Microsoft plans to support large-screen Windows Phone devices with an update to the smartphone operating system later this year, and now a press image of the first device expected to come with the update has leaked.
Twitter's notorious and reliable smartphone source @evleaks posted an image of the upcoming Nokia Lumia 1520, a smartphone with a 6-inch screen boasting a 1080p resolution. Previously known by the internal codename "Bandit," the Lumia 1520 is expected to be formally revealed at a press event in New York on Sept. 26.
Nokia Lumia 1520, 2013 pic.twitter.com/asZhT2YVsH— @evleaks (@evleaks) September 6, 2013
According to leaked information of the device, the smartphone will feature Qualcomm's quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and a 20-megapixel rear-facing camera. The phone's 6-inch screen will make it the largest Windows Phone device to date; Samsung's Ativ S currently takes that crown with a 4.8-inch screen.
Microsoft's upcoming Windows Phone firmware release, known as GDR3, is expected to bring minor additions such as a rotation lock, though the primary focus of the update will be support for 1080p screens. A screenshot of the Lumia 1520 released by @evleaks on Tuesday showed how the update will feature an additional two columns of Windows Phone's smallest tiles for 1080p smartphones, giving them a total of six columns.