Nokia Lumia 1520 specs reportedly leak, Snapdragon 800, 1080P and more

Nokia Bandit, the 6” phablet that will likely go by the name Lumia 1520 has just has its specs revealed by @Evleaks, who has been a steady stream of high quality leaks over the past ~18 months.

According to the leaks, the 1520 will have a Snapdragon 800 processor, 1080P screen, 2GB of RAM, 16 and 32 GB storage options, 20MP camera featuring Pureview technology (no surprise there), Qi wireless charging and will come in black, white and yellow.

These specs appear to line up to previous information about the device, which seems to confirm that these are indeed the final specs of the device. This is clearly a large device that will be targeting the phablet market that Samsung has been playing in with its Note series of devices. 

Source: @evleaks

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only way WP will go 64bit is when qualcomm or someone make a 64bit processor other than basing it off arm v8 design. People prolly think omg apple first with 64bit processor they are innovative... BS its licensed from arm the poeple who actually built the thing. Same goes for everyone with a 64bit arm cpu based off arm v8 design.,.. so either way the only innovative company in the mobile cpu space is arm

THIS PHONE WITH 2GB RAM WILL FLY....WP IS FAST WITH DUAL CORE NOW WE HAVE QUAD CORE AND RAM? Hopefully my eyes will be able to keep up with the blindingly fast screen transitions. hehe

I have a note and used the stylus the first couple of weeks, now it's sits mostly in its slot. Stylus on this size phone is way overrated, probably because the Note comes with one that means every phone of 5.5" or larger should have one.

I hope WP8 gets 4k resolution and goes 64bit soon, so the fandroids have nothing to say.

But if Nokia really wanted to rub salt in fandroids' wounds, it would come with a googol bytes of RAM, too.

greenwizard88 said,
so the fandroids have nothing to say.

Funny considering Android fans really have had nothing to say in this thread. Just a couple people making comments about android fans is all.

Anyone else hate the word 'phablet' as much as I do?

Looks like a solid device in any case, not that I'd expect anything less from Nokia at this point.

theyarecomingforyou said,

I don't think it's a particularly elegant term but it's a useful way to refer to such devices.

i think he was making a "phallic" reference...

spenser.d said,
Anyone else hate the word 'phablet' as much as I do?

Looks like a solid device in any case, not that I'd expect anything less from Nokia at this point.

Yep worst popularised tech term of 2013.

totally needless specs designed for the android hog, but at least that will shut up the trolls that boil down phones to the MHz and the cores.

I have a feeling that it wont... they will probably say oh because its .1 MHZ slower then the current flagship phones of android and only 2gb of ram when it should have 3gb to compete and since it doesn't have 4k resolution its not as crisp as the other phones and blah blah blah but I really hope they do stop after this

Anyone who has used a 520 knows that WP flies on low end hardware, and this processor is totally unnecessary

anyone thinking the OS is the only software on a phone that is never used an app that does more than displaying the facebook news feed:)

When taking with WP8 and Nokia, pureview camera, Qi charging, 1080p and colors are not leaks or rumors... They are facts.

Well...yeah you can make tiles bigger if you have it. Just have the biggest tiles if you really want. Or maybe lots of small ones. Or guess what!? Yes! You can even have a mix!

pratnala said,
I mean there is too much horizontally. Instead of 4 to 6, they should have made the tiles bigger ?

Well you could just use the big tiles if you like.

Love these responses. B-but make the tiles bigger!

Windows Phone 8 - The only mobile OS where you have to put extra effort into making that zoo in the photo look better.

pratnala said,
I mean there is too much horizontally. Instead of 4 to 6, they should have made the tiles bigger ?

Then don't use the tiny tile. When you pin an app it goes to standard tile by default.

Kalint said,
Love these responses. B-but make the tiles bigger!

Windows Phone 8 - The only mobile OS where you have to put extra effort into making that zoo in the photo look better.

When you pin something it pins a standard tile (the size of the IE tile top-left) by default. YOU have to make them tiny if you want them to be so.

trooper11 said,
Could you say the same about Android?

WP is not allowed to be customizable.

Not necessarily, Android just drops an icon on the home screen and thats the end of it. You COULD do a widget if one is provided, but those are usually horrible.

And WP is customizable only up to making tiles size changes and moving it around.

So what is the difference between picking between icons and widgets on Android and tile sizes on WP?

Tile sizes on WP don't just alter their size, they also change the information that is displayed and how the tile looks. Again, pretty much the same as the idea behind picking icons or widgets in Android.

This is all about those that don't like tiles and those that do. If you step back from the design you prefer, they have a very similar function.

trooper11 said,
So what is the difference between picking between icons and widgets on Android and tile sizes on WP?

Tile sizes on WP don't just alter their size, they also change the information that is displayed and how the tile looks. Again, pretty much the same as the idea behind picking icons or widgets in Android.

This is all about those that don't like tiles and those that do. If you step back from the design you prefer, they have a very similar function.

Until you look up. Android has Notification Center. 1 swipe has more information than having to wait for WP's tile to do its flipping or scrolling to get your information.

