Extra! Extra! Read all about it! After cheekily smiling to the camera several times, Nokia’s Lumia 1520, also known as “Bandit” (old habits die hard), has been slapped with a probable unveiling date just a few hours ago and now has even more details attached to its name.
Namely, according to “insiders” close to WP Central (who, between you and I, usually know what they’re talking about), the first ever phablet to run Windows Phone will indeed be formally announced a couple of weeks from now, but will only land on AT&T come “early November”.
I know, a month and a half is a long time to wait between an unveiling and an actual commercial release, but try to keep in mind that it may all be worth it. After all, the Lumia 1520 will come pre-loaded with the Windows Phone 8 GDR 3 update, which is not yet ready for takeoff, but should be in November.
The even better news is Nokia’s 6-incher is tipped to pack a spacious 3,400 mAh battery, which by all means should decently handle the unquenchable thirst of the Full HD screen and quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.
3,400 mAh, mind you, means Lumia 1520’s ticker will be actually bigger than Galaxy Note 3’s (which clocks in at 3,200), and even comfier than the battery inside the ginormous Sony Xperia Z Ultra (which is a kind of modest 3,050 mAh unit).
Meanwhile, it’s now nearly set in stone that Nokia’s biggest, baddest and proudest phone ever will come with 32 GB of on-board storage, plus microSD support. Sure, expandable memory is not exactly an innovative feature, but with the 1020, 920 and 925 all lacking it, it’s sure nice to see the Finns finally coming around.
Add a stunning 20 MP PureView camera in the equation (inferior to Lumia 1020’s 41 MP snapper, but still extraordinary), 2 GB of RAM and something called Rich Audio Recording, and I think it’s safe to say Android has something to fear from the WP camp for the first time in history. Don’t you agree?
Source: WP Central