Nokia Lumia 1520 smartphone

As expected Nokia has announced the Lumia 1520 smartphone at its Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi and has been given an official price and release date. Updated on 26/11/13.

It's the phablet device which was leaked prior to the event codenamed 'Bandit'. So here's all the details for the new Lumia 1520 smartphone. The smartphone is first to be announced since Microsoft announced it was buying Nokia's phone business.

Nokia Lumia 1520: Release date

Nokia said at the launche event that the Lumia 1520 will go on sale in a number of countries this quarter (by the end of the year), including the UK.

It's taken a number of weeks for a specific release date to be announced but it has. The Lumia 1520 will go on sale on 6 December.

Nokia Lumia 1520: Price

Nokia has detailed that the Lumia 1520 will cost £38 per month on a contract with O2, with no cost for the handset itself.

Retailers such as Unlocked Mobiles have the Nokia Lumia 1520 priced at around £600 on a SIM-free basis. Nokia said it will sell for $749 excluding tax and subsidies, according to Nokia.

Nokia Lumia 1520: Specifications

Thanks to the latest update to Windows Phone 8, the Lumia 1520 is one of the first of the OS to offer features which we're used to seeing elsewhere, on Android smartphones for example. It's got a Full HD display and a speedy quad-core processor. See below for the full specifications.

Operating System: Windows Phone 8 with the latest updates.

Networks: GSM/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz; WCDMA: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz; ROW LTE: 1, 3, 7, 8, 20; USA LTE: 2, 4, 5, 7, 17; HSPA+: DL 42 Mbps (Cat 24) / UL 11.5 Mbps (Cat 7)

Speed: LTE 150/50 mbps, DC-HSPA 42mbps.

Memory: 2GB RAM, 32 GB internal user memory; 7 GB SkyDrive cloud storage, micro SD card support up to 64GB.

Display: 6 in Full HD 1080p LCD, ClearBlack, High Brightness Mode, Sunlight readability, Super sensitive touch for glove and nail usage, Gorilla Glass 2.

Processor: 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800.

Primary camera: PureView 20 Mp Auto Focus Zeiss optics with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), 2x lossless zoom, oversampling technology, dual LED flash, 1080p @ 30 fps Full HD video with optical image stabilization.

Secondary Camera: HD 1.2 Mp wide angle.

Size & weight: 162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm, 209 g.

Connectivity: NFC, A-GPS+GLONASS, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, μUSB, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Ambient Light Sensor.

Battery: 3400 mAh (integrated) with built-in wireless charging (Qi compatible).

Audio: Rich Recording with four microphones; Wideband Voice and multi-microphone noise reduction with four microphones; Dolby Headphone, Graphic equalizer, Audio leveling; FM radio.

Colours: Yellow, white, black and glossy red.

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