Nokia Lumia 1020 price unveiled, no Verizon or Sprint variant yet
August 15, 2013, 6:51 PM Thursday, EDT. Written by: Jean Sun.
Amid rumors that Google will release a new cheap Nexus handset and Apple launching its first plasticky mid-range iPhone with Retina, Nokia is on the move to secure more customers by putting the price of its new Nokia Lumia 1020 on lower point. Last week, it was reported that Amazon is offering discount on AT&T Lumia 1020 with lower upfront price tag on-contract paired with slightly cheaper off-contract (unlocked) pricing.
And today, the price of the new Windows Phone 8 with 41-megapixel back-facing camera was revealed, this time, in China. The nation with the biggest smartphone market is the target of the new Nokia Corporation’s latest high-end smartphone, as reported by other tech sites, the device is set to join China Unicom’s smartphone lineup with an attractive price tag $163 on 3-year contract agreement, that’s cheaper than AT&T but comes with longer commitment with the carrier. Are Chinese phone buyers willing to use the handset for 3 years?
The Nokia Lumia 1020 offers Windows Phone 8 out of the box with custom Nokia applications pre-installed out of the box including the “Nokia Pro Cam” which takes advantage of the PureView camera. The handset features a 4.5-inch 720p display and powered by dual-core processor, 2GB RAM and offers 32GB of on-board storage.
In United States, AT&T exclusively sells the device, and with no Verizon, Sprint or T-Mobile variants, Nokia is losing many customers. However, there’s a possibility that Nokia will offer the device on more US carriers to be competitive.
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