FINNISH PHONE MAKER Nokia's Lumia 1320 smartphone will reach UK shelves in February, according to retailer Carphone Warehouse.
Carphone Warehouse has updated its Coming Soon webpage to include the Nokia Lumia 1320, which it claims will arrive next month. The retailer has yet to offer pricing details or a release date, with pre-orders yet to begin.
However, as we reported last week, you can already pre-order the Lumia 1320 in the UK. Mobicity has started taking orders for the affordable alternative to the Nokia Lumia 1520, pricing it at £268.79 SIM-free. The retailer promises to ship orders within three days too, but with Nokia yet to announce availability details for the Lumia 1320, we wouldn't be so sure.
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.
The handset runs Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system, which loads the phone with the usual assortment of apps such as Microsoft Office and Xbox, while Nokia's slew of custom apps - such as Nokia Camera, Music and Here maps - will also be on the device.
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.
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 along with its first Android handset. µ
Pre-orders to begin on 9 September with release to follow on 16 September
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