Verizon Lumia 1520

White Nokia Lumia 1520 variant for Verizon leaked

The leaks, they keep coming. It seems that ever since Microsoft announced their plans to buy Nokia’s devices and services division the world has only sped up. Since then, we’ve seen steady information flowing out for Windows Phone 8.1, the Xbox One, and the Nokia Lumia 1520.  All products coming out in the relative near future that we can’t wait to play with.

So why would today be any different? Yesterday we learned that the Lumia 1520 is most likely coming to AT&T in early November. A lot of non-AT&T customers are feeling left out with the high-end Lumia love. Don’t be too jealous if you’re on Verizon, you might be getting your own special variant of the Lumia 1520.

History might repeat itself. Just like the Lumia 920 on AT&T became the Lumia 928 on Verizon, so another device might come to Verizon that’s heavily inspired by the Lumia 1520. Up above is a leaked image that shows a Lumia device with Verizon branding. According to the image, you’re looking at a device with a 20MP sensor, ZEISS glass, and PureView branding. The leaker also states this is a "big, big" Windows Phone. 

Notice the camera and flash placement, it differs from the promotional renders we’ve seen so far of the Lumia 1520. Plus the glass for the sensor doesn’t appear to be slightly raised like on the leaked Lumia 1520 images.


We’ll try and dig up more information about this device.

Source: Weibo, Via: NewCellPhonesBlog

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This will really make a bunch of folks happy, including a coworker of mine. :)

It looks like it might taper off from top to bottom... Might explain lack of camera bulge.

ArthJar says:

Hopefully this has in-built wireless charging.

What's the black part on the bottom left?

ArthJar says:

A speaker most likely, is that pill shaped black hole what you meant?

Memristor says:

maybe for a camera strap

Your about as spoiled on the lumia 920 as I am I see =D that was a sticking point for me as well. I love the NFC and Wireless charging in my 920. as much as I'd like to have the 41MP camera with xenon flash & a larger screen. the wireless charging & NFC get more action from me on a daily basis. I can live with the 20 MP camera & led flash so long as wireless charging & NFC are built in.

jcar302 says:

Agreed, i'm not going back to plugging my phone in.

The lack of a camera bulge might be enough to make me switch to Verizon. Nokia's got some curvaceous hardwrare... and then they'll be that little camera bump... and it really drives me nuts. lol

It seems that Verizon likes to push for a smoother handset.   The Nokia 928 doesn't have the camera bump, yet it has the same imaging as the 925 that does have the camera bump.

Robborboy says:

Disregarding the camera bump, the 925 is a fait bit thinner than the 928. Plus the 925 has another lens element.

Josh Harman says:

Yeah, I believe the 928 is more of a variant of the 920 than the 925.

numetheus says:

Like someone else said... It doesn't have the camera bulge because it is thicker than the 925 and doesn't have the extra lens.

Doesn't it look like it's a shell only?

ArthJar says:

The speaker hole here does not match the speakers on the former 1520.

wpdev001 says:

Neither does the camera layout, shape, and lens to surface area ratio. This does not look like a phone w/ a 6" screen.

Josh Harman says:

Damn, the 1520 before the 1020 on Verizon?

wpdev001 says:

Don't worry, this isn't the 1520. Just compare it to the other leaked photos. They look nothing alike.

LMZR says:

Oooh, this is good, so i'm guessing that the 1520 will get a AT&T release then Verizon get's their's a few months later?

I hope Nokia learned to release on all the carriers at the same time.

12Danny123 says:

agreed. If they do this for this holiday, by releasing the phones at te same time but different variants. it's progress. then after MS buys them I think it'll end all exclusives

poddie says:

Once again, it's not something Nokia needs to "learn". They would love to launch on all carriers simultaneously. It's something that they have to get popular enough to be able to do. Drives me nuts when people blame companies for things they are in no position to be able to make happen, and then imply it's somehow their own poor choice.

They should by now. It's almost 2 years since the first Nokia windows phone, and I hope the 1520 is the one where it releases on AT&T and Verizon.

sl#WP says:

What a stupid logo you got. Get the thing off.



nanoware says:

Exactly. Samsung had go go up the hill too. Does no one on here remember the 20 million different variants Samsung had to make for every carrier. The first two galaxy s phones had 20 + sub variants that was unique to every carrier. What ended up happening was they got so popular, that they merged to one design. Its called leverage people.... . And Nokia doesn't really have much against carriers atm. That will change soon.

tribexx says:

Correct poddie,
Not many companies have the marketing and manufacturing of Samsung to just release worldwide on many companies in a short time.

