Nokia Lumia 1520 launches


Features a 20MP PureView Zeiss camera to capture high quality images

Nokia has announced the availability of the Nokia Lumia 1520, its first smartphone with a six inch high definition display. The Lumia 1520 has an HD 1080p screen, enabling gamers to enjoy the most sophisticated games and making it easy to work on.

Accessing favourite apps for work and play is now even faster with an additional third column of user-defined live tiles on the home screen. For work, the Nokia Lumia 1520 comes with Microsoft Office already on board.

Backing up documents to SkyDrive is also simple with 7GB of free and secure cloud storage, and the Lumia 1520 also supports micro SD storage, giving users up to an additional 64GB of storage on the go.

Plus with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, viewing and editing documents and files on the move becomes simple, fast and intuitive.

'The application and graphics performance provided by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor allows Nokia to continue creating new and innovative imaging experiences for consumers,' said Raj Talluri, senior vice president of product management for Qualcomm Technologies.

'The advanced integration level in the Snapdragon 800 processor means less individual components inside the phone translating to lower power consumption and smaller overall motherboard design, this lets Nokia to package all Windows Phone experiences into a beautifully designed product,' he noted.

With its 20MP camera and Zeiss optics, Nokia PureView remains at the forefront of the 1520 experience. The 1520 includes Nokia's latest imaging innovations such as Nokia Camera which integrates the most popular imaging modes – ProCam, SmartCam, and video – into one seamless picture-taking experience. These features are enhanced by exciting new applications such as Nokia Storyteller and Refocus.

For the first time PureView imaging meets HERE maps with the launch of Nokia Storyteller, merging the two signature Lumia experiences together. Relive memories in a new, dynamic, and interactive way that integrates pictures with HERE location information into a chronological photographic journey on a map. Zooming out of a picture reveals tagged points of interest and contact information, user reviews and even driving directions. Viewing the images on the map makes memories truly come alive with auto playback of video, animated images and sequential movement in a still picture.

Conor Pierce, vice president of the UK and Ireland for Nokia, said: 'The Nokia Lumia 1520 is a stunning device, everyone who tries it instantly falls in love with it which is why it has already received great reviews. Aside from its unrivalled camera I also see it being hugely popular in the B2B space, where productivity really matters.'

The Nokia Lumia 1520 is shipping this quarter in Hong Kong, Singapore, US, China, France, Germany, Finland and other European markets, with more markets to follow. It will be on sale in the UK from O2 retail, Vodafone online, Carphone Warehouse, Phones4u and widely available from independent retailers via Micro-P from 6 December priced from approx £38 per month on contract.


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