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Nokia Lumia 1020 goes on preorder for £600

The recently-announced Nokia Lumia 1020 handset is billed as a significant improvement on its direct predecessor, the Nokia Lumia 920. In truth, there are only two big changes in the specification of the new flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone compared to the latter.

Firstly, there's 2GB of RAM rather than 1GB, which should, in theory make it more foolproof. Secondly, it boosts a 41-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture and based on the Pureview technology.

The rest of the configuration remains the same. A sturdy, if underwhelming, polycarbonate chassis, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 SoC clocked at 1.5GHz with two cores, 4G/LTE, 32GB of RAM, a 4.5in AMOLED display with a 1,280 x 768 pixel resolution, ClearBlack technology and a super sensitive touch feature, a front-facing 1.2-megapixel camera, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and a 2,000mAh battery.

As expected Nokia did bundle a few exclusive apps such as Cinemagraph Lens, Smart Camera, Nokia Here and Nokia Mix Music. Check out our review of the Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows Phone 8 smartphone here.

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