Nokia Lumia 1520, 1320: 6-Inch Displays at Two Price Points

 
 
By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2013-10-22 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


The Lumia 1320 measures 6.47 by 3.38 by 0.39 inches, weighs 7.8 ounces, has a 5-megapixel camera with 1080p video recording on the back and a 0.3-megapixel up front, a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor and a battery as big as the 1520's (3400mAh) though without the wireless charging.

It will come in orange, yellow, white and black, begin shipping during the fourth quarter and be priced at $339 before subsidies in China, Vietnam and later other Asia markets and Europe.

Asha at the Core

For emerging markets, Nokia redesigned its Asha lineup with the Asha 500, 502 and 503.

Most dramatically, Nokia created the hardware out of what it calls "two finely crafted layers of polycarbonate" and a "crystal-clear look" with "ice-like transparency."

Some will find this a cute look—it's like a vibrantly colored phone is encased in a shiny, clear shell. Others, however, are sure to frustratedly think how much thinner their phone could be if Nokia hadn't surrounded it with a seemingly useless clear shell.

On the inside, Nokia introduced Fastlane, "a swipeable record of your past, present and future," Nokia explained on its Conversations blog. Fastlane "offers quick access, notifications and reminders for everything that's important to you. From this second home screen, you can use a swipe gesture to simply take actions, whether that's replying to a message, commenting on a friend's photo or getting to your meeting on time."

The three Asha phones have the same hardware and software, but vary in their screen sizes, cameras, pricing and SIM setups.

The single- and dual-SIM Asha 500 has a 2.8-inch capacitive-touch display, a 2-megapixel camera and a price of around $69.

The dual-SIM Asha 502 has a 3-inch capacitive-touch display, a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and price of around $89.

And finally, the single- and dual-SIM Asha 503 features a 3-inch capacitive-touch display with curved Gorilla Glass, a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and a price of around $99. (As with the other prices, that's before taxes and subsidies.)

"Although not as glamorous as the higher-end devices, this is a vital market for Nokia to compete and be successful in, especially given the huge number of lower-end Android devices coming to market," analyst Jack Gold, with J. Gold Associates, said of the new Asha line.

"I think Asha is one area where Nokia can maintain a leadership position, especially given its name recognition around the globe," he said.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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