Nokia Lumia 1320 revealed in leaked image

It seems like there's not much more left to reveal ahead of the Nokia World keynote tomorrow. After weeks of leaks of the new Lumia 1520 six-inch phablet, earlier today we got a glimpse of the same device alongside new 'Guru' and 'Treasure Tag' accessories

Renowned leaker @evleaks has struck again, revealing a render of a device referred to as the Lumia 1320. Earlier reports had suggested that this device, possibly codenamed 'Batman', would have a large display and a low price tag, perhaps a replacement for the Lumia 625.

However, the render shows that the device has an additional column of tiles on its Start screen - a feature delivered in Windows Phone 8 Update 3 - which Microsoft has said is exclusively available on handsets with 1080p screens. Those with lower resolutions must make do with the standard layout. It's unlikely that Nokia and Microsoft are planning to deliver 1080p displays to its entry-level devices, which suggests that this handset is more likely to be a smaller version of the Lumia 1520. 

That squares up nicely with rumours of the Lumia 929 for Verizon Wireless, which previous reports suggested would have a large display, roughly five inches in size, with 1080p resolution. The styling of the 929 is squarer than the 1320 render, with only black and white models expected. But considering that the Lumia 928 also differed in styling from the 920 before it - despite its internals being near-identical - it's not too alarming that the 1320 would differ so much from the 929, if these are indeed members of the same family. 

A second tweet from @evleaks reveals the rear of the 1320. Notably, there is no PureView branding here, which might undermine the notion that this is a premium device after all: 

Hopefully, all will be revealed tomorrow - the Nokia World keynote begins at 0700GMT and will be streamed online. 

Source: @evleaks

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Lone Wanderer Chicken said,
There is a crazy amount of tiles on the screen. It needs some balance of screen and the tiles like the way the Windows 8/RT start screen is when its horizontally positioned!

You can have as many or as few tiles as you like though. And can make them as small or large as you wish too. The render images will usually show "more".

This @evleaks person... is my hero. Whether he/she is a Microsoft / Nokia employee commissioned to intentionally leak stuff out doesn't matter.

Uber-excited for what tomorrow will bring. Anxiously awaiting a Nokia tablet that is LTE-enabled. I'm due for a tablet update!

evleaks doesn't just leak Microsoft or nokia stuff. He has contacts inside the carriers. his real name is evan blass. he used to be a senior editor at engadget,and was also at pocketnow.com.

I can't wait until HTC releases an updated WP. I bloody HATE my Nokia 920 for work and won't let my Titan II go until a suitable replacement is released.

vcfan said,
I can't wait until Microsofts name [...] graces these devices.

Honest question - do you expect that to make the devices *more* or *less* popular with potential buyers (or will it make no difference whatsoever), especially over in Europe?

CSheep said,

Honest question - do you expect that to make the devices *more* or *less* popular with potential buyers (or will it make no difference whatsoever), especially over in Europe?

My guess is that, at least initially, in Europe and the Far East drooping the Nokia name will have a negative impact; in the long terms it will depend by how MS will proved. If they will keep up with apps like Nokia did and is still doing it will go well. Lenovo successfully complete the takeover of IBM hardware so it is feasible.

vcfan said,
I can't wait until Microsofts name and workmanship graces these devices.

I don't know whether it will work or not, in my country both MS and Nokia are considered old, gray and boring. It will take them, MS especially, some time to lose the bad image.

vcfan said,
I can't wait until Microsofts name and workmanship graces these devices.

Nokia's "workmanship" is as good as it gets. So I'm not fussed about Microsoft impacting there (though their Surface hardware and build quality is also at the top of the pile).
I think the future is bright for two companies who put a lot of effort into design and build quality. Unfortunately though, the world is full of complete morons who look at a brand name before anything else.