Nokia’s Lumia 1020 smartphone will be released in the UK on 12 September with consumers finally able to get their hands on the 41-megapixel camera smartphone.
The Nokia UK Twitter account announced the news via a Tweet that read “#Lumia1020 + UK = this Thursday,” with the Windows Phone device coming out later this week.
Once released a number of UK retailers will stock the device with Unlocked Mobiles already offering the device on pre-order for £549.99. O2, Three, Phones 4 U, and Carphone Warehouse will also sell the device with details on pricing and tariffs so far unclear.
The device’s USP is the 41-megapixel back camera that makes any other look rather insignificant in comparison. The snapper has an f/2.2 aperture and is based on Nokia’s Pureview technology.
Customers that pick up the device on Thursday will be able to take advantage of a Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage, as well as a 4.5in AMOLED display with a 1,280 x 768 pixel resolution.
The device’s display also benefits from ClearBlack technology and an ultra sensitive touch feature with both designed to take full advantage of the 41-megapixel camera. It sports a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, Corning Gorilla Glass and a 2,000mAh battery.
In addition to all this it comes with a few exclusive apps including Cinemagraph Lens and Smart Camera, to take further advantage of the camera, as well as Nokia Here and Nokia Mix Music.
Nokia’s next smartphone is a well-guarded secret with speculation that the company will release an HD phablet at a launch event in New York City on 26 September.
Dubbed the Lumia 1520, the device will ship with a 6in 1080p Full HD display and photos show that it dwarves the Lumia 1020. It’s rumoured the phablet will ship with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core CPU and have a 20-megapixel PureView camera.