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Nokia Lumia 1020 will be coming to UK markets

The 41-megapixel camera touting Nokia Lumia 1020 will definitely be coming to the UK when it is released, one source confirmed.

A telecoms industry insider has confirmed that the Nokia Lumia 1020 with all its 41-megapixels will be coming to the UK when it launches, although was unable to provide an exact release date or pricing details.

Earlier this week, press pictures of the Nokia Lumia 1020 leaked with AT&T branding, which suggested that like the Nokia Lumia 928, the 41-megapixel camera smartphone could be a US exclusive.

Speaking to CNET UK, the source didn’t explicitly confirm that the device would be called the Lumia 1020, but said the device would be unveiled at Nokia’s “41 million reasons” event on July 11 in New York.

Expected to hit the UK market around a month after its July 11 unveiling, the Nokia Lumia 1020 was originally thought to be called the Nokia EOS Pureview after its Symbian OS Nokia 808 PureView predecessor.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 will be the first to bring Nokia’s 41-megapixel PureView camera technology to a Windows Phone 8 device.

The rear-facing monster megapixel snapper is also said to pack a Xenon flash with optical image stabilisation and a variable aperture to rival the recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom.

Other key specs for the Lumia 1020 have remained rather elusive so far, but leaks suggest the smartphone will come with a 4.5-inch 1,280 x 768p HD resolution screen.

With a rumoured internal storage capacity of 32GB, we expect Nokia may choose to release different varieties of internal storage to hold all those hi-res images.

Design-wise, the Lumia 1020 should strongly resemble the existing Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 925. It will probably have a polycarbonate shell with a rounded corner design, although the back will pack a bulging camera module to house that huge image sensor.

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