Batman has revealed himself. Or rather, the elusive Nokia Lumia 1320 that went as Nokia Batman while under wraps has launched today. Equipped with a 6-inch display with 720p resolution, 5-megapixel camera, and dual-core processor, it’s the perfect big-screen Windows Phone for people who don’t want to spend a fortune.
As a mid-range device, the Nokia Lumia 1320 is naturally inferior to the Nokia Lumia 1520, also officially unveiled today. Though having the same screen size, the former’s 720p resolution translates to a lower pixel density. To be fair, it’s hard to tell the difference between 720p and the 1520’s 1080p resolution, unless you peer at the displays at an unusually close distance. Furthermore, the 1320 is comparably thicker and heavier too. Other specs include a measly 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage, as well as a couple of low-res shooters.
Nokia Lumia 1320 Specs
- Windows Phone 8
- 6-inch IPS LCD (720×1280), ~245ppi
- 1.7GHz dual core Snapdragon 400 processor
- Adreno 305
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal
- microSD support up to 64GB
- 5-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
- 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- 3G, HSDPA, LTE
- Bluetooth 4.0
- GPS, A-GPS
- Dimensions: 164.25 x 85.9 x 9.79mm
- Weight: 220g
- 3400mAh battery
With Microsoft now supporting larger screens for its Windows Phone platform, the Nokia Lumia 1320 displays three columns of Live Tiles (instead of the usual two) on the Start Screen. Expect apps to make good use of the larger screen estate soon. Though there’s only a dual-core Snapdragon running under the hood, the interface and apps should still run decently enough with very few lags.
Just like with its more expensive sibling, the Nokia Lumia 1320 sports a huge 3400mAh battery. At least, owners can get throughout a full workday without having to recharge. 4G LTE and HSPA+ connectivity are also available for speedy Internet access while on the go.
The Nokia Lumia 1320 is slated for release in early 2014, with China and Vietnam getting the device first before other Asian markets. It will be priced around $339, before subsidies and taxes. Prospective buyers can choose between orange, black, white, and yellow variants.