Big screen, small price: 6in Nokia Lumia 1320 touches down

Big screen, small price: 6in Nokia Lumia 1320 touches downThe high-end Lumia 1520 phablet may have been Nokia's showstopper at Nokia World in Abu Dhabi this morning, but it wasn't the only 6in Windows Phone the company had to announce.

Nokia also unveiled the Lumia 1320, a second big-screen Windows Phone handset with a scaled down specification for a far more affordable price.

We caught wind of the Lumia 1320 a couple of weeks ago, when the name was leaked as a likely inclusion on the Nokia World menu.

It was described then as a “top low-end Windows Phone”, and it's a pretty accurate description for what Stephen Elop unveiled during his Nokia World keynote.

The 6in display doesn't match the full HD resolution of its big brother, but goes with 720p instead, which at this screen size means a less-than-stellar 245ppi pixel density. It's fronted with Gorilla Glass 3, and boasts a super-sensitive touchscreen for glove or long nail use.

It also steps down on the processor front to a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400, and there's no sign of any PureView goodness from the 5MP camera, though it does get Nokia's Camera and Storyteller apps.

The 8GB of on-board storage won't go too far, but you do get 7GB of SkyDrive cloud storage plus a microSD card for adding more local memory.

One feature that thankfully hasn't been sacrificed from the Lumia 1520 is 4G LTE support, a near-must these days if you're looking for the networks to express any serious interest.

There's no rush, though – the Lumia 1320 will only be hitting the streets early next year, and will debut in China and Vietnam before making its way westwards towards local shores.

You'll have a choice of orange, yellow, black and white when it does get here, and Nokia has specified a pre-taxes and subsidies $339 price tag – less than half the cost of its big brother.

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