Nokia Unveils New Lumia Tablet and Phablets

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Nokia’s devices and services division will come under Microsoft’s control soon, but that hasn’t stopped the Finnish tech firm from announcing its own Surface 2 competitor. Yes. As anticipated, Nokia is launching a 10-inch tablet–it’s called the Lumia 2520, and it looks very much like a blown up Lumia phone.

The Lumia 2520’s 10.1-inch display has a resolution of 1920×1080, and it’s protected by Gorilla Glass 2. Internally, it comes with a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of expandable storage space. It supports both Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connectivity, and its 8000mAh battery is said to reach 50% charge in less than an hour.

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Per usual with the Lumia line, Nokia says that it’s paid special attention to the 2520’s cameras–the 6.7-megapixel shooter on its back sports a f/1.9 Carl Zeiss lens, which Nokia touts as providing clearer photos in low light settings. That’s joined by a 2-megapixel camera on the front.

The whole thing runs on Windows RT 8.1, and like the Surface slates, can be used with an optional keyboard accessory called the Power Keyboard. Nokia will be selling that for $150, while the Lumia 2520 will cost $500 on its own. The tablet will be available in both red and white or cyan and black sometime in the fourth quarter of this year.

\"NokiaSmartphones are still Nokia’s bread and butter, though, and to that end its first phablets–the Lumia 1520 and the Lumia 1320. Together, they’re Windows Phone’s answer to behemoths like the Samsung Galaxy Mega, Sony Xperia Z Ultra, and HTC One Max, which have recently become more frequent in the Android space.

Both devices sport 6-inch screens and run the latest version of Windows Phone 8, but the Lumia 1520 is the higher-end of the two. It’s got a 1080p display, a quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip, 2GB of RAM, a 3,400mAh battery, and a 20-megapixel PureView camera.

The Lumia 1320 is the budget model by comparison, as it lowers the display resolution down to 720p, the processor down to a dual-core Snapdragon 400, the RAM down to 1GB, and the camera down to 5-megapixels.

Like the Lumia 2520, both of the new smartphones don’t deviate much from the typical Lumia design aesthetic. They have the same unibody, single-color, polycarbonate shells as past devices in the Lumia family–they’re just bigger than any one that’s come before them.

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AT&T has announced that it will be the exclusive provider of the Lumia 1520, but it hasn’t announced a price just yet. Nokia suggests that it will sell for $750 unlocked, though, when it arrives sometime in the fourth quarter of this year. The Lumia 1320, meanwhile, will sell for $340 unlocked when it arrives in the first quarter of next year. The former will come in yellow, black, white and red, while the latter will ship in orange, yellow, white and black.

Source: Nokia

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