The Nokia Lumia 1020 is quite the smartphone. Not only does it pack some pretty decent hardware under the hood, but it comes with a whopping 41MP PureView camera attached with it. While Nokia’s hardware specs might not necessarily match up with Android at the moment (there are rumors suggesting that Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2 will add 2K display and Snapdragon 805 support), Nokia has made up for it with its camera technology.
Now if you’re wondering just how good and reliable Nokia’s camera technology is, it seems that it’s good enough where Nokia has teamed up with Fabien Cousteau on an underwater dive known as Mission 31, which will basically see Cousteau and his team spend 31 days underwater, a day longer than Cousteau’s grandfather did back in 1963.
Cousteau and his team will also document their entire dive using the Nokia Lumia 1020, but given that the phone isn’t water-resistant or waterproof, we can only assume it will be housed in a waterproof casing to be used during the mission. We’ve seen some pretty good photos taken with the Lumia 1020 and how it has been used to shoot fashion photography, so it will be interesting to see how it holds up in a documentary-like setting.
In the meantime Nokia is inviting users to share photos and videos of their own outdoors adventure and tag the photos with #NokiaMission31. The winner will be flown to a luxury hotel in Florida where they will be trained as an open water diver and with those skills, they will also get to participate in the dive with Cousteau himself. For more information, do check out the video above.