64GB Nokia Lumia 1020 confirmed for Telefonica customers

While the U.S. was the first market to get the Nokia Lumia 1020 with its 41 megapixel camera in July, there have been rumors that Nokia was working with Telefonica to launch a version of the smartphone with 64GB of on-board storage, double the amount on the current U.S. version. This week, both companies confirmed that the 64GB Lumia 1020 will be launched later in September in parts of Europe, where Telefonica operates under the o2 name.

In a post on the Nokia blog, it quotes David Johnson, the General Manager Devices for o2 in the UK as saying, "We think there’ll be a lot of demand for a 64GB device. Because the phone shoots high-resolution pictures, there’s a lot of demand for storage." There's no indication that the 64GB model will make its way to the U.S.

While the Nokia blog post did not offer a price or a release date for the 64GB Lumia 1020, the o2 website shows that the phone will launch on September 25th in the UK in both yellow and black with prices starting at zero and going up to 639.99 pounds, depending on the contract and phone plan. o2 in Germany also is taking pre-orders for the phone, which will be priced at 679 euros without a contract or for 27.50 euros a month with a 19 euro down payment.

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When will it come out on Verizon?

I'm kind of giving up hope on it. By the time the 1020 (1028?) comes out on Verizon, there will be a higher end phone on AT&T.

Should I just switch?

Actually this part is not correct: "This week, both companies confirmed that the 64GB Lumia 1020 will be launched later in September in parts of Europe, where Telefonica operates under the o2 name"

Telefonica Bought O2 to operate in U.K., so probably this offer is for U.K. as posted in the news.

my 64GB iphone 4s is laughing its posterior off at this announcement. so am i. lmfao.

Edited by Albert, Sep 14 2013, 12:03am :

Well it is a premium phone, built with cutting edge hardware, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that it would cost much more than an iPhone 4S. I'm sure the price will come down as time goes on. Its an early adopter price.

Just because you don't like Nokia doesn't change that fact.

trooper11 said,
Well it is a premium phone, built with cutting edge hardware, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that it would cost much more than an iPhone 4S. I'm sure the price will come down as time goes on. Its an early adopter price.

Just because you don't like Nokia doesn't change that fact.

a 'premium' phone, with 'cutting edge' hardware, for an 'early adopter' price. yes. that should generate a huge 'distortion of reality' field.

like you said. i don't like nokia. so i'm immune to that.

trooper11 said,
Well it is a premium phone, built with cutting edge hardware, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that it would cost much more than an iPhone 4S. I'm sure the price will come down as time goes on. Its an early adopter price.

Just because you don't like Nokia doesn't change that fact.

Actually, apart from the camera it hasn't, these days the screen at a shade over 720P is pretty much mid range fayre, as is the dual core CPU.

Albert said,
my 64GB iphone 4s is laughing its posterior off at this announcement. so am i. lmfao.

A brand new phone is more expensive than a 2 year old phone? Sounds right actually.

Better than the new iphone 5cheap being $550 off contract for the 32 gb.

Albert said,

so you're saying i have to pay 639.99-350=290GBP extra or more just for that camera on the lumia? yeah you're right. that's pimping. lmfao.

No, for £350 you only get 8GB of storage in a iPhone 4S. For a 64GB model? Not listed on the Apple UK website, but £530 on Amazon. For a 2 year old phone.

The Lumia 1020 is new. If you compare it to a £709 iPhone 5S, the 1020's price starts looking pretty good.

Your right, I was confusing the specs with the Nokia 1520. That's the one with the high end specs (1080p screen, 2GB ram, quad core, 20mp camera, etc)

The 1020 is basically a mid-high end phone. The camera makes it lean high end and the rest makes it lean mid range.

I'm sure it will come down in price as needed and the people that want it will buy it. Since the camera hardware is unmatched on the market, I guess Nokia is trying to find out how high they can price the thing.

trooper11 said,
Your right, I was confusing the specs with the Nokia 1520. That's the one with the high end specs (1080p screen, 2GB ram, quad core, 20mp camera, etc)

The 1020 is basically a mid-high end phone. The camera makes it lean high end and the rest makes it lean mid range.

I'm sure it will come down in price as needed and the people that want it will buy it. Since the camera hardware is unmatched on the market, I guess Nokia is trying to find out how high they can price the thing.

For people looking for a photography phone, there's probably no doubt that it's their best choice at the moment, for those people the expense would be justified I am sure

Why these companies do not offer the entire range of their products Worldwide is beyond me. Carriers do not want it? Sell on your web site branded and at full price. At least do it Worldwide but in the US where the carriers racket has been allowed to lock the market.

639 pounds!

*motherofgod.jpg*

I know its good, but it ain't that good!
If I was to buy unlocked I'll wait a while for the inevitable price drop .

Silver47 said,
639 pounds!

*motherofgod.jpg*

I know its good, but it ain't that good!
If I was to buy unlocked I'll wait a while for the inevitable price drop .

Bargain over an iphone.

omgben said,
We all get it. You don't like iPhones. Nothing compares to the Lumia. Blah blah blah..41Mpx...

I don't have a Lumia. Sorry.

I think you all assume those 41MP parts come cheap! It seems like the tech enthusiast and carriers have reduced smartphones to a commodity while they're really still novelty item to the majority.