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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