Nokia is reportedly preparing to launch the massive 6-inch Nokia Lumia 1520 this fall and Windows Phone Central can now bring you a little more information about the device.
Yesterday, EvLeaks claimed that the Lumia 1520 will “launch” on September 26th, though we understand that to be incorrect. The device is still planned to be announced on this date but it won’t launch until early November on AT&T. That makes much more sense as GDR3 is still being finalized and GDR2 hasn’t even finished rolling out yet.
As reported earlier, the phone will feature a 20 MP PureView camera (dual shot: 16 MP + 5 MP), Snapdragon 800 CPU, 32 GB of internal storage (microSD on the side for expansion) and a stellar 1080P HD display.
One question that has not been answered to our knowledge is in regards to the battery. Powering a fast CPU and a 6-inch 1080P display will certainly tax any phone and the Nokia Lumia 1520 is surely not an exception. We can now report that the Lumia 1520 will feature a massive 3400 mAh battery, offering 1,400 more mAh than current Lumias.
Whether or not that extra juice is enough to power the high-end phablet for an extended duration remains to be seen, but it seems clear that Nokia managed to squeeze in a nice sized battery.
By comparison, the Lumia 1520 comes very close to its competition:
- Samsung Note 3 -
3450mAh (Correction: 3200 mAh)
- Samsung Note 2 - 3100 mAh
- LG Optimus G Pro - 3140 mAh
Some other information we can add is that the device will feature 4 microphones for Rich Audio Recording and to aid in covering the massive size of the device when used as a phone. It’s also reportedly “really thin, but it has some weight to it”, making this truly a big Nokia Lumia.
Unfortunately, there are no phablet like additions to the device like a stylus or any new features besides what comes with GDR3 and Bittersweet shimmer (Nokia firmware). While the device is impressive, according to our source, it’s “pretty much a very big Lumia”. That’s either great news for some or bad news for others.
Nokia Tablet due on AT&T early November; New render leaks
Image render via WinSuperSite
Windows guru Paul Thurrott today posted his “Fall 2013 Tablet Preview” on his SuperSite for Windows. While most of the information presented was already public knowledge, he managed to sneak in a new render of the Nokia Windows 8.1 RT tablet codenamed “Sirius”, as can be seen above. The render matches earlier leaked photos of the Verizon-branded RT tablet.
Thurrott has been a reliable source on the Nokia tablet front, posting specific details and even pricing of the device ($499). The tablet will reportedly feature a 2.15 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm 8974 (ARM) and have a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS display. It will weigh in a 1.3 pounds, have LTE and a ZEISS 6.7 MP camera.
Windows Phone Central can now add that this tablet will be available on AT&T in “early November”. AT&T will have a “limited exclusive” with the tablet after which it will head to Verizon, so we are told.
More information on both the Nokia Lumia 1520 and Nokia Tablet are expected to be announced later this month in New York City. Until then, the information presented here could change.
Source: WinSuperSite (for Nokia Tablet render)
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.