Nokia launches the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320 in Kenya, price details included

Posted on Jan 23 2014 - 10:06am by Martin Gicheru

Nokia has today announced the availability and prices for the two Lumia Phablets in Kenya, Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320. The devices were launched earlier in Abu Dhabi, UAE among a total of 7 devices launched by Nokia. The other devices were the Lumia 2520 Windows RT based tablet, Nokia Asha 503, Asha 502 and Asha 500. The latter three were also launched within this week in Kenya.

Nokia Lumia 1520

Nokia Lumia 1520 is the bigger brother which brought full HD 1080p to Nokia Lumia Windows phone among other things like breakthroughs in imaging, smartphone sound and video capture.
Lumia 1520 Kenya

Here is the spec sheet:

  • Size & weight: 162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7mm (volumetric).
  • Weight: 209g It runs on Windows Phone 8 with the very latest updates
  • It has a 6-inch full HD 1080p LCD , ClearBlack. Interestingly, the Lumia 1520 has a Gorilla Glass 2 while the Lumia 1320 has a Gorilla Glass 3.
  • It will work fine on almost all networks worldwide: GSM/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz; WCDMA: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz; ROW LTE: 1, 3, 7, 8, 20; USA LTE: 2, 4, 5, 7, 17; HSPA+: DL 42 Mbps (Cat 24) / UL 11.5 Mbps (Cat 7)
  • Memory: 2GB RAM, 32 GB internal user memory; 7 GB SkyDrive cloud storage, micro SD card support up to 64GB
  • Processor: 2.2GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
  • Primary camera: PureView 20-megapixel Auto Focus ZEISS optics with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), 2x lossless zoom, oversampling technology, dual LED flash, 1080p @ 30 fps full HD video with optical image stabilization
  • Secondary Camera: HD 1.2-megapixel wide angle
  • Connectivity: NFC, A-GPS+GLONASS, WLAN (2.4/5Ghz) a/b/g/n/ac, μUSB, BT 4.0 LE, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Ambient Light Sensor
  • Battery: 3400 mAh (integrated) with built-in wireless charging (Qi compatible)
  • Audio: Rich Recording with four microphones; Wideband Voice and multi-microphone noise reduction with four microphones; Dolby(R) Headphone, Graphic equalizer, Audio leveling; FM radio

Price for the Lumia 1520 is Kshs 70,000

Lumia 1320

Lumia 1320 on the other hand is the smaller sibling of Lumia 1520 without necessarily being small, they are the same size with slimmed down specs. Basically this is quite a great compromise for one who would want the great functionality of the 1520 without the huge price tag.

Lumia 1320 Kenya

Below are the Lumia 1320 specifications:

  • 6 inch IPS Clear Black Display at 720p (720 x 1280 pixels)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 8 GB Internal Storage expandable via microSD to 64GB
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 1.7 GHz Dual-Core Snapdragon 400 processor
  • Adreno 305 GPU
  • LTE capabilities of upto 100 Mbps down
  • 5MP AF camera with 4x zoom, 0.3MP front
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC, USB 2.0, WIFI, Micro USB
  • Dimensions: 164.25 x 85.9 x 9.79 mm
  • 220 grams
  • 3400 mAh battery, gives 25 hrs talk-time

Price for the Lumia 1320 is Kshs 38,000.

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is the Managing Editor at Techweez, he has a passion for consumer technology and the ecosystems around it. You will find him interested mostly about mobile phones, mobile operating systems, application stores, social media and internet business. He does the mobile phone reviews on this site. He loves watching animations movies and series like Garfield. Follow him at @martingicheru on Twitter and Google+, he doesnt bite.

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