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Nokia Lumia 1020 polycarb replacement shell shows up on eBay in all three colors

While the Nokia Lumia 1020’s design is one of their most solid yet, with a smooth, matte polycarbonate shell, there’s still the off chance you may drop and ding up your 41MP camera phone. Luckily for you there may be a way out, assuming you have some technical savvy.

On eBay, a seller has posted for sale the Lumia 1020 body/shell for replacement. The item goes for a fair-priced $30 and is available in black, white and yellow, meaning in theory you could swap out one color for the next (though no matching SIM door is included). The seller is based out of China and has a 99.5% reputation on the auction site.

Of course, swapping out the Lumia 1020 shell for a new one could be a bit of a side project, so make sure you have the tools and know-how first. Though as numerous Lumia 920 owners have shown, including our own Seth Brodeur, it’s not too difficult.

Source: eBay; Thanks, Skunkwurx, for the tip!

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Nokia Lumia 1020 polycarb replacement shell shows up on eBay in all three colors

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Well when Nokia releases their new line, there should be no variants, in terms of features and looks, like what Apple, Samsung, and HTC do.

I'm cool with that. I hear it's not selling well on Att. Nokia needs to get this out on T-Mobile and Verizon ASAP.

Are you crazy? Don't you see the marketing blitz that is currenty going on at AT&T for the 1020?

You don't? Me neither...

I went to an AT&T store and asked about the 1020, he looked for it on the tablet and told me I must be thinking about the 920.
Exclusivity....

Doesn't look like an OEM part because white in picture is glossy and price is way too low for an OEM. If it's not OEM, I wouldn't bother with it.

Think you'd be surprised by how cheap these things are. I got a yellow replacement case for my L620 on ebay for ~$15 from China, with shipping inclided. The pictures didn't look right (didn't have the black nokia logo on the back), but the posting said it would be and OEM case. Showed up about 10 days later and it is definitely an OEM case.

I'm not sure, but I was real interested in why they call it Elvis? Does this mean only at&t are getting this design? Was going to buy one until I saw that (I live in Ireland and don't actually own a 1020 but was planning on buying one.... But now? Not so sure)

So I can get the shell but I still can't find the wireless charging cover.... smh... The ATT store had the grip cover but not the charging cover ? But I have to say the grip is the bomb, makes the phone even easier to handle and people do even more of a double take. I think the look of this phone will sell itself even besides the awesome camera. Young people especially lock onto my yellow 1020 and immediately want to know what it is. Also, IDK, but the exta battery seems to be able to fully discharge first or even charge up the main battery so it can be depleted while the main battery is still full. Correct me if I am wrong but that is a very cool feature.

I got one of these from this seller for my nokia lumia 900 for about 28 bucks. Definitely easy to do and definitely OEM. I suggest anyone wanting to hold on to their phone for a long time invest in this before the knockoffs do enter the arena. It's simply too early to have knockoffs yet. Only the factories involved in the process of producing these things have them.