Nokia Lumia 1020 UK release date confirmed

News Mary Frank 16:18, 12 Sep 2013

The Nokia Lumia 1020 gets a UK release date today, and O2 has an exclusive on the 64GB version

Nokia has confirmed the UK releases for its Lumia 1020 handset in the UK today, and O2 has now confirmed that it will be exclusively carrying the 64GB version. 

The Lumia 1020 possesses all the features of other Lumia phones but is able to capture images of up to 38-megapixels in resolution, making it Nokia's leading camera phone. According to Expert Reviews, the camera 'should be capable of some impressively detailed shots.' The device will also be able to capture lower-resolution images via supersampling.

We previously reported O2 would be carrying the Nokia Lumia 1020 in a 64GB version, although nothing came to light at the official launch.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 will be the first device to partner the 41-megapixel PureView camera sensor with Microsoft Window’s Phone platform. The sensor was initially launched with the PureView 808, a Nokia device running on the company's S60 platform.

Some premium features of the PureView camera sensor include an F/2.2 lens, a Xenon flash, six different lens effects, optical image stabilisation, and a capability to zoom 3x without losing any image quality.

“We are delighted with the response we have received from the UK marketplace” said Conor Pierce, VP, Nokia UK and Ireland. “It is clear that there is a strong appetite for a smartphone with such unrivaled image taking capabilities. The ability to express your imaging creativity and then share instantly really does put this phone in a class of its own.”

Nokia Lumia 1020 Specs & Hardware

Nokia Lumia 1020

Operating system

Windows Phone 8

HERE location services

Free global HERE Maps and HERE Drive+;Free HERE Transit available in the Store

Display

4.5” AMOLED WXGA (1280x768), 2.5 D sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass 3, PureMotion HD+, ClearBlack, high brightness mode, sunlight readability, super sensitive touch, Nokia Glance Screen

Battery

2000 mAh battery, wireless charging supported via cover

Processor

1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4

Main camera

PureView 41 MP with optical image stabilisation, Resolution: 7712 x 5360. Includes Nokia Pro Camera. Xenon flash for still images, LED flash for video

Front facing camera

HD 1.2 MP wide angle

Memory

2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory; 7 GB free SkyDrive cloud storage

The Nokia Lumia 1020 will be available in store from Wednesday 25th of September from all major retailers and network operators including, 3, O2, Vodafone, EE, Phones4U & Carphone Warehouse. Consumers visiting retail stores will see for themselves how amazing the 1020 images can be by viewing a gallery of photographs taken by the renowned National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez using the Nokia Lumia 1020.

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