Nokia confirms Lumia 1020 PureView camera phone is coming to the UK

Lumia 1020Nokia announced the Lumia 1020 at the end of July, but it only put it on sale in America, with no official word on when the phone would make its debut in the UK, if at all. That’s all changed today, thanks to a tweet from Nokia’s official UK account. The message said, “Lumia 1020 + UK = this Thursday.” So, the latest camera phone from Nokia will be with us on September 12. Excellent news.

In case you need reminding, the Lumia 1020 is the first Windows Phone device to use Nokia’s 41-megapixel PureView camera, plus it has a 4.5-inch, 720p touchscreen, a dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of memory. The phone is also 4G LTE compatible, so it should work on the recently launched high-speed networks here.

While we now know it’s coming, we still don’t know exactly how much it will cost. An online mobile retailer had the phone up for pre-order shortly after its announcement for £550, but this may not have been an official price from Nokia, and rather an estimate from the company. Let’s hope so, as that’s a serious amount of money. In the U.S., the on-contract price of the Lumia 1020 has dropped in the last few weeks, so let’s hope that’s reflected here in the UK.

Phones4U have a registration page for the Lumia 1020 all set up, where you can sign-up to be notified of the phone’s arrival, and we can expect Three and O2 to do the same soon, as the pair have previously said they’ll be stocking the phone.

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Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars