With Nokia’s highly anticipated October 22 press event looming larger and larger on the horizon, we all got caught up of late in trying to guess the exact line-up of new products to be unveiled and kind of forgot about the big picture.

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Very few people care about modest Asha devices, probably even fewer about a Lumia 2520 tab running on Windows RT, whereas the Lumia 1320 “Batman” certainly sounds exciting, but in a nutshell is more of the same.

Meanwhile, the Lumia 1520 is set to be the shiniest star, the groundbreaker, the pioneer, the first Windows Phone to go all-in on every piece of hardware, not just camera technology. So let’s forget about Ashas, caped crusaders and Win RT-powered slates and turn our undivided attention back to the “Bandit”.

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A “Bandit” that’s strutting around in all its gigantic beauty in front of the camera again, with the cherry on top of the rumor bonanza being a full spec sheet leaked to the press by Nokia Power User.

Granted, there’s not a lot of new info in there, but there are a couple of nuggets that either never came up or weren’t properly detailed so far, so here it all goes:

  • 6-inch Full HD AMOLED Display with Pure Motion HD+
  • 2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 32/64 GB on-board storage, microSD support
  • 20.7 MP rear-facing camera with Carl Zeiss optics, improved Panorama and OIS
  • Dual-capture mode: 5 MP, 16 MP snapshots
  • 1.8X lossless zoom for stills, 4X for 720p video recording
  • 3,400 mAh battery
  • Wireless charging (only in global version)
  • 4 HAAC microphones
  • 4G LTE
  • 152 x 81 x 8.7 mm dimensions
  • 176 grams weight in AT&T flavor, 185 grams globally
  • Nano SIM card
  • Black, white, yellow color options

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Sounds like a real trailblazer to me, especially since the rumors about it costing $299 with AT&T pacts and $699 outright are getting traction. Remember, the formal intro is to go down a week from now, with Ma Bell set to receive stocks as soon as mid-November. Internationally, it might take the Lumia 1520 a while to see daylight, but you should still see it up on store shelves in time for Christmas. Huzzah!

Sources: CTechCN, Nokia Power User