Not to be outdone by Apple and their unveiling of new iPhones and iPads, Nokia’s designers and engineers have also been busy of late and have recently announced three new products at their Nokia World Event which was held in Abu Dhabi. Nokia are expanding their Lumia range with two new mobile phones come-tablets (known as phablets) and they also debuted the first ever full-sized Windows Tablet. We take a look at these exciting new Nokia devices.
The two new Nokia Lumia phablets – called the Nokia Lumia 1520 and the Nokia Lumia 1320 – are Nokia’s first foray into the phablet arena. Both handsets feature a 6-inch screen with the Lumia 1520 aimed at the top-end of the market and the Lumia 1320 offering a more budget mid-market device.
The Lumia 1520 boasts a 1080p Full HD touchscreen 6-inch display, an impressive 20-megapixel rear PureView camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and 1080p Full HD video which is further improved by 4 well placed and inbuilt microphones. Available in a range of 4 high gloss colours including Black, White, Red and Yellow, the Lumia 1520 will come with Microsoft Office as well as 2 new camera apps – Nokia Storyteller and Nokia Camera. The processor certainly befits a phablet of this size as the 1520 will feature a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core CPU alongside 2GB of RAM. The built-in memory storage won’t disappoint either at 32GB which is expandable up to 64GB. It’s anticipated that the Lumia 1520 will be available in the UK towards the end of 2013.
Nokia’s Lumia 1320 has slightly more modest attributes although it’s certainly no slouch compared to other phablets on the market. It also has a 6-inch Full HD screen but with 720p resolution compared to 1080p. The rear-facing camera is a 5-megapixel version with auto focus and a LED flash and it’s powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. Like the Nokia 1520 it boasts a super powerful 3,400mAh battery which will give up to 21 hours of 3G talk time and both phablets will run on the latest version of Windows Phone 8. The Lumia 1320 will come with 8GB of built-in storage which can be increased up to 64GB with a MicroSD card. The 1320 is expected to debut in the UK during the first quarter of next year.
Nokia’s new Lumia 2520 Tablet is the very first full size 10.1-inch Windows Tablet. Like the rest of the Lumia range, it comes in a choice of 4 glossy colours which include Black, White, Cyan and Red. The Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet sports a slimline design and measures just 8.9mm thick which is comparable to many mobile phone handsets. Running on the latest Windows Runtime 8.1 OS, the 2520 has a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and it comes with 32GB of onboard memory which can be increased further with a microSD card.
The stunning display features a Full HD 1920 x 1080 high resolution touch-screen display with a pixel density of 218 pixels per inch. The screen is made from Corning Gorilla Glass 2 and boasts superb colour clarity, good viewing from all angles and ‘enhanced outdoor readability’.
The Nokia Lumia 2520 sports an impressive 8000mAh battery which provides up to 10 hours of use and can be 80% recharged in just an hour. Camera-wise, the 2520 has a 6.7 megapixel rear camera with a 4X digital zoom and 2-megapixel front facing camera, it also comes with some great photo apps such as Nokia Storyteller. If you prefer to use a keyboard with your tablet rather than use the touch screen, the Nokia Power Keyboard can be purchased separately and has the added benefit of providing up to 5 extra hours of battery life and 2 USB ports. One of the great advantages of Windows-based devices is its Office applications – Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint are all pre-loaded and can be synched on the go and backed-up onto SkyDrive. The 2520 is expected to be available in time for Christmas.