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41MP Nokia Lumia 1020 hits the UK – O2 offers 64GB model exclusively

Nokia’s simply epic 41 megapixel Lumia 1020 smartphone has finally touched down in the UK, going on sale at various retailers and networks across the country.

The phone usually packs 32GB of memory but in the UK, O2 has secured an exclusive 64GB model which it is already selling in stores and online. The double memory should see you finding room for some 3,000 snaps and 6 hours of video footage, all captured on the 41 megapixel rear camera.

Nokia’s latest phone has already been on sale in the US for a short while and has now reached UK shores, going on sale from September 12th. Other retailers and networks stocking the Windows Phone include Carphone Warehouse, Phones 4U, EE, Vodafone, Orange, Three and T-Mobile.

O2 has the phone in both black and Nokia’s vibrant yellow, with prices varying from £0 to £639.99 for the phone itself on the Refresh plan, depending on the tariff you choose and the length of your contract. If you opt for a standard contract, the phone’s price shoots up to £259-£599 and there’s no free option, unfortunately – on a £27 per month contract the phone will still set you back £259 up front.

Elsewhere, Phones 4U is hoping to lure customers to the latest Windows Phone with the promise of a Bluetooth speaker worth £120 and a camera accessory pack and 6 months Netflix subscription worth £175 when the phone is pre-ordered with a 4G plan. Carphone Warehouse is throwing in a wireless charging case and charging mat, camera grip case and tripod with orders as well – both have it in white as well as black and yellow.

The Lumia 1020 uses the same 41 megapixel PureView sensor as the ground-breaking 808 PureView Symbian phone which the company launched originally. It features a Xenon flash, optical image stabilisation and tonnes of other clever camera trickery which all make the Lumia 1020 one of the best camera phones around.

Pre-orders are being taken now and the phone will be available to buy from September 25th.