LMZR says:

The camera lens and Dual LED's look a bit "photoshopped" 

No, just badly compressed JPEG artifacts. I'm so hopeful this comes out.

xxhonkeyxx says:

I agree, the pixels around it aren't very smooth, like the copied and enlarged the sensor/flash from the 928.

ramonq619 says:

I'm tired of Nokia exclusive deals. Just release it on all major carriers at the same time.

Dude I 100% agree! I am with AT&T and it still irritates me to death! I care more about getting great devices out to everyone, its the best way to grow the platform.

jmk1127 says:

Couldn't agree more. I had to get the 822 instead of the phone I really wanted (920) because of exclusivity crap

EraserX8 says:

I think att helps them with advertising and promoting the phone. I would definitely be angry if I wasn't on att.

Josh Harman says:

Meh... I'm enjoying GDR2.

Aryan Angel says:

Lol @ carrier dependent people.

Josh Harman says:

Well we can't all have our own cellphone towers like you apparently have.

Aryan Angel says:

Just steal some from the middle east.

Josh Harman says:

But we paid so much to put them there in the first place. You can't give somebody cell towers and the take them back.

Aryan Angel says:

You paid for the towers from all that oil you stole from there, you're just giving back a little of what you stole from them. It would make sense if you steal it back again, cause that's what you do.

Not far from the truth, actually lol. Here, in the UAE practically all phones sold by vendors are unlocked and the only way you can get your hands on a locked device is if you buy a plan directly from the carrier. I for one, am finally thinking of going for the 925 after three years with the iPhone. Played around with it for a few mintes yesterday at the Nokia store and really liked the feel of it and WP felt surprisingly nippy, contrary to what the proponents of iOS/Android say. As an aside, my four-year old caught on to the system rather quickly at the store and found her way to Angry Birds in a flash. She is a little veteran of iOS :)

dazorange says:

It definitely is a nice OS. Also there is a feature called "kids corner" where you can preapprove the apps they can access and then by swiping left on the lock screen they can access that. You don't have to be worried they will get to apps you don't want them to get to.
If you are already buying unlockeed device maybe you should look into the 1020. The camera on that thing is incredible and you'd still get all the features that are on the 925.

F Ktuna says:

TMobile as usual gets the device last! Man this is getting annoying. No Windows love, eh?

MediaCastleX says:

They're mostly an android shop and then they just got the iPhone this past year so there's that...same old story =[

I have tmo & a 920. I wasn't going to wait for what tended out to be a lesser device. I'm much happier getting it unlocked & going prepaid over post paid. Just a suggestion

Also, like the 928 compared to the 925, (which the 1520 most closely resembles, in my opinion,) it looks like it will have wireless charging. So it will be slightly thicker than the 1520. (If real.)

Would be nice if it and the 1520 launch at the same time.

Well looks like exclusives work its got all of you wanting the ones you don't have or can't have so when it does come to another carrier you buy it up fast

tcman88 says:

A 1520 variant is coming to Verizon in October/November.

Thanks, TC!

Edit: Just so everyone knows, TC knows his stuff.

Residing says:

Really?  Did the Red Lumia 928 ever materialize?

Josh Harman says:

Did he call that?
I think we need to hear some things that he has called correctly before I believe either one of them.

He doesn't own VZW or direct campaigns. But he knows enough to be informative and he's kind enough to share. I don't know if you were around when the 928 first came out, but he ran a thread for a few days helping anyone who asked find a store that had the 928 in stock and on what days. Great guy in my book.

I concur, TC is almost always right. He has serious connections

jmunchies1 says:

Nice. Thanks tc.

