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Evleaks once again gets the scoop on an unannounced smartphone

Earlier this week, a screenshot of the long rumored 6" Nokia Lumia 1520 smartphone was leaked. The image showed the expanded Windows Phone 8 UI thanks to the extra screen real estate and increased resolution (1080p display).
 
Today, evleaks posted press shots of the Lumia 1520 showing it from the front and back. The shots also confirm the revised UI.


Nokia Lumia 1520 [Image Source: @evleaks]
 
When the Lumia 1520 launches later this month, it is expected to feature a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and a 20MP rear-facing camera.

Source: @evleaks



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The truth
By crispbp04 on 9/6/2013 11:47:56 AM , Rating: 2
I want this device. My wife wants these specs in a 4" phone.

Nokia needs to drop a smaller form factor phone with higher specs.




RE: The truth
By killerroach on 9/6/2013 12:05:51 PM , Rating: 2
Then you'd have to wait for a smaller process node for the SoC, have a thicker device to support cooling the whole thing, or deal with a tiny battery. Or possibly have the whole thing overheat, one or the other.

Physics is cruel sometimes.


RE: The truth
By crispbp04 on 9/6/2013 8:31:42 PM , Rating: 2
to clarify, I didn't mean a 1080p screen and quad core. A dual core and 720/768p would be just fine. I just meant a 4" phone that isn't budget. Something that directly competes with the iPhone that is better than the lumia 520.


RE: The truth
By haukionkannel on 9/7/2013 4:22:39 PM , Rating: 2
Try 720! It is much smaller, it is dual core and have about 720p screen. It allso has very good battery. If you are looking something a little better than 520.
It seems to be my personal favorite among Lumia family, but I have guite small hands, so that phone suites me better than these 6" models. But for some people this is just perfect size, but not just to me :-)


RE: The truth
By Labotomizer on 9/6/2013 12:17:00 PM , Rating: 2
I'm not sure we'll see them do 1080p for anything under 5" in the near future. The reason being is that's the trigger for the 3rd medium row, which at 4" would make small tiles entirely too small.


RE: The truth
By Jeffk464 on 9/6/2013 1:52:25 PM , Rating: 2
720p looks fantastic on a 4.65 screen, I can't imagine you need 1080p on a 4 incher.


RE: The truth
By Ammohunt on 9/6/13, Rating: 0
RE: The truth
By inighthawki on 9/6/2013 3:02:08 PM , Rating: 2
The algorithm for determining the numbe rof rows is very likely dependent on the DPI, not the resolution or the screen size. This is why the start screen in Win8 can have varying number of tiles across different devices with the same resolution.


RE: The truth
By Labotomizer on 9/6/2013 3:24:24 PM , Rating: 2
That would be the smart thing to do. But at one point, recently, MS said they wouldn't have 1080p below 5". So my guess is the 3rd row is tied to that. Then again, at 5" I'm not sure the 3rd row would be good. You'd almost have to move exclusively to medium tiles and then you're defeating the purpose.


RE: The truth
By Reclaimer77 on 9/6/13, Rating: 0
RE: The truth
By troysavary on 9/6/2013 3:36:56 PM , Rating: 4
Maybe MS got tired of being blamed for crappy OEM PC systems with substandard hardware, poor driver support, and bloatware giving Windows a bad name. They seems to be moving away from the free-for-all world of Windows PCs to a more centrally managed situation. I've always enjoyed the openness of PCs, but I can see why MS is tired of people screwing up their computers and blaming it on MS.


RE: The truth
By Reclaimer77 on 9/6/2013 3:46:01 PM , Rating: 1
And yet that approach has made them the multi-billion dollar juggernaut of the computer industry.

When Microsoft "takes control", we get the Zune, the Kin, Windows Phone and the Surface.

'nuff said.


RE: The truth
By inighthawki on 9/6/2013 5:12:58 PM , Rating: 3
True, but the success of Windows really comes from early dominance in the market. Nowadays you see a lot of success from people like Apple who control every aspect of their systems, and people willing to pay super high markups for the quality increase.

Also let's be fair, I've heard almost nothing but praise from people who have owned Zunes, Windows Phones, and Surfaces. They are all actually rather high quality devices. The older zunes had their fair share of issues but the Zune HD was quite an impressive device. Full touch enabled Super AMOLED display, and what most people consider to be metro at its best, doing a d*mn fine job.

