Nokia announces two Windows Phone phablets, the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320

Lumia 1520 GroupFollowing a succession of leaks over the past few months, Nokia has announced its first Windows Phone phablet devices. Phablets, in case you don’t know, are devices which cross the connectivity features of a phone with a large, tablet-style display. In Nokia’s case, both the Lumia 1520 and the Lumia 1320 share massive 6-inch screens.

The Lumia 1520 is the flagship model, and it makes good use of Microsoft’s updated Windows Phone software, which brings support for full HD screen resolutions and quad-core processors. This means the Lumia 1520’s 6-inch screen has 1920 x 1080 pixels, or 1080p, and the processor is a quad-core, 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800.

These are joined by a PureView 20-megapixel camera, a 1.2-megapixel front cam, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage space. The phone also has a microSD card slot and the ability to connect to 4G LTE networks.

Joining the Lumia 1520 is the Lumia 1320, which has the same 6-inch screen but with a 720p resolution, while the processor is a dual-core, 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4. The camera has 5-megapixels and there’s only 8GB of storage, but the microSD card slot will let you increase this by 64GB.

Nokia will launch the Lumia 1520 in the UK before the end of the year, but pricing has yet to be confirmed. If the U.S. cost is anything to go by, it’ll be between £450 and £500 when it does arrive. As for the Lumia 1320, it’s going to be less than half that price, but we’re still waiting to hear if it’ll make it to the UK.

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Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars