6-inch Lumia 1320 finally launches in the US, from $229

The Lumia 1320 was announced at Nokia World​ way back in October, and has since made its way to various markets across the globe, including China and the UK. Almost seven months later, the gigantic 6-inch Windows Phone is finally going on sale in the United States. 

The 1320 was announced as a more affordable option to the equally large Lumia 1520. Unlike the 1520's Full HD display, the 1320's 6-inch IPS LCD screen offers only 720p resolution, although it is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. You'll also find a dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, a generous 3400mAh battery, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of onboard storage (plus microSD slot accepting cards up to 64GB), and a 5MP camera with 1080p video recording. 

The Lumia 1320 is designed with affordability in mind, for those who seek a device with a big screen but who aren't too fussed about owning a device crammed full of top-of-the-range specs. That makes it an ideal fit for Cricket Wireless, which is the first carrier to offer it in the US. Cricket's Andy Smoak made a similar point: "With the Nokia Lumia 1320, we are providing big value to customers at a budget-friendly price." 

The Lumia 1320 will be available exclusively in Cricket stores and via its website from June 13, priced at $279.99 (or $229.99 after a mail-in rebate, supplied on a Cricket Visa Promotion Card), with no annual contract.

Cricket Wireless is also expected to launch another Windows Phone later this year, the ultra-affordable new Lumia 530 which should arrive in Q4 2014. 

Source: Cricket Newsroom via Engadget | images via Nokia

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Is the camera on par with a S2's/S3's? $397 AUD in Australia.

Edited by 68k, Jun 12 2014, 1:56am :

sanke1 said,
1320 Camera sucks
Reviews say otherwise. Remember this is a budget device for people used to using potatoes for pics/video. For the price, its camera is very tolerable.

korupt_one said,

You should explain why it sucks, or are you just a troll

I have one and the pics taken are so full of fail. Very cringeworthy low light performance.
At first I bought 1320 simply due to screensize. But then it quickly becomes a liability. After using 1080p screens like LG G2, the 720p on 6" is damn jagged.

Guess they are the downsides of impulse buying.

Just saw a dummy model in a store. First impression: 6" screen is to large for me - I'd prefer a 1020 (around that size) and a tablet.

If you want to use the 1320 for a tablet and phone, I think you're better off getting a 8" tablet at least and smaller phone - I'm not sure how well a 6" device would go in my pocket.

But I have to say the Nokia build quality is there.

Will definitely try a real model out if I see one.

ians18 said,
So its unlocked at that price? And is that a rear/skype camera or not?

Not sure... Careful with prepay phones. They may be locked. I bought an iPhone 5 on a walmart straighttalk promotion that I thought was unlocked and the uuid comes up as locked :(. I've been using it on straighttalk so it hasn't been a problem. But still it sucks.

wetworker said,
I'm still waiting for Rogers to get the 1520 in Canada :(

The 1520 will never be available on Rogers. They will get the 635 and a new device around November.