Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Nokia unveils Lumia 1320 and 1520 at Nokia World 2013

Today, Nokia finally announced a smartphone that as huge as 6". Nokia Lumia 1320 will be on mid range while 1520 is the first WP smartphone that running quad core and also 1080p screen resolution.

Nokia Lumia 1320 Key Specification

  • 6" ClearBlack IPS LCD display with 720p resolution
  • 1.7GHz dual core Krait processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB Internal memory with microSD slot
  • 5 MP camera
  • 3400mAh
  • 220 grams
  • 164.2 x 85.9 x 9.8 mm

Nokia Lumia 1320 will become available early next year in orange, yellow, black and white flavors. The first countries to get it are China and Vietnam, with more Asian and European markets following shortly after. Nokia's suggested retail price before taxes or subsidies is $339.

Nokia Lumia 1520 Key Specification

  • 6" ClearBlack IPS LCD display with 1080p resolution
  • 2.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB Internal memory with microSD slot
  • 20 MP PureView camera with OIS
  • 3400mAh
  • 209 grams
  • 162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm

The Lumia 1520 uses a 26 mm wide angle 20MP PureView camera with 6-lens Zeiss optics and a 1/2.5 inch BSI sensor. The camera has OIS and makes use of oversampling, which results into smaller res photos with less noise and also allows for lossless zooming. There is no xenon flash though, only a Dual LED one. Video recording maxes out at 1080p@30fps.

Nokia has also revamped the Nokia Camera app, integrating the Nokia Smart Camera and the Nokia Pro camera functionality inside the regular camera UI and allowing for a seamless camera mode changing.

Nokia has also developed a new app called Nokia Storyteller. It plots out all the photos you've taken on the HERE map. You can zoom in to specific locations and see the actual photos grouped by date of taking and location. It also integrates all your specialty photos - like cinemagraphs and Action shots (it would even animate the latter).

A new app called Nokia Beamer would also allow you to stream your smartphone's screen to any device with a web browser.

Software-wise, the Nokia Lumia 1520 will come with the latest stuff that Microsoft and Nokia have on offer. It's Windows Phone 8 with a little something called Lumia Black and it includes all the latest software enhancements from both companies. It comes with stuff like Nokia HERE Drive+ with global free turn-by-turn navigation, true offline support and audible speed limit warnings, the new Nokia Camera app, the Nokia Storyteller app, the Nokia Beamer app, but also Microsoft's new suite of Bing apps and customized ringtones for individual contacts, something that hasn't been available on Windows Phone so far. The Lumia Black update premiers on the Nokia 1520, but will be available as an update to other Lumias in the beginning of 2014.

The Nokia Lumia 1520 will launch in yellow, red, white, and black later this autumn, starting in Hong Kong, Singapore, China, the U.S. (an AT&T exclusive), France, Germany, UK and continuing to other European markets for a retail price of $749 before taxes and subsidies.