We've been talking about the Nokia Lumia 1520 for what feels like an eternity, and that's despite the fact that it wasn't all that long ago since the number 1520 was thrown into play for the first time by the the rumor-spewing machine. We may be repeating ourselves, but it seems like leaks are turning into an increasingly reliable and quite informative source of information, which is probably why companies like Sony are starting to worry. But Sony's move doesn't surprise us in the slightest – it's latest experience is a pretty major win for the more and more eloquent black market for sensitive information, and right now it looks like Nokia and its upcoming phablet are going through the same thing.
Many a snaps have been leaked as far as the Lumia1520 is concerned, and today marks yet another one (first in the gallery). This one hails from China, and has since been taken off Weibo (the Chinese Twitter-equivalent). The pictured device carries the same Nokia prototype stamp on its bottom bezel that we've seen before, so it's probably safe to say that you're looking at the real deal. Speaking of reality, it appears very likely that a Nokia-scheduled event for the 22nd October is when the now Microsoft-owned handset manufacturer will take the drapes off its first ever phablet. Rumors claim that the 1520 will make its way into AT&T's and Verizon's lineup, and will carry the premium price tag of $699 off-contract.
In case you haven't really followed the story of Nokia's phablet thus far, then you should know that the 6-inch device will probably be the first to break the 1080p display barrier in the world of Windows Phone – a feat currently impossible, due to software limitations. Moreover, if all the murmur pans out, we may also very well have the first WP device that can go toe-to-toe against any Android flagship as far as raw hardware might is concerned. Said otherwise, the Nokia Lumia 1520 is expected to come sporting some bleeding edge hardware, among which a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of microSD-expandable internal storage. Giving life to the 1520 is a hearty 3400mAh battery, or so the rumor has it.
All things considers, at this point you can probably tell that we, along with many others, are pretty excited to see whether Nokia's foray into the oversized smartphones niche will be a successful one. So far, if things indeed pan out as expected, the only plausible issue that Nokia may run into is the still relatively unpopular Windows Phone OS.