Nokia Lumia 1020, Aussie Pricing and Availability!


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Nokia Australia today announced upcoming availability and pricing for the 1020 locally, and it is actually sooner rather than later.

Nokia’s newest, 4G-enabled smart phone will be available from Telstra and major retailers from the 17th September and Optus from the 1st October*.  The RRP is AUD$899

While the recommended retail price mentioned seems quite high, I would expect the outright price from carriers to be around $100 lower, if they are true to form. Of course you are paying premium for premium features,

The Nokia Lumia 1020 features a second generation 41 megapixel sensor, with Carl Zeiss optics and six physical lenses to produce some of the sharpest images of any smart phone or digital camera.  The sensor allows people to zoom in up to three times so they can see the minute detail on people’s faces or the veins on a blade of grass, for example, and then reframe their photos

This highly anticipated Windows Phone will be available in a number of colours from different retail outlets, with some offering accessories in store. If you want to go with Telstra or Optus, you can have the 1020 in Black, or Black. Although if you pre order from Telstra before the 17th, the phone will come bundled with a free camera grip cover.

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Harvey Norman will have the Nokia Lumia 1020 in black, white and yellow,  If you pre order now for $833, you will also receive a camera grip, availability on their site says September 15.
* Nokia Wireless Charging Shell in black and yellow, Nokia Camera Grip in black, white and yellow, both of which will be available in October.

Allphones and Dick Smith will have the 1020 in black and yellow.

Press Release after the Jump

The Lumia 1020 – records details that you

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Sydney, Australia – 4 September 2013.  The Nokia Lumia 1020 will arrive in Australia this month, setting a new benchmark in smartphone imaging.

Nokia’s newest, 4G-enabled smartphone will be available from Telstra and major retailers from the 17th September and Optus from the 1st October*.  The RRP is AUD$899.

The Nokia Lumia 1020 features a second generation 41 megapixel sensor, with Carl Zeiss optics and six physical lenses to produce some of the sharpest images of any smartphone or digital camera.  The sensor allows people to zoom in up to three times so they can see the minute detail on people’s faces or the veins on a blade of grass, for example, and then reframe their photos**.

In normal shooting, the camera simultaneously takes a 38-megapixel high-res image and a sharp five-megapixel image so users can easily share their snaps on social networks like Facebook or store on SkyDrive.

At the heart of the camera is the Nokia Pro Camera app, which provides swipeable dials to adjust settings such as ISO, exposure, shutter speed, white balance and manual focus.  The camera app makes professional performance simple and accessible to all smartphone users.

In addition to photography, the handset’s video takes advantage of the huge sensor allowing the user to zoom in four times while recording a 1080p high-definition video and six times in 720p. Videos are bright, stereo sound is crisp and there is no blur due to the handset’s optical image stabilisation technology, which counters any movement.

Andrew Volard, Telstra director device management said the Lumia 1020 was an exciting addition to Telstra’s 4G product line up.

“The Lumia range has been a great success with our customers so far and we expect they will welcome the arrival of the Nokia Lumia 1020. By teaming its razor sharp camera with Telstra’s superfast 4G network, budding photographers will find it easier than ever to take high-quality pictures and share them faster in more places with the Lumia 1020,” Mr Volard said.

Nokia Australia’s managing director, Steve Lewis, said: “Every year, Australians take millions of photos with their phones to record important life events.  All too often the pictures are grainy, dark or blurry.

“We want to show people that they no longer have to compromise on image quality.

“The Lumia 1020 is without doubt the best imaging smartphone on the market today.  We are continuing our commitment to deliver benchmark experiences in photography,” he said.

Adding further professional capabilities, Nokia is also introducing the Nokia Camera Grip.  This accessory complements the Lumia 1020 and provides features such as additional battery life, a two-stage shutter key and a standard tripod mount. The Nokia Camera Grip is expected to be available in October with an estimated retail price of AUD$89.95.

The Lumia 1020 is around 15 per cent lighter than the popular Nokia Lumia 920, weighing in at just 158g.  It is also packed with familiar Lumia and Windows Phone features.

The Windows Phone Store now has more than 170,000 apps available including local apps such as Virgin Australia, TripView, The SMH/Age, Dimmi, Living Social, Qantas, SBS, National Australia Bank, St.George and goCatch, as well as many of the big global names including Facebook, Skype, Pandora, Evernote etc.

HERE’s full navigation suite – HERE Maps, HERE Drive and HERE Livesight – is also available providing access to more than 190 maps globally, as well as Nokia Music+, a music subscription service delivering curated playlists for $4.99 per month.

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Notes to editors:

 

*Operator and retail ranging

 

Telstra

Black Nokia Lumia 1020

 

Optus

Black Nokia Lumia 1020

Harvey Norman

· Nokia Lumia 1020 in black, white and yellow

· Nokia Wireless Charging Shell in black and yellow, which will be available in October

· Nokia Camera Grip in black, white and yellow, which will be available in October

Allphones

Black and yellow Nokia Lumia 1020

Dick Smith

Black and yellow Nokia Lumia 1020

Tech specs

Nokia Lumia 1020 specifications:

 

Operating system

Windows Phone 8

Main camera

PureView 41 MP with optical image stabilisation, Resolution: 7712 x 5360. Includes Nokia Pro Camera. Xenon flash for still images, LED flash for video

Front facing camera

HD 1.2 MP wide angle

HERE location services

Free global HERE Maps and HERE Drive+; Free HERE Transit available in the Store

Display

4.5” AMOLED WXGA (1280×768), 2.5 D sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass 3, PureMotion HD+, ClearBlack, high brightness mode, sunlight readability, super sensitive touch, Nokia Glance Screen

Battery

2000 mAh battery, wireless charging supported via cover

Processor

1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4

Dimension and weight

Height: 130.4 mm, width: 71.4 mm, thickness2: 10.4 mm, weight: 158g

Bands

Available for use on all 3G and 4G networks

Memory

2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory; 7 GB free SkyDrive cloud storage. USB support

 

**Pictures taken on the Nokia Lumia 1020 demonstrating the Zoom capabilities

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Also, award-winning National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez has used a Nokia Lumia 1020 to capture stunning images during an expedition to the iconic America West.  Check out the images here.

About Nokia

Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia’s technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most recognised in the world. For more information, visit http://www.nokia.com/about-nokia

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2 thoughts on “Nokia Lumia 1020, Aussie Pricing and Availability!

  1. Awesome news for WinPhans in Australia!! In order for a niche device to succeed, it needs to be readily available in multiple markets. It’s a bit pricey but will have its place. In the US its $649(USD) off contract, not cheap but doable. I have a feeling I’ll end up getting the 1020 and the 1520 right around the same time after using an upgrade.

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