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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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