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Specs leak once more for Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet

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Specs leak once more for Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet
With the unveiling of the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet on Tuesday just days away, another leak of the 6 incher's specs have graced us with an appearance on this lazy Sunday. What gives these specs a touch more believability is that they came from a tweet sent out by evleaks, who has already proven himself to be a reliable source of information.

On the other hand, the tweet really just confirms earlier leaks, but you know something, that's not a bad thing after all. Thanks to the GDR3 update (which debuts on this phone, by the way), the Nokia Lumia 1520 will sport a 6 inch glass with 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution. That should give the display on the handset the highest resolution on any Windows Phone. And we would be amiss if we didn't point out the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor driving the unit.

A tweet from evleaks confirms the specs on the Nokia Lumia 1520

A tweet from evleaks confirms the specs on the Nokia Lumia 1520

The Nokia Lumia 1520 will offer 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of native storage, a 20.7MP PureView shooter on the back, and built-in Qi wireless charging technology. The phablet will be offered in black, white and yellow. We expect to see the device launch via AT&T the second week of November for $299.99 on contract, and while not listed on the tweet, there should be a pretty hefty 3400mAh cell powering the model.

With all of the momentum that the platform has come up with in the low end of the marketplace, this is a big turning point for Windows Phone. The GDR3 update now allows Microsoft's mobile OS to compete on a more level playing field with Android. Now if only Microsoft could work something out with Google for an Android or iOS style YouTube app.

source: @evleaks via WPCentral

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posted on 20 Oct 2013, 12:27 2

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


Want!!

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 12:34 1

2. mayur007 (Posts: 409; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


will this device support sd card?

if yes how much ??

32 or 64 ??

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 20:36 3

31. akki20892 (Posts: 3419; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Yes it is and up to 64.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 12:52 1

3. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Nokia will now release a real flagship! And don't worry Nokia fans this is not the end. This is not nokias last event. This is not the last time Nokia launches a great device. This phone can be the biggest threat to the note 3

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 13:02 12

4. Reality_Check (Posts: 269; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


I somehow find that last line hard to believe. No offense, this is a great phone but it won't be a threat to the GN3.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 13:22 5

6. Beijendorf (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


It sort of is, since it comes with a full Office suite and HERE software suite. It's a productivty device with an (guesswork here) amazing camera and screen.
Using a stylus went out of style back in the 90s, and I certainly don't want room in a phone of mine taken up by a stylus.

It's a direct competitor. Not everyone wants a stylus or the somewhat gimmicky software things Samsung offers.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 13:57 4

7. MEeee (Posts: 228; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I heard similar lines back then when Nokia fans talk crap about specs and high resolution and even phablet. Just wait until Nokia introduce a stylus next year and see what you would say.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 14:00 7

8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8170; Member since: 14 May 2012)


This isn't going to even make a dent in Note 3 sales sorry.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 14:15 2

13. Beijendorf (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


Whether or not it makes a dent in the Note 3 sales isn't what makes something is a competitor. If they fill the same purposes, they are competitors on the market.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 14:06 2

11. Beijendorf (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


I would say it's stupid and pointless, which has been my stance from day 1. This whole "fanboyism" needs to stop, it's absolutely retarded.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 14:25 5

16. Penny (Posts: 1136; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


I don't know...the only reason I'd get a phone as big as the Note 3 is because of the added functionality that comes with the stylus and other useful software they added to it. If the Nokia 1520 is just an oversized Windows Phone, I don't see the point in it being that big. If, however, they have come up with some cool and useful functionality to actually make use of that big size, then it'd be more comparable.

As of right now, there's no indication that any software additions have made the 1520 more effective as a phablet.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 14:34 1

20. Beijendorf (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


What does a stylus bring that your fingers can't already do without taking up a lot of space in the phone?

As I stated previously, a larger screen means more productivity, whether its for e-mails, Office usability or web surfing. If they manage to make this device pocketable, it'll be a rather easy sale as far as mobile productivity devices go for people who wan't the tablet-abilities everywhere without bringing a tablet.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 14:55 1

24. Penny (Posts: 1136; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Watch a YouTube video on the Galaxy Note 3 or even Note 2 feature. The software enhancements Samsung made for the stylus really do make the phone stand out. There's stuff like cropping and annotating pictures, converting hand-drawn shapes into computer generated shapes (I like this because I do a decent bit of wireframing), and a lot more.

