Specs leak once more for Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet

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.

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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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 32GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh(25.1h 3G talk time)



1. Pdubb

Posts: 250; Member since: Aug 08, 2011


2. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

will this device support sd card? if yes how much ?? 32 or 64 ??

31. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Yes it is and up to 64.


Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 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

4. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 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.

6. Beijendorf unregistered

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.

7. MEeee

Posts: 440; Member since: Oct 19, 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.

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

13. Beijendorf unregistered

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.

11. Beijendorf unregistered

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.

16. Penny

Posts: 1871; Member since: Feb 04, 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.

20. Beijendorf unregistered

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.

24. Penny

Posts: 1871; Member since: Feb 04, 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.

26. Beijendorf unregistered

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.

35. heyhi

Posts: 137; Member since: Feb 19, 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.

36. Beijendorf unregistered

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.

19. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 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.

23. Beijendorf unregistered

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.

34. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 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.

32. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 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

14. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

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

21. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 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.

22. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

We live on earth....ppl like u wanted real answer...there it is Though I still agree tht wo don't need quads

27. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

it doesnt, it just makes it even more better.

5. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 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.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

18. GrapeEyes

Posts: 248; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

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

10. MEeee

Posts: 440; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

12. boomboom

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 10, 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

15. mui2g6

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

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

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