Leaked photo allegedly of giant Lumia 1520 smartphone
Lauren Crabbe | Published: Aug 29, 2013 at 17:15 UTC1
Nokia's apparent answer to the growing "phablet" market may be the Lumia 1520. The rumored device, codenamed "Bandit," is expected to have a 6-inch, 1080p display.
The Lumia experts at Windows Phone Central think that this leaked image is the real deal.
From Windows Phone Central:
The image above was leaked to us and while we cannot confirm it, we have a suspicion that is accurate. For one, it comes with what looks like an optional back case with a front cover to protect the display. We also wouldn’t be surprised if it adds Qi wireless charging capability as well. It's placed next to what appears to be a Lumia 1020 for size comparison.
The other bit of evidence is that the display and bezel appear to closely match that of a leaked bezel from back in January, back when Nokia’s intention of making a phablet device were becoming clear. Everything from the Nokia label to the sensor locations to the thin bezel at the bottom appear to correspond.
If a 6-inch Lumia is on its way, it will be in direct competition with the series of large smartphones that are expected this fall. Sony has already released its 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra, while HTC and Samsung are expected to release new phablets in September.
Nokia's Lumia devices are known for their stellar optics, but there is no indication of whether the 6-inch Lumia will have a Pureview camera.
Let's hear from you: Does Nokia's Lumia line need a 6-inch phablet?