Nokia Lumia 1020 heading to AT&T later this month for $299.99

Worth all those megapixels?

Nokia event

Nokia's new baby, the Lumia 1020, is on its way to AT&T later this month for a price that's nearly as big as its megapixel count.

The 41MP handset will find its way to the carrier as an exclusive starting July 26, priced at $299.99.

Lumia looksie

That near-$300 price is only good with a two-year contract, so be warned if you're commitment wary.

The main thrust of this phone is its camera. We're looking at 41MP, with each shot picking up 38MP for saving and editing, as well as a 5MP snap for social sharing.

Nokia packed in a xenon flash and LED light that can, supposedly, grab in-action, in-low light shots, so if your friends feel like leaping at midnight and you want to share their shenanigans on Facebook, you should be able to without it looking like a yeti.

As for the rest of the phone's specs, there's not a whole lot to write home about, though you can certainly compose a letter. It's a Windows Phone 8 handset, naturally, and its screen occupies 4.5 inches of real estate.

The display is a WXGA AMOLED one, and though its resolution of 1280 x 768 is OK, it does have advanced PureMotion HD+ tech for improving on-screen images. RAM is 2GB but the 2,000mAh battery and dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU are pretty "meh."