JABeugre says:

I really hope this Verizon version of Lumia 1520 will be confirmed and T-Mobile having it's version too or an international one :-). We want Windows Phone to become available across all carriers around the world. This is actually the best way for growth.
Wait And See...

rono says:

Let's hope so, but I wouldn't count on T-Mobile to get these things right.
Hey, T-Mo, can you read this? Get off your butt and make a move, will you!

smontoya2 says:

Nice! Posted about a variant yesterday & lookie here. What else should I wish for. Maybe for YouTube to come back to WP8?

xaeryan says:

Make it happen.

dazorange says:

Meh. Metrotube works just fine. what you should wish for is the 1020 variant on Verizon.

cesar ruiz1 says:

I looks like it has the charging plate on there's like a hole around the camera.

cardoan says:

Please don't be some kinda Friday 13th prank.....cause I really want this to be true!!!!!!!!!!!! ( on knees praying to the windows gods)

RJ Priest says:

I hope that Nokia brings back the glossy white finish. I love it. Just like an automotive finish, I prefer a beautiful glossy shine over dull matte. I really want a 1520 none the less.

tbonenga says:

Hopefully that means the Aluminum one goes to T-Mobile.

rmichael75 says:

and then comes to ATT as well

ltjordan24 says:

  I really hope this means that these exclusive deals are coming to an end. Nokia would be doing so much better sales wise in the states, if all of their best phones weren't locked into one carrier for six months. I say release it to all carriers at the same time so it will have a fair chance to compete against the HTC Ones, iPhones and Galaxy phones and let the best device win.

Maybe Nokia now has enough money to push the phones out everywhere at once?

xboxonthego3 says:

Yes!!! But I already have a 8x... I need to have patience and at least wait for 8.1 devices..

paulxxwall says:

Make sure its coming to Verizon because you don't want that baby on att ! You'll be last to get updates if ever ! Believe me I'm on att we know what phone I have

Shane Mayer says:

Any idea what that black oblong thing is down by the 4G logo?

markk132 says:

yea i was wondering what that was too...

pierrerv says:

The speaker. It's on my 520 too.

pierrerv says:

Hope tomorrow brings a Tmo version

Kram Sacul says:

If it comes to Verizon I bet it will be as blocky and ugly as the 822 and 928.

Josh Harman says:

Hey! My 822 isn't ugly, it's ruggedly handsome!

Hoppman says:

And mine is freaking durable.  I have dropped it countless times, including into the toilet and it still is running fine.  No damage to the case, I do however have a broken back camera lense but when it took its trip into the toilet, that didn't seem to make a difference.  The L822 is one rugged good looking phone!!!

Josh Harman says:

It really is.
I had mine on the Qi charger at a friends house, his wall clock that is about 3' wide fell off the wall onto my phone. It cracked the charger's casing, put a dent in the metal frame of the clock, popped my screen protector half way off and all it did to my phone was rub some of the clocks paint onto it.
Not a scratch or dent in it, and the paint from the clock came off too.

Fndlumia says:

True it does look rugged but from reports it has a very fragile screen, I like the look of 820-822 but have always bought flagships off Nokia that's why I got 9xx series then 1020 but I believe the hardware is identical to the 920 except the camera and SD support.

ryan.kruger says:

This is AWESOME!!!  
I still love it, I just want a quad-core, 2GB RAM phone so I can compete with all the specs-bros at work.
This is AWESOME!!!  8.1 devices can't get here soon enough.  Then we'll have our CHOICE of select devices, no matter which carrier!
Windows Phone is making its way!

xaeryan says:

Lol, "spec-bros"

gfiz says:

I want to believe...but that looks photoshopped

xFalk says:

I want a 1020 variant on Verizon.  But with color choices instead of Verizons usual boring black or white choice.

My thoughts exactly

theefman says:

Unbelievable that people still think its Nokia calling the shots on which phone goes where, and not the carriers. And for all you Tmo users whining, this is what your CEO thinks of WP: So if you want the latest Windows Phone's, my advice is to switch to either att or verizon 'cos you'll be waiting a long time before Letwat stops sucking up to apple and google.

ChRiS4932 says:

This will be my next phone no matter how it costs. By the time my contract will be up Windows Phone will be complete. There will be a notification center, a virtual personal assistent, a vast app library, and the ability to close apps. :)

brebo33 says:

I'm pretty sure something's coming to V soon. Got my 928 for free.

lubbalots says:

Shall we now ditch ATT, the "premier" Nokia WP carrier?

I have a feeling once Lumia 1520 is announced I'll have second taught of purchasing Lumia 1020.

This exclusive shit is old I'm tired of it I had to settle for 8x instead of the 920 I wanted

uopjo6 says:

Its good to see things speeding up but if MS+Nokia do their thing early 2014 will it be safer to see what MS comes up with. Just not sure how quick MS is going to release a new phone after that what do you guys think?

ryan.kruger says:

Well... Its a wait and see. I don't mind, as long as microkia keep making kick ass devices, and don't forget about the software experience that Nokia has been doing such a great job of maintaining.

seattlebob says:

Well I hope tmoble gets the 1520 as well.

robdmau says:

I can't wait until the Nokia 2063...

