Nokia Lumia 1520 Unboxing and First Impressions

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The Nokia Lumia 1520 just launched a couple of days back in India for a price of Rs. 46,999/- after launching internationally in Abu Dhabi back in October. Being the company’s first phablet sized device with a 6 inch 1080p screen, it also naturally is the first Windows Phone with a full HD resolution and quad core innards. With these specs and more, the platform finally comes to parity with Android in the mobile space, at least in the hardware department. Software too has seen small changes with an additional column, upping the information density to a higher level than before. We have got the Indian retail unit with us now, so we went ahead and unboxed it for you –

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Nokia Lumia 1520 launched in India for Rs. 46999

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Nokia has finally launched the Lumia 1520, the company’s latest smartphones in the Lumia series in India, as they promised last week. It was unveiled back in October and packs a 6-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) full HD touch screen IPS ClearBlack display with Gorilla Glass 2 protection, powered by a 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and runs on Windows Phone 8 with the latest GDR3 with Lumia Black update. It packs a 20-megapixel autofocus rear camera with new oversampling technology, ZEISS optics with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and  dual LED flash. It also has Nokia Camera app that combines the Smart, Pro and Video modes. It also has a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera. Continue reading “Nokia Lumia 1520 launched in India for Rs. 46999”

Nokia highlights Refocus and RAW with great camera samples

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Apart from the marquee product launches of the Lumia 1520, the 1320 and the Lumia 2520 Windows tablet, two other announcements stood out from the Nokia World event, and the both were related to Nokia’s forte – imaging. The company announced a new imaging app for its Lumia smartphones called the Nokia Refocus, and also announced that the Lumia 1020 and the upcoming Lumia 1520 will be getting RAW support. With these announcements, the gap between Nokia and other companies in the imaging department became way wider than it is already. Especially with RAW, which is considered a landmark announcement for serious photographers who like to play around with the whole sensor’s data. Refocus too, kindled the “shoot first, focus later” mantra that the Lytro popularized. What you see above is a new sample from Nokia highlighting just that, and here is a fully interactive sample of the same picture above, using which you can change the focus –

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Nokia Lumia 1520 launching in the UK next week?

The first Windows Phone phablet, the Nokia Lumia 1520, could launch in the UK this month, less than two weeks after its announcement. According to Carphone Warehouse’s Coming Soon page, the UK retailer will launch the Full HD Lumia 1520 by the end of October and if accurate, this could be the first time Nokia has bought a handset to market within a fortnight of announcing it.

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The Lumia 1520 is the first Windows Phone device to feature a 6 inch screen, Full HD resolution and a superfast quad-core processor. The 6 inch 1080p display offers 367 pixels per inch and the 2.2GHz quad-core processor is accompanied by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset and Adreno 330 GPU. The Lumia 1520 comes with Nokia’s imaging prowess as the 20MP camera offers ZEISS Optics, PureView oversampling technology, Optical Image Stabilisation and a dual-LED flash. Continue reading “Nokia Lumia 1520 launching in the UK next week?”

Nokia Lumia 1520 Photo Gallery

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There is new meaning to the popular “see more” marketing tagline from Nokia, as it aptly applies to the newly launched Nokia Lumia 1520 and its huge 6 inches of screen real estate. As you can see from the image above, you can literally “see more” of our webpage on that massive screen. It helps that it is full HD resolution too, and finally has that much needed upgrade to the faster Snapdragon 800 SoC. This phone aims to be the jack of all trades and aims to offer everything in a huge screen, which is currently the awkward trend in Smartphones. So, how does it look in real? We have got a complete photo walkthrough of the device, in glorious yellow. Read past the break to take a look at them.

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Asphalt 8, Temple Run 2, Danger Dash, FIFA 14 and more games coming to Windows Phone 8

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Along with the new device announcements at Nokia World, several major apps and games also have been announced as “coming soon” to Windows Phone 8 devices. Instagram, Vien and Flipboard aside, there are a lot of big games coming to the platform too, albeit a bit later than its Android and iOS counterparts. Some of the big names include Asphalt 8: Airborne, Temple Run 2 and Danger Dash. Other notable additions are My Talking Tom, which has been a favorite on iPhones for a long time, and Ubisoft’s Rabbid Big Bangs and the popular platformer Rayman Fiesta Run.

