Nokia Lumia 1520 again touts its large screen, stars in a new up-close snap

Nokia Lumia 1520 again touts its large screen, stars in a new up-close snap

We've been talking about the NokiaLumia 1520 for what feels like an eternity, and that's despite thefact that it wasn't all that long ago since the number 1520 wasthrown into play for the first time by the the rumor-spewing machine. We may berepeating ourselves, but it seems like leaks are turning into anincreasingly reliable andquite informative source of information, which is probably whycompanies like Sonyare starting to worry. But Sony's move doesn't surprise us in theslightest – it's latest experience is a pretty major win for themore and more eloquent black market for sensitive information, and right now it lookslike Nokia and its upcoming phablet are going through the same thing.

Manya snaps have been leaked as far as the Lumia1520 is concerned, andtoday marks yet another one (first in the gallery). This one hails from China, and has sincebeen taken off Weibo (the Chinese Twitter-equivalent). The pictureddevice carries the same Nokia prototype stamp on its bottom bezelthat we've seen before, so it's probably safe to say that you'relooking at the real deal. Speaking of reality, it appears very likelythat a Nokia-scheduledevent for the 22nd October is when the now Microsoft-owned handset manufacturerwill take the drapes off its first ever phablet. Rumors claim thatthe 1520 will make its way into AT&T's and Verizon's lineup, andwill carry the premium price tag of $699 off-contract.

Incase you haven't really followed the story of Nokia's phablet thusfar, then you should know that the 6-inch device willprobably be the first to break the 1080p display barrier in the worldof Windows Phone – a feat currently impossible, due to softwarelimitations. Moreover, if all the murmur pans out, we may also verywell have the first WP device that can go toe-to-toe against anyAndroid flagship as far as raw hardware might is concerned. Said otherwise,the Nokia Lumia 1520 is expected to come sporting some bleeding edgehardware, among which a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAMand 32GB of microSD-expandable internal storage. Giving life to the1520 is a hearty 3400mAh battery, or so the rumor has it.

All things considers, at this point youcan probably tell that we, along with many others, are pretty excitedto see whether Nokia's foray into the oversized smartphones nichewill be a successful one. So far, if things indeed pan out asexpected, the only plausible issue that Nokia may run into is the stillrelatively unpopular Windows Phone OS.


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Lumia 1520
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh(25.1h 3G talk time)



1. theminolaboy

Posts: 128; Member since: May 18, 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'!

3. bwhiting

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

agreed ^

7. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Microsoft got the Lumia branding as a part of the deal. Close enough, I guess.

8. theminolaboy

Posts: 128; Member since: May 18, 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.

11. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

True i agree, Nokia name say it all.

12. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 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: 17; Member since: Dec 12, 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: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Agree 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: 4; Member since: Oct 14, 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: 188; Member since: Jun 15, 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: 159; Member since: Apr 20, 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: May 18, 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: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 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: Aug 31, 2013

The 1520's screen looks quite reflective...

9. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Awesome..for a 6" screen, the phone dosent look huge, .. well done nokia :-)

15. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Nokia done good but, I hate camera warts.

16. nokialumia

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 21, 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

17. ttheum

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 21, 2013

will it has stylus.

19. tomakali

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 12, 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

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