Nokia launches the Lumia 1520 in India
Nokia launched their first phablet in the Lumia range here in India this week. The Lumia 1520 comes with a 6″ screen and 20MP pureview camera.
Here is a quick look at the important specs.
OS: Windows Phone 8 with Nokia Black Update.
Display: 6″ 1080p Full HD LCD, Clear Black, High Brightness mode, Sunlight readability, Super sensitive touch for glove and nail usage, Gorilla Glass 2.
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz Quadcore processor
Memory: 2GB RAM, 32 GB internal user memory; 7 GB SkyDrive cloud storage, micro SD card support up to 64GB
Primary camera: PureView 20 MP Auto Focus ZEISS optics with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), 2x lossless zoom, oversampling technology, dual LED flash, 1080p @ 30 fps full HD video with optical image stabilization.
Secondary Camera: HD 1.2 MP wide angle
Size: 162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7* mm (*volumetric). Weight: 209g
Connectivity: NFC, A-GPS+GLONASS, WLAN (2.4/5Ghz) a/b/g/n/ac, μUSB, BT 4.0 LE, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Ambient Light Sensor
Battery: 3400 mAh (integrated) with built-in wireless charging (Qi compatible)
Networks: GSM/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz | WCDMA: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
Extras: HERE location and mapping services: Free global HERE Maps and HERE Drive+;Free HERE Transit available in the Store
Audio: Rich Recording with four microphones; Wideband Voice and multi-microphone noise reduction with four microphones; Dolby(R) Headphone, Graphic equalizer, Audio leveling; FM radio
Colors: Yellow, white, black, glossy red
Lumia 1520 with 6″ display is the biggest in the Lumia range and the build quality is top notch. A third column in the home screen allows users to add additional live tiles to the home screen. Also it comes with 3400 mAh battery, which provides enough juice for the device and the spec sheet claims a talk time of up to 25.1 hrs (on 3G) and a standby time up to 780 hrs. It comes with Wireless charging capability too.
The Lumia 1520 also joins the device with Pureview optics. It hosts a 20MP Pureview Auto Focus ZEISS optics with Optical Image Stabilization (Both Hardware and Software Image stabilization is on board). OIS, enhanced sensor technology, oversampling and zooming technologies will definitely enrich the image capturing capabilities of the device during daylight and as well as lowlights. It also allows capturing full HD video with crystal clear audio thanks to the Rich Recording with four microphones for distortion free audio.
We had Yellow, White and Glossy Red to play around. Yellow, White and Black colors come with matte finish.
Nokia also has come up with a Protective Cover CP-623 for Lumia 1520. It acts as a stand as well. It is priced at 2999 INR.
Press Release below:
Nokia today announced its first 6-inch Lumia smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 1520 in India. The Nokia Lumia 1520 comes with a 1080p Full HD screen, a 20MP PureView camera with optical image stabilization, oversampling technology and zooming capabilities, enabling people to easily capture and edit high quality pictures and tell better stories. The Nokia Lumia 1520 brings personal stories to life with Nokia’s new Nokia Storyteller and Nokia Camera. The bigger screen also makes it easy to use Microsoft Office on the go.
“With the Nokia Lumia 1520, the first 6-inch Lumia smartphone, we’re significantly expanding our Lumia portfolio applying our industry leading design,” said P. Balaji, Managing Director, Nokia India. “With our latest imaging innovations and the best from Microsoft brought to a new form factor, we’re helping people to capture the world around them and do more on the go.”
Telling stories better on a large screen: Don’t just Record. Relive.
For the first time, Nokia Lumia 1520 brings PureView imaging and HERE maps together on the Nokia Storyteller. This merges the two signature Lumia experiences together seamlessly. Re-live memories in a new, dynamic, and interactive way with Nokia Storyteller that automatically integrates pictures with HERE location information into a chronological picture journey on a map. Zooming out of a picture reveals points of interest tagged to the map with contact info, user reviews and even driving directions. Viewing the images on the map makes memories truly come alive with auto playback of video, animated images and sequential movement in a still picture.
Creating the best high quality images gets even easier with Nokia Lumia 1520 and its 20MP PureView camera with optical image stabilization. Building on the imaging innovations and experiences introduced with Lumia 1020, the Lumia 1520 comes with the new Nokia Camera. It integrates the most popular imaging modes – Pro, Smart, and video – into one seamless picture-taking experience. The images can tell several stories with the camera’s zooming, reframing and cropping capabilities, and dual capture of low and high resolution pictures.
For an outstanding video experience, the Nokia Lumia 1520 camera captures full HD video with crystal-clear audio. The device also boasts 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.
Vipul Mehrotra, Director – Smartphone Devices, Nokia India, Middle East and Africa said, “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.”
The Nokia Lumia 1520 will also come preloaded with a bevy of exciting apps and games which include productivity apps like 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.
Getting more productive
With Microsoft Office built in, the Nokia Lumia 1520 will allow people to view and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files on the move, while keeping the original formatting. This becomes even more powerful on a 6-inch screen and with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.
Enhanced start screen for seeing more
A third column of the Windows Phone live tiles on Nokia Lumia 1520 allows people to bring more of their important content to the start screen and see more of their calendar, email, notes and music at a glance. Also, an update to the Nokia Glance screen brings notifications on missed calls and new emails to the standby screen.
The Lumia Black update will also bring a really interactive experience to the Lumia devices called Nokia Beamer. Nokia Beamer enables sharing phone screen to any internet enabled screen or to email, SMS or social media.
Featuring integrated wireless charging, the Nokia Lumia 1520 takes advantage of the portable wireless charging gear from Nokia to help stay charged easily on the go.
Be cooly geared
Nokia has also launched the Nokia CP 623, a functional case, which is far more than just extra armour for the Nokia Lumia 1520. It has a front cover that can also flex and bend into a variety of shapes to ensure you get the best viewing or working angle, while perfectly complementing the Nokia Lumia 1520’s design.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 will be available in Red, Black, Yellow and White, in India December 16, 2013 onwards and is priced at a best buy price of INR 46999/- .
The Nokia CP 623 will be available in matching colours at an MRP of INR 2999/-.
|Nokia Lumia 1520|
|Operating system||Windows Phone 8 with the latest updates|
|HERE location and mapping services||HERE location and mapping services: Free global HERE Maps and HERE Drive+;Free HERE Transit available in the Store|
|Display||6” full HD 1080p LCD. Great outdoor visibility with, ClearBlack technology, High Brightness Mode, Sunlight readability, Super sensitive touch for glove and nail usage protected with Gorilla glass 2|
|Battery||3400 mAh with integrated wireless charging (Qi compatible)|
|Processor||2.2GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 800|
|Main camera||PureView 20 MP Auto Focus ZEISS optics with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), 2x lossless zoom, dual LED flash, 1080p @ 30 fps video with optical image stabilization.|
|Front facing camera||1.2 Skype HD 720p video|
|Audio||Rich Recording with four microphones, Wideband Voice and multi-microphone noise reduction with four microphones, Dolby(R) Headphone, Graphic equalizer, Audio leveling, FM radio|
|Memory||2GB RAM, 32 GB internal user memory; 7 GB SkyDrive cloud storage, micro SD card support up to 64GB|