As we noted yesterday, Nokia has confirmed that its 808 PureView smartphone — which is famous for its 41-megapixel camera — is coming to the United States soon. It will be be available unlocked an unsubsidized, allowing you to add an existing SIM card. But it’s not going to be cheap.

Pre-orders for the handset will be available from June 25 via Amazon.com, with prices set at $699.

Although the 808 PureView does come “unlocked,” it will reportedly be compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile SIM cards only. Furthermore, if you choose to use a T-Mobile SIM card, you’ll be restricted to 2G networks, because the handset is incompatible with T-Mobile’s 3G network.

That’s a large sum to pay for an unlocked handset that can only be used with two carriers, then. In fact, it’s $30 more than an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S III, and several hundred more than a brand new iPhone.

Sure, it has Nokia’s best camera technology to date, but will you be paying nearly $700 for the 808 PureView?

[via Pocket-lint]