Well that's fine, but we were talking about the tiles specifically. I mean if you want to discuss the lack of a notification center that's fine, but changing the subject doesn't change the reality that the argument is more about a subjective opinion on design and not a question of functionality.

I happen to agree that WP needs a notification center, even if there are some options around it like the options to push things to the lock screen, etc. It needs one, so its nice to know it will be there with WP 8.1.

trooper11 said,
Well that's fine, but we were talking about the tiles specifically. I mean if you want to discuss the lack of a notification center that's fine, but changing the subject doesn't change the reality that the argument is more about a subjective opinion on design and not a question of functionality.

I happen to agree that WP needs a notification center, even if there are some options around it like the options to push things to the lock screen, etc. It needs one, so its nice to know it will be there with WP 8.1.

You cant have an argument on UI without considering design + functionality but if you want to talk just design then I think WP tiles are bloated, bland, and soon useless.

If a developer goes down the easy route, which most have; then you will see a wall of same colored squares because it just uses your theme color with a white icon in the middle, so much character on one page! Metro, finally a way for MS Paint to be taken serious for designing icons.

Lives Tiles: ohhh boy! I just love waiting for the tile to flip so I can get the info I need! If notification centre is coming, then doesn't that somewhat defeat the purpose of live tiles? Sure someone going to hurr it shows important information like a stock graphs. Neat... someone who wants to look at a stock graph is not going to look at the live tile, they're going to open the app.

Its noisy: could you image how many squares are flipping, scrolling, and flying in on that image above? If it was 1984, they'd film the last scene of Terminator at a nokia factory and they wouldn't have to crush him because he'd be already screwed by looking at that start screen.

Kalint said,

You cant have an argument on UI without considering design + functionality but if you want to talk just design then I think WP tiles are bloated, bland, and soon useless.

If a developer goes down the easy route, which most have; then you will see a wall of same colored squares because it just uses your theme color with a white icon in the middle, so much character on one page! Metro, finally a way for MS Paint to be taken serious for designing icons.

Lives Tiles: ohhh boy! I just love waiting for the tile to flip so I can get the info I need! If notification centre is coming, then doesn't that somewhat defeat the purpose of live tiles? Sure someone going to hurr it shows important information like a stock graphs. Neat... someone who wants to look at a stock graph is not going to look at the live tile, they're going to open the app.

Its noisy: could you image how many squares are flipping, scrolling, and flying in on that image above? If it was 1984, they'd film the last scene of Terminator at a nokia factory and they wouldn't have to crush him because he'd be already screwed by looking at that start screen.


I'm not quite sure I understand you. The information on the tile isn't necessarily the notification. It's mostly just extra information that can be useful to you as opposed to having a static icon, which displays nothing. Some of that useful information just so happen to be notifications. But if an app needs attention, you will still click into it to receive the info just like you would on any platform. You don't sit there and read it on the tile.

Don't get me wrong, I do share your overall sentiment about WP needing a notification center. This discussion, however, was about the tiles being too small, in which we responded they can be made bigger.

Edited by AWilliams87, Oct 18 2013, 10:00pm :

AWilliams87 said,

I'm not quite sure I understand you. The information on the tile isn't necessarily the notification. It's mostly just extra information that can be useful to you as opposed to having a static icon, which displays nothing. Some of that useful information just so happen to be notifications. But if an app needs attention, you will still click into it to receive the info just like you would on any platform. You don't sit there and read it on the tile.

Don't get me wrong, I do share your overall sentiment about WP needing a notification center. This discussion, however, was about the tiles being too small, in which we responded they can be made bigger.


AWilliams87 said,

I'm not quite sure I understand you. The information on the tile isn't necessarily the notification. It's mostly just extra information that can be useful to you as opposed to having a static icon, which displays nothing. Some of that useful information just so happen to be notifications. But if an app needs attention, you will still click into it to receive the info just like you would on any platform. You don't sit there and read it on the tile.

Don't get me wrong, I do share your overall sentiment about WP needing a notification center. This discussion, however, was about the tiles being too small, in which we responded they can be made bigger.

eh? I was having a rare constructive discussion with trooper.

Richio said,
Wow! They've jumped into the specs race! This is looking fantastic!

For the asking price, I think they have to. And, like it or not, there's a lot of buyers who respond more to specs than anything else.

Granted, large displays like this do need a little extra oomph...

G2K said,
Why has Nokia abandon the cyan color?

I don't know but maybe it's one of the harder colors to do with polycarbonate? Just my guess though.

Richio said,
Definitely not for that reasons. It's just a colour pigment added to the plastic.

It sounds simple but I remember back when the original 800 came out and Nokia talked up about how hard it was to get that exact color done. It could've turned out that it just takes too much time compared to the others which tends to add to costs a bit.

G2K said,
Why has Nokia abandon the cyan color?

I think they reserve it for THE major flagship model which would be the true successor of 920.

And no, 1520 is not the major flagship model, it is a niche device.

G2K said,
Why has Nokia abandon the cyan color?

It's actually one of the least selling colours, no joke. I was surprised to find that out

I think the 'Cyan' color is pretty much what they used to market the WP7.5 devices. Yellow/Red seems to be pushed a lot more for WP8. Maybe there will be a new color for WP9?