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Nokia Lumia 1520 tipped for November 25 UK launch


Lumia 1520
Nokia Lumia 1520

The Nokia Lumia 1520 may start shipping here in the UK on November 25, if one online retailer’s projections are to be believed.

Online phone retailer Unlock Mobile is listing the 6-inch Windows Phone 8 device as being available for pre-order, with the expected arrival date of November 25. Still, pinch of salt, and all that.

The price provided for the phone, incidentally, is £594.98. That might sound like a lot of money on the surface, but perhaps not so much when you consider the Lumia 1520’s prodigious specs.

It’s set to be the very first Windows Phone device with a 1080p display, for one thing. Up to now, Microsoft restrictions have enforced a 720p resolution for all Windows Phone 8 devices, which has left them trailing behind their Android rivals somewhat.

Another first for the platform will be the Nokia Lumia 1520’s quad-core processor - specifically a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. Again, Windows Phone 8 has up to now supported only dual-core processors.

Elsewhere, the Nokia Lumia 1520 will sport a meaty 20-megapixel PureView camera, and integrated wireless charging will feed its 3,400mAh battery. It’ll be relatively slim for such a large device at 8.9mm thick, while it’ll weigh in at a slightly hefty 209g.

It’ll join a thriving 'phablet' market - that is, devices that are caught somewhere between a phone and a tablet in terms of screen size. The current phablet champ is the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, which bears similar specs to the Nokia Lumia 1520.

In our initial hands-on with the device we reckoned that "in a market of super-sized, super-speced smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 1520 has brought the Finnish manufacturer back into the race."

Come November 25, we might have a better idea of whether it can win that race.

Next, read our Nokia Lumia 1020 review.

Via: The Inquirer


November 7, 2013, 9:34 pm

if they made a 4" version of this it would be the perfect phone


November 8, 2013, 12:17 am

i'd prefer a 5-incher though. still, the 1520 is mighty attractive.

Tim Sutton

November 8, 2013, 10:26 am

Anything around £600 and this isn't even a decision.

I LUST after this handset.

I want a 6" WP phone as I use Office really quite a lot on mine, and the extra screen real estate will be perfect.

Plus the idea of a Nokia clear black screen at 1920*1080 that's 6" big gives me a funny feeling in my trousers.


November 8, 2013, 12:26 pm

I don't see any comments about an SD card slot


November 8, 2013, 1:25 pm

Make a 1080p version with quad core of the 1020, and I AM IN.
The ability to shoot RAW on a smartphone that produces class leading photos is PHENOMENAL. Just need to work on the app support and notification centre.

Tim Sutton

November 8, 2013, 4:20 pm

It has a micro SD slot, if that's what you were asking? It supports 64GB cards.

Tim Sutton

November 8, 2013, 4:27 pm

I'm not sure I see the benefit of a notification centre in WP

The whole point of live tiles is to present the information to you at first glance. Essentially the whole front screen is already a notification centre.

I'd much rather app developers were made to use this feature on live tiles to show notifications rather than them lazily being able to hide information in a separate centre, just because that's how Android and iOS does it.

Windows Phone has the better approach, I hope it sticks with it.

Solomon Mullins

November 10, 2013, 6:52 pm

I am an android user and I wholeheartedly agree with you. WP has a full screen of glance-able notifications that I wish Android truly had. I usually use Action launcher so I can get a missed notification count on my icons as opposed to having to pull down the notification just to see what was missed by what app. WP IMHO does have the best approach for handling notifications, and I don't believe the others are even a close second.

And as everyone knows, WP would greatly benefit from more developer support. If they did, I for one could tell you WP would have a new customer, and I would be getting this Lumia 1520. Played with it today at AT&T store and the screen is absolutely amazing. It was a sexy phablet, best mobile screen I have ever seen, blazing fast, great build, only lacking in apps.

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