Retrospective : Nokia World

Last month, Nokia World conference took place in Abu Dhabi, where the mobile builder unveiled various devices and features :

  • Nokia’s first “phablets” (extra-large phones) :

The Flagship Lumia 1520 :

For the first time on Lumia range, the display supports 1080p HD resolution at 1,920×1,080 pixels at 368 pixels per inch (ppi). The 1520 also features a rear camera with 20-megapixel, incorporating some of the imaging technology available on the Nokia’s Lumia 1020 cameraphone. The 1520 also features a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, with 2GB of RAM (it is the first time that a Windows Phone reached a higher range that dual-core in terms of processors).

lumia 1520

The Budget Lumia 1320 :

The 1320 is model slightly less powerful, featuring the same screen’s size, but with a lower 720p resolution : 1,280×720 and 245 ppi. Its camera resolution is also lower : 5 megapixels, capturing video at 30 fps 1080p. The 1320 features a dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM.

lumia 1320

  • Nokia’s first tablet computer :

The Lumia 2520 runs on an ARM-based chip allowing it to offer superior battery life to the full Windows 8 system running on tablets powered by x86 processors, but it does not support as many programs. Nokia’s tablet is slightly more compact than Microsoft’s version and also supports an optional 4G Sim card.

The tablet features 32GB of storage, that can be extended to 64GB with an additional microSD card for a total of 96GB of storage. Nokia highlighted the “growing trend” of tablet users taking pictures on their large devices. In this regards, the 2520 features a 6.7-megapixel rear-facing lens with Carl Zeiss optics, and a wide f1.9 aperture, meaning that it can operate more efficiently in low light conditions.

lumia 2520 

  • Nokia also unleashed three new models to the Asha range (low-end handsets targeting emerging markets and shoppers on a budget). The Asha phones could target people who have never owned a desktop or laptop before, and aims at bringing Internet access and popular services such as Facebook and WhatsApp to a wide amount of users.

The Asha 502 and 503 both feature 3-inch screens and LED flashes, and the 500 and the 503 come with a larger button to remove the backplate at the bottom. The 500 also has a smaller screen of 2.8 inches. The most basic model, the Asha 500, only features a 2-megapixel camera, whereas the 502 and the 503 both feature 5-megapixel cameras.The most expensive of them all is the Asha 530, which one now supports 3G data in addition to 2G, allowing a faster internet access.

Nokia Asha

  • New Refocus technology :

Nokia also unveiled a new technology for Lumia Windows Phones, allowing users to alter which elements of the photo are in focus afterwards. This technology allows to “change the focus of a snapshot using clever algorithms while adding brilliant splashes of color to images via a feature called color pop“.

You can discover a summary of the Nokia World event in the following video :

Sources : WP CentralTechCrunch - Engadget