I think the problem with the surface (RT) is a combination of Windows 8's poor image and being way too overpriced compared to its competition, especially the ipad. I can't really speak on why the pro wasn't much of a success, as most reviews show very high praise of the device. Probably just Windows 8.


RE: The truth
By Monkey's Uncle on 9/9/2013 6:29:40 AM , Rating: 2
Wrong. The success of Windows was the fact that Microsoft threw in a freebie copy with every one of those soap bar Mice they sold back in the day. Windows 3.x and earlier were nothing more than lipstick & mascara over the top of a DOS command line.

The real graphical OS at the time was OS/2 - unfortunately IBM had no clue how to market products to anyone but corporate customers (they still don't). Even though OS/2 was far superior in every way, when Microsoft came out Windows 95 along with their grass-roots attitude for selling to 'the little guy', they kicked IBM's ass.


RE: The truth
By troysavary on 9/10/2013 11:25:29 AM , Rating: 2
The Zune was by far the best MP3 player at the time. Far better sound quality than an iPod, shipped with much better earbuds. Even the magnetic clip on the earbuds was cool. Zune software was superior to iTunes software in every way, and the Zunepass was a great deal. MS dropped the ball on marketing it. For the longest time it was only available in the US. Most people had never heard of it, and if they had, they couldn't get it. Go check old used Zune prices on eBay to see how much demand there still is for them.

The Kin was the result of somebody at MS smoking too much crack.

Windows Phone is growing fast, and is number 2 in several markets now. You continually ignore this as if the USA is the only place that matters.

Surface once again is a great product hampered by crappy marketing. Like the Zune, when it was new enough to be in demand, you couldn't find it anywhere outside of the USA. I am talking Surface Pro, of course. The Surface RT should have just been a larger WinPhone. A third OS wasn't necessary, but I guess it was MS hedging it's bets against x86 never getting a tablet ready chip.


RE: The truth
By jabber on 9/8/2013 7:32:54 AM , Rating: 2
Yep if you give up control you end up with Acer quality.

Smartphones with those old squishy touchscreens that needed a stylus.


RE: The truth
By haukionkannel on 9/7/2013 4:29:18 PM , Rating: 2
It allso mean that Windows phones does get program upgrades where only the most popular Android phones may get them...
For windows phones, every phone is "Nexus" model. The bad part is what you say that there are very strict rules for the phones.
For normal user, I think that program upgrades is very good thing. To geek... nah, he just buy new phone in anyway when new program version comes out for Android. Nothing wrong in that, it allso means that every new hardware will first come to Android phones, you just can not expect to get program upgrades to those...
It has good and bad things.


RE: The truth
By Mint on 9/6/2013 12:23:51 PM , Rating: 2
Nobody offers 1080p in a 4" phone because nobody can see the difference at that kind of PPI unless the phone is less than a foot from your face. Need more info on the 20MPix camera to know if it makes a difference, but hopefully it's at least 1/2.3".

I'm still skeptical as to what use a Snapdragon 800 will find for most people, particularly since WP is so snappy, but I suppose complex Office docs will open quicker.


RE: The truth
By Labotomizer on 9/6/2013 12:45:53 PM , Rating: 2
I think the reason for it is two fold. One, so people who find the specs important will be happy. Two, for better future proofing. In a year it may be nice for games and, well, games.


RE: The truth
By Rukkian on 9/6/2013 3:46:49 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Two, for better future proofing. In a year it may be nice for games and, well, games.


You are mistaken here - it is about the pron, always about the pron!

I think a good 720p screen is better than 1080p on anything below 5", as the battery life is better, and the ppi good enough for what most people will do.


RE: The truth
By Jeffk464 on 9/6/2013 1:43:45 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
My wife wants these specs in a 4" phone


The best deal on the market right now is the nokia 521 with a 4" screen. I might get it anyways, but I like bigger screens. Not sure about 6" though, I'm thinking 5" is maybe better for me.


RE: The truth
By Myrandex on 9/6/2013 1:49:17 PM , Rating: 2
The 82x class wasn't bad. I know many people that have them and liked them a lot, and those have 4.3" screens.


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