Happy Holidays to everyone in India! At a press conference in New Delhi today, Nokia India announced the launch of Nokia Lumia 1520. The phone is priced at INR 46,999 and available in four colors. Also, music to our ears, the phones are available in stores immediately.
The phone was unveiled at the Nokia World 2013 in Abu Dhabi a couple of months back. At the event though, no details about the availability in India were announced. However, we’re glad that the phone has arrived before end of the year, earlier before what I expected during Nokia World and just around when it’s been going up for sale in many countries around the globe.
Nokia Lumia 1520, as well as the Nokia Lumia 1320, are Nokia’s first foray into devices with 6-inch displays to stake claim in the growing market for phablets. It’s a pity though, that Nokia hasn’t launched the 1320 in India considering it’s cheaper of the two. No word on availability of it from Nokia India.
- Full HD 1080p IPS LCD, ClearBlack, technology Sunlight readability, Super sensitive touch, Gorilla Glass 2
- Pixel density: 368 ppi
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad-Core processor, 2.2 GHz
- 2 GB RAM
- 32 GB internal storage
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 3400 mAh internal battery with integrated wireless charging (Qi compatible)
- micro SD card support up to 64GB
- nano SIM
- Camera: 20 MP PureView, ZEISS optics, OIS, 2x lossless zoom, dual LED flash
- Size/Weight: 162.8 mm x 85.4 mm x 8.7 mm; 206 g
- Colors: Yellow, White, Black, and Red
Nokia has also launched Nokia CP 623, a functional case for Nokia Lumia 1520. Available in matching colors, it is a front cover that can also flex and bend into a variety of shapes to ensure you get the best viewing or working angle. Nokia CP 623 is available for an MRP of INR 2,999
I'm not much of a phablet enthusiast, but several of my colleagues here at Windows Phone Central have got one, and quite like it. You might also want to check out our comprehensive review of the Nokia Lumia 1520. It's a good best buy price for this device since prices of flagship phones have been shooting north in India in 2013. Are you looking forward to pick one?