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Nokia Lumia 1520 cyan version leaks, phablet gets teased in new Glance Background screenshot

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Nokia Lumia 1520 cyan version leaks, phablet gets teased in new Glance Background screenshot
Nokia might be teasing the upcoming Lumia 1520 phablet with the Glance Screen snapshot it posted on Twitter. The tease is actually for the new Glance Background beta, which lets you put, well, backgrounds to show while your screen is off, besides the usual time and notifications. 

Observant folks have noticed that the time on the screenshot with the tiger below is exactly 15:20, alluding to the grand unveiling of Nokia's first phablet next week. Meanwhile we also had the Lumia 1520 leak in cyan, in addition to the black, red and yellow colors rumored so far, but we'll know for sure come October 22nd.

As for worries about screen burn-in and battery drain if you use the new Glance Background feature for Nokia's Lumias, the company has seemingly addressed those as well:

There were technical challenges, though. Showing an image when the phone is otherwise ‘off’ created two issues that had to be overcome.

First, every active pixel creates extra drain on the battery. So Martin and his colleagues worked at optimising how the image would be displayed. For example every second vertical pixel is removed on LCD screens, to cut down on the power used. On AMOLED screens, horizontal pixels were also removed to further aid with power consumption.

Second, there was a risk of screen burn – the background image creating a permanent ‘after-image’ on the display. To resolve this, the displayed pixels are alternated every hour to the ones that are otherwise turned off, so that pixel burn won’t happen. This has quite a happy consequence. The image used for the background almost looks as though it’s on another, lower level than the clock figures. Less pixels = less light = it looks further away.

source: Nokia Conversations via Nokia (Twitter) & @Moroleaks (Twitter)

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posted on 18 Oct 2013, 04:01 4

1. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3326; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Cool!

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 08:18 2

9. akki20892 (Posts: 3655; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Ice Cool.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 04:08 3

2. tiara6918 (Posts: 1542; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Roar!!!

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 04:10 4

3. asingha94 (Posts: 292; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


Add customization!They are very slow!!we don't only need tiles!

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 08:19 3

10. akki20892 (Posts: 3655; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Ms is giant Os company and we don't know why they r that much slow.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 04:36 1

4. NAWF_SIDE (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Glance screen seems cool,, and as for as for the cyan phone... could be a fake.. @moroleaks, had the "multi color nokia tablets" picture.. which evaleaks said it was a fake... i could be wrong

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 04:49 3

5. rd_nest (Posts: 825; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


What's so amazing in that? It's looks like a very minor feature to make such a big thing about. Samsung also have such a feature, but hardly they mention it anywhere.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 13:07 1

12. Pdubb (Posts: 239; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)


Which Samsung devices have this? I think this is cool and woild like to have it as well. I have the OG Note at the moment waiting to see what drops at the end of the year to get something new.

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 00:15

13. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I believe the Note 2 was the first Samsung phone to have this feature. The S4, Galaxy Round, & Note 3 also have it. It's called Quick Glance.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 04:51 3

6. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Awesome!!! The first glance screen pic is just super cool.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 06:04 6

7. alterecho (Posts: 1091; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Nokia's marketing team deserves a massive bonus. Most of their ads are simply ingenious.

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 08:10 1

8. Champion (Posts: 12; Member since: 14 Oct 2013)


Glance is going better and beter

posted on 18 Oct 2013, 10:54 1

11. allawi (Posts: 17; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)


Nokia did a good job. I used to have it on my Nokia n8. Today, I have it on my lumia 820. I put a really nice pictures. You could adjust them to get the perfect look.

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