We knew it was only a matter of time until Nokia Australia made the Lumia 1520′s availability official, and it has just happened. Moments ago, they announced that the Lumia 1520 will be hitting Australian shelves from Dec 11. The RRP is set at $899, and will launch exclusively via retailer Harvey Norman (who we posted over the weekend will carry it for $894).
The Lumia 1520 will be ranged in Black, White and Yellow – with Yellow and Black protective covers sold separately for $34.95. Don’t forget, you can also get a $20 app voucher via redemption.
Will be interesting to see carrier availability announced, if it does, as well as some news about the Lumia 1320.
Full press release below.
Larger than life – The Lumia 1520
- Nokia’s first large screen smartphone arrives in Australia -
Sydney, Australia – 26 November 2013. The Lumia 1520 will arrive in Australia next month introducing Nokia’s first ever large screen smartphone to the market – making it easy to see, do and share more whenever, wherever you are.
Nokia’s newest, 4G-enabled smartphone will initially be available exclusively at Harvey Norman from 11 December. The RRP is AUD$899 and includes a free $20 app voucher for the Windows Phone Store with every purchase until 15 January 2014.
The Lumia 1520 boasts a 6-inch screen, a vivid 1080p full HD display and Nokia’s latest imaging innovations – including a 20MP PureView camera with optical image stabilisation, great zooming capabilities and the new Nokia Camera and Nokia Storyteller applications.
Packing the latest software advancements for Windows Phone, the new user interface introduces a third column of home screen tiles so you can see and do more to take full advantage of the Lumia 1520’s larger screen.
Nokia Australia’s managing director, Steve Lewis, said: “There’s a growing demand for mobile devices that have the power, speed, and screen size to handle the demands of busy life and enable people to be more productive.
“As capturing and sharing images and video become more instinctive ways to communicate and express yourself, we believe the additional screen size and next level imaging technology of devices like the Lumia 1520 will give people a compelling reason to switch.”
In addition to breakthroughs in smartphone imaging, productivity and screen technology the Nokia Lumia 1520 boasts a slim design at just 8.7mm deep and includes built-in wireless charging.
Geoff Van Der Vegt, General Manager – Technology & Entertainment at Harvey Norman said: “We’re excited to be the exclusive launch partner for Nokia’s first large screen smartphone at our stores and online. We’ve seen a wave of innovation in this new segment of the smartphone market – driven by consumers’ desire to get more from their mobile device.
“Imaging is also a key selling point for our customers – with the arrival of Instagram and Nokia Lumia’s track record in this space we’re confident this will be a stand-out product in our smartphone offering.”
Packed with familiar Lumia and Windows Phone features, the Lumia 1520 also provides access to HERE’s full navigation suite for free including HERE Maps, HERE Drive and HERE Livesight plus Nokia Music – a free music streaming service exclusive to Nokia.
Tell your story in a bigger, better and brighter way
· The new Nokia Camera app integrates the market leading Pro, Smart and video imaging modes into one screen for an easy, seamless photo capture experience
· The new Nokia Storyteller app makes it possible to re-live images and past memories with pictures collated on a map. Auto video play back, animated Cinemagraph pictures and bursts of images taken with the Smart mode also feature in this app
· Bring videos to life with Nokia Rich Recording on the Lumia 1520 – an unparalleled audio capture using four built-in microphones
· With Twitter Vine and Instagram available now on Windows Phone 8, it’s easy to capture and tweet short looping videos, and share amazing images on the go
· The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor makes web surfing quicker, movie viewing smoother and Xbox gaming an even faster, richer experience
See more, do more & be more productive
· With Microsoft Office built into the phone it’s easy to read, edit and share Word, Excel and PowerPoint files on the move, while the larger screen means you see more of your calendar, email and notes – all at a glance
· The large 3400maH battery means that you are can stay productive on the move for longer and built-in wireless charging means quick and easy charging
· Featuring a space saving Nano Sim plus the latest 4G capabilities for super-fast downloads and streaming, the Lumia 1520 is perfect for working while mobile
Larger than life on the 6” 1080p full HD screen
· With the latest display technology from Nokia built into the Nokia Lumia 1520, you can enjoy clear, crisp images and video even in the brightest sunlight
· An update to Nokia Glance screen brings notifications on missed calls and new emails on the standby screen to allow you to see more without unlocking the phone
· Thanks to the supersensitive touch screen, the phone can be used even with gloves on, with a pen or finger nails
· Nokia is offering a bonus $20 app voucher with every purchase until 15 January 2014 so you can try out some of the 190,000 apps now available in store – for free