in the same league as the quad core devices that it must call its competitors.
The 4.5 inch touchscreen display features a 720p Super AMOLED panel and there is a modestly proportioned 2000mAh battery underneath the skin.
It is the camera that deserves the most attention and the Lumia 1020 does not disappoint. With a Carl Zeiss lens, an f/2.2 aperture and a Xenon flash, it is just about the most capable component of its kind.
The Windows Phone 8 operating system is also maturing nicely and has more apps and games available than ever before, although some will feel that it still plays third fiddle to iOS and Android.