FINNISH PHONE MAKER Nokia has announced that it will release its Lumia 1020 Windows Phone handset in the UK on 12 September.
Probably as an attempt to steal some limelight from Apple, albeit an unsuccessful one, Nokia announced on Twitter on Tuesday that the Lumia 1020 will go on sale in two days.
Nokia hasn't announced a price, but the phone has already gone up for pre-order with a number of UK mobile retailers that have priced the phone between £550 and £650. Pay monthly pricing, however, still remains a mystery, with usual suspects Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4U keeping quiet with regards to pricing. However, all will be revealed two days from now.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 was launched at a glitzy New York event in July, with Nokia touting the handset as the best camera phone available on the market. That's thanks to its 41MP rear-facing camera, which comes with Carl Zeiss optics, both Xenon and LED flash and optical image stabilisation.
That's not all the Nokia Lumia 1020 has going for it. Running Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system, the smartphone features the usual array of Nokia apps, including its Nokia Pro camera application. The phone should be pretty nippy too, as it has a dual-core 1.5GHz processor and 2GB of RAM.
Other specifications include a 4.5in HD 720p AMOLED touchscreen, a 1.2MP video calling camera, 32GB of internal storage, 4G LTE support and a 2,000mAh battery.
Check out our Nokia Lumia 1020 hands-on review. µ
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