The Lumia 525 and Lumia 1320 may aces for Nokia’s budget Windows Phones. The Lumia 525 is essentially the same as its predecessor, the Lumia 520 save for one change: 1 GB of RAM, which will allow it to play more high-end games. The Lumia 1320 is Nokia’s budget phone with a massive 6-inch display and the same design language as the Lumia 625.
Both phones are slowly rolling out globally. Here’s the latest on where you can pick them up.
Lumia 1320 arriving in Singapore and India (eventually)
The Lumia 1320 with its fantastic 6” IPS display and ClearBlack technology is the selling point of the budget phablet. If you haven’t seen our unboxing and first impressions, you should really check it out. Featuring a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor and a huge 3400 mAh battery, we’ve been really enjoying the latest Lumia incarnation. Look for our review in the coming days.
Starting tomorrow, if you’re in Singapore you can pick up the device for SGD459 off contract at all Nokia stores and Nokia Solution partners, according to the site Twenty First Tech. That’s around $363 USD, making that a real competitive price for that level of hardware.
That’s in addition to China, which started selling the device last week.
We also might as well mention that the Lumia 1320 is listed on India’s Flipkart website, though no pricing and availability is yet noted. Still, that’s a good sign that the device is headed there soon, so we’ll keep you posted if and when that happens. (Thanks, anmol_gamer, for the tip)
eBay – Lumia 525 and Lumia 1320
We’ve been checking eBay every day to see if and when new Nokia devices would arrive. So far, the Lumia 525 and Lumia 1320 have limited-market penetration, mostly in Asian countries like Vietnam, China, Singapore, etc. with no indication of US or UK availability. That means if you want one, retailers and resellers are your best bet.
The Lumia 525 can be had for a buy-it-now price of $299. That’s about a hundred and fifty dollar markup for the new device, which is expected to sell for around $149 through carriers sans contract. The device can be had in yellow, white, black or sprightly orange with FedEx shipping from Hong Kong. It’s not cheap, but there you go.
Likewise the Lumia 1320 in yellow, white and black for $449 with free shipping from Hong Kong as well. That seems to fall in line with what that device is expected to roughly retail for and while not cheap per se, it’s not a bad deal.
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