Nokia will no longer be making smartphones (here’s why), but it has planned something big, the Lumia 1520, before it hands over decades of expertise to Microsoft. The device in question will be the largest handset in the Lumia series and in the Windows Phone 8 ecosystem, standing taller than the two Titans and the rumored Lumia 825.
The Lumia 1520 has been speculated about multiple times now, but under the name Bandit. Details of the Finnish giant working on the device surfaced last month, where a report mentioned that the phone would carry a 6-inch touchscreen and feature a quad core processor. So far, Lumia phones have only embraced up to WXGA HD visuals since Microsoft is yet to add support for higher resolution panels, which is said to arrive via a software update dubbed GDR3 or WP 8.1. By the looks of things, the Lumia 1520 could be the first to employ a FHD display.
Nokia Lumia 1520, 2013 pic.twitter.com/asZhT2YVsH
— @evleaks (@evleaks) September 6, 2013
Professional leaker, @evleaks, has managed to get his hands on the alleged press image of the Lumia 1520. As rumored previously, the smartphone looks a lot like the Lumia 925 with the camera centered on upper rear and having a slight bulge. The sensor is said to be 20MP and you can expect PureView branding as well. Other features being rumored include a quad core a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and a slim as well as lightweight design.
— @evleaks (@evleaks) September 3, 2013
There’s no mention of a release date or how much the Nokia Lumia 1520 will cost, but you can expect it to arrive preloaded with Windows Phone GDR3 that supports 1080p screens.