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Nokia Lumia 1520 with 6-inch 1080p display and 20MP Pureview camera announced

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Nokia has finally announced the Lumia 1520, the company’s latest flagship smartphone at an event in Abu Dhabi. It packs a 6-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) full HD capacitive touch screen ClearBlack display with Gorilla Glass 2 protection, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and runs on Windows Phone 8 with the latest GDR3 update and Lumia Black update. It packs a 20-megapixel autofocus rear camera with new oversampling technology,ZEISS optics with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), 2x lossless zoom dual LED flash, 1080p video recording 30 fps. It also has Nokia Camera app that combines the Smart, Pro and Video modes. It comes with 32GB of internal memory and a micro SD card support.

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Nokia Lumia 1520 specifications leak, 6-inch 1080p display and 20MP Pureview camera

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We had already seen several leaks of the Lumia 1520, Nokia’s upcoming flagship smartphone. An image of the smartphones first appeared back in August, last month the press render. Now an online store in China have posted the official price of the device along with a sheet that shows off the features of the smartphone. The phone has also appeared in Cyan color, thanks to twitter user Moroleaks. Check out the sheet below. Continue reading “Nokia Lumia 1520 specifications leak, 6-inch 1080p display and 20MP Pureview camera”

Storyteller app for Nokia Lumia 1520 and 2520 Sirius Tablet leaked, Zoe Highlights remixed?

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We all know that Nokia is gearing up for a big reveal at Nokia World on October 22nd, but it seems that it’s not going to be just hardware, but Software too. The Nokia Lumia 1520 “Bandit” and the Lumia 2520 “Sirius” are two of the six devices that Nokia are purportedly going to announce at the event in Abu Dhabi, and thanks to @evleaks, we now have a glimpse of a new app called “Storyteller” that’s going to launch for both these devices with the different form factors. The app looks like a neatly arranged photo album with possibly Zoe Highlights-like features? Certainly looks better than the in-built Photos app, we will give it that.

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Nokia wants to reinvent innovation, teases an event on October 22nd

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Nokia has released the above picture on its social media channels, signaling an event in the middle east(likely Dubai or Abu Dhabi) on October 22nd, presumably for the Lumia 1520 Phablet and the Nokia Sirius Windows RT tablet launch. This news comes after rumours that Nokia might delay or cancel some of its products after the Microsoft deal, which makes some sense as some products may overlap within the same company, but if the teaser is to be believed, we will definitely see the Lumia 1520 at least, with the Sirius launch now a big question mark.

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This is the Nokia Lumia 1520, leaked in a press image

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The Nokia Lumia 1520 has finally leaked in full glory. We saw the 1080p GDR3 screenshot, we saw the aluminium case and the bezels, and then we saw the phone’s rather huge front in another leaked image, but this time, thanks to the leakmeister EVleaks, we have a full press image. From the looks of it, it is definitely made in polycarbonate, with the design closely resembling the Lumia 925, and the device is… just massive. If you don’t think it’s huge, just take a look at the Windows shortcut capacitive keys. It is also nice to see that the phone has really thin bezels.

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Nokia Lumia 1520 “Bandit” Screenshot reveals a cluttered GDR3 start screen

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EVLeaks, the guy known for most leaks these days has revealed yet another interesting bit of information today, pertaining to the future of Windows Phone. On the day of the huge Microsoft-Nokia announcement, this leak comes as something to look forward to, but then after taking a single glance at it will be quite the opposite of a reaction. Yes, what you see above in the leaked image is an indirect confirmation of the existence of Nokia Lumia 1520 codenamed “bandit” and a quick look at the cluttered look of the Windows Phone GDR3’s 1080p supported start screen.

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