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Nokia Unveils Massive New Lumia 1520 and 1320 Phablets

Nokia unveiled a whole host of new devices in Abu Dhabi today, but the stars of the show were the Lumia 1520 and the 1320. The former we've been hearing rumors about for a couple of weeks ahead of the event. Nokia made things official this morning and announced the 1320 for good measure.

The Lumia 1520 features a 6-inch display with a 1080p resolution (the first among Windows Phone 8 devices), a quad-core Snapdragon 800 SoC clocked to 2.2 GHz, 2 GB of RAM,  32 GB of storage, support for up to 64 GB via microSD, and a 3,400 mAh battery. Of course, it wouldn't be a flagship Lumia without a great big camera to go along with it. Sure enough, the Lumia 1520 packs a 20-megapixel BSI F/2.4 PureView snapper complete with Carl Zeiss optics and OIS.

Those of you who read up on (or bought) the Lumia 1020 will know that Nokia's cameras aren't all about the hardware. The company also puts a lot of stock in its camera application. The Lumia 1520 packs the latest version of Nokia Camera as well as a new app called Nokia Storyteller, which Nokia promises will help you 'relive your memories' by automatically integrating picures with location information. The phone will then create a chronological picture journey on a map. The Lumia 1520 also comes with Microsoft Office and 7 GB of SkyDrive storage.

 

The Lumai 1320 is also a 6-inch phone but this one is a 720p display. It is a more budget-orientated smartphone and so it trades in the Lumia 1520's Snapdragon 800 for a dual-core Snapdragon 400, as well as 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage (plus 7 GB of SkyDrive), a 5-megapixel camera, LTE support, and the same 3,400 mAh battery as the 1520.

The Lumia 1520 is priced at $749 and will ship before the end of the year to Hong Kong, Singapore, the USA, China, and Europe. The 1320 won't hit until early 2014, where it will go on sale in China and Vietnam before hitting other Asian markets, India, and Europe. When it does go on sale, it will be priced at $399.

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  • joaompp
    Damn, those sure look nice, if Microsoft offers its student discount on these I might just trade in my nexus 4
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  • Parsian
    I also love the tablet they showed. Nokia has something for everybody :P good job
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  • g-unit1111
    Looks really nice, although I think the word "phablet' is a bit redundant.
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  • maddad
    If Apple introduced a new phone at $749 all the people would say they are a bunch of greedy $#@!#$. But since it is Nokia (or anyone else not named Apple) I guess it is ok.
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  • DarkSideOfTheEarth
    for maddad:

    The iPhone costs as much as this phone yet it has a smaller screen. Smaller screen resolution. Smaller battery. Smaller camera. If Apple made an iPhone with the exact same specs, it would cost well over 1000$ dollars.
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  • etk
    Looks like a pretty decent phone. I'd probably pay $450 for it, since it would cost me $100+ in app rebuy's, etc to switch from android. $750 is crazy, a Note 3 costs less than that. If Microsoft wants any significant market share, they need to start selling hardware at cost, and eat development costs, otherwise, they're stuck in a death spiral of no one buying there stuff because of lack of support because no one buys there stuff. The pain would only last a couple of years, unlike supporting all the development for the next 10 years while not getting any market share. This isn't rocket science, it's the same thing that just happened with the surface. I'm not sure how the powers that be don't get this.
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  • g-unit1111
    11772035 said:
    If Apple introduced a new phone at $749 all the people would say they are a bunch of greedy $#@!#$. But since it is Nokia (or anyone else not named Apple) I guess it is ok.

    Do people not get how contracts work? The 64GB iPhone without a contract actually *IS* $799, but a 2 year contract shaves $400 off the price tag, putting it in the $399 price tag that Apple specifies. Just like every other phone on the market.

    http://store.apple.com/us/buy-iphone/iphone5s
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  • falchard
    Finally they build a phone for a MAN. No more girly 4.3" phones that fit in the hands of teenage girls. This one consumes a full-sized man's hands.
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  • back_by_demand
    Maddad, those are off-contract prices - take a 2 year contract with phone, then compare against a sim-only 2 year contract - that is the cost of your contract subsidised handset
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  • g-unit1111
    11775124 said:
    Finally they build a phone for a MAN. No more girly 4.3" phones that fit in the hands of teenage girls. This one consumes a full-sized man's hands.

    You should see how huge my HTC One is compared to my old iPhone 4S. :lol:
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