Lumia 1520 is the Windows Phone phablet

New Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet

Nokia has unveiled its biggest Windows Phone, the Lumia 1520. The phone has a 6-inch display and its 1080p resolution is the first in a series of high resolution Windows Phone handsets.

The 6-inch screen makes the 1520 more of a phablet than a phone . Like Nokia’s existing Lumia range, the 1520 has a polycarbonate body and comes in red, yellow, black, or white. It’s the same thickness as previous high end phones but is 3.36 inches wide and 6.4 inches tall. It weighs 7.37 ounces, which isn’t heavy.

Microsoft’s 1080p support gives you three columns of Live Tiles on the Start Screen as well as improvements to built-in apps, allowing mail and other apps to use more of the screen.

The 1520 is powered by Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, the same chip that drives the Lumia 2520 Windows RT tablet, giving it fast response, especially when switching between apps.

Nokia has included a 20-megapixel camera on the Lumia 1520 with optical image stabilization and the PureView zoom capabilities. The is 2x rather than the 3x on the Lumia 1020, but Like the Lumia 1020, it takes a 5-megapixel shareable image and a 16-megapixel version that you can access by linking the handset to a laptop or PC.

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