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New photos emerge of the 6-inch Nokia Lumia 1520

Nokia is slated to announce the Nokia Lumia 1520, a 6-inch Windows Phone with 1080P resolution later this month with an anticipated November release. More photos of the device have been revealed to the Verge by one of their readers, Kaz, who took pictures of the upcoming device next to a Sony Xperia Z.

Lumia 1520The device reportedly comes with 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage with microSD expansion, Snapdragon 800 processor and of course the 1080P display. It’s also been reported that it will have a 20 MP camera on the rear with a design similar to the Lumia 925’s slight camera bump.

We have heard from our sources that a stylus won’t be included, though it may be offered later. Information in this regard is still unclear. The Lumia 1520 will feature Windows Phone 8 GDR3, which will feature new additions like Driving Mode, Glance notifications, improved Bluetooth support, orientation lock and more as has been exposed in this weekend’s detailed leaks on the update.

Head to the Verge to see more photos of the all black device.

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Jabid21 says:

Amazing, I swear to god if this is another at&t exclusive.....

Bobert_123 says:

I would honestly consider this if it were on tmo.

Jack Larson1 says:

Hopefully there will be less exclusive carriers, but apps that are exclusive to Windowsphone In general...

Joe Acerbic says:

Of course it's exclusive. Elop can't allow actually selling these phones and improving Nokia's finances until the takeover is final.

you know, (from what a verge article would have some believe), elop isnt the one who started the whole purchase thing, right?

Att has Nokia believing Verizon and Tmobile won't be able to sell their phones and only they can. Don't get your hopes up. But who knows. Maybe, like the 521, Tmobile will get a slightly improved version? (521 has an added light sensor missing from the 520; perhaps a stylus could come with a Tmobile version?)

chfhyh says:

me too, WP8 finally caught up on the specs, it will be leading in the hardware field in the future.  hope to use bay trail soon when it comes out, my wish.  now, if ms can generate enough market interest...

chfhyh says:

anyone saw the SD card storage screen?  there is an SD card slot!

Yeah, that's the first thing I noticed. 32GB and MicroSD slot--it's about darn time Nokia. Hopefully they'll do that with their next flagship phone.

rodneyej says:

Yeah, that was mentioned in the article.. Cool❕ This just may be my next device.. I hope it comes in Red❕❕

John20212 says:

too little too late, should have been on the 1020 for the massive 10mb+ photos...

Micah Dawson says:

I want this so bad lol

ivo_apo says:

Big smile on my face. This phone looks slim and thin. Finally!!!
Hope for small bezel. Might be my next phone.

rodneyej says:

I want it❗❗❗❗❗❗❗❗

How big is the Xperia Z?

explosive0 says:

This premium space for rent to those who value having first post. Message me for rates.

nokiauser911 says:

Lol....fail just like BB10

jbrandonf says:

LMFAO..shot below the belt.

poiman says:

Given the fact that you failed miserably on your joke attempt you will have to lower your price by 50 or 60% if you still wanna keep offering your product.

birdman_38 says:

Why wouldn't they stick with their 41 MP camera in all upcoming flagships?

Lovely phone but I love me 1020. Good for those looking for a phablet.

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walter1832 says:

Are calluses necessary?

R0bR says:

Yes, for playing guitar.

rohanagarwal says:

Ofcourse it was. He wants to tell a bunch of strangers that he owns a Lumia 1020. Yayyy,. :D :P

mjfadaway says:

What's wrong with someone saying the phone looks nice, but they like the 1020 more? People can't have an opinion? Everyone is always on attack mode in here. Annoying!

Duduosf says:

I hate this. Every time we post something now we have to be on defensive... Very annoying!

brebo33 says:

Forums are turning into a pedantic slapfest

adrian1338 says:

Shows that wp went mainstream..sad

Jack Larson1 says:

Nevermind. Thought u were criticizing the 1520's size :p

Duduosf says:

I see what you did there haha

cdbstl76 says:

I've gotten to the point where I rarely read comments anymore because of this. I couldn't agree with your statement more!

