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Nokia Lumia 1020 Launches in China for just $163 Down

by Jacob Kleinman | August 15, 2013August 15, 2013 3:30 pm PST

Nokia, which already does a good amount of business in China selling its entry-level Windows Phone 8 handsets, will bring its high-end Lumia 1020 to the rapidly growing market. The Finnish company announced the news earlier today at a press conference led by Nokia China’s general manager Erik Bertman.

Nokia will sell its 41-megapixel smartphone through China Unicom. In an effort to help promote the handset—which retails for $299 in the U.S. with a two-year contract—the Chinese carrier will offer the device for just 999 yuan ($163) down and then an additional 386 yuan ($63) over the next three years. The phone will also be available through China Mobile, which boasts the world’s biggest cellular network, in the future as well.

Besides its massive 41-megapixel camera, the Lumia 1020 comes equipped with a 4.5-inch 768 x 1280-pixel AMOLED display, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, a 2,000mAh battery, and runs Windows Phone 8. The handset comes in black, white or yellow, and offers a number of Nokia’s own features, including specialized mapping services and a camera application.

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Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...