Nokia Lumia 1520 again touts its large screen, stars in a new up-close snap
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.
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1. theminolaboy (Posts: 128; Member since: 18 May 2013)
Aside from cutting edge specs, I want all future Windows Phone from Microsoft to be called as 'Nokia-something' not as 'Microsoft-heaven-knows-what' or 'Windows-Phone-I-don't-freaking-care'!
7. Chris.P (Posts: 257; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)
Microsoft got the Lumia branding as a part of the deal. Close enough, I guess.
8. theminolaboy (Posts: 128; Member since: 18 May 2013)
Microsoft doesn't have the charm that Nokia delivered for the past century. Nokia is very well known here in the Philippines. A lot of people knows about iPhone and Samsung (not Android) and even BlackBerry but no one knows what Windows Phone is. Some, maybe. By ditching, 'Nokia' it's like they're ditching Nokia's legion of fans. Nokia did not die instantly unlike BlackBerry and that is because of brand loyalty. Microsoft should think about this first.
12. timukh (Posts: 155; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Yeah same here in India. Ppl here only knows nokia! Android or wp doesnt matter that much here because of course not everyone is a tech geek, so people here prefer the "Nokia" and if microsoft ditches the name then they are in for a big cut in sales in the world's 2nd largest phone market!
18. tomakali (Posts: 13; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)
I dont think so, Nokia does have a brand value but brand name is not synonymous to the product...
If we say Samsung = Android
then how did Micromax flourish beating Sony and HTC
its all about specs...
people consider OS as one of the specs of the hardware...
brand is for marketing, making people to be proud of owning it... its just marketing...
A micromax canvas user cant boast about brand over a samsung galaxy user... for him he has what he wants...
Android = 75% flexibility + 20% performance + 5% innovation
iOS = 30% flexibility + 70% Performance + 20% innovation
Windows= 25% flexibility + 75% Performance + 50% innovation [balanced]
10. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 641; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
and btw according to the pictures, with this update (gdr3 coming with L1520) we can choose different colors for each individual tile? It would be cool...
14. tds101 (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)
I'd luv that. I'm getting this phone no matter what tho,...since I personally find WP8 to be perfect for me. This screen size is perfect for me.
2. bwhiting (Posts: 157; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)
The phone itself seems like it could be a promising addition to the phablet competition. If it was Android from Nokia I might not buy it since they are better at the market of WP. The large sceen and that Snapdragon 800 going to be nice as a business phone for me.
4. maverick786us (Posts: 117; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)
It will indeed make Sony Xperia Z1, to worry. We might see the last nokia flagship device, before the whole mobile diviosn baught by MS
5. theminolaboy (Posts: 128; Member since: 18 May 2013)
I was joyful when I heard MS will buy Nokia but after the news that the Nokia I know will perish after the acquisition, I'm filled with disgust. MS is stupid for thinking that by removing 'Nokia', Windows Phone will grow. Not a single soul knows a Microsoft branded phone. Windows Mobile is garbage and people only bought Lumias because it's Nokia. I did. In addition to that, there are reports that MS will ditch Asha. What the heck were they thinking? If this will happen, I'll probably switch to iPhone or Android. I'll make compromises instead of sticking with a nitwit company. I will be more than glad to switch to Android if the remaining Nokia will make an Android device in the future.
13. timukh (Posts: 155; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Without "Nokia" microsoft are edging towards a huge fall!! I so so hope that the deal doesnt go through! And with the rumours that nokia is testing android, that makes me more excited!! Just because of nokia so many wp handsets are sold! Imagine how many will sell when nokia releases an android one!!
6. danishnigz (Posts: 5; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)
The 1520's screen looks quite reflective...
9. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1652; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
Awesome..for a 6" screen, the phone dosent look huge, .. well done nokia :-)
15. AfterShock (Posts: 2215; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Nokia done good but, I hate camera warts.
16. nokialumia (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Sep 2013)
Perhaps the new Nokia Lumia will be a great phone if you compare the quality with the price sold (most important factor). You're welcome in Romania on site:nokialumia.ro
19. tomakali (Posts: 13; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)
Nokia had 5% customization privileges on WP for the past 2 years...
With that 5% Nokia had conquered the WP market...
Now Nokia has 100% privileges on WP
With that 100% Nokia will conquer a minimum of 25% global market-share before 2015
Its Good thing for Nokia, Microsoft, Windows OS
and a bad thing for under-performing brands, unproductive quality, bloatwares, adwares etc