Because they're saying it solely for the sake of letting people know they have a 1020.

WPCrook says:

What is it to you? He/she can post whatever he/she wants. Grow up.

nokiauser911 says:

One doesn't simply post one's opinions on internet *insert boromir meme*

Micah Dawson says:

It actually looks like a really thin phone from what I can see

mukulvdhiman says:

I can't see any buttons on it,, O.o

UzaiBaka says:

Yeah, but that is a nice tree there.

hiko36 says:

The top of the volume rocker is in line with the middle of the camera unit. 

edjr07 says:

This and 1020 mixed...make now...take my money.

I believe the camera on this thing is also a beast. You can hand over your money, you'd love it!

silverbladex says:

I think the 1520 has a good sized camera. Though the 1020 is a good looking phone, the camera bump is a bit much

Xsled says:

The speck case does a great job minimalizing the bump. While you know it is still there, it is a non issue.

jbrandonf says:

I live the 1020's hump, it's iconic.

rodneyej says:

Yes, I agree❕

NightWatch71 says:

Wow! You're so fast! This was on The Verge 15 minutes ago.

luimende says:

F@ck the verge though

NightWatch71 says:

Maybe but I like Tom Warren and he is a good source of information when it comes to WP.

OMG55 says:

Wished he'd re-launch Winrumors, his site was the best atone time.

Lol tom warren that fuckface you've got to be kidding me xD

He is so complaining won't help :)

Xsled says:

Used to like Tom quite a bit. Not as much since he moved to the verge. Used to think it was AOL ruining Engadget, nope...just Josh.

Nirmitk26 says:

The device looks great.

jayruguitar says:

GDR3 will be available on a device for purchase in November, while GDR2 has yet to trickle down to AT&T NL920's. Grrrr....

KustomAU says:

Don't worry. I've got the same issue in Australia on an unlocked, unbranded NL920. All this talk of GDR3 and new devices....killing me.

poiman says:

Don't believe it's going to be November. Nokia learnt that is important to release new phones not too long after their announcement. They could have announced this last week, like they did with the 920 last year, but they learnt that consumers didn't like the 2 months wait. This year they will announce it in the end of September and I believe the phone will hit the stores by the second week of October!

Looks good, and I'm not a fan of huge devices.

NIST says:

There's already dust around the lens.

What ? Are you just posting hate comments?

I don't see any dust

rodneyej says:

Who's ⬆his jelly head❔

This jelly head doesn't see any dust you dick

rodneyej says:

LOL❕ You called me a dick.. Come on now,,, be nice... LOL❕
Anyways, If NIST says he see's dust, then he see's dust❕... NIST ain't new to these parts❗

NightWatch71 says:

Hey, just wondering.. Do you have anything that you're holding back because your sources told you to? Just say yes or no. :)

dertdog says:

It looks very nice! I want it

sdc1 says:

I was considering a 1020 but I may very well wait for this.

RaphaelChaia says:

I know that feeling... I love the 1020 cam, but this phablet is Just amazing.

NIST says:

The flash on the 1020 is amazing. I would have loved to see that cross over to this device.

rodneyej says:

⬇here's yo boi❕❕

NIST says:

I don't understand Texan. Is there an actual word in that sentence?

Xaphoon148 says:

The two of you get a room lol

DJCBS says:

I'm coming, I'm coming.
I have a life, you have to wait a bit.

rodneyej says:

Howdy partner... How was your day❔

NIST says:

Shhhh were trying to concentrate over here.

rebel_yell says:

What in the wide, wide world of sports is a goin' on here???

rodneyej says:

Ohh, just a bunch of guys who we're cursing each other out Saturday, and now that we're cooled down... Well.............

segarraf says:

This phone is screaming for a pen, with One Note and Evernote making huge improvements for Windows Phone, this bad boy must have a dedicated pen.

venetasoft says:

My next toy, amazing.

Rem97 says:

Don't forget fresh paint.

