An alleged screenshot of Nokia's upcoming 6-inch device shows the expanded Start screen Microsoft has made for large smartphones running Windows Phone, with two extra columns for tiles.
The @evleaks Twitter account posted the screenshot early Tuesday, just following news that Microsoft will purchase Nokia's smartphone division. Nokia's large-screen Windows Phone device is reportedly codenamed "Bandit," though @evleaks previously reported it will be called the Lumia 1520 upon release.
Bandit. pic.twitter.com/SlIinR2MAJ— @evleaks (@evleaks) September 3, 2013
A leaked photo of the Lumia 1520 which surfaced last week showed the same set of additional columns to the traditional Windows Phone Start screen. Current Windows Phone devices feature space for four columns of the smallest tiles available; the Start screen on the Lumia 1520 features a total of six columns of the smallest tiles available.
The Lumia 1520 is expected to include a Qualcomm 800 Snapdragon processor, 1080p display and 20-megapixel rear-facing camera. Nokia will reportedly reveal the phone at a press conference in New York on Sept. 26, possibly alongside the company's upcoming Windows RT tablet.