The Nokia Lumia 1020, one of 2013’s most highly–rated smartphones, is set to be pulled from shelves, as Microsoft looks to reinvigorate the Lumia range it acquired as part of its takeover of the Finnish mobile-maker.
The 41 megapixel–packing blower will move into ‘end–of–life’ status in September, according to renowned mobile-watcher @evleaks.
That means no more will be made, although punters keen to avail themselves of its impressive camera and the latest Windows Phone software should be able to snap up the last remaining units. As long as they're quick about it, that is.
Killing-off a year-old device is a move few manufacturers pull these days, with ageing models often providing a good way to entice budget users.
However, in a break with prevailing industry trends, the Lumia 1020 is set to be replaced by a phone utilising the same or similar camera module.
Last week it was revealed that Microsoft is priming a Lumia Android phone, a move which could undermine its plans to use its acquisition of Nokia to bolster its ailing Windows Phone brand.