Nokia Announces Lumia 1520 Phablet

Lumia 1520 DAP

Bright and early this morning, Nokia held a special event in Abu Dhabi, where it launched six new products including its first Windows Phone smartphone/tablet hybrid, the Lumia 1520. It’s a device we’ve seen quite a few times thanks to various leaks, but now we’ve got all the details of this exciting new phone.

As expected, it’s absolutely massive. The screen measures 6-inches, and it’s the very first Windows Phone to have a full HD, 1080p resolution. That’s not the only brand new addition to the range either, as it’s powered by the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, running at 2.2GHz. Both these new features are only possible because the Lumia 1520 runs Update 3 of the Windows Phone software.

Nokia has retained a similar visual style to other Windows Phones for the Lumia 1520, and it’ll come in red, white, black or yellow colours. That’s not the only Lumia tradition which is being upheld either, as the camera is a new 20-megapixel PureView with Zeiss optics, which is joined by a 1.2-megapixel video call camera above the screen.

The Lumia 1520 also has 4G LTE connectivity, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, plus a microSD card slot which can boost this by 64GB. We’re expecting the phone to go on sale before the end of the year, although Nokia hasn’t confirmed an exact date, but has said we’ll be seeing the phone in the UK. A U.S. price of $750 has been placed on the unconnected model, which is around £465.

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