Robinsonmac says:

Looks like a large 928, me thinks all of Verizon's phone will have the same look.

wolfgangjr says:

Shame it doesn't have the 40 megapixel camera the 1020 has.

Tjarren says:

I care more about a 1020 variant/upgrade. Any leaks??? :-(

Memristor says:

Looks like the 1020 will stay a 1020 on all carriers, there are no variants. Rumor has it that it will become available mid of October on Verizon and T-mobile.

ambroShuS says:

no word on a Sprint 1020? any links for your source?

Tjarren says:

I have not heard those rumors.  Could you link a source, please and thank you?

I m sure it will come with wireless built in nosnap cover and thats why it doesnt have the hump

Guakala says:

T-Mobile should be getting a "1525" by the time 3 more new high end phones come out... Like the 2020 and the 2520! :( its not like it almost took a year for us to get a 920 variant. :'(

dbam987 says:

Me hopes the 1520/8 will actually run Windows RT and have an HDMI out... One can dream, right?

ambroShuS says:

I can't wait for the Sprint variant of the 1520 -or any lumia device for that matter- to leak in 2017...but until then, I guess I'll just sit here and wait for other year old hardware that other OEM's deem suitable for my WP needs.
...and yes 2017 is just wishful thinking on my part :'(

deadwrong03 says:

Now the question is do u really need a 6 inch phone? I'm anticipating it but I need to see it in person

bsd107 says:

Don't complain about having choices. If 6" is too big for you, you don't have to buy it

Fndlumia says:

That's what she said

WP95 says:

Glad to see more WPs coming to Verizon. How about some color?
Would it be stupid for me to switch to at&t for a yellow Lumia?

bsd107 says:

Don't worry - I'm feeling plenty left out, and I'm on ATT (920 owner)

Daniel Meek says:

... no contact for wireless charging cover?
Then again it looks like the camera bump seems to be gone, so maybe it is the return of wireless charging being built in?

McWall says:

I hope this phone is being offered thru ATT as well! The Samsung Note is on both ATT and Verizon! I know some people think Samsung is the only good phone company, other then Apple! But, not very long ago Nokia had more then 50 % of the market! That changed when Apple came out with there phone! 
At the time they did not have the money to change their system and most of the world did not have the ability to use Apple phones! So, they did not invest in it! 
But, now they have unlimited funds at their disposal and can and will take a chunk out of the phone market from both Apple and Google! By the time Samsung gets in to the Windows Phone Operating system. Nokia will be FAR ahead! 
Samsung should have played ball along time ago and offered there best phones with any operating system the customer wanted! I for one have a Samsung Focus for the last 3 years! I have been waiting for a 4.8 to 6 inch phone to come out and now it looks like Nokia is going to do it with a 6 inch screen! I have had Nokia phone in the past and they were great and the service was great! I am not afraid of Nokia. As far as I am concerned. Nokia is just as good, maybe better then Samsung in the Phone business! 

Yangstax says:

It is kind of strange that the dimension shown for RM-927 are 137mm x 71mm (5.4" x 2.8").  It is too small for a 6" display.  Could that picture be mistaken for L825 which is rumoured for 5.2" display?

Fndlumia says:

Looks like Verizon's version has qi wireless charging in-built judging by the lack of connection contacts and the thicker size thus no need for camera hump ala 920...... Food for thought

HillBillJr says:

I don't think this is a 1520 variant. Looks more like an upgraded 928 to me..which is not bad at all.

Arsynic says:

This is what's pissing me off about Nokia.  It takes absolutely FOREVER for a decent phone to come to Verizon and by the time that it does (928) I buy it knowing that it will be another forever before a better Nokia phone shows up.  But now, it seems like they're speeding up.
The 1528 is my dream phone.  I always wanted a big Windows Phone like this.  But I'll have to wait another two years before I can afford something like it.

In Limbo says:

Ugly as hell with Verizon's excessive logo's. Why do they always manage to ruin a beautiful design with their bloody "bumper stickers"? We know we bought it from you Verizon; we were there. Ugh . . .
(End Rant, lol)