Nokia set to release the large-screen Lumia 1320 with a sub-$450 price tag

Nokia will release its second large-screen smartphone in Australia, the wallet-friendly Lumia 1320.

The Lumia 1320 aims to bring the large-screen form factor to the masses by delivering a value-for-money proposition. The Lumia 1320 has a 6in screen that bears resemblance to the flagship Nokia Lumia 1520, but at $449, it’s half the price.

To keep the price down, Nokia has settled for competent hardware rather than high-end muscle. Inside the Lumia 1320 is a 1.7GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of built-in storage capacity, with the option of expanding via a microSD card (up to 64GB).

The HD screen makes do with a 720x1280-pixel resolution, imbuing it with a 245 pixel-per-inch density. Its ‘phablet’ size offers enough real-estate for a third column of icons to be displayed in the Windows Phone 8 operating system’s main screen, which allows for quicker access to more applications. The larger screen also accommodates up to five notification shortcuts on the home screen.

There are other software perks, too. It comes preloaded with Microsoft Office for on-the-go document editing, and Microsoft’s application market is now populated with a reported 200,000 applications.

Nokia claims the Lumia 1320 benefits from a software update — known as the Black update — which addresses some small bugs and delivers several innovations to the gallery. The Lumia 1320 also gets full turn-by-turn navigation.

Another way Nokia has managed to keep the price of the Lumia 1320 attractive is by equipping it with less powerful imaging technology. The 1320 features a rear 5MP camera capable of Full HD video recording, and a front-facing 0.3MP (VGA) camera. The camera app is the same as the one in the Lumia 1020.

Connectivity is well catered to with 4G LTE, GPS navigation and Bluetooth 4.0. Powering the Lumia 1320 is a 3400 mAh (milliamp-hour) battery.

Nokia’s Lumia 1320 will be available from Vodafone and Telstra from 4 February. Retailer Harvey Norman will be offering the Lumia 1320 at a recommended retail price of $449.

Check back shortly for Good Gear Guide's review of the Lumia 1320.

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