What about a thimble style pen, that would be awesome

teoami says:

With the super sensitive display, you can pretty much use anything as a pen/stylus.

sayonical says:

Not true at all

kidjenius says:

Even though I'm very happy with my 920, I'm excited to see this phone released!

Kristijan87 says:

I really really really hope Microsoft will do something to make this phablet shine and rise above the competition. Imagine running two apps side by side on this beauty. Some radical update for OneNote, to enable handwriting recognition and other goodies... I'm hoping to see some of it in 8.1.

I'd buy this phone....If it had the 41 megapixel camera from the 1020...Bummer

WinFan1 says:

That is gorgeous. Its like a mix of the 900 and 925.

Jip i have to agree my next and final nok device :'(

RonV42 says:

I know if I get this I'll have to give the wife my 925.  I am worried that AT&T would get an exculsive of this and us on T-Mobile will be screwed out of this.

luimende says:

This is gonna happen. Until WP is a bigger success, they'll be able to release in all networks at the same time. 

12Danny123 says:

Or until MS has bought them

luimende says:

Yup, cause at that point it's MS negotiating, not Nokia. I'd like to see Microsoft sell phones to order, for any network. Signature series style. 

If I get this gorgeous Phablet I'll pass my ATIV S to my Wife. Lets go T-Mobile.

WinFan1 says:

That is gorgeous. Its like a mix of the 900 and 925.

xrs22 says:

Off subject: anybody on Verizon know if you have to wait the full 2 years before an upgrade? Att let you upgrade a couple months before your 2 year end, wondering if it might be the same, new Verizon person.

zorb58 says:

Verizon no longer allows you to upgrade several months early.  The period is 24 months.

jbrandonf says:

Starting next January.

JPDVM2014 says:

I don't think at&t allows it anymore either.

rebel_yell says:

AT&T has a new one year deal.

deadwrong03 says:

Hopefully they announce gdr3 at the Nokia event thus month, and start launching gdr3 in October and release this phone in November

Josh Harman says:

I wouldn't count on that, in fact id expect the opposite with phone coming out in November and GDR3 rolling out to other phones soon after that.

ArchieVellie says:

Hmmm.... I'm eligible to upgrade in November. 1520 or 1020?

DJCBS says:

Do you value more screen size or photo quality?

ArchieVellie says:

Well when you out it that way.... Image quality for sure.

DJCBS says:

Then the L1020 is the option for you (I'm assuming you still have a WP7 device).

Mind you, we don't really have many infos on this L1520. It should have, reportedly, higher specs, but to what end we don't really know. OS-wise it will still be WP8 with GDR3 which all the phones will get so the OS will not actually require the new specs.
The alleged 20megapixel camera is there probably only to compete with Sony's Xperia Z1, and shouldn't influence at all the specs either since the L1020 has lower specs than this and a better camera.
I think this "phablet" (God, I hate that word) is more to please people who actually like dinner-trays as smartphones. Think Samsung-Note fans.

DennisvdG says:

I hate samsung but this 1520 looks so damn slick! It is getting me super excited! But I still have more then a year to go with my 920 :(

neo158 says:

Just had to get some Samsung hate in there, didn't you!!!

Nik Rolls says:

1520 isn't Samsung ...

Jack Larson1 says:

"think this "phablet" (God, I hate that word) is more to please people who actually like dinner-trays as smartphones. Think Samsung-Note fans"

...or as a bludgeon device.

Granted 20MP gives you both.

Josh Harman says:

I hope we see WP with more than 2 GB of RAM soon.

Josh Harman says:

What about that statement confuses you?

JamesDax3 says:

How many phones have more then 2GB of ram? And why would they need it?

DJCBS says:

Ask the specs junkies lol

Josh Harman says:

Push the envelope bro.

kullkid92x says:

C'mon mister Harman, I think we would all want Nokia pushing the envelope in camera sensors, mapping solutions (HERE needs waaay more work), wireless charging speeds+boosts, perhaps voice assistants (MS can help, I saw amazing videos coming out of Microsoft Research, years ahead of what the competition has right now)

putting 3gigs isn't pushing any envelope just pushing a spec number.