Office is great, but I honestly don't use it much currently on my Lumia 928 and wouldn't expect to use it much more just because the screen is bigger. I really do recommend you take a look at a Note 3 video to see what kind of functionality we should be wanting out of a phablet.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 15:07 2

26. Beijendorf (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


I believe you and me are good examples of the differences on the consumer market. This Lumia 1520 would work very well for me, but clearly lacks a lot of functionality that are more vital for you in a phablet-type device.

I could argue adding a third-party stylus to the Lumia 1520 could fill in some of that space, but I'm not sure the necessary applications for you are there yet since I've never used the Windows Phone ecosystem.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 11:48

35. heyhi (Posts: 124; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)


"What does a stylus bring that your fingers can't already do without taking up a lot of space in the phone?"

i can give you 1 simple and frequent example of the many situations that almost everyone, average user, heavy user, business user go trough.

imagine urself talking to someone, u r in ca call and u need to take some adress, bank account, email address or more than one email address, phone number(s), anyway, some information. Turn on the speakerphone, take your stylus and right it down, just like u or myself would normally do on a note pad with a regular pen, but ur gonna say "oh, i can type it", yes u can and im gonna reply "ok, lets see which way is easier and faster".

"...taking up a lot of space in the phone" WOW!!!

what "a lot of space" r u talking about?? haha

no offense man, either ur blind by your fanboyism or just cant accept the facts.

sure the Lumia phablet can make some money, have some great specs, but u could've said things that are facts, advantages against the Note 3, like the camera, which Nokia still rule in the smartphone world.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 12:31

36. Beijendorf (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


Are you seriously suggesting hand-written text input is faster than a keyboard? Because I find it rather laughable that you assume you can draw a letter faster than I can hit a simple key.

You could have come with a good example, like Penny did with the example of drawing, which fingers would be all but useless at when it comes down to details. But instead you choose the dumbest thing you can think of, and try to mock me? Taking notes is faster via keyboard, it's a simple proven fact based on words per minute-counts.

As for space, I'm talking about the internal space in the cell phone where a stylus is usually inserted if it's included in a phone. If you don't know how incredibly tightly packed everything is in a phone, arguing with you here is just a waste of time on my end.

Then you end up saying "No offense but you are blind or a fanboy"? I don't give two fricks about what phones someone is using as long as it's a quality product.

You PhoneArena users need to grasp that we're not some in a flippin playground pretending to be cowboys or indians. We're consumers, we're discussing potential products, not fighting a pretend war for some faceless corporation. Grow up.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 14:34

19. rd_nest (Posts: 768; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


The same way Lumia 9xx/8xx series made a dent to iPhone or Galaxy sales?? We have been hearing this argument since a long long time. WP7, Nodo, Mango, Tango, 7.8, 8, GDR3 etc., Now 8.1 is coming. We hear a lot of noise in the media, yet nothing looks like changing in the real scenario. Same old story everytime.

1] Nobody apart from Nokia fanboys and MS CEO knows about Here. Face the facts, "Here" is irrelevant. There is nothing in Here software that you don't find in Android or iOS. Having word application from MS doesn't make you any more productive. If it didn't work for Surface on a much larger screen, what makes you think that it will save 1520? A OS which doesn't have VPN support in 2013 shouldn't even talk about productivity. There are tons of office suit in Android that will get the job done decently. That's more than enough for a mobile device. You don't even have a remote desktop client from your own MS. LOL.. Don't talk BS about productivity.

2] There's nothing in 1520 that makes it different from a 920 apart from hardware. it's just a blown-up 920 with no software enhancements to make use of larger screen.

3] Knowing Nokia, this phone will be ready to ship by early 2014 across the world. 920 was announced in Sept, and was released to just a few countries in Nov. Amazing work there Nokia!

4] With new recent models launched from all major companies, good luck selling them (if at all they release the phone in time). Any chance against Samsung/Apple's marketing? Don't think so.

