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New Nokia Lumia 1520 press render shows the device in red

While not the most earth shattering news, the 6-inch Nokia Lumia 1520 has now showed up in a press render in red via the Twitter account @evleaks. It sort of brings things around full circle as the very first actual photo of the massive Nokia phablet was revealed in that color back at the end of August.

Since that time we’ve learned that the price, off-contract, will be north of $700 and that it will actually come in four colors: red, black, white and yellow (sorry, cyan fans). Featuring a reported 6-inch 1080P display, Snapdragon 800 CPU, 3400 mAh battery, 32GB of storage with expandable memory and a 20 MP PureView camera, the 1520 should shake things up a bit for Nokia.

The device is expected to be revealed this month in Abu Dhabi during Nokia World 2013.

How long do you have to wait? The Lumia 1520 should launch in the US on AT&T in early November with the device going global soon thereafter. Verizon will reportedly get a similar but smaller device dubbed the Lumia 929 at the same time.

Source: evleaks

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138 Comments
  • Soon we will be together.
  • You're so romantic Cesar
  • Lol
  • Pining for 6" is romantic?
  • I hope my wife doesn't catch me flirting.
  • She is with me right now. Dont worry, our secret is secure on my side. Kisses.
  • lol + 1520
  • I showed her your first comment and she told me to be careful with you. That you might be falling for me.
  • This comment elicits laughter and agreement from me.
  • Rico swave
  • Latin people are always so romantic.
  • Damn, i want Cyan !!
  • Me too! I can't believe people actually buy yellow phones. I guess I just don't have my finger on the pulse of consumer trends.
  • I didn't think I would like yellow either, but fell in love with it (1020) after picking one up because they had no white available, and I no longer like black phones. If I get this one, likely it will be yellow.
  • Yellow phones are cool. What are you Mr. All Black everything with no hint of color in your life? Lol
  • I can't believe people don't like yellow or red. I had a red 920 that I replaced with a Yellow 1020. I miss the red 920 but the yellow matte is no less attractive.
  • I said the same thing when I got my cyan 920. Then my wife got her precious yellow lol, now that this has no cyan I will get yellow because I have grown to love it now.
  • I'm an Oregon Duck so yellow fits the bill (pun intended) Actually with all our football uniform combinations yellow with a black wireless charger or vice versa works to :)
    Assuming there will be a wireless charger option like the 1020?
  • Seriously, Cyan is the unique only color worth buying. Guess I'll just be getting black.
  • Boring....
  • Cyan or White
  • Quick question.. Will it be matte red???
  • Matte yellow on the 1020 looks great. I just replaced the cyan 920(shattered screen) that I gave my nephew. All ATT had at the moment is/was yellow and it looks horribly bright.
  • Looks nice but I am waiting for a phone with a slightly larger screen size.
  • LOL. Nice one.
  • Lol.. You want a tablet then.. (I know you are being /s)
  • Lumia 2520.
  • Lol
  • I work at the nokia production line we have the perfect device for u -lumia 11552200
  • I really wish I could have gotten my 1020 in red :(
  • Guys u can see that Nokia pro cam and smart cam has been combined in one app
  • http://www.wpcentral.com/rumor-nokia-combining-smart-cam-and-pro-cam-one...
  • I wish they'd combine HERE into one app.
  • +1
  • +1520, well I don't need to be screwed up with all of their apps loaded one by one when I launch the app.
  • Yay! That's the colour i want it in XD
  • Cool GDR3 Stuff in picture:
    Individual Word and Excel tiles
    Nokia Pro/Smart Cam Combined
    Mystery blue tile above calender
  • It must be Notifications if i'm not wrong
  • If you pin documents and make them small they have that icon, don't think it's a new thing.
  • Those are just pinned word and excel docs. Try it, its the same.
  • The blue tile seems to have a presentation icon with a play symbol. Maybe something similar to PlayTo for presentations.
  • I'll be curious to see how the how the pictures come out. As a 1020 owner, I'm guessing these will probably be 95% as good as the 1020.
  • Should I buy a man purse to go with it?.. Or will Att give one out as a bonus?? ;)
  • Be a real man and get a camouflage cover for it.
  • If u really wanna be a man get a fanny pack for it...ohhh the horror
  • It's not a purse it's a satchel.......and Indiana Jones wears one..........
  • He had a whip to go with it
  • Somehow that now sounds pervert...
  • Hahahaha
  • Is it bad that I've been carrying around a paper cut out of the 1520 trying to get comfortable with the size? Lol
  • Haha. This is funny. Maybe I should do the same.
  • I am sorry to inform you that the 1520 cannot roll up to fit in your pocket.
  • Nope, that's next year with the flexible display! ;-)
  • I did the same and now it looks too small...
  • The device looks really nice, but the three medium sized tile arrangement looks weird. The tiles are so close together that, they get lost in themselves, especially if they're the same color. IMO, they should've kept it with two or at least allow us to change it back (which I'm pretty sure they won't).
  • Ugh... What? The tiles are no closer together. This seems like the ideal way to take advantage of a bigger screen.
  • Red or Yellow? or both? :)
  • Butt-crack brown.
  • Both would be like blood in your urine... I don't think they make a bloody urine color yet.
  • idk what build of windows phone this is using but ie explorer and some others are the same color they are in tablet windows 8 that and some other icons such as the ringer notification icon that is not avaible currently could be wprth talking about. maybe induvidualn volume controls?.. or its just fake or not final.
     