J Papi says:

Why??? Is it because Android is doing it?

Josh Harman says:

Why not?
And its just another spec to hang your hat on. People eat that crap up.

I have to agree there why cant wp also push some innovation

Innovation is much more than just cramming as much RAM and CPU cores as possible into small form factors.

Nik Rolls says:

Memory and CPU cycles don't come free. More = more battery use, as well as more physical space required which could be used better on something like a 20MP camera. Not to mention a higher price.

When the OS doesn't need it, why just throw it in so you can play in that fake area?

Josh Harman says:

More RAM, faster processor would help with something like the 1020 camera which reportedly has a long process time after taking pictures.
Like I said people eat that stuff up. If you could say that you have the most RAM, fastest processor, best camera, best screen and longest lasting battery... people would love it.
Just sayin'.

Nik Rolls says:

What I'm saying is that the combination you're talking about couldn't exist. It would be a behemoth. To fit all that in, it would be massive and weigh too much, be way too expensive, and you wouldn't get that kind of battery life.
I know it sounds great to have an all-in-one like that, but it's really not at all feasible.

rebel_yell says:

Faster horses, older Whiskey, younger women, and more money.

JamesDax3 says:

Beautiful phone. This will be my next. With this I'll be able to hold out a bit longer until a really good 8in tablet comes out.

DJCBS says:

So, the Xperia Z1 is shorter than the L1520, sports a 5inch screen with bezels because of the 20.7mp camera and all the technology behind it. No hump. Nokia has a bigger phone with, reportedly, a "inferior" camera and still has the hump. I would honestly prefer that Nokia had lost an inch in screen to lose that hump.

JamesDax3 says:

How do you know it has an inferior camera?

DJCBS says:

20.7>20
That's why I wrote "inferior" with quotation marks. Cause it's an affirmation based only on the numbers.

J Papi says:

Good question!!

Because the 1520 will have OIS, which the Z1 doesn't.That's why the Z1 is so slim on the camera area.Make a 20mpx sensor, ad image-stablization (OIS), put all the 6 lenses, and there you go => hump

DJCBS says:

Maybe.
Is this to have 6 lenses?
And again...if we reduce the screen size to 5 inches, I think you could fit the camera technology on a dedicated space. The only thing that would have to change was the place of the camera, from the spot where we place our fingers to the top of the phone like in almost every other smartphone.
I'm still not convinced that the hump is really necessary. They just didn't want to explore other design alternatives I think. Which is a pitty.

There you go again being all fastidious. It stands to reason that Nokia, now having developed the 925 and 1020, will be including at least 6 lenses in the 1520. Camera technology has been the selling point for Lumia devices, so I highly doubt Nokia would be cutting corners on that feature in a flagship device. But if you have such brilliant ideas squeezing all the technology found in the 925 with more than twice the megapixels into the 1520 without the "hump," I'm sure Nokia would love to hear about it.

rebel_yell says:

DJCBS, are you a mechanical engineer? I am not but I work with 'em and it's amazing to watch how they are able to pack 10 pounds of crap into a 5 pound bag. Also, they don't get to pick the size of the enclosure. They are told what size they have to work with and they somehow make it fit. The 1020 is a real technological feat.

reloaded17 says:

EXCLUSIVITY to ATT would kill this. Att is the "hero" partner for the 920 here in the U.S. yet they are last to update to Amber and gdr2. Still waiting to this day.Ridiculous. If I didn't have unlimited data grandfathered in, I'd leave. But alas...

Fndlumia says:

Really? Can't believe you guys are still waiting, pretty sure the portico update was quick but this is ridiculous. AT&T was first to market and now that 920 has been replaced by 925 in their lineup does this mean no support and no updates? I would be very pissed off if i was with those at&t skunks

poddie says:

Avg consumer doesn't know what GDR2 is or that it's coming. Lack of updates definitely won't kill it.

