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article image41MP Nokia Lumia 1020 receives a substantial price cut

By James Walker     Oct 5, 2014 in Technology
The Nokia Lumia 1020, a high-end Windows Phone device famed for its incredible 41MP camera lens, has dropped significantly in price, apparently permanently, over this weekend.
Launched back in August last year for $649 outright with no contract, that price has now slumped to $349 on AT&T although Neowin report that the price cut is also evident when buying directly from the Microsoft Store and other vendors like Amazon. By all accounts, no promotional flyers are evident so it seems as though the 1020 has made the leap to the mid-range bracket.
The 1020 was one of the last Windows Phones to be developed entirely by Nokia before rumours of the now-complete Microsoft buy-out of the company began circulating. It sports a 4.5", 1280x768 resolution display with a dual-core Snapdragon S4+ processor running at 1.5GHz and 2GB of RAM. The star feature is undoubtedly the 41MP Carl Zeiss Nokia PureView main camera, first seen on the Nokia 808 PureView back in 2012, though which produces photos of the quality more oftenly associated with that of high-end DSLR cameras.
The phone's hardware is beginning to age though and it has been out for over 14 months. It is also officially end-of-life according to some reports, meaning that no new units are under production. This price cut could be intended simply to shift some stock. A replacement is certainly in the works, alongside a successor to the 6-inch Lumia 1520 phablet.
It still runs Windows Phone, now updated to 8.1 with Lumia Cyan, very smoothly though and will continue to get OS and firmware updates for the foreseeable future as far as we are aware. The new lower price could make it the perfect device for you then if you are in the market for a relatively affordable phone with an incredible camera.
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