Although the Nokia Lumia 1520 just launched here in the US, that doesn’t mean the rest of the world can’t have it. This morning, the new massive device has been announced officially for Australia and Malaysia, arriving in the next few weeks. That's on top of general UK availability announced too.
First up is Australia. We first reported over the weekend that the device was headed to retail outlet Harvey Norman and sure enough they’re the exclusive launch partner. Expected to be available in early December, the Lumia 1520 with a 1080P 6-inch display will fetch for AUD$899 and includes a free $20 app voucher for the Windows Phone Store with every purchase until 15 January 2014. That’s a similar promo to what is offered here in the US for the same phone.
And yes, that’s the 32 GB version. It comes in black, white and yellow with no red option. Pre-orders will be able to be picked up on December 11th with pre-orders starting today. (As of right now, there is no listing on the site).
Heading over to nearby Malaysia, the Lumia 1520 was announced there this morning as well. Expected to be available the first week of December at Klang Valley and mid-December for the rest of the country. The device can be pre-ordered now in black, yellow, or white for RM 1999 at Storekini and various Nokia-branded stores. Once again, the glossy red version is not available here either. If you don’t pre-order, the cost bumps up to RM 2,159.
On top of the lower price for pre-ordering, customers can also get free Coloud Boom headphones and a RM160 Christmas Direct Discount Voucher. That’s not a bad deal if you know you want this phone.
Missed our review of the Lumia 1520? Read it here.