Damn annoying for those of us that do know and care though.

rodneyej says:

Right.. Lol❕

glassadam says:

Yup, and when I tweet @attcustomercare about the issue they just give me BS about OS updates being complex and taking time. I told them I'd vote with my dollar when my contract is up if my 920 stops getting updates.

rebel_yell says:

Being a former BB customer on At&t I can attest to infuriatingly slow updates and eventually updating to a non-approved version from the myriad of BB hackers. Does At&t keep a staff of one person who is responsible for testing updates and who, coincidentally, spends most of his time wringing his hands and worrying whether or not it's "safe" to release yet? This is NOT Sparta, this IS madness.

rodneyej says:

Actually, the 920 got GDR1 first, so how are we complaining about GDR2 being late❔Whose to say that GDR3 won't come first next time around❔...... Just wait patiently.

Jf.Vigor says:

Wow Rodney, I don'[t always agree with you. But when I do... it's on comments like this

rodneyej says:

That sounded like one of those XX commercials... Lol.

benners76 says:

Such a beautiful piece of hardware!

poiman says:

Amazing and thin. But it lacks two major features for a phablet: stylus support and Two apps running side-by-side

DJCBS says:

It may support a stylus. The article only says in won't be included. Doesn't mean it's not supported ;D

Fritzly says:

Although what you said is correct it seems strange that they would sell a phablet, with handwriting capabilities, without a stilo. Increase the price by €15 and add it......

DJCBS says:

Yeah it's weird. But I guess not everyone wants a stylus so they probably prefer to cut the phone's price and not include it than to make those people pay more for something they don't want.

What's stylus really im getting mixed answers :/

DJCBS says:

"Stylus" is basically those pens you use to write on screens ;)

And how many people actually use that? You can't focus attention on them both anyway.

IceDree says:

Maybe it doesn't need a stylus, it could be like the Sony Xperia Z ultra, it doesn't come with a stylus yet it recognizes Styluses, Pens & Pencils ...
I agree with you on the split screen thing though , but I won't get my hopes up , the only phone that have it is the Note 1/2/3 & its only limited to the TouchWiz & Google apps .

poiman says:

Yes, it is. But Microsoft should take care of that soon! We can't afford to keep missing features that competitors have! Not that you can miss just one or two... You can miss none!!! We are playing a catch-up game, don't forget about it!

Jack Larson1 says:

My 920 recognizes my stylus, although I rarely use it.

Xaphoon148 says:

A carpenter pencil works great on my 920 :)

rebel_yell says:

I like using a diamond tipped scribe.

RJ Priest says:

I'm looking forward to the formal announcement. This device could be a real beauty.

Cellus13 says:

With Micro SD expansion!!!!! Say what? PureView 20MP and its thin! Nokia. You make phone version of this and you have my money.

Phone version yu mean smaller size?

Zamir Yusof says:

This! Right now the only thing that I doesn't like about this phablet is the screen size. If they can keep all the high specs into the size of Lumia 920 then it may be my next device.

OMG55 says:

Bye Bye HTC 8X, even if I have to borrow. This phone looks pretty thin too.

J Papi says:

Hello Lumia 1520 :)

MrA2Z says:

Don't worry you are not alone, in UK, EE is also doing the same thing with us. We are still waiting for GDR2 for a phone which was exclusively released on EE. The biggest mistake of Nokia in UK market.

DreadVenom says:

+1000. Fellow EE user and I couldn't agree more. Hopefully now that others have rolled out 4G, EE will never get another exclusive. Also, apparently we may not get DataSense which would really ****me off....

xRiceyx says:

Same here. My mum's unlocked Lumia 620 has just received the update. I have its much bigger brother and still don't have it. I think my 920 is crying from embarrassment.
EE are shit. Won't make that mistake again.

Sean Burns1 says:

Wonder what size battery??

DreadVenom says:

Did anyone notice that the back, home and search keys aren't visible on the device or is it the angle of the pic? Or is this normal for a prototype...

Me so gonna buy this when contract is finished 2014 :P

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