First photo of the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet revealed, dwarfs the Lumia 1020
The first purported photo of the rumored Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows Phone with a 6-inch 1080P display
At the end of September, Nokia is reportedly going to reveal at least two new devices here in New York: their Windows 8 RT tablet, codenamed Sirius and the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet.
The Lumia 1520 will feature a huge six-inch 1080P display, a polycarbonate body (not metal) with a 20 MP PureView camera akin to the Lumia 925’s design, specifications that we revealed last week from our verified sources. The device will also feature a quad-core Snapdragon CPU and Windows Phone 8 GDR3 for the new 1080P support.
The image above was leaked to us and while we cannot confirm it, we have a suspicion that is accurate. For one, it comes with what looks like an optional back case with a front cover to protect the display. We also wouldn’t be surprised if it adds Qi wireless charging capability as well. It's placed next to what appears to be a Lumia 1020 for size comparison.
The other bit of evidence is that the display and bezel appear to closely match that of a leaked bezel from back in January, back when Nokia’s intention of making a phablet device were becoming clear. Everything from the Nokia label to the sensor locations to the thin bezel at the bottom appear to correspond. While not a slam dunk conclusion that at least favors a positive interpretation of the leaked photo.
We'll also note the standard proto.nokia.com etching at the bottom, as found on all Nokia tester phones.
Finally, with the display turned on we can see that as we would expect, there are three columns of Live Tiles now, including the ability to fit one double wide next to a medium sized tile. That feature would be needed due to the increased 1080P support found in GDR3.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 is expected to land on AT&T under the codename 'Bandit' and other carriers by November.
Windows Phone Central has not vetted the source of the image, so we cannot verify at this time. We will try to dig deeper and see what we can find.
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literally PERFECTION (with an optional keyboard that is)
you forgot to mention viruses :P
WP is a ghost town. Do these phones too catch virus? freeze or do a BSOD?
I hope it has WP on it and not RT. RT should be only for true tablets and not phones!
It looks pretty genuine to me... especially with the cover.. will be a shame if it doesn't come with a pen.
But for non-business use I would agree that there is little point. For personal use just give me a nice 4" screen and I'll be happy, but if I am expected to type out the occasional email, edit word documents and send them out, and other such things, then give me something nice and big I can work with.
Edit: Nevermind, missed that sentence in the article about it.
I'm gonna need bigger pants.
Still, there's still the Lumia 825 and 930 to turn up before Christmas so I'll wait and see what they bring. If the 930 brings a 1080p screen but in a thin 925-like form factor and a 20MP camera I'll probably go with that.
I'll be buying an 8" Windows 8/RT tablet once they come out so a 6" phone too might be a bit overkill...
It does look rather comically large in this photo though...
As for whether the photo is genuine (Though I'm sure we'll have a device that looks like that), I'm unsure. Points in favour is that it uses the same kind of corner clips all of Nokia's current covers do (this is a negative for me aesthetically, I don't care for the look at all and it would be a shame if all the covers were like this) but points against are the Office tile being theme colour rather than Office coloured and the Win/Search/Back keys not being visible. Unless they're doing that cool thing HTC used to do where they rotate when the device is held horizontally they should really be visible...
I guess we'll find out in a month!
P.S. I hope Nokia bring back cyan with these next wave of devices. The lack of a cyan 920 or 1020 killed them for me.
I thought I was going blind at first when I saw the back/win/seach keys but yeah they are no visible and there are no place holders which is odd. I don't see Nokia adding a setting where you could turn them off lol.
So... yeah... :-/
1. No buttons shown or at lesat they aren't lit up.
2. Why is the home screen scrolled up so far? The little right-arrow should be in the lowe-right corner with tiles just above it if they have truly scrolled to the bottom of the screen. Ehh.. maybe the build of WP it was running just didn't have fit & polish ready yet.
I don't like the iPhone, or even Apple for that matter. But I do really like the feel of that Home button. Or whatever they call it
That's how I feel about everything bigger than my 822.
I know this is the wrong place to say anything good about the iPhone, but I really like how small it is.
I guess I'm old school, but I really don't subscribe to these big phones.
that will be awesome.
Cant wait for the official announcement!
Go Nokia !
Those soft edges and the poor way the screen seem to match up with the polycarbonate makes it look like a budget phone! Either this is the 825, or they completely failed at the design department.
I was so excited for this phone when I first hear of it, now all excitement has been taken away. You can't make a flagship look like some cheap plastic crap with poorly matching edges and toy-like soft corners, Nokia.
Seriously apple and android have had it for years. Heck even windows 8 supports it. We don't need a massive software release to support orientation lock.