Nokia has finally unveiled the Lumia 1520, its long-awaited debut phablet that comes with a 6in full HD display and a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor.
The Lumia 1520 was the star attraction of Nokia's keynote at Nokia World in Abu Dhabi, and was introduced on stage by outgoing CEO Stephen Elop.
The latest Lumia release boasts the biggest and highest-quality display ever seen on a Nokia handset – or a Windows Phone, for that matter – and is the first handset to boast the extra column of homescreen Live Tiles made possible by the latest update to the Microsoft platform.
Other hardware highlights include a full polycarbonate shell, 32GB of storage, a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor and a 20MP PureView camera.
Unsurprisingly, the camera got plenty of attention during the Lumia 1520's unveiling, and for good reason. With lossless zoom, top-notch low light performance and Nokia's new Camera software, it looks set to a new standard for camera performance on a non-specialist device.
Sticking with the software side of things, the Lumia 1520 comes with Office pre-loaded, an improved Xbox gaming experience and Lumia Black, Nokia's version of Windows Phone GDR3 that includes the likes of safe driving mode, a host of new Bing utilities, custom ringtones for different contacts, plus a few other Nokia-specific features including Storyteller, a way of accessing media that does away with traditional file folders in favour of a more intuitive approach.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 will be available in red, yellow, white and black, and will start shipping later in the quarter for $749 plus local taxes and subsidies.