With almost all the internals leaked, the release date and price are the only two mysteries still needing solved. The release date for the Nokia Lumia 1520 may be sometime in early November and we have a solid idea of when it won’t be available.
The release date won’t be before late-September, considering most of the internals rely on the GDR3 update from Microsoft, set to be released sometime between now and two weeks. Nokia is waiting for this to happen and will launch the smartphone a few weeks after.
Previous reports have said Nokia will launch the smartphone on September 28 and this could still happen, but the release date for the device in the US and Europe will be early November. AT&T has the phone on lockdown in the US, with the codename Beastie.
As for what the Nokia Lumia 1520 will provide in terms of specs, the phone will have a 6-inch 1080p screen, quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and an enormous 3400mAh battery, larger than the one in the Galaxy Note 3.
This size battery is incredible for a Windows Phone and shows the raw power Nokia is adding into the Lumia 1520. Currently, the largest battery on any Windows Phone is around 2400mAh, but with the GDR3 update this will change, making Windows Phone more competitive with Android.
On the back, the Nokia Lumia 1520 will have a 20MP camera with PureView technology and a Carl Zeiss lens. Adding 20MP to this smartphone is already overkill, but Nokia needs everything they can to push the platform forward.
The price of the Nokia Lumia 1520 should be $299 at AT&T on a two-year contract, unless Nokia drops the price to $199.