Besides the Lumia 525 going wider yesterday in China, the other Lumia phablet aka the Lumia 1320 is finally available as well. Today, China started selling the 6-inch 720P device, which features a 1.7 GHz dual core processor and 8 GB of internal storage.
Announced on Nokia Conversations, the device can be picked up from retailers like JD.com for ¥2499 starting on December 31, which is about $412 off-contract. In addition to China, the budget monster Windows Phone will be hitting Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore in the coming weeks.
The Lumia 1320 is the more wallet-friendly version of the Lumia 1520. Instead of a 20 MP camera, it’s scaled down to just 5 MP and in the place of a 1080P display it features a lower resolution 720P one, though it does feature Gorilla Glass and Super Sensitive Touch for glove use. Likewise, the processor is a reduced 1.7 GHz dual core instead of the 2.2 GHz quad core. Still, a 1.7 GHz dual core is faster than the Lumia 1020 and 92x series, giving the phone a slight boost in performance.
There’s no word if the Lumia 1320 will be hitting Western markets any time soon, as that will partly depend on carriers and deals made with Nokia. The device did recently pass thru the FCC, so at least the paperwork is done. The Lumia 1320 could offer a nice alternative to the pricier and high-end Lumia 1520 is select areas.
What do you think of the Lumia 1320? Will it be overshadowed by the super cheap Lumia 525 and the extreme Lumia 1520?