Nokia teases October 22nd event, Nokia Lumia 1520 rumored to launch with $699 price tag
Over the weekend @evleaks tweeted that the launch date of Nokia Lumia 1520 has been pushed back to October 22nd. Looks like his sources were correct this time. Nokia posted a teaser image on its Twitter account with several hashtags and October 22nd date, which points to the date that Nokia will unveil its first phablet to the world.
Rumors suggest that the Finnish manufacturer is working on a 6-inch phablet known as Nokia Lumia 1520, which has been leaked extensively in the past few weeks. The device has created a lot of buzz on the internet as its going to be the first six-inch phablet running Windows Phone 8 GDR3 with 1080p display and a quad-core chipset. The phablet was rumored to make an official appearance on September 26th, which was pushed back to October 22nd due to Microsoft acquisition of Nokia’s phone business.
The teaser doesn’t reveal much except three hashtags: #blazing, #stories and #innovationreinvented. The teaser only shows one interesting thing, the October 22nd date. It is the date when the highly anticipated phablet is expected to see the daylight, possibly alongside the Windows RT tablet codenamed Sirius.
The launch date of October 22nd makes some sense as many rumors pointed out that Lumia 1520 is heading to AT&T for November launch. Yesterday, the folks at WPCentral also mentioned a rumored launch date for Lumia 1520 along with the possible price tag. Nokia Lumia 1520 is rumored to launch on AT&T on November 8th with a $699 price tag for the unlocked version. They also said that the device will launch in four colors: black, white, red and yellow.
In case you forgot, Nokia Lumia 1520 is expected to feature a six-inch Full HD display boasting a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels with Snapdragon 800 chipset on board. Other rumored specifications include 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage with a microSD card slot, a massive 3,400 mAh battery and runs Windows Phone 8 GDR3 on top of it. The phablet also features a stunning 20MP camera with PureView technology.
If you are thinking about the location of the event, our very own @evleaks suggest that it will take place in Abu Dhabi, UAE.