5] Story remains same every year. Buy the time Nokia will sell a million (a big if) of these 1520, Samsung would be launching GS5.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 14:55 1

23. Beijendorf (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


What is it with people on this forum and replying like some sort of frickin preteen kids thinking you have to join a camp and fight a childish war over who's the best manufacturer? Every single manufacturer has their advantages and drawbacks, pick a phone that works for you and move on. We're effing consumers, not some sort of loyal swashbucklers trying to defend a toy kingdom.

Yes Nokia is hilarious when it comes to global release times, and I wonder if they have any idea how many sales they lose as a result of it. Yes some prefer Windows Phone, others Android and others iOS and whatever programs and functionality each include.

I know for a fact I would prefer a 6 inch screen with the Office suite preinstalled for editing-on-the-go. If Microsoft can release the split-screen functionality in RT onto WP8.1, they may have a winner.

As for larger screens, studies have shown larger screen sizes equal higher productivity (http://www.reuters.com/article/2008/03/13/idUS123​894+13-Mar-2008+BW20080313). So you can stuff that rebuke of yours up your butt. It's completely flawed.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 01:54

34. rd_nest (Posts: 768; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


LOL.. typical fan of a ghost company.

"Office suite preinstalled for editing-on-the-go..." That was same for all Surface products in a even bigger screen. We saw how much 'productive' it made you. MS had to do a firesale like HP for TouchPad. LOL

Freaking uneducated ignorant fangirs.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 00:05

32. Mittal (Posts: 427; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


i wont consider it a threat for the Note 3 yet...
In the 1520 a bigger screen will just mean more pleasue for the eyes, that is to say nothing to take advantage of a bigger screen,,, Unlike the note 3

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 14:23 2

14. Shatter (Posts: 2016; Member since: 29 May 2013)


What happened to all the Nokia fans saying specs don't matter.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 14:35

21. rd_nest (Posts: 768; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


It won't matter as long as they don't have it. Don't worry though. They are going to announce it. By the time you actually find it in the market, it will be 2014 Q1.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 14:40

22. lalalaman (Posts: 342; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


We live on earth....ppl like u wanted real answer...there it is

Though I still agree tht wo don't need quads

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 15:28 1

27. StreetNerd (Posts: 703; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


it doesnt, it just makes it even more better.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 13:04 2

5. phoneguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 08 Jan 2009)


Mayur007, yes it will support 64gb SD card. I can't say much more. Just believe me the phone is amazing. I wish I could post a picture of it or talk more bit you will see on Tues. All the specs reported aren't too far off.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 14:01 3

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8170; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You "seem" to know something that the rest of us don't... If you're not going to cough up anything, don't bother to start.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 14:27

18. GrapeEyes (Posts: 243; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)


Will the screen be below 6inch? or will it be 6 inch?

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 14:02

10. MEeee (Posts: 228; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I hope Apple introduce phablet and stylus next year so we all can live in peace.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 14:15 3

12. boomboom (Posts: 53; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


apple will take a decades to built phablet and when they do succeed in making one it will be a great innovation for ios fans lol

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 14:24 1

15. mui2g6 (Posts: 20; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)


one beast of a phone :). I just hope they get the pricing right this time.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 14:27

17. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


sorry 6" is toooooo big!!!

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 15:03

25. GrapeEyes (Posts: 243; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)


You are more likely to pull a girl if she knows you have a Nokia Lumia phone than any other phone on the market.

This is why the Lumia 1520 is going to be a massive hit, you are literally saying to all the females "you have a big one" :)

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 15:32

28. silencer271 (Posts: 161; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


and why I wont buy one? It has windows on it and its made by Nokia. Put android on this and I would seriously consider it.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 15:42

29. kpfirefighter (Posts: 160; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Will it come to verizon eventually?

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 16:47 1

30. freebee269 (Posts: 520; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


looking forward to this beast! will be my christmas present.

i'm also impressed alan f. reported the story without taking a shot at wp8. makes the article much more credible.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 00:35

33. smacsteve (Posts: 37; Member since: 16 May 2012)


I'm very excited about this new phone... I've got an upgrade with my AT&T dealer line and I'm debating between the Note3 and the Nok 1520. I really like the WP8 OS, but I want there to be better app choices for the platform. I had the 920 and I loved it, but it was just too short on the "official" app list. There's just to many half baked apps from 3rd party developers and not enough from the real makers of the app. Instagram, I'm talk'n bout you!

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