After months of rumors Nokia has officially unveiled its first six-inch Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Lumia 1520. Along with the smartphone, Nokia also announced five other mobile devices, including a 10.1-inch Windows RT tablet, the Lumia 2520.
The Lumia 1520 is precisely what consumers might have expected - a high-end Lumia smartphone with a larger screen. The device comes with a full HD six-inch screen, a 2.2GHz quad-core processor, and 2GB of RAM. It also touts a 20MP rear camera, which is higher-end than most smartphones, excepting Nokia's own Lumia 1020 that was just announced back in July. Nokia has priced the 1520 on the high end of the smartphone market, retailing for $749. The device is expected to launch sometime during the fourth quarter of this year.
In addition to the 1520, Nokia announced another six-inch smartphone, the Lumia 1320. The 1320 is a lower-end version of the 1520, with an identical look but coming in different colors (orange, yellow, white, and black). It has only a 720p display and will retail for the relatively lower price of $339. According to Nokia the 1320 will launch sometime during the first quarter of 2014.
The Lumia 2520 (the tablet) will be one of only tablets besides Microsoft's Surface 2 to come running Windows RT 8.1. The device is Nokia's first Windows tablet, sporting a 10.1-inch 1080p display. Running the software will be a 2.2GHz processor and the tablet also has a 6.1MP front-facing camera. Nokia will be launching the tablet with a variety of accessories, including a keyboard and a cover, sometime during the fourth quarter of 2013. The device will retail for $499.
“Now more than ever, mobile devices are at the center of consumers’ lives as they look to capture, curate and share experiences on the go,” said Stephen Elop, former CEO and current EVP of Devices & Services at Nokia. “Today we’re inviting people around the world to switch to Nokia.
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