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Nokia Lumia 1520 to hit US on November 22 for $200 on AT&T

by on November 8, 2013
 

The Nokia Lumia 1520 is set to go on sale officially on November 22 in the US on AT&T

Nokia’s first 6-inch smartphone flagship the Nokia Lumia 1520 has been confirmed to go on sale starting November 22 in the US.

Reports have confirmed that the handset which comes laced with an impressive 20MP shooter would be available for $200 on contract from AT&T.

The official launch comes soon after an early spill on the Microsoft store, and both Microsoft and AT&T are offering special packages with the Lumia 1520. Microsoft store is offering $70 worth of app store credit along with a free copy of Halo: Spartan Assault, while AT&T is offering $20 worth of app store credit, the Halo game and 50GB of free cloud storage from AT&T’s locker service.

AT&T is set to offer the Black, Red and White variants of the Lumia 1520 on launch with the attractive Yellow variant set to follow later this year.

However, the reports are regarding the 16GB variant of the Lumia 1520.

For those not in the know, the Nokia Lumia 1520 features a 6-inch 1080p full HD screen and Qualcomm’s latest and most powerful the Snapdragon 800 quad core processor chip that clocks at 2.2GHz.

Another highlight of the Lumia 1520 is the 20MP BSI f/2.4 PureView camera that also features OIS and lenses from Carl Zeiss. Nokia has also concentrated its strength on the software capabilities of this handset rather than the camera or resolution.

The Lumia 1520 comes in 16GB and 32GB models along with 2GB of RAM, Qi wireless charging, microSD expansion upto 64GB, four mics for stimulating surround sound, a 1.2MP front cam and a dual LED flash for the 20MP rear camera.

The Lumia 1520 also features a 3400mAh battery, a 3.5mm audio jack, USB 2.0 (micro USB), NFC, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0.

The Lumia 1520 is the first Nokia smartphone that features a 6-inch screen and although its 20MP camera might lag a bit when compared to the 41MP camera of the Lumia 1020, it’s more than enough for enthusiasts who want to play a bit with their phone cameras.

Also, Nokia has combined the Pro and Smart camera lenses for the Lumia 1520, which makes it easier to switch back and forth between your preferences. Then there’s the Refocus Lens that comes as a result of Nokia’s Scalado acquisition and which is like a software-based Lytro that uses ‘clever algorithms’ to let users change the focus of their photos after they are taken. The Refocus lens is also set to make it to other older Lumia devices such as the Lumia 900 series.