Microsoft has just kicked off pre-orders for Nokia Lumia 1520, but only the AT&T version is now available for purchase. The reason is very simple, Nokia and AT&T have teamed up to exclusively offer the Lumia 1520 in the United States.
The good news is that the pricing options are great, even compared with previous Nokia flagship smartphones, well-known for their low prices.
Thus, customers can now pre-order AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 for as low as $200 (€150) with a new two-year agreement. The phablet is available in black, white, yellow and red color options.
Moreover, those who do not wish to commit to a long-term contract can grab the Lumia 1520 for $550 (€405) outright, which is a great price judging by the fact that the smartphone has already been priced at around €730 ($985) in Europe.
It is also worth mentioning that Microsoft says that the release date of the Lumia 1520 is November 15, so customers who pre-order the device should start receiving it around that date.
The bad news is that unlike the European version, which features 32GB of internal memory and microSD card slot for memory expansion, the AT&T Lumia 1520 packs only 16GB of storage
and lacks microSD card slot.
In addition, the Qi Wireless technology has been replaced with Powermat compatibility, which is an older technology quite inferior to the former.
Other highlights of the AT&T Lumia 1520 include a huge 6-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display that supports full HD (1080p) resolution and features Corning Gorilla Glass 2 coating.
On the inside, the phablet is equipped with a powerful 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM.
Another selling point of the Lumia 1520 could be the impressive 20-megapixel PureView camera that features dual-LED flash, OIS (optical image stabilization) and Carl Zeiss lens.
[UPDATE]: The smartphone has been removed from Microsoft Store.