On its official Nokia Conversation's blog the company said sales will also begin in the United States, Hong Kong, Russia and Italy later this week, but poor old Blighty has been left out of the equation as of right now.
Nokia said pricing and availability in more markets will be announced soon and encouraged expectant smartphone users to stay tuned for more details.
The Lumia 1520, the company's last major release before it flops into the lap of its new masters in Redmond, brings a full HD display and a quad-core processor - both firsts for Nokia and Windows Phone.
It's also got a 20-megapixel camera, 2GB RAM, a 3400mAh battery, a microSD card slot and is the first Nokia handset to be nano-SIM compatible.
It'll be available on three continents within a week, but for Brits the wait for the Lumia 1520 will continue for a little while longer.