The Nokia Lumia 1520 is the first ever phablet to be powered by Windows Phone 8. Is it too big? Judging by numbers — with a screen of six-inches in diagonal — we might be inclined to say yes, but we’ll just wait for our full review to draw a conclusion. As far as the technology inside the Lumia 1520, Jussi Ropo, Nokia Display and Touch technology manager believes that “in terms of technology and providing a great experience to our customers, the Nokia Lumia 1520 has the best screen we’ve ever created. This screen is the culmination of everything we know about how to make screens.”
We know that most Nokia phones are equipped with ClearBlack AMOLED displays, like the Lumia 1020, or 925, and we’ve seen them in action. The Lumia 1520 features a ClearBlack IPS LCD panel with 1080p resolution — a fist for Windows Phone 8 — and a new, “Assertive Display algorithm”. Screens on the 1020, 925, and 920, feature “High Brightness Mode and Sunlight Readability Algorithms for easy display viewing when outdoors”. The 1520’s Assertive Display “runs at an individual pixel level to make the screen more readable”.
As Nokia puts it: “If the content on the screen is darker on the right than on the left, the pixels on each side will be stimulated differently to each other to maximize both visibility and quality”. “Assertive Display is based on how the human visual system works. It processes the image in real time, just as your eye does”, said Jussi Ropo.
Wait for the Lumia 1520 to land in our labs for an extensive review and comparison treatment. Meanwhile, if you just can’t wait, you can already pre-order it at a great price.