Leaks show specs and photos of upcoming Lumia 1520 smartphone
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There have been a few Lumia 1520 leaks over the past week. Whether shot next to a Lumia 920 or a Sony Xperia Z, there's no denying that the phone code named Bandit will indeed be a phablet, and will most certainly be the biggest thing to hit the Windows Phone market this year.
The new device is rumored to feature a 6-inch 1080 x 1920 Full HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory, a 20 MP back-facing camera, and an SD card slot (likely microSD). The camera is also reported to borrow a feature from the Lumia 1020 which allows it to save photos in both 5 MP and 16 MP formats simultaneously.
The hardware specs seem plausible, and are in fact nearly identical to most of the recently announced Android phablets (Xperia Z Ultra, Galaxy Note 3). There's no sign of a stylus yet though (capacitive or active), which is somewhat surprising since the whole phablet category is often defined by the ability to write or doodle on the screen.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 is expected to launch on AT&T in the United States in the coming weeks. Given that the price of the Lumia 1020 was recently slashed to US$199 on a two year contract, the time frame certainly fits.