Photos of 6-inch Lumia 1520 allegedly leaked by Chinese regulatory employee

Nokia may have delayed the Lumia 1520's official announcement, but that doesn't mean leaked photos of the 6-inch Windows Phone device have stopped making their way to the Internet.

According to CtechCN, the most recent photos of the first 6-inch Windows Phone device were leaked by an employee of China's telecommunications regulatory agency, the Telecommunications Equipment Certification Center. The smartphone is reportedly being tested by the agency prior to its release in the country, which is expected to happen after a U.S. and European release.

Previously reported information stated the Lumia 1520 will feature Qualcomm's quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a 20-megapixel rear-facing camera. The phone's 6-inch screen will reportedly have a 1080p resolution, which Microsoft will begin supporting with its upcoming GDR3 update for Windows Phone 8. The update adds two additional columns of the smallest size tile to the operating system's home screen for devices with 1080p resolutions.

Nokia allegedly delayed the Lumia 1520's official announcement from Sept. 26 to Oct. 22, when it's expected to be revealed alongside the company's rumored Windows RT tablet. Both devices are rumored to go on sale in the U.S. and Europe sometime in November.

Source: CtechCN via Windows Phone Central | Image via CtechCN

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There are a lot of users for which a 6" phone appeals. Yeah it may be huge but

- some people like having more info on the screen
- LOTS of people are older and don't have great eyesight (baby boomer generation anyone?)
- some people like watching videos at a decently visible size
- not everyone has the same-size hand. I have fairly small hands for a fairly average sized guy so a 6" phone isn't necessarily for me. But I regulary shake hands with guys whose meathooks engulf mine, massive sausage fingers are a problem even on 4" screens.

In other words, doing a 6" phone is a no-brainer. Of COURSE there's a market for it.

One-size-fits-all is an Apple myth. Don't buy into it.

The only problem is the screen doesn't show you more info, all apps are just scaled to this new giant size. If only developers took note of the users' screen size they might adjust their UI to it, but if Android developers rarely do that, MS developers will not either.

Agg, I though Microsoft and Nokia were really behind their notion that they don't just follow trends for the sake of following trends. I though with Windows Phone 8 they did something they believed in, but it turns out they will just do whatever everyone else is doing. Another one.

Its not about copying others, its about giving people what they want. These 'phablet' style phones are actually popular, just look at the Samsung Note sales.

I think it should be pretty obvious to everyone by now that Nokia is trying to cover the market, offering the range of form factors/pricing/features that people want to see. For WP and MS, that is a must if you want to have a healthy platform, lots of choice.

Nice knowing the USB is on the bottom of the phone. That way It won't be a hassle getting a proper (car) cradle for it.

wasd- said,
LOL, whats next, 8 inches phone? Mother of god

Why stop at 8". Why not make the 10" phone-call-making-tablet the standard. Then we can all look kinda stupid making calls. :-)

Samsung's been doing it for a while it seems to have worked out good for them with the Galaxy Note! The Asians seem to be wanting to get bigger screens on their smartphones and it makes a lot of sense considering that they would rather carry one device to do all their communications and computing.

I'm doing sales on a part-time basis and find myself in need of a small enough device to do my presentation as well as allow me to have application forms filled out in the filled.

RedOak said,

Why stop at 8". Why not make the 10" phone-call-making-tablet the standard. Then we can all look kinda stupid making calls. :-)

If everyone looks stupid, nobody looks stupid.

I have just come back from a Christening and at least 3 people were walking round using iPads as phones, not the occasional pic but walking round using it as a phone - I wanted to punch them all! They looked absolutely ridiculous but I could tell they felt 'cool' because it was showing everyone they have an iPad, pathetic !

duddit2 said,
I have just come back from a Christening and at least 3 people were walking round using iPads as phones, not the occasional pic but walking round using it as a phone - I wanted to punch them all! They looked absolutely ridiculous but I could tell they felt 'cool' because it was showing everyone they have an iPad, pathetic !

its pretty sad,isnt it. Its not like they are showing off a benz. ipads and iphones cost the same as everything else.

PoohGQ said,
Samsung's been doing it for a while it seems to have worked out good for them with the Galaxy Note! The Asians seem to be wanting to get bigger screens on their smartphones and it makes a lot of sense considering that they would rather carry one device to do all their communications and computing.

I'm doing sales on a part-time basis and find myself in need of a small enough device to do my presentation as well as allow me to have application forms filled out in the filled.


But without a stilo and the ability, although limited, to write on it the experience seems limited. Unless MS plans to add it with 8.1...

Studio384 said,
If everyone looks stupid, nobody looks stupid.
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RedOak said,

Why stop at 8". Why not make the 10" phone-call-making-tablet the standard. Then we can all look kinda stupid making calls. :-)

There are 7" phones already. the Galaxy Tab 7.7 in other countries do have cellular capabilities, that's almost 8".

theyarecomingforyou said,
Yay, a black rectangular phone!

Yeah like every phone currently available. Your point being (assuming there is one)?

Obry said,
Yeah like every phone currently available. Your point being (assuming there is one)?

My point being that it doesn't look as distinctive or appealing as the rest of the Lumia range.

theyarecomingforyou said,

My point being that it doesn't look as distinctive or appealing as the rest of the Lumia range.

It looks identical to the rest of the Lumia range... with perhaps just a little less color bezel.

TechieXP said,
Its not a phabet. No stylus, no tablet apps. It just a large phone. Learn what a phablet is.

Get with the terminology https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phablet
A Phablet is "Quote" A smartphone form factor describing devices with a screen between 5 to 6.9 inches. Galaxy Note 1/2/3 are phablets but primarily uses phone apps (also because android barely has any true tablet apps).

ians18 said,

Get with the terminology https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phablet
A Phablet is "Quote" A smartphone form factor describing devices with a screen between 5 to 6.9 inches. Galaxy Note 1/2/3 are phablets but primarily uses phone apps (also because android barely has any true tablet apps).
Wikipedia? Oh I guess they are the factual source for a device they didn't even make?

Samsung describe what you all monikered as a "phablet" as a large screen smartphone, with a stylus and application that are typical to tablets. For example, note taking applications. Even tho the iPhone for example has a note taking app, you can only use it to type. Drawing apps are also not typical of smartphones bec the screen is small and capacitive screens suck with a stylus as they are less accurate vs a resistive touch screen of the past. That is why in the Note, the screen has a special layer that detects the position of the pen which is more accurate vs any screen to date.

Making a phone large doesn't make it a phablet. Would you call a car wth 50 cubic feet of open area an SUV? Just because some pickups are strong enough to pull a trailer from a Semi, would you call that pickup a Rig? Just because your SUV can carry furniture, does it make it a moving truck?

TechieXP said,
Wikipedia? Oh I guess they are the factual source for a device they didn't even make?

Give it a rest. Phablet is a term used to describe phones approaching the size of a tablet, which this clearly is. The term isn't meant in a negative way.

theyarecomingforyou said,

Give it a rest. Phablet is a term used to describe phones approaching the size of a tablet, which this clearly is. The term isn't meant in a negative way.

I never said it was negative. I said the term was incorrect. Other than size, what do these phones have in common with the Galaxy Note? Nothing. The Note got the moniker of phablet for a very specific reason, that goes beyond size.