Nokia Lumia 1520 to launch on September 26th?

According to @evleaks on Twitter, the Nokia Lumia 1520 will launch on September 26th. Nokia is also planning an event in New York on the same day and previous rumors suggest a Windows RT tablet will also be announced.

Code named "Bandit", the Nokia Lumia 1520 is rumored to have a 6" 1080P display, the largest display on a Windows Phone. It is said to be running Windows Phone GDR3, which enables support for Snapdragon 800 quad-core chips, as well as 1080P support. The device will also have 32 GB of onboard storage, expandable via MicroSD card, and a 20 MP camera, which takes a 16 MP shot and over-sampled 5 MP shot.

The Lumia 1520 will be the first Windows Phone "Phablet", a phrase commonly used for large phones nearing mini-tablet sizes. If the press images are correct, there will be three columns of tiles on the start screen, a feature that GDR3 brings for 1080P phones.

The Bandit is expected to be released on AT&T in the United States, however @evleaks only noted that the device would launch on the 26th, not giving a release date for AT&T or other worldwide variants. 

It was just three days ago when images of the Nokia Lumia 1520 were leaked, and if you're interested in the device we suggest taking a look at those.

Source: @evleaks (Twitter) | Image: @evleaks

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AT&T better be releasing GDR3 with GDR2 then... Rumor is they won't release GDR2 till the end of September, which is when this phone is supposedly released...

bguy_1986 said,
AT&T better be releasing GDR3 with GDR2 then... Rumor is they won't release GDR2 till the end of September, which is when this phone is supposedly released...

If you don't have GDR2 and AT&T or whoever pushes out GDR3 then you also get GDR2 in the process. You'll actually see 2 OS updates and any firmware updates for your phone when the time comes.

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StandingInAlley said,
Am I the only WP user who is not excited about this?

I don't have a WP device and have never thought of having a phone larger than 5" but for some reason this really appeals to me. Now for Microsoft to improve the OS.

StandingInAlley said,
Am I the only WP user who is not excited about this?

Not particularly interested myself. No real preference for "big phones" but I've seen some people commenting that they would be interested in a phone in this size segment.

Bad month for Nokia to release phones. Unless they really don't care about the sales numbers. However, I think a Windows Phone this size is pretty attractive.

JHBrown said,
Bad month for Nokia to release phones. Unless they really don't care about the sales numbers. However, I think a Windows Phone this size is pretty attractive.

any reason for "bad month"?

nitins60 said,

any reason for "bad month"?

iPhone launch, if you like apple or not, they will dominate the press and web sites.

REM2000 said,

iPhone launch, if you like apple or not, they will dominate the press and web sites.

They hardly dominated anything with the 5s/c announcement. The iPhone isn't "it" anymore, according to some of my friends.

Dot Matrix said,
They hardly dominated anything with the 5s/c announcement. The iPhone isn't "it" anymore, according to some of my friends.

Are you serious? OMG you're serious!

SirJimmyOfRussell said,

If you think otherwise you're clearly still in 2010.

I'd rather use what works best for me, and consider to be stuck in 2010, or whatever other arbitrary date you can come up with than use something because a few of my friends think it's, "it."

I was asking is he was serious because he states that the iPhone isn't it anymore because a few of his friends think so. As if his friends decided for everyone while ignoring the fact that over half the phones activated in America are iPhones, and Apple continues to sell more phones than they did the previous year. See, I may use a phone from 2010, but the information is from the last few quarters.

Nice try.

Well they have to get it out there before the holiday rush for a new phone. A new iPhone launch will certainly be a big deal, but its not like Nokia could wait to launch this, there will always be iPhone demand. It would probably be worse to wait till say next year to release this.

Besides, it looks to be a great phone and honestly this size of a phone is in another category to the new iPhones. Someone that wants a phone of this size is not buying an iPhone, they are looking at this or the Note 3 (or that new Sony model). Apple has no 'phablet' to counter Samsung or Nokia in this area.

I hope they have a smaller phone with the improved specs GDR3 allows releasing before the end of the year too. Im due for an upgrade and to me the size of this is just ridiculous, but the other specs are ideal.

It'll take a while before that happens as MS is still merging all their codebases for multiple device types. We'll see updates for Windows (Phone) 8 for quite a few more years.

This phone is badass though, but I'm afraid 6" might just be too large.
I'm going to have to try it first before casting judgment, but I'm very happy they finally have expandable storage.