Lately there have been rumors and hints that there would be an announcement by Nokia that they would be unveiling two major smartphone devices once again casting any doubts of the company’s ability to be a force to be reckoned with.
At the Nokia World 2013 event in Abu Dhabi the world of Nokia has just exploded with the launch of two of their first ever Windows phablet devices to ever hit the technology market.
The new Nokia Lumina now official is more than just a massive phone when compared to its latest breaking news and size. The devices will include the higher end Flagship, Lumina 1520 alongside the more affordable yet powerful Lumina 1320.
Weighing in at just 209g with a size of 162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7mm the Lumina 1520 to date is the most powerful and feature packed Windows Phone ever created. With a massive 6 inch 1080p display, the Lumina 1520 is much larger than its rival the HTC One max.
Powered by the Quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor running at 2.2 GHZ, the Lumina 1520 boasts an onboard memory capacity of 2GB of Ram and can be available in versions of either 16GB or 32 GB of internal storage and will include an additional microSD slot capable of accommodating a maximum of 64GB of storage.
Packed with additional audio capture the Nokia Lumina is fitted with four microphones with Wide-band Voice and multi-microphone noise reduction features for recording your favorite speech or recital. In addition the device will provide the user with Dolby® Headphones, Graphic equalizer, Audio leveling features and even an FM radio.
This massive Nokia Lumina 1520 device is adequately powered by a 3,400 mAH battery which will keep you fully charged and capable throughout the work day with power to spare providing the average user with over 27 hours of talk time and 32 days of standby time
With Qi wireless charging capability, 4G LTE-compatible users will see the Lumina 1520 with a stunning 20-megapixel primary camera fitted with the BSI f/2.4 Zeiss lens and optical image stabilization. Backside illuminated sensors provide optimal compensation for low lighting shots and a secondary camera is fitted on the front with full HD capability with a 1.2-megapixel wide angle at 720p, perfect for video conferencing for Skype users.
The Windows Lumina 1520 will be hosting none other than the Windows 8 GDR3 Software boasting the most talked about software feature consisting of an extra row of live tiles. With an improved and enhanced modified version of the popular Windows Start up Screen, the GDR3 software will enable the Lumina 1520 to house more than the standard 4 small icons horizontally displayed across the display which will in turn provide the user with space to utilize for the live tile feature.
The Nokia Lumina 1520 will also come preinstalled with a fully functional version of Microsoft Office Suite which was expected to be made available considering the device will be running Windows 8. As an added bonus users who have opt to purchase this mobile device will get a Cloud Space of 7GB SkyDrive subscription with each purchase.
The Nokia Lumina 1520 will be preinstalled with both applications Vine and Instagram which are two of the most popular apps currently offered for the Apple iOS devices today. In addition to a huge array of power packed mobile applications the Lumina 1520 will feature the introduction of the new Nokia Storyteller app for your daily use interacting with your social network to provide an enriched experience of sharing and organizing your favorite memorable moments.
The device is rumored to be available within the coming months at an initial price of $750 and can be obtained exclusively at AT&T for with an undisclosed subsidy. The device will be made available in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, France, Finland the United States and other European Markets to follow according to availability and will be seen in colors including yellow, white, red, black with a variety of glossy optional colors.
The Lumina 1320 the younger and more affordable sibling to Nokia’s new flagship the Lumina 1520 also boasts a similar 6 inch display. However when compared to it’s big brother the Lumina 1520 the Lumina 1320 has been stripped to it’s core hardware components for the consumer with a low end budget.
Although priced for affordability, the Lumina 1320 still packs a serious punch. With it’s conservative polycarbonate finished look, the Lumina 1320 revs a full 720p HD screen with a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor under the hood which reflects no loss in performance capability on the Windows Software platform.
Also running a fully updatable version of Windows 8 the Lumina 1320 will have an onboard memory module of 1GB of RAM and comes fitted with 8GB of internal storage capacity as opposed to the 16GB and 32GB storage options of the 1520. The Nokia Lumina 1320 sports a 5 megapixel rear camera with motion sensors and a full 1080p video recording capability complemented by Storyteller and Camera applications.
Though not as powerful as it’s older brother the Nokia 1520, the Nokia 1320 will include a similar 3.400mAh battery allowing the device to maintain similar excellent standby and performance times due to it’s lower end hardware features. According to Nokia, the Lumina 1320 will be able to operate with a capacity of a talk time of over 25 Hours with a standby time of more than 28 days on average.
The Lumina 1320 will hit stores within the mobile markets and can be expected to be sold for a retail price of $399, which will be $400 less than it’s big brother the Lumina 1520 and will be available in early 2014 in an array of colors which will include orange, white, black, yellow and a variety of other options.