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Nokia Lumia 1020 gets a September UK release date

At Carphone Warehouse
Mon Jul 15 2013, 10:21
Nokia Lumia 1020 with Windows Phone 8 and a 41MP camera

FINNISH PHONE MAKER Nokia's Lumia 1020 smartphone will see a September release in the UK, according to mobile retailer Carphone Warehouse.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 was unveiled in New York last Thursday as the successor to the not so popular Nokia 808 Pureview handset. Like its predecessor, the Lumia 1020's main talking point is its 41MP rear-facing camera, which comes with Carl Zeiss optics, both Xenon and LED flash and Nokia software additions such as its Pro camera app.

Beyond its camera, the Nokia Lumia 1020 runs Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system and has a dual-core 1.5GHz processor and 2GB of RAM. There's also a 4.5in AMOLED HD screen, a 1.2MP front-facing camera, 32GB of internal storage, 4G LTE support and a 2,000mAh battery.

At the handset's unveiling, Nokia left its UK fans feeling glum, announcing only US availability with the handset set to arrive on AT&T later this month. However, Carphone Warehouse has since revealed that the phone will arrive on its shelves in September.

O2 and Three have also both announced that they will stock the Nokia Lumia 1020, but there's no word on availability yet.

While we now know the handset's release date, its UK pricing still remains a mystery. It's likely to be expensive, since it costs $200 on a two year contract in the US. This suggests that the phone will likely fetch around £40 a month on a typical contract in the UK.

Check out our Nokia Lumia 1020 hands-on review. µ


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