Nokia’s 6-inch Lumia 1520 phablet

By Posted 28 Aug 2013, 12:40

Previous leaks gave us the impression the new Nokia 6-inch phablet would be called the Nokia Bandit, although up until now this was the only information that has seeped out. We now know that this product is called the Nokia Lumia 1520, which goes in-line with other Nokia smartphones ending with the number 20.

In an informative yet brief article on Pocket-lint they discuss the 6-inch Lumia 1520 phablet from Nokia and highlight the screen size which is said to sport a 1080p display, as well as Windows Phone 8. They also mention that there’s been no real advancements when it comes to the possibility of a Windows Phone 8.1.

Basing the information on leaked specs we understand the Lumia 1520 will include a 20-megapixel camera along with Snapdragon quad-core CPU. Additionally, the 1080p screen upgrade, known as GDR3 will add an extra column to the Live Tiles on the start screen, as well as a driving mode, rotation locking and small UI modifications.

While this device is said to be currently tested within the US, we are unsure of a possible release date, and wonder how this product will compete against other similar devices. This is where we thought our post discussing the possibility of the Lumia 1520 as a Galaxy Note 3 beater could provide some food for thought.

We highlighted the mass amount of Nokia products now on the market, which look like serious contenders in the competitive world of smartphones. The Lumia 1520 is mentioned as a decent competitor for the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note, although we were still in the dark at the time about certain specifics.

Without researching much into the Lumia 1520, the size and leaked specs give us reason to believe Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 has some competition, as Nokia try to get a piece of the market action which has been reliant on the Note providing more choice for potential consumers.

Were you a big fan of Nokia devices when they were top of their game? This could cause many customers to contemplate Nokia’s 6-inch Lumia 1520 phablet over Samsung’s popular Galaxy Note 3.

Nokia's 6-inch Lumia 1520 phablet