Nokia’s first foray into phablet territory, which may be called the Lumia 1520, has just received its first high-resolution image leaks. The device, which was earlier codenamed Bandit, looks set to be the most powerful Nokia smartphone to date, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, 2GB of RAM and will run on the latest General Distribution 3 (GDR3) update of Windows Phone 8, which is said to be a significant improvement on the Windows Phone 8 platform.
Interestingly, the Lumia 1520 will also sport a smaller PureView sensor than the Lumia 1020. According to The Verge’s Tom Warren, the Lumia 1520 will snap an image in two sizes simultaneously: one in 5MP and another in 16MP – which may be the sensor size of the Lumia 1520.
Other additions to the device is the introduction of a microSD card slot, as well as the use of a nano-SIM card. The GDR3 update for Windows Phone 8, on the other hand, adds support for 1080p displays with more Live Tiles. Also, there’ll be a Driving Mode, rotation lock and also some improvements in the multitasking window, which now adds the option of closing an app.
While there is no concrete date for the official launch just yet, the Lumia 1520 is expected to be launched later this month.
(Source: The Verge)