The Nokia Lumia 1320 went official in October of 2013 and a successor is well overdue, but could be just weeks away from being revealed. A new report has surfaced claiming to have information on the handset and it also goes on to say that the phone has already passed through the FCC.
The Lumia 1320 successor will most likely go official as the Microsoft Lumia 1330, keeping in line with the company’s current naming strategy. The handset will also continue to fall in the phablet category, but it could be sized slightly smaller. Instead of a 6-inch panel, the Redmond giant is said to go with a 5.7-inch touchscreen.
Additionally, the resolution will continue to be the same at 1280 x 720 pixels. The screen type is still a mystery as it could be either OLED or IPS with the latter appearing to be a more likely choice. NPU notes that the phone will arrive with Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia Denim update a.k.a GDR2. Also, it’ll go official in single and dual SIM options.
A 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 SOC has been employed here and this also opens the possibility of a 4G LTE version. Microsoft will include a 5MP camera on the front for selfies, while the rear snapper will be rated at 14MP with PureView technology backing it up.
Microsoft Lumia 1330 specs:
– Windows Phone 8.1 w/ Lumia Denim
– 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 SOC
– 5.7-inch 720p HD display
– 1GB RAM, 32GB internal storage
– 5MP front camera, 14MP rear PureView snapper
Based on what we know so far, the Microsoft Lumia 1330 will most likely cost a tad higher than the Lumia 830 considering that it’s taller and has slightly better hardware. The phone is most likely going to be revealed at the MWC 2014 where we expect to see the Lumia 435 make its debut as well.