Nokia Lumia 1020 UK release date set for September

The Nokia Lumia 1020 goes on sale in the UK is September, according to Carphone Warehouse.

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Wake me up when September ends -- because that's when the Nokia Lumia 1020 arrives in the UK.

Nokia says the phone will be available this quarter, which means September at the latest. And if the coming soon page at mobile phone emporium Carphone Warehouse is to be believed, it will be later rather than sooner.

At last week's announcement Nokia revealed the 1020 will hit US stores on 26 July, with no exact date for the rest of us. We expect the 1020 to be available on all the major networks, with O2 and Three quickest off the blocks to confirm the new phone.

The Lumia 1020 packs a powerhouse of a 41-megapixel PureView camera with LED and xenon flash. It's a 4G phone with Windows Phone 8 software onboard, driven by a dual-core 1.5GHz processor and 2GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage for your high-resolution snaps.

The 1020 sports a 4.5in AMOLED high definition screen and comes in yellow, black or white.

We don't yet know how much the Lumia 1020 will cost, but with those specs it probably won't be cheap. Will you be investing in the 1020, or do you prefer camera-focused rivals like the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page.