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At Nokia World in Abu Dhabi today, Nokia today added two large-screen devices to its portfolio of Lumia smartphones: the Lumia 1520 and the Lumia 1320. Both ship with Windows Phone 8 and feature a 6-inch screen, though the former has a 1080p display and the latter has a 720 display.
(Scroll down to see the first video of the Lumia 1520)
Despite the difference, both devices will be able to include a new third column of tiles on the home screen. This shows the close ties between Microsoft and Nokia: the latter is well-aware of the former’s decision to have the extra Windows Phone tiles depend on screen size rather than resolution.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 will be available for $749 in yellow, white, black, and glossy red. It is expected to start shipping in Q4 2013 across the US, the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, France, Germany, Finland, and other European markets, with other markets to follow.
The Nokia Lumia 1320 meanwhile will be available for $339 in orange, yellow, white, and black. It is expected to start shipping in Q1 2014 in China and Vietnam, followed by other Asian markets, India, and Europe. It will not be coming to the US.
The Lumia 1520 features a 20MP PureView camera with optical image stabilization (OIS). It also ships with Nokia Rich Recording, an audio capture tool that leverages the device’s four built-in microphones.
Here are the Lumia 1520 specifications:
- 6″ full HD 1080p LCD, ClearBlack, Sunlight readability, Super sensitive touch, Gorilla Glass 2
- PureView 20 MP, ZEISS optics, OIS, 2x lossless zoom, oversampling, dual LED flash
- Video 1080p @ 30 fps full HD video with optical image stabilization
- 4G LTE
- Nokia Music for unlimited streaming of ad-free music
- Free global HERE Maps and HERE Drive+, HERE Transit available in the Store
- Microsoft Office built-in
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (2.2GHz Quad Core)
- 3400 mAh (integrated) with built-in wireless charging
- Yellow, white, black, glossy red
There are currently more details for the Lumia 1520 than the Lumia 1320 (which is not pictured) since the former is shipping before the latter. Exact release dates for both aren’t known, however, but we’ll let you know the second we’re aware of them.
Image Credits: Nokia
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