Another leaked photo of Nokia Lumia 1520 shows off its massive screen

We have seen more than a few leaked photos of the upcoming 6-inch Nokia Lumia 1520 over the past few weeks. Today, another such image of an alleged Lumia 1520 has come to light and this one really shows how a large display can be used by the Windows Phone 8 user interface.

The image, which was found on a Chinese Weibo account, gives a sense of the 1080p display and how the Windows Phone 8 Start screen can use the extra space to position Live tiles of various sizes. The photo shows it can support up to six small Live tiles in a horizontal row. Both the 1080p display support and the increase in Live tiles are supposed to be added to Windows Phone 8 in the upcoming GDR3 update.

The 1520 is expected to be revealed in a press event in New York City on October 22nd. The phone is also supposed to have a Qualcomm 800 Snapdragon processor inside along with a 20-megapixel rear-facing camera. AT&T is rumored to be the first carrier in the U.S. that will sell the 1520 and it is expected to go on sale on November 8th.

Source: Weibo via Simonlyradar.nl | Image via Weibo

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On a large screen like this will the screen headings still go off the page? If so why? I see why they did it on a small screen, I don't like it but I see why they did it but on a large screen you can and should mange things differently.

I don't like all the flashy tiles, it ALWAYS looks like a huge mess and hard to find what you want, so much for 'glance and go' If a notification sound happens how do you know what tile the sound goes with? Did MS really think this through? I thought the bata test was over?

Time they start to bundle smart phones with batterybelts to support use of the actual screen sizes witout constant rechargeing or use of power adaptors.

Is that a nokia in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

Yeah I do think you reach a point where so many tiles on the screen diminishes their primary purpose of being a quick way to access dynamic information. At the end of the day though its all user choice I guess and in this case this user finds this approach useful.

It actually looks pretty nice this way. But at this size they need to introduce new features such as creating categories (like in Windows 8). I still wish Microsoft would bring W8 and WP8 closer together in terms of features and looks. Starting with the option to choose between mono colored tiles (WP) and multi colored tiles (Windows) on both platforms!

Yes please! I'll keep my 925 (which is fantastic) until I can afford the 1520 when price drops after release :-)

Neat looks like you will be able to group icons and they will share the same picture to make it look like window panes

winrez said,
Neat looks like you will be able to group icons and they will share the same picture to make it look like window panes

Much needed - photos will be what brings Metro to life

Kalint said,
Just a jungle of same colored icons. lol

I think if you showed any Windows Phone home screen to other people it would look a bit messy but to the owner it all makes sense.

Kalint said,
Right because that's what you want when presenting your phone. That it looks great if you're a hoarder.

It's "controlled chaos". IDK about you, but I consider myself a neat person. Others though might think I'm a bit messy if they see my night table at home. There's stuff all over it. Thing is I know exactly where everything is on my night table, but if I had to ask someone to grab something for me they'd have to search for it. Same with this. It makes complete sense to the owner where all his favorite apps are, but to anyone else it's a mess.

That's what flexible customization gets you.

mnl1121 said,

It's "controlled chaos". IDK about you, but I consider myself a neat person. Others though might think I'm a bit messy if they see my night table at home. There's stuff all over it. Thing is I know exactly where everything is on my night table, but if I had to ask someone to grab something for me they'd have to search for it. Same with this. It makes complete sense to the owner where all his favorite apps are, but to anyone else it's a mess.

That's what flexible customization gets you.

That same argument could be made with any OS. Except if an iPhone user picks up an Android they have a general idea of where to go, what to do and vise versa. But then you pick up a Windows Phone and you get shocked by this ADHD nightmare of constant flipping and moving. Most icons have no character to them, its just a mess.

Spicoli said,
I don't really get these huge screens. How do you carry this thing around?

You can carry it in your pocket.. no problem. If not, then you are wearing 'kids' pants.

shozilla said,

You can carry it in your pocket.. no problem. If not, then you are wearing 'kids' pants.

Nah, he is probably like me and is endowed with a great ass.

MikeInBA said,
Nah, he is probably like me and is endowed with a great ass.

Not my problem... have fun with your 'tiny' phone.

"Like a can of Copenhagen..." Haha! Your comment just made my day, and almost made me spit my drink everywhere. Thanks for the laugh!

Tim

If that had Android on it, I would buy it......

Anyway, being serious now. I always liked Nokia hardware so am sure it will be well made. Tho, for my tastes, to big. I think around 5in is good for most people.

techbeck said,
If that had Android on it, I would buy it......


it is still amazing how people fail to realize that Windows Phone is better, more stable and more optimized OS than Android. It doesn't have as much apps , yes... , Microsoft Marketing sucks , yes .... but it doesn't alter the fact that Its a really stable , fast and beautiful OS.
Some people might say, oh it doesn't have cool features as android has like notification center and drop down control. I agree as I have android phone and tablets too. However, as a reliable phone I always trust windows. It has office, it doesn't crash. and its just straight forward and easy to use. plus next update 8.1 will most likely have notification center and cool features such as cortana voice etc.

trojan_market said,
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I was being sarcastic. Hence the dots at the end of my statement. People comment in Android forums that if it had WP on it, they would buy it.

Better is subjective and depends on your taste, wants, and uses. Use what best suits you but to say that one platform is better than the other...thats a discussion no one is going to win on any platform.

the tiles at the bottom that are scribbled out, the first set (closer to the top). Is that 6 small tiles making a unified pic? Is that just a personal info scribble or is it hiding something?

techbeck said,
Dont think so. There are no spacer between the photos to indicate tiles. Probably just the picture that was used.

alright i guess im confused. Because the IE tile, and the clock tile are sharing the same pic as a background. I didnt know that was an option. And the 6 tiles below them seem to sharing the same background pic too.

There is an app that lets you add a unified background for a set of tiles, I used it once or twice. I think it was called skinery

It's obvious! it seems a common background is being shared between all those tiles. The reason its scribbled is because its a picture of someone hence for privacy it was removed. See the first tile on the top. (next to weather)

You would think those tiles would have on an icon or something to indicate what they are. Unless they have not been assigned yet.

wingliston said,
There are many apps that can make picture tiles.
orly? I never knew you could change the background of built in tiles I'll have to look for one of them.

I was really hoping to see tile grouping/titles, folders, spacers before something like this ships. Grouping and spacing works really well in Windows 8 and would be great on something like this.

I think the screen is still too small for grouping like that. It would just waste room. Folders could be useful though.

Its not that the screen is small, but the amount of tiles shown in the above screen shot goes against the modern UI design language. Yes it can be customized, but its just too congested. Spacers, and Groups with optional titles would help.

wv@gt said,
I was really hoping to see tile grouping/titles, folders, spacers before something like this ships. Grouping and spacing works really well in Windows 8 and would be great on something like this.

I don't think Nokia is allowed to implement such a feature, only Microsoft can do it. It would be a great feature!

mrp04 said,
I think the screen is still too small for grouping like that. It would just waste room. Folders could be useful though.

Not if you use tap-able full-width title "bars" that function like the tap-able alphabet indices in the all apps list. I honestly thought they would implemented this sooner (as it seemed like a no-brainer)...guess I thought wrong.