It's only a matter of days before we're live from the Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi and it looks like Nokia China is too excited to keep the Lumia 1520 a secret. The official Nokia China store already published a pre-order page for Lumia 1520, accompanied by a fair amount of product information. What's more is the product listing is still live.
Although we already have numerous leaks and speculation from a variety of sources, this can be viewed as official confirmation from Nokia. The device is priced at CNY 4,999 ($820), although Chinese residents could place a pre-order with a CNY 99 ($16) deposit. At least that's what the page states. Hopefully it won't change once the Lumia 1520 hits retail.
Nokia China also posted a large picture on the pre-order page, highlighting some of 1520's key features:
- 6-inch super sensitive touch screen, 1080p resolution
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor
- Carl Zeiss lens, plus 20MP image sensor, producing two pictures for each snapshot, one in 16MP resolution for local storage, the other a 5MP photo for sharing
- PureView imaging technology: zoom without loss (a la Lumia 1020), face detection, and routine stuff like "high resolution" and "high quality" imaging experience
Also, Nokia is comparing the new device to a lighthouse/beacon. The tagline for 1520 apparently runs like "The beacon: Life requires faith, which is like a beacon, illuminating your path in the dark of night." This sounds a bit tacky to me, but well, you do need to emphasize on the "dark" part if PureView is built into it. We've previously witnessed Nokia making a big deal about low light photography, which doesn't look set to change.
By now, Nokia China has already realized its mistake and removed the promotional picture. However, the pre-order page is still live. Customers are not allowed to go through payment (thus completing the pre-order) just yet.
Source: WPDang; thanks to everyone who tipped us!
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