Nokia Lumia 1520 launches as first quad-core, full HD Windows Phone
22nd Oct 2013 | 07:26
The 1520 has landed, and it means business
Nokia has launched its most powerful phone ever, taking Windows Phone to another level with a full HD 1080p screen and lightning fast quad-core processor.
Up until now Windows Phone devices have been capped at 5-inch, 720p displays and dual-core processors, but with the arrival of Update 3 for Windows Phone 8 alongside the Nokia Lumia 1520, a whole new world of opportunity has opened up.
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Nokia, now owned by Microsoft, has taken full advantage of this by equipping the headline making Lumia 1520 with a full HD, 6-inch AMOLED display and punchy Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor - both world firsts for a Windows Phone device.
So what else does the Lumia 1520 offer? Well it's obviously running the latest version of Windows Phone 8, while round the back Nokia has furnished the handset with a PureView 20MP Carl Zeiss lens, which should be capable of producing some pretty decent snaps.
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You'll also be able to enjoy 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and a microSD slot. As this is a Nokia phone the Lumia 1520 comes in a range of fetching hues including yellow, cyan and red as well as the more sensible black and white.
The Lumia 1520's larger screen has retooled the Windows Phone interface, allowing for a third column of icons along the side of the device, giving users the chance to have way more stuff on view at once - so that extra space isn't going to be wasted.
The PureView camera is also coming with the 'new' Nokia Camera app - which is really just all the other Nokia camera apps in one place, which was one of the criticisms of the Lumia 1020.