Lumia 1520 and 1320 are here, let’s see what’s what

Today’s Nokia event has revealed to us a grand total of 6 products. Firstly, we have Nokia’s first Windows RT tablet, the Lumia 2520. Then there are two huge 6 inch phones running WP, the Lumia 1520, and its lesser brother, the Lumia 1320. There are also updates to the Asha lineup, namely the Asha 500, Asha 502 and Asha 503.

In this post, we will be covering the new Nokia WP phones, the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320. Interestingly, Singapore will be one of the first few countries to have the Lumia 1520 available on its shores “in autumn” (together with Hong Kong, US, UK, China, France and Germany), while the 1320 will follow suit shortly after.

First, let’s have a look at the star of the show – the Lumia 1520. Having been leaked many months in advance, it was shaping up such that Nokia could have had kept everything under wraps till their announcement, however, just two days ago the specs of the 1520 were leaked. Nokia confirmed these specs today. Here they are:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S800 (clocked at 2.2 GHz)
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 6 inch Full HD IPS LCD screen
  • 32/64 GB expandable storage
  • micro-SD card slot
  • 3400 mAh battery
  • 20 MP PureView camera
  • Windows Phone 8 Amber

The 1520 phablet is packing the most powerful processor available today. This System-on-Chip (SoC) is the latest from the American firm, and it is also used in Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3, the LG G2 and Sony Xperia Z1, and even the new Nokia Lumia 2520, and coupling that with the latest GPU as well will allow you to run all games easily. What’s really nice to see in this device is the 20 MP PureView camera. With the stellar performance of the Lumia 1020’s 41 MP PureView, one can certainly expect amazing photos to be produced by this phablet.

Here are some pictures

Next, looking at the Lumia 1320, we can quickly come to the conclusion that this is essentially a “lite” version of the 1520. The specs have been downgraded, and the price has been shed as well. It’s about half the price of the Lumia 1520. Excluding the Nexus 7 (since it is technically a tablet), this might be the first successful affordable tablet/phablet. Here are its specs:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (clocked at 1.7 GHz)
  • Adreno 320 GPU
  • 6 inch 720p IPS LCD screen
  • 8 GB expandable storage
  • micro-SD card slot
  • 3400 mAh battery
  • 5 MP camera
  • Windows Phone 8 Amber

While certainly not the heavy hitter that the 1520 is, the 1320 is also shaping up to be a decent phablet if Nokia prices it right. The processor, while two generations old, is still a strong contender, and was featured in Sony’s previous flagship; the Xperia Z, which was released just this February. The main issue might arise in the device’s storage, but to remedy that, a micro-SD card slot is available.

Here are some pictures

That’s all for now. Do tell us in the comments below whether you are excited by these new offerings by Nokia, and why.

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If you want to read about the Nokia Lumia 2520, you can do so here.

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