With Microsoft's GDR3 update right around the corner, we've seen some leaks on both the software and hardware end. As the announcement nears, we've heard all sorts of things about this 6-inch Lumia smartphone, dubbed the Lumia 1520 on AT&T. Well, it looks like Nokia has something up their sleeves for Verizon Wireless customers as well.
We previously reported on a leaked image which shows the RM-927 in white with Verizon's branding. We suspect the device to have a 4.5- to 4.7-inch display (based on the given dimensions: 137x71x9 mm) and previous benchmark results show the device having a scale factor of 150, which means the resolution is either 720p or 1080p.
Nokia releasing a 720p device now seems odd for a couple reasons. First of all, some of Nokia's exclusive apps aren't designed for 720p displays, such as its countless photography apps. Seeing that Nokia is already releasing the Lumia 1520 with a 1080p display, it simply wouldn't make sense for them to design the apps around yet another screen resolution. Also, since GDR3 brings support for 1080p displays, it would be odd for Nokia just to ignore this and release a flagship 720p phone. It's still possible, however, given that Nokia released the Lumia 822 last year with a WVGA display, when WXGA became available. It's also fair to expect a quad-core processor, making it a worthy upgrade to Verizon's prior Windows Phone offerings.