Nokia goes big, unveils two phablet smartphonesOctober 23, 2013
We have been hearing rumors about Nokia’s big screen phones for quite some time now. And recently Microsoft added support for 1080P display and quad core SoCs in Windows phone 8. Where do these lead us to? Phablets! Nokia just announced two new phablets with giant 6″ display. Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320. Lumia 1520 is company’s latest flagship device. It features 6″ Full HD display and 20MP Pureview camera with massive 3400 mAh battery capability. Lumia 1520 is Nokia’s answer to Samsung’s hugely popular Galaxy Note series. Although Nokia doesn’t include a stylus type accessory, with super sensitive technology you can operate the phone with almost anything. Be that a key or a real pen.
Lumia 1320 on the other hand is a budget friendly device. It sports a 720p display and only 5MP camera sensor. Priced at only $339 it’s certainly worth the tradeoffs. Nokia also enables new three column homeview on this device which gives users more options to utilize the big screen surface.
Both devices come with Microsoft’s Windows phone 8 Update 3 and Nokia’s OEM specific Nokia Blue update. Update 3 was specifically coded for big screen display and will be available to other Lumia devices in early 2014.
Brief specifications of Lumia 1520:
- Quad core Snapdragon 800 SoC clocked at 2.2 GHz.
- 2GB RAM with 32GB expandable storage.
- 6″ Full HD IPS LCD display with Gorilla Glass 2 protection.
- 20 MP Pureview camera with 1/2.5 sensor and dual LED flash.
- OIS, Pureview technology and RAW support.
Brief specifications of Lumia 1320:
- Dual core Snapdragon 400 clocked at 1.7 GHz.
- 1GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory expandable upto 64GB.
- 6″ HD IPS LCD display with ClearBlack and Super Sensitive touch and Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
- 5 MP camera with Full HD video recording, VGA FFC.
- 3400 mAh battery.
Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320 both sport MIcrosoft’s size specific Windows phone UI. There are 3 columns of live tiles instead of two. While Lumia 1520 is a flagship device with premium $749 price tag, Lumia 1320 target more budget friendly users. Nokia will Launch Lumia 1320 in Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Asia Pacific in coming months. Lumia 1520 will be exclusive to AT&T in the US and available globally.