I am not one for rumors. Not that I don’t pay attention to them, some are hard to ignore. But I try not to assume too much from them. But some rumors are spot on. That is the case of the Lumia 1520. And that is a great thing for those who love large screens and larger cameras.
The Lumia 1520 is the latest of Nokia’s Windows Phone devices and will be the first to ship with GDR3; the latest version of the platform. All Windows Phone 8 devices should see the update but the 1520 is the first to take full advantage of it. With the update Microsoft changed a few of their strict rules on the hardware which should make many consumers happy.
First off, the Lumia 1520 sports a 6 inch 1080p display. That means a massive viewing area as well as more room for live tiles. But the screen also sports a Sunlight Mode and is super sensitive so you can use it while wearing gloves(something every phone should have). Powering those pixels is a Snapdragon 800 CPU clocked at 2.2GHz with 2GB of RAM. There is 32GB of on-board storage with the ability to expand it up to an additional 64GB via a microSD card slot. Unlike the 1020 the 1520 goes with a more tame camera sensor. It packs a 20 megapixel PureView camera with a f/2.4 aperture and Carl Zeiss optics lens and dual LED flash. But it uses the same oversampling processing as it predecessors. Up front there is a 1.2 megapixel wide-angle cam. And keeping that all going is a 3400mAh battery with wireless charging.
For connectivity the Lumia 1520 has dual-carrier HSPA+ at 42Mbps and LTE Bands 2, 4, 5, 7, and 17 in the U.S, dual-band Wi-Fi, GPS/GLONASS, NFC, and Bluetooth 4.0. The phone will carry a full retail price of $750.