Are you ready for the Nokia Lumia 1520? According to @evleaks, that’ll be the name of Nokia’s next big Windows Phone.
And when I say big, I mean that quite literally. The phone, which previously went by the codename Bandit, will be a hybrid phone / tablet device in the same vein as the Galaxy Note. According to sources speaking to The Verge, the Lumia 1520 will be “a 6-inch device running the latest version of Windows Phone”. That’d make it the largest Windows Phone yet by a considerable margin.
The six inch screen would come with a 1080p resolution, which would be another first for the platform. At present, Microsoft only supports resolutions up to 1280 x 768, but support for 1920 x 1080 is coming in an update set to be released by the end of the year. While the ‘Bandit’ may be the first 1080p phone, it won’t be the last - The Verge have stated that it will be the first of “many planned 1080p” Windows Phones. The 1080p resolution will allow a third column of live tiles to fit on the home screen, as well as making these devices more suitable for full HD videos and sharp text reproduction.
The phone should also be an imaging powerhouse, although it’s thought that the phone will include a less powerful sensor and optics setup than the Lumia 1020. The sensor is pegged at least 20 megapixels, so image quality should still be better than other Windows Phone devices on the market – and many Android and iOS devices too. It’s possible we could see another Lumia Camera Grip accessory like the one for the 1020, which would again offer advantages over other devices.
Nokia Bandit = Lumia 1520
— @evleaks (@evleaks) August 27, 2013
The Lumia 1520 is expected to be made out of polycarbonate, with a thin and light chassis. The phone seems to include strong features from Nokia’s current range without sacrificing too much in any one area – and that could be a winning formula.
I’m actually quite interested in the 1520. I’ve been eyeing ‘phablet’ devices since the Galaxy Note, but I never would have expected I’d consider a non-Android phone for the job. I guess we’ll have to see how well the phone is received when it’s released later this year.
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