Nokia Lumia 1020 is available for pre-orders before its official date, according to the reports. Nullprozentshop and Notebooksbilliger online shopping stores have started taking pre-orders for the recently launched Windows 8 smartphone.
The smartphone is available at £691 (€ 799 approx).
In Nullprozentshop, users who are pre-ordering the smartphone can pay monthly instalments at £57 (€66.58). In Notebooksbilliger, the user will get the smartphone with mobile network carriers such as Vodafone, O2 and T-mobile Company starting from £215 (€ 249 approx).
The delivery date of the handset is not mentioned on the website. VAT and shipping charges are to be priced at £7 (€ 7.99 approx).
The flagship phone's 32 GB version is scheduled to be first available in US as an exclusive with AT&T carrier for £198 ($299 approx) with a 24 month contract reports Phone Arena. The pre-orders are tipped to commence from 16 July with shipments starting from 26 July.
According to Windows Phone Central, Telefonica (O2 sister networks) will launch the smartphone in September. O2 is also reported to launch the smartphone with 64 GB version.
In the launch event, Stephen Elop, CEO of Nokia, stated that the handset will arrive to key European markets in this quarter itself.
With the smartphone touching as high as £691 price, it has beaten the Apple iPhone 5 records which is available in UK for £529 from the Apple store.
Nokia Lumia 1020 is a Windows 8 phone featuring 4.5in Full HD AMOLED display paired with super sensitive touch, Gorilla Glass 3 and clear black screen technology.
The handset would be powered by Snapdragon 1.5 GHz dual-core processor. The connectivity options include USB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC, WLAN a/b/g/n, A-GPS with Glonass and 3.5 mm audio jack according to GSM Arena.
The main feature of the handset is its 41 megapixel camera with (1080p at 30 fps) supported by LED flash. The front camera features a HD 1.2 megapixel wide-angle sensor.
Backed by 2000 mAh battery, the device can play videos and audio for 6.8hours and 63 hours respectively.