Nokia UK recently took to Twitter to announce the arrival of the flagship Lumia 1020 smartphone which has so far gone on sale in limited locations including the US via AT&T. The device is said to be officially launched tomorrow, but no other details as to when it will be available for purchase has been provided.
After a little digging online, we can confirm that the smartphone will arrive subsidized via carriers and unlocked through various retailers. So far, O2 and Three will offer the device where network providers are concerned, while the SIM-free variant can be pre-ordered through Clove for £588, Unlocked-Mobiles at £549.98 or Expansys that’s yet to confirm the price. Additionally, Carphonewarehouse and Phones4U will also be stocking the handset. In recent news, the Lumia 1020 has gone through multiple discounts in the US. The handset is now available for $199.99 on contract after a $100 reduction.
#Lumia1020 + UK = this Thursday. pic.twitter.com/DjSJo8dlTD
— Nokia UK (@nokia_uk) September 10, 2013
The smartphone is basically similar to the previous flagship, carrying similar specifications and features. The main difference here is the camera, a 41MP sensor with Carl Zeiss optics and a xenon flash. The device also features the PureView technology with Rich Recording for studio quality audio, and OIS. The handset comes with the Smart Camera and Pro Camera applications. The latter allows you to take full control over various settings such as focus, shutter speed, white balance, zoom and more.
According to the company’s official Twitter account, confirmation on the availability details will be provided tomorrow when the Nokia Lumia 1020 goes official in the UK. The O2 version is expected to come with 64GB of storage, while the others will have 32GB of memory.
– Windows Phone 8 OS
– 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ AMOLED screen
– 1.5GHz dual core processor
– 2GB of RAM
– 130.4mm x 71.4mm x 10.4mm dimensions
– 158 grams weight