By Stephen Schenck | July 15, 2013 2:57 PM
Last week brought us the launch of Nokia’s Lumia 1020, and the announcement confirmed all the great hardware we had been hearing about in rumors leading up to the handset’s launch. That part of the 1020′s debut was all good news, but the event wasn’t without a few sour notes – like how the 1020 will sell on-contract for $300, making it the most expensive Windows Phone option for a carrier to offer yet. Subsidized is one thing, though; what’s the 1020 actually going to sell for, full price? We get an inkling today – or at least learn what one retailer believes users will pay for the phone – with Negri Electronics opening pre-orders of the Lumia 1020 for $735.50.
That’s a nice chunk of change, sure, but it’s about in line with what we’d expect to see. After all, Negri sells the Lumia 925 for around $660, and an $80 premium for the 1020′s 41-megapixel camera sounds pretty darn reasonable.
We still may see someone come up with a lower price as we near the start of 1020 availability, but at least we now know where to place the bar to start.