  • I was thinking it could be an App that allows you to put your own pictures for tiles, but I could be wrong. I also don't own a Win Tablet so your comparison to that could be more accurate. I did wonder about that myself though.
  • I really hope Bell gets this. I highly doubt it, but I really hope they do.
  • Can this do something new that my current Lumia can't
  • It can be bigger. Your Lumia can't. It also has a higher res screen and the ability to fit 6 small tiles across the screen instead of 4, which is what our Lumias allow.
  • In other words, no.
  • 32gb is not enough.
  • Good thing it has a microSD expansion slot.
  • and that the GDR 3 allows Maps on SD
  • Is it confirmed for Verizon? If so I'm fine with thar
  • Look at the case of the phone... It appears it combines a wireless-charging back with an "ipad-esque" flip cover that folds to a stand... Is it new/something Nokia is introducing or something already available that I am unaware of?
  • I can see the ipad-esque flip cover. But where are you seeing wireless charging? You can't see the back of the device.
  • Well, I was just making a conjecture based on the cover available these days to snap on to the L 925 and 1020... Btw, have you seen one like this in the market?
  • What's the ringer icon next to the Bluetooth icon on the status bar? I've never noticed that before...
  • Hanging out for this phone.
  • They need to bring back Cyan color!! For all new Nokia wp8 phones! Whose with me❕❔❕❕❔❗❓❗❓
  • ::crickets::
  • Haha what an ass
  • Bring on the 5" 929 and its European counterpart. I'll leave this horrible mammoth to those who may enjoy it and/or need a tray to carry their tea :P On the colours subject, I wish they would offer more often colours like grey and bottle-green instead of always red and yellow.
  • I agree. The red and yellow are good, but another color or two would be nice,
  • Gold?
    with sparkles glimmering Bittersweetly
  • Too bad I won't be able to afford this :'(
  • looking forward for hands on review live
  • Over $700? :(
  • Agreed, should have been priced the same as a budget phone. Got damn greedy corporations trying to make money.
  • No, its over 9000!!!!!!!!!
  • +1 for grey, I have a grey 8x and love the color.
  • grey "color"?
    Man...
    Are you color blind?
    So sorry...
  • ?
    Yes grey color.
    Dropped out of school?
    So sorry...
  • Depends on your defination.
    Example: B&W TV vs Color TV
    People don't generally thing Greyscale photos, TV, tattoos, etc to be "color"
    Are we ok?
    You can keep your special technical defination.
    I keep my common usage of the language.
    May the sun rise to you, too!
  • Common usage? You call monotone crayons "greyscale" crayons? It is a color if its part of a pantone system. But then you're right about depending on content too, since TVs and images are categorized that way too.
  • I think there must be an option for horizontal using in homescreen... Plus, Cyan version off course..
  • Definitely getting this. Hopefully EE in the UK won't find an excuse to delay... Lol
  • Simply beautiful but I'm starting to not appreciate plastic as scuffs or what not on phone doesn't come off. I tried shining up my red L920 yesterday, not working no matter how hard I rub! I even have the OEM Nokia protector and that doesn't save from any marks or scuffs.
  • Too big
  • Dont be racist.
  • Not sure if this was mentioned or not but can you make tiles double wide for one big wide tile or is it just half way across screen and smaller?
  • 1/6 width or
    1/3 width or
    2/3 width
    no full width (yet?)
  • Really happy Verizon is getting the smaller/cheaper one. 929 is rumored to be $500 off contract, so I am hoping for $99 on contract at launch. 
  • No pen support no buy.
  • If you get a black one you can write on it with chalk. Does this solve your first world problem?
