Of late, Nokia has become very aggressive with its Lumia range of smartphones especially in its once highly favorite Indian market. This market is still giving good results to Nokia for its entire range of Lumia and Asha series of phones. To keep pace with phablet segment, Nokia India has announced today its flagship Lumia 1520 smartphone at Rs. 46999. Sporting a 6″ inch display, Nokia Lumia 1520 will start selling in India from today on-wards. This phablet was showcased along with other devices globally in the month of October in an event in Dubai earlier this year.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 features a 6″ inch full-HD LCD display with 1080×1920 pixel resolution. This smartphone is equipped with a 20-megapixel PureView camera with optical image stabilization, and a front-facing 1.2 megapixel HD camera . This smartphone comes with Nokia Rich Recording with four microphones, providing directional stereo recording capability to capture distortion free audio from the preferred direction for accurate and clear sound.
The Lumia 1520 is powered by a quad-core 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. This processor has been fitted for the first time in any Windows phone. It also includes 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, plus the option to add a microSD card (up to 64 GB), as well as 7 GB of free SkyDrive cloud-based storage. This phone is packed with a 3400 mAh battery, which has built-in wireless charging functionality. It runs on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 OS, with Lumia Black and comes with the third Live Tile column in the Start menu.
Mr Vipul Mehrotra, Director – Smartphone Devices, Nokia India, Middle East and Africa said on the launch event, “Large screens are increasingly becoming popular among smartphone users and imaging is one of the key factors that define a good smartphone. 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. With the Nokia Lumia 1520, we have boosted the Lumia design to a large 6 inch screen, with the clearest and sharpest display offering people a better way to tell their stories.”
It also comes pre-loaded with Nokia Beamer app to share content, like pictures, location on a map or even your camera viewfinder from your Lumia to any compatible screen – with people in the same room or even in another location by sending them a link via social media, email or SMS. This phone also comes pre-loaded with Nokia Storyteller app, which automatically integrates the pictures from your phone with HERE location information and creates a chronological picture journey on a map.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 also has preloaded apps and games which include InNote and CamScanner, digital magazine Zinio and Flipkart eBooks, gaming/fitness apps like Rail Rush and Adidas miCoach, imaging apps like Camera 360 and movies apps that include Your Movies, Big Flix and Vimeo. The Nokia Lumia 1520 has alsoMicrosoft Office built in, which enables to view and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files on the move, while keeping the original formatting.
The phone features ceramic keys on the side, and subdued icons at the front. It will be available in four colors – white, yellow, red and black. The black phone is made of recycled materials.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 will be available in orange, yellow, white, and black colors.
We were expecting that Nokia India will also launch today its mid-range Lumia 1320 phablet, which is also having 6 inch display. According to Nokia India, this phablet will debut soon in India.