If you’re in the market for a new big-screen smartphone, you may want to hold off until around November. That’s because the Nokia Lumia 1520 (code-named “Bandit” and what was previously thought to be the Lumia 825 phablet) is rumored to be on its way to store shelves, just in time for the busy shopping season.
The Lumia 1520 will reportedly pack a six-inch 1080p display and a be manufactured with a polycarbonate body. The device will sport a 20 MP PureView camera to boot, so if the Lumia 1020’s 41 megapixels were too “wow” for you, this should help bring this down to earth a little bit. The device will be designed around Microsoft’s upcoming GDR3 update, which enables the 1080p support.
Not convinced? WPCentral has just obtained the above image to whet your tech appetite even further, which is reportedly of the 1520 phablet. As you can see in the photo, the 1080p is there; Windows Phone 8 currently supports up to 4 small tiles horizontally on its screens, but the above image shows room for 6. The Lumia 1020 is shown on the left.
It certainly looks authentic and it’s been known since January that Nokia has been looking into phablet and tablet territory. We’ll have to wait and see what is unveiled at Nokia’s special event next month.