The Nokia Lumia 1020 was finally unveiled last week at a press event in New York. Its announcement follows months of speculation and rumours about its release date and that potential features. The device instantly impressed on account of its impressive specifications and stylish design, and looks set to be one of the most successful handsets to date for the Finland based manufacturer.
As was widely rumoured in the months leading up to its launch, the Nokia Lumia 1020 sports a 41 megapixel PureView camera with Carl Zeiss optics as its standout feature. However, the phone offers plenty of other impressive specifications, like a 4.5 inch ClearBlack PureMotion HD+ display, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor and Windows Phone 8 operating system.
Last week, UK network operators O2 and Three announced that
they will be offering the Nokia Lumia 1020 on pay monthly contracts. Nokia has
announced that the device will land in the UK at some point during Q3, but
recently Slash Gear reported that a major UK mobile phone retailer has
confirmed that this will take place in September. However, the device is set to
land in the US later this month, and will be exclusively available via network
operator AT&T. For Nokia Lumia 925 price comparison, visit our website.
No networks have yet revealed specific information regarding contracts and pricing for the Nokia Lumia 1020, but we expect this to be the most popular means of buying the device, as it will invariably command a hefty SIM free price tag on account of its high-end specifications. Because it is such a high profile smartphone release, it is also likely that other networks will be keen to carry the device, so will hopefully mean that pricing for contracts will become competitive.
Are you planning to get your hands on the Nokia Lumia 1020? If so, will you opt to purchase the device as a SIM free handset, or take out a pay monthly contract? Leave a comment to let us know.