FINNISH PHONE MAKER Nokia's rumoured Lumia 1520 phablet is likely to be unveiled on 26 September, arriving in time to challenge the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
This rumour comes via Evleaks, which posted on Twitter that the 6in high-end device will make its debut on 26 September. Evleaks has a good track record for reliable leaks so we don't have reason to doubt its claims, though Nokia has yet to respond regarding whether the rumour is true.
Nokia Lumia 1520: launches 9/26— @evleaks (@evleaks) September 11, 2013
The Nokia Lumia 1520, which previously leaked as the Lumia 825 and under the codename "Nokia Bandit", reportedly will be the Finnish firm's first high-end phablet device, as it looks to compete with Sony's Xperia Z Ultra and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 is also expected to be the first device to feature Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 GDR3 update, which reportedly will add a rotation lock and support for HD 1080p screens. That's handy, as the Lumia 1520 reportedly will be the first Nokia Lumia device to feature a HD 1080p screen, which is expected to measure 6in.
There's also chatter that the phone will feature a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, a 16MP Pureview camera and a number of different colour versions, much like the Lumia 1020.
Nokia's Lumia 1520 could debut alongside the firm's first tablet device too, which will reportedly feature a 10.1in screen, Windows 8.1, a quad-core 2.15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, full-sized USB ports and a colourful Lumia-like design.
If so, this will see Nokia directly competing with Microsoft, with the firm set to unveil its next generation Surface tablets on 23 September. µ
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