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Nokia Lumia 1520 hitting UK stores on 6 December

Nokia’s Lumia 1520 phablet-sized smartphone goes on sale to UK consumers early next month just weeks after it was released at a busy launch event in Abu Dhabi.

UK consumers will be able to take advantage of Nokia’s first ever 6in smartphone from 6 December with O2, Vodafone, Carphone Warehouse, and Phones4u all stocking the device.

The new device benefits from a 6in Full HD 1080p LCD display that has ClearBlack technology to improve outdoor visibility and is wrapped in Corning Gorilla Glass 2 to give it added protection from damage.

In the camera department it has a 20-megapixel PureView snapper with a 1.2-megapixel front-facing lens that can handle 720p HD video and the device weighs in at 208g and is 8.7mm thick.

Under the hood there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory that can be up-scaled to 64GB using a microSD card with 4G connectivity also included as standard.

The Lumia 1520 is powered by a weighty 3400mAh battery that can be charged wirelessly and it runs Windows Phone 8 much like the remainder of the Lumia range.

As far as pricing is concerned it starts at £38 per month on contract and Unlocked Mobiles is offering it for £594.98 SIM free.

Nokia released the Lumia 1520 alongside two other devices in the shape of the Lumia 1320 affordable smartphone and Lumia 2520 Windows 8.1 RT tablet.

The company dubbed the Lumia 2520 the “world’s brightest tablet” and it comes with a 10.1in Full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz quad-core processor, 11 hours of battery life with 4G LTE connectivity and it runs on the newest version of Windows 8.1 RT.

Meanwhile the Lumia 1320 also sports a 6in display and 4G connectivity but has a downgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz, a 5-megapixel camera, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory with expansion available.