Nokia by Microsoft Lumia 1525 said to come with Snapdragon 801, could arrive on more carriers

Last year's Nokia Lumia 1520, a 6-inch phablet

Last year's Nokia Lumia 1520, a 6-inch phablet


Nokia released its first true Windows Phone-based phablet, the Lumia 1520, late last year, and the 6-inch device was met with mostly warm feelings, both about the form factor and the good performance of its camera. However, the only carrier it was offered on in the United States was AT&T.

Now, a new device is coming to succeed last year’s Nokia phablet. It’s the Lumia 1525, now coming from ‘Nokia by Microsoft’, as the software giant has already gone through with the purchase of Nokia’s phone division.

This new Lumia 1525 is said to be a Windows Phone 8.1 phone that is getting Snapdragon 801 system chip, a more powerful chip than the Snapdragon 800 of last year’s 1520.

Best of all, the Lumia 1525 will not be limited to just AT&T in the United States, it will also be offered on two other big carriers — Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile.

That’s about all the leaked details that have surfaced so far, and - sadly - they are not even backed by an image of the device. They’re coming from a reliable source - @evleaks, but we still advise you to take them with the usual grain of salt, until we see more details about this new Lumia 1525 phablet.

source: @evleaks

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28 Comments

1. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Hopefully this time they'll reduce the enormous bezel on this phablet/tablet.

3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

But the 1520 has small bezels.

7. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

It is taller by almost 0.5 inch in comparison to Note 3 which has only 0.3 inch smaller display. It is also wider then Note 3 by 0.2 inches. It is also thicker and heavier then Note 3. Keep in mind Note 3 also has room for a Stylus. Note to mention rounded corners (on Note 3) are much more comfortable to hold then sharp corners. http://www.phonearena.com/phones/size#/phones/size/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-3,Nokia-Lumia-1520/phones/7984,8109

9. Beijendorf unregistered

The 1520 and Note 3 are remarkably similar in the screen area ratio: http://www.talkandroid.com/195785-lg-g2-leads-the-way-in-screen-bezel-ratio-iphones-sit-far-behind/ You may as well complain about how horrible the Note 3 is with regards to bezels compared to the LG G2 or G3. They're all on the top of the board, so who cares.

15. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

They are far from remarkably similar. Infact, L2 and Note 3 are similar in screen area ratio. From your own link, Note 3 and LG G2 share a difference of 1% in display:size ratio. So it isn't exactly called 'horrible'. Whereas, Lumia 1520 is almost 5% apart from G2 which is horrible. Not to mention at 6 inch display the phone is already quite humongous.

16. freebee269

Posts: 541; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

You're comparing apples to oranges. Yes they are both phablets but they are not the same screen size so natural the bigger screen size will have bigger dimensions. But you can't see this past your trolling which is why you've become one of the people on this site I don't put any stock in their word.

18. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Apparently comparing a 5.7 inch display phone with another 6 inch display phone is comparing apples to oranges now.

20. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

So, you're interested in getting a WP device, or you already have one?

23. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Nevermind answering that.. I just saw your comments on another article... I have a strict rule about completely ignoring trolls, and I thought you were a mature user... Sorry to bother you.. Please don't awnswer back because I won't...

22. Federated

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

Lumia 1520's bezels are slim. If you make it slimmer they'll look abnormal like G2. In my opinion Lumia 1520 have the best face to screen ratio alongside with Sony Xperia ZL.

25. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

The phone is completely fine... IDK why we take what obvious trolls say so seriously... Why even reply to them?.. I mean, what do mature PA users, of all types, have to prove?

2. express77 unregistered

Will be great phone no doubt but stupid name.

4. adwienc

Posts: 136; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

So from now you will use "Nokia by Microsoft" name? Damn it's stupid, just write Nokia.

10. Beijendorf unregistered

It makes sense to use the "Nokia by Microsoft" name. We meed to differ the Nokia that Microsoft didn't buy, which still produces hardware, from the Nokia handset division Microsoft bought. And we need to differ the Nokia division Microsoft bought from the Microsoft division that produces separate hardware, like the Surface. Less room for misinterpretation this way.

5. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Time to get this behemoth phone:) I want it!

19. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

If it truly is available on VZW, I might be using one of my upgrades to get a L1525. Hopefully MS is in the process of dumping the carrier exclusives.

24. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

You'll love it.. Especially with WP8.1, and all the other exciting things coming to WP this year, and next.. Depending on how much of an upgrade this is compared to my 1520 I might get one as well..

6. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Great. More of the same. When will they stop? Their feature phones are OK but their smartphones are just no.

8. xeonfire

Posts: 93; Member since: Feb 15, 2014

Its a great phablet, and because I like reading, its just too bad WP platform does not have a decent reading app. With the display this big, it is really a shame there is no Nook, i thought MS is partner with B&N??? As for the Kindle app, it is just a really lousy app by the behemoth Amazon...guess they are more interested in promoting their Fire Phone...

11. swayze91

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

I'm interested to see how windows phones progress this year. I know they lack many standard apps but they are definitely not slowing down for any reason as far as hardware is concerned.

26. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

And, not slowing down as far as apps are concerned either!... Do you know how many official apps where added to WP in the month of June? ................ If you really interested to see how well WP is doing the you should spend more time on WPCentral, and less time here... You would see that the world of WP is absolutely huge.. Something that you, and these trolls, could never learn by just using PA..

12. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Rodneyej1 don't give those idiots your time mate they never anything constructive to sayI'm getting my lumia 1520 today and I'm sure it's awesome.

21. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Did you post this comment on the right article?

13. Riljay

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Nokia Lumia 1525! :)

14. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Take it from me mate never give a clown the audience he craves

17. nbringer

Posts: 180; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

I wonder if Microsoft will make more dual sims...

27. Riljay

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

This would be great for NOKIA LUMIA 1525! •6-inch QHD display •20.7 (Higher) megapixel rear camera with IOS+ •5 (Higher) megapixel front-facing camera with flash •Snapdragon 801-805 •4GB of RAM •128GB internal storage exapandable to 128gb micro sdcard •Dual SIM card slots •windows 8.1 - 9.0 :) I'm hoping for these specs. :)

28. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

It was meant for the other article which I later posted it lol

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