Nokia is preparing to launch their first phablet on Windows Phone and as usual they have had a pretty bad time keeping information to themselves, with leakers finding news almost daily on the Lumia 1520.
The specs on the Nokia Lumia 1520 reflect the recent GDR3 update announcement. The new phablet will have a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
We should see a 6-inch 1080p display and 22MP camera, a little lower than the Lumia 1020 but still a powerful spec against the various Android phablets available.
On top of this, the Nokia Lumia 1520 will pack an impressive 3300mAh battery and may come with wireless charging, LTE, dual-band WiFi and NFC.
Nokia will stick to their traditional design style for the Lumia 1520, just a little bigger. This means the rubber polycarbonate back with multiple colors, including red, cyan and yellow, will be available.
Windows Phone 8 has never been shown on such a large device and the operating system will expand the amount of live tiles to comfort the six inch display, meaning users have much more real estate to use on the Lumia 1520.
Since this is a Nokia device, ProCam and other applications will be available on the smartphone. We are not sure if Nokia will optimise or build any apps with the primary purpose of the larger display, it does not seem likely unless they find something different, like stylus usage.
Price on the new Nokia Lumia 1520 is unknown, but we can guess it will come to the US for $199/299 on contract. The Lumia 1020 did not do too well in the US because it started on AT&T for $299, it may be better for Nokia to price it easier against Samsung and Apple’s flagships.
We expect to see the Lumia 1520 at the Abu Dhabi event on October 22, the same date Apple will announce the new iPads.