Could this be the Windows Phone you’ve been waiting for? If you’ve been holding out for a flagship with a 6-inch 1080p display, high-resolution 20-megapixel PureView camera and the top-of-the-line processor (a quad-core Snapdragon 800), we’d suspect the answer is probably yes. We are, of course, talking about the Nokia Lumia 1520, the long-rumored, big-screened smartphone, which has finally been announced at Nokia World in Abu Dhabi. That giant screen offers enough space for a third row of live tiles, and new Windows Phone will also come with GDR3 — the very latest build of Microsoft’s OS. It’ll also be the first Lumia to arrive with Nokia Camera, a new camera app that fuses the best of the Pro and Smart cameras that came before it. That polycarbonate shell (recycled, no less) will come in yellow, red, white and white black options. The yellow option that Mr. Elop was brandishing over at Nokia World matched the glossy look of the Lumia 920. Launching in Asia and Europe later this quarter, it’s been priced, unsubsidized, at $750. This time around, the camera’s pegged at 20 megapixels, with a BSI f/2.4 Zeiss lens and optical image stabilization along for the ride. Nokia promises the same oversampling and zooming tech as found in the 41-megapixel Lumia 1020, just, well, less of it.
Nokia’s also bumped up the microphone count to four on its new Lumia, supporting stereo audio capture, while with 32GB and microSD-expandable storage up to 64GB, there should be no dearth of space for audio, photos and video. There’s a suitably high-capacity 3,400mAh battery, 2GB of RAM and Qi wireless charging inside the not-exactly-insubstantial frame. Software-wise, aside from incoming Instagram and Vine apps, Nokia has also developed Storyteller and Beamer apps in-house, which bring location-tagged media and screen grabbing features, respectively, to its new smartphone. We’ll be handling (literally) the biggest Windows Phone yet in a few minutes — stay tuned. by engadget