Nokia has announced the introduction of its first 6-inch Lumia smartphones into the Nigerian market; the Lumia 1520, Nokia’s top of the range Windows Phone and the affordable(price) Lumia 1320. To compliment the launch of both devices, Nokia has kicked off the Storyteller Competition which would allow people share inspirational stories of friendship and get the opportunity to win an all expense paid trip to London.
With a 6 inch 1080p Full HD screen, the Lumia 1520 has an enhanced start screen featuring an additional 3rd column of live tiles, allowing people to get to their favourite apps faster with less scrolling. It also features a 20MP PureView camera with optical image stabilization, oversampling technology and zooming capabilities which can easily capture and edit high quality pictures and tell better stories.
Speaking on both devices, Mr Olumide Balogun, Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Nokia West and Central Africa noted that the introduction of the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320 will revolutionize the Smart phone market and boost Nokia’s competitive edge in the “phablet” category. He said both devices are designed with the latest “Lumia Black” software which is an update of the windows 8 operating system.
“Both devices come pre-installed with business and productivity applications and a unique new photography application called the Storyteller app which allows people tell stories of places they’ve visited using pictures. The Storyteller App seamlessly merges two Lumia signature experiences, PureView Imaging and HERE maps, to allow users relive their photos in a new, dynamic and interactive way” he added.
To ensure that Nigerians get the best mobile communications experience on the Lumia 1520, Nokia has tied the unveiling to the 2014 social media week that will be hosted in Lagos alongside six other major cities in the world. Nokia would be sponsoring the Food Photography slated for February 17, 2014 at the Terraculture, Victoria Island and the price of the Lumia 1520 would be unveiled too.
“This would feature a night of eat, shoot, repeat to drive home how the Nokia Lumia 1520 and its more affordable cousin Nokia Lumia 1320 can enrich consumers’ communications experience. “We want to use this opportunity to announce the launch and availability of our new flagship products, Mr Balogun said.