  • That's a good one
  • Hahhhahaaaa.. good one...
  • There are those of us who simply want a large screen. I do not need a stylus. I respect that some do. Stylus' are so 2001 Palm Pilot. :p
  • This
  • I love the little "easter eggs" on the rendered  Lumia 1520 where the clock says: "15:20" :)
  • What do you think "Pick up Bike" means? Free bike?
  • I wonder if this phone makes calls
  • Buy one and let us know! :-P
  • I will be getting it in red, since my 920 is red and I like the fact that I never have to look twice to see if I'm reaching for my phone or that of my wife. Although with this beast there should be no confusing it with her 1020 :)
  • I could care of the color the device is nice
  • You mean 'couldn't'
  • Don't you all think the screen size is too big ... !
  • No..........
  • From the pictures, the Lumia 929 looks to be 3/4 the size of this (assuming the touch buttons are the same actual size on both). If this has a 6" screen, then the 929 would have the same size 4.5" screen as the 928. This makes sense because of the similar model numbers and dimensions in the FCC filing.
  • Didn't they relies that your going to need a new tile size for this phablet. You need one to go the entire way across the screen.
  • Not
  • That will come in Windows Phone 8.8. Don't worry 8.1 is coming out so there's only 7 more releases to go.
  • Had cyan 900, have yellow 920, now it's time for red for me with this.
  • No way this decive will have a 6inch display with those bezels if the dimensions are 152x81..
  • If I get one, I will be getting red. Now to talk AT&T into letting me upgrade before April. I sometimes wish I never bought the 900.
  • The start screen tiles are annoying. Every single render or leak of this device has had an extra column of tiles that look like they have just been stuck on the side. They should have staggered the double wide tiles a little to break up the straight lines. Would look better that way.
  • I expect this to be rare and expensive. Nokia will not make this in mass for sure. I still need to buy it ASAP, and hopefully without the ATT branding.
  • Did anybody else recognize the alarm symbol in the status bar?
    Is it a GDR3 Feature?
  • It's probably the ring/tone symbol
  • I didn't know a yellow version was rumored, sounds awesome.
  • This looks like my next phone.
  • So. Many. Tiles.
  • I really hope they release a true 920 successor on att. This think look nice, but its a monster.
  • Yeah, I"m uncertain at how successful a 6 inch phone will be.  It's either going to fall into the "it's perfect because I won't need a phone 'and' a tablet" category, or the "it's way too big to be a phone and way to small to be a tablet" category.  Right now I'm leaning toward the latter.
  • My preciousssss
  • And now I believe it. The clock says 15:20!! :)
  • I thought the lil icons were aligned to the left in gdr3, so what's going on in this picture?.......
  • IPS screen please!!
    No AMOLED
  • The Nokia Lumia 1520 is an awesome device! Android and iOS are getting kicked to the curb as Windows Phone devices come on strong! Taking market share!
  • I think this device is too big.
  • If your on att and don't want to be the last to get gdr3 ...get this phone because this will be our only chance to get gdr3 in a reasonable time not 4 months after every one else as will wp8.1 so yes I will be getting this phone one main reason is that I do like wp8 but it lacks features now that may be on gdr3 so to not get frustrated anymore over now 13gb of this bs "other storage" I'll just upgrade this may be a reason att came up with this next program its awesome!
  • It looks so messy! :\
  • Hi Guys and Chicks :)
     
    I heard Nokia will not only offer the Lumia 1520 in Black, White & Yellow but also: Cyan Red Green Pink Orange Grey I can't wait for the event :)