Nokia's rumoured 6-inch Lumia 1520 has become a reality, with an announcement at the Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi today.
Nokia has revealed the rumoured Lumia 1520: a 6-inch Windows Phone 8.1 device featuring a 1080p display and a 20-megapixel PureView camera with optical image stabilisation.
At the Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi, Nokia demonstrated the new device, which was marked for its additional size and display resolution. Windows Phone 8.1 can take advantage of the larger display and allow for an additional third column of tiles so you have more at your fingertips with scrolling.
Nokia announced a number of software updates alongside the Lumia 1520, including a new Nokia Camera app and a Nokia Storyteller app, exploring photos and videos in a pleasant map-centric style. The Lumia 1520 also includes "Nokia Rich Recording", a new four-microphone array in the handset for better audio recording while shooting video.
Pricing for initial outright availability at launch was announced at US$749.
The Lumia 1520 will first launch in Hong Kong, Singapore, the US, China, the UK, France, Germany and Finland, with "other markets to follow".
A cheaper 6-inch option was also announced by Nokia, the Lumia 1320, targeting Asian markets. This handset features a cut down set of specs, including a 720p display, but will launch in Q1 2014 at a very aggressive US$339.
Official word from Nokia Australia representatives is that it is too early to share details on local availability and pricing, and they will update us soon.