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Nokia Lumia 1520: 6-inch 1080p display, 20MP PureView camera, Lumia Black & new apps


The Lumia series goes bigger during Nokia World 2013 in Abu Dhabi; the Finnish company officially introduced the Nokia Lumia 1520, the much-talked first phablet running Windows Phone 8. It features a 6-inch FullHD display, which allows you to make better use of the Live Tiles interface (Modern UI – A design language by Microsoft).

The supplied hardware elements of the new Nokia Lumia 1520 include a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory expandable via microSD up to 64GB, a 3,400 mAh battery, inductive (wireless) charging, and a large connectivity segment that includes support to Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC.

The body of the device incorporates the design that popularized the Lumia family of products – especially Lumia 925. It’s slim, sleek with a large display resolving 1920×1080 pixels.

In the body, the pattern color is made of recycled polycarbonate and has a matte cover that characterizes the rest of colorful patterns. On the home screen, there will be three columns and Live Tiles — allow you to have more content at your fingertips — thanks to the big display. Unlike other phablet competitors such as the Galaxy Note 3 and the Xperia Z Ultra, the Lumia 1520 doesn’t come with a stylus to interact with the display.


In the camera section, the Lumia 1520 integrates 20-megapixel PureView camera with Zeiss Optics and OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) on board, 2x lossless zoom, oversampling, dual LED flash. The sensor has been improved compared to that embedded into the Lumia 925, and the device also has four microphones, aimed to record high-quality audio.

To enrich the imaging sector, the Finnish Company has also released “Nokia Camera” app that combines the capabilities of Pro Cam and Smart Ca app, and “Nokia StoryTeller” a new app that allows you to add more info to photographs and creates a timeline with pictures including action photos incorporating the service of HERE Maps.


Software wise, the handset comes with Lumia Black firmware – formally known as Bittersweet Shimmer update – based on Windows Phone 8 Update 3. The same firmware will be rolled out later for more Lumia phones early next year.

The device will be available for $749 in white, black, yellow, and glossy red colors. For the first phase, Nokia has aimed to win over consumers in some major markets including the US, UK, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, France, Germany, Finland, and other European markets. In the US, the Nokia Lumia 1520 will be available exclusively from AT&T in the next few weeks.

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