Nokia Lumia 1020 launches in the Philippines; available from October 11

Lumia 1020

The Lumia 1020 is slowly launching in numerous markets and the Philippines is the next region waiting in line. The Windows Phone will be available at Nokia and supporting retail stores from October 11th, priced at P35,650 ($820). Just like multiple deals covered already, the device will be bundled with the Nokia Camera Grip for free.

We shouldn't have to remind you about the specifications and features found in the Lumia 1020, but be sure to read our in-depth review of the product for more details. If you're looking at picking one up, you'll have the choice between yellow and black. Oh, and when you get your hands on the Lumia 1020, head on over to our community forum for support, latest news and discussions.

Source: MrJonJon; thanks, Lance, for the tip!



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kirklyt says:

Oh man, I've been waiting for this device..! But it's pricey... Woohh..

TechBizJP says:

Check ebay.ph. Just filter philippines. Maybe you can get it @ lower price.. :) Cheers

batkingnz says:

Dayyuumm. That IS expensive. Everything here really comes with a high price. Spent 27k on my 920 around April so I think I'm going to wait for the phablet this time around.

Flavio76 says:

Go for it... Great device

Toink says:

Just to add. That price also includes the Nokia mini tripod and powerbank.

manilabeans says:

Really? What powerbank?

sholokov says:

Must be talking about the grip that includes a battery.

Toink says:

Sorry, It's only the tripod + the camera grip...
I got the powerbank mixed up from another mobile model (LG G2) :P

manilabeans says:

Oh ok. I got a little bit excited at the prospect of extra freebies, lol. I am having a difficult time justifying the price tag, especially since I just recently bought a 925. But I still want the 1020 though. Just wasnt prepared for the price, and the fact that it cant be bought sans the grip. Hopefully good carrier subsidies are announced soon...

Toink says:

The way I look at it, for this price the camera grip ISN'T a freebie :P
But hey, I'll probably wait for Smart to offer this since one of my plans is up for renewal already... I just wish Globe offers this too, (although, I'm pretty sure they wont since Globe is a Sammy/Android telco based on their phone line-up). 3 of my plans with globe are also up for renewal :)

eugie says:

HD wallpapers created by nokia Lumia 1020.

Every time a new market is announced we get a nice new picture of the 1020 from the team

Winnabe says:

You are yet to report that the Lumia 1020 is going to be available in India too from Oct 11th.

Vistaus says:

They are really selective when it comes to reporting updates or new devices for countries.

TechBizJP says:

I think I saw that news from somewhere. I'm just not sure if it was here WPC.

Nice Philippines :D

ersomo says:

Wow!! But the price would make me think twice if to upgrade from my 920

Putek ang mahal grabe

albertdon says:

hahaha.. Gulat nga rin ako sa presyo..

PipoDj says:

Gulat ka rin noh. Siguro dahil mas malaki sensor, mas capable camera. Though it's hard to swallow such a price knowing that it is kind of a refurbished Lumia 920.

Kram Devil says:

Ganda sana ng 41mp pero sa ganyang price, bili nalang ako ng dalawang windows tablet hehehe.

vslayer31 says:

Hope that smart and globe (carriers in the philippines) will carry this model . Pero kung bibilhin mo to unlocked mapapamura k sa sobrang mhal eh .... Marami p naman mggwa ang 920 ko except lang xempre for the camera

markmg says:

You can purchase it from Nokia Store then if you subscribe under Globe, you can get big discount with unlimited data plan. You'll still get the unit unlock and openline.

euichii says:

mas gusto ko sa sun..hehe..(astig..nagsipagtagalog tayo dito sa international site)..wahaha..

vslayer31 says:

Link po pls??? Tell me where the source is??

vslayer31 says:

Hope that wpcentral will be aware that there are many wp users ... Hahahaha oo nga nang malaman nila teka pls follow windows phone philippines on facebook im sure marami din wp users dun and tips etc.... Haha

vslayer31 says:

I mean filipino wp users out there sorry for the typo

stoic little says:

kimstore (kim.com.ph) PhP32,780 (745 USD)

Kram Devil says:

Mahal pa rin waaaah.

gcdc_lumia says:

yes! yes! YES! by nxt yr it'll be availbl in local carriers i assume. just in time i renew my contract.

gabyap1390 says:

Ill get it but too pricey whoah

thirdday2002 says:

Why would you say "from" (past tense), about something happening on Oct 11th (future)? Is this a British thing?

lhoylhoy says:

The author is saying the 1020 will be available starting "from" oct 11 onwards, i never had trouble understanding it and english isnt even my native language

PipoDj says:

It would have been less painful for you to read had it been "Available starting October 11" but i guess the usage of from also means from that date onwards. oh well, just be happy that beast of a phone will be coming to the Philippines. a bit pricey though

Dimble says:

Available in yellow and black only? No orgasmic smexy white???

lhoylhoy says:

Kanino kya pde itrade tong 920 ko?

vslayer31 says:

Hahaha sakin anung kulay ung sau hahaha 920 black ung akin :) ill pass muna sa 1020 hinty hintay muna ng 1520 i guess

euichii says:

.trade for my lumia 720..hehe..

lhoylhoy says:

Red tong sakin dti dilaw nanakaw s sm haha!

ejlee072006 says:

Damn I can tell this will be a hit for rich people back there

b3rni3703 says:

geezus xrist...... 

akashj says:

Nokia Lumia 1020 is also launched in India and will be available from 11th October. The price is not revieled by Nokia, it will done on 10th October. Roumer is that the price will be 35,000 INR - 40,000 INR. It will not exeed 40,000 INR in any case. http://www.mobilejury.com

nasellok says:


I've just preordered one in vietnam where 1020 will be available on 8th october. The deal is around $713 with gifts: nokia grip and a wireless speaker

829$ is the average annual salary.

lhoylhoy says:

Annual salary where?

Kaye Morales says:

The only reason why I wanted the 1020 over my 928 is it comes with color yellow. 1020 has some exclusive apps too. I should have waited.

azcruz says:

The best way to own this is via a bundled plan. I am expecting Smart to offer this with their LTE and UnliData plans, perhaps a notch higher to the Lumia 925 plans.

dj0502 says:

I hope either telcos offer it too. (i don't expect sun will offer it though). but I hope it will be available in white. I can't find the source saying that only black and yellow is available.. yugatech is reporting that it will also be available in white.

skuLL91 says:

bought mine in HK for only 17k hahaha

gabrelov says:

This i s good I started to notice Nokia stores have no visitors this fe months but I was visiting last week for the past few days the store is crowded again with many buying and the vendors are happy again. Probably cheap asha or 520s. Although no more than those samsung stores but the fact nokia sells very competitive pricing comparable to androids like cherry mobile is very effective.

Kram Devil says:

umiiyak ang wallet ko huhuhu

akishakoi says:

I'm crossing my fingers for my unlocked yellow 1020 to arrive from the US @ Php26k before the 11th (8th or 9th) maybe. That would make me the first person to hold and own a lumia 1020 in PH...unofficially.

dj0502 says:

Good luck with custom duties and VAT, unless you have someone to bring it over for you.

mprebich says:

It's October 12 and I've been traveling since last week. Did it hit the Nokia stores yet?

Winsly Jucar says:

..just one experience lately, i was looking up for windows phone lineup at globe store for their plans (I am currently 808 user and I am looking for phones which is par, if not better in terms of camera) and ask them if they have plans to offer the 1020. Instead, they are forcing me to get an android device (telling that it is better, more advanced specs, and note...'FORCING'...)
...i hate marketing bs these days. I am not sure if that is also same with smart business centers. Any ideas, folks?