FINNISH PHONE MAKER Nokia's Lumia 1320 smartphone seems to be set for a UK release, with the handset having gone up for pre-order.
Nokia has yet to cough on whether the Lumia 1320 will see a release in the UK, although its holding page for the phablet insists that it is "coming soon".
Adding weight to this, UK moblie retailer Mobicity has started taking pre-orders for the affordable alternative for the Nokia Lumia 1520. You can order the Lumia 1320 from the retailer now, for £278.99 SIM-free.
Perhaps most interesting is the fact that, despite Nokia's lack of announcement of a UK release, the retailer is promising to ship the handset within three working days. We've contacted it to try to confirm this.
So, what are you getting for your money? The Nokia Lumia 1320 is a budget phablet device touting a 6in 720x1280 resolution display and a dual-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, a downgrade from the quad-core chip found in the more expensive Nokia Lumia 1520 smartphone.
Unsurprisingly the handset runs Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system, which equips the phone with the usual assortment of apps such as Nokia Camera, Music and Here maps.
The Nokia Lumia 1320 also features 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage expandable up to 64GB via microSD card, a 5MP rear-facing camera and a 3,400mAh battery, which according to Nokia will provide enough power for over 20 hours of constant talk time.
While that all sounds well and good, speculation has suggested that Nokia has two new large screen smartphones in the pipeline that it might unveil at Mobile World Congress (MWC) next month. µ