Lumia 1520 is available for pre-orders in Europe, first in Switzerland
The first high-end Windows Phone running phablet Nokia Lumia 1520 is already available for pre-orders in Europe. The first country where the new smartphone can be purchased in advance is Switzerland from digitec.ch. The innovative phablet is priced 849 Swiss Francs (equal to $950). The Swiss retailer has listed the device in all color options – red, yellow, black and white. The expected shipping time for phablet is the end of November. Around this time, Lumia 1520 will be launched in the US as well, exclusively by the big carrier AT&T.
If you still have doubts whether the high-end phablet is right for you, let us remind you a bit what you will get for the price of $950 for the unlocked device. Lumia 1520 is the firs large-sized innovative smartphone that runs on Windows Phone 8 operating system. Even more, the phablet arrives with the latest update of the platform dubbed GDR3 with abundance of improvements, new features and capabilities. For example, it boasts the orientation lock option that allows the “freezing” of the phone either in portrait or display mode for as long as you want. The GDR3 brings enriched multitasking capabilities.
One of the great improved features is the Driving Mode that will cut calls and texts you are receiving while driving with the possibility to answer with pre-written messages. Nokia Lumia 1520 sports a 6-inches LCD display. It features a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. The pixel density of the screen is 368ppi which is impressive for the large size of the display. Under the hood of the smartphone is working a quad-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon CPU and 2GB RAM. It is packed with 32GB built-in memory. It can be increased any time via microSD card with up to 64GB. The camera of Lumia 1520 is as impressive as the whole concept for the device. It is 20.7MP PureView camera located on the rare panel. It features plenty of capabilities, including exceptional OIS. On the front panel of the phablet lies 1.2MP shooter for video calls. The battery of Lumia 1520 will give it enough juice for the whole day – it has a capacity of 3400mAh. If you want to pre-order the phabklet now is the time – HERE.