When Nokia launched the Lumia 1320 in October last year, it didn’t commit to a UK launch, saying at the time the device would only be coming to Europe. While this could have included us, there was every chance it wouldn’t too. The good news is, according to Nokia’s website, the Lumia 1320 is, “Coming soon” to the UK.
The Lumia 1320′s announcement was overshadowed by the Lumia 1520, the world’s first big-screen, quad-core, 1080p Windows Phone. By comparison, the Lumia 1320 isn’t quite as exciting, but it’s still a device worthy of attention. The phone has a similarly large 6-inch screen, but the resolution is down to 1280 x 720 pixels. It’s still one of Nokia’s great TrueColor ClearBlack IPS screens, which is good news.
Inside is a Snapdragon processor, but instead of the Snapdragon 800, it’s a Snapdragon S4 with a clock speed of 1.7GHz. There’s a single gigabyte of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, and the option to add a further 64GB with a microSD card. There’s 4G LTE connectivity, and the camera has 5-megapixels and comes with an LED flash.
Finally, the software is Windows Phone 8 with the latest Lumia Black add-on, which comes with the new Glance screen, customisable ringtones, the new Nokia Camera app, Nokia Storyteller, and the wireless sharing app named Nokia Beamer.
So, it’s one to look forward to, particularly if the international price of around £200 remains in the UK. We’re still waiting for the exact release date, but may not find out more until Mobile World Congress at the end of February.