News & Reviews: Nokia Lumia 1520 specs
Last Updated: Nov 28, 2013
The Nokia Lumia 1520 was recently announced in Malaysia with a retail price of RM2159. One of the first few Nokia phablets available, the Lumia 1520 packs in tech specs which include a full HD 6-inch screen with a very good pixel density of 367ppi. The screen gets some more help with Assertive Display tech which helps make it more readable under direct sunlight without sapping too much energy. The Lumia 1520 is no slouch in the hardware department either as it offers a 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM and a large 3400 mAh battery. An excellent 20MP PureView camera rounds up the package with 3x lossless zoom, optical image stabilization, oversampling and refocusing. While there isn't any specific Malaysia release date, the Nokia Lumia 1520 will be available in Malaysia sometime in early December 2013 but you can get it for preorder at DiGi or Nokia stores. DiGi is offering the Nokia Lumia 1520 from RM1902 if you sign up for one of their related preorder plans.
Last Updated: Oct 25, 2013
Using a touchscreen device outdoor under direct Sunlight often results in a completely blank screen. While you can raise the brightness, it isn't the best of solutions as this will sap battery life very quickly. Nokia's solution for it's Lumia 1520 phablet is to use Assertive Display technology from Apical. This improves visibility under direct sunlight significantly by adjusting the colour and contrast ratio of each pixel based on the surrounding light. This active display tweaking is done quite smoothly, so much so that you'll hardly notice anything going on. Nokia have compared the Lumia 1520 Assertive Display technology with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in the video in this article.
Last Updated: Oct 23, 2013
Despite being leaked and unofficially announced a day early, the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet finally gets officially announced at the recent Nokia World event this time with a surprise little brother in the form of the Nokia Lumia 1320. Breaking ground into phablet territory, the Lumia 1520 offers a 6-inch full HD display while the Nokia Lumia 1320 offers a 6-inch 720p display. Obviously the Lumia 1520 is the more premium device and it offers premium features like built-in Qi wireless charging along with image refocusing through oversampling just like the Lumia 1020. The Lumia 1320 is clearly the Lumia phablet for the masses and as such has lower-end tech specs and features. The full official tech specs, features, videos and links of the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320 can be found in this article.
Last Updated: Oct 22, 2013
Right before a big official announcement, it is very common for the device being announced to get all manner of rumours or leaks, often revealing everything or missing the mark entirely. Well, after the recent Nokia Lumia 1520 tech spec and price leak, this time around we're seeing some new image leaks of the phablet along with some accessories that could be coming with it. These accessories include the Nokia Treasure Tag, which is a small keychain-like device that rings when you set it to on the Lumia 1520 app, helping you find your keys (if only they had one small enough for glasses). The Treasure Tag works through Bluetooth and looks to be in a matching Lumia yellow, but there are probably other colours as well.
A number of protective covers for the Lumia 1520 also made an appearance in black, red and white. While it isn't exactly related to the Lumia 1520, there is also a music player going by the name of Nokia Guru, this time in cyan. The device itself looks very small, about the size of most teeny tiny MP3 players and looks to attach to a computer via microUSB. It also has a volume rocker and matching coloured in-ear headphones. Again, we think the Nokia Guru will probably come in all the other Lumia colours as well, but we'll find out for sure soon as the Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi is set to happen in the next couple of hours. No pricing details or Malaysia release dates yet but we're expecting the Nokia Lumia 1520, Nokia Treasure Tag and Nokia Guru to come our way in November 2013.
Last Updated: Oct 21, 2013
Sometimes, a company's own store can jump the gun and reveal details like pricing a couple of days ahead of the actual reveal date, which is what happened in a Nokia China store which revealed the price of the Nokia Lumia 1520. The 6-inch phablet has yet to be announced and is expected to get it's official announcement tomorrow at the Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi. For now, the Nokia Lumia 1520 was priced at 4999 Yuan (RM2599) and also confirms a number of tech specs and features. This includes tech specs like the 6-inch display along with 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution, a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and a 20.7MP PureView camera. As mentioned earlier, no Malaysia release dates were available but with the event happeneing tomorrow we expect the Nokia Lumia 1520 to arrive in Malaysia sometime in November 2013.
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2013
Previously teased with an image of skiers on a sand dune, the Nokia event for 22 October 2013 has been confirmed as the Nokia World event, to be held in Abu Dhabi. This time, the accompanying image is a view of Abu Dhabi with a Nokia sailboat again showing off hashtags such as #closer, #wayforward and #innovationreinvented. That being said, rumours are indicating that we could see quite a lot of new Nokia products revealed there including the 6-inch Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet and the 10.1-inch Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows RT tablet. Other rumours indicate that 4 other devices may also make an appearance and accessories such as covers or keyboards could also appear as well. No news on other tech specs, features or Malaysia release dates but we're guessing we could see quite a few local launches after October 2013.
Last Updated: Sep 19, 2013
Nokia recently announced that it would be holding an event on 22 October 2013. Announced on their Twitter feed, the accompanying image doesn't really reveal much except for some hashtags such as "#blazing", "#stories" and "#innovationreinvented". The image itself shows sand skiers in a desert which seems a bit odd if this event is for the Nokia Sirius Windows RT tablet. Instead, it could just barely fit with the upcoming Nokia Lumia 1520 which is the rumoured phablet formerly known as Bandit. Perhaps it could come with a new Nokia Maps update or have a rugged casing accessory. As a refresher, the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet may have tech specs or features like a 6-inch screen, 20MP PureView camera, Optical Image Stabilization and Carl Zeiss lens. No news on pricing or Malaysia release dates just yet but we should know everything in about 1 month or so.
Last Updated: Sep 13, 2013
The 6-inch Nokia Phablet formerly codenamed as the Bandit and now going by the Nokia Lumia 1520 could be announced on 26 September 2013. In addition to that it may also pack in a 20MP PureView Camera, which could explain the rather larger than normal camera hump on the back. While certain tech specs like camera sensor size and aperture are still unknown, the PureView camera should come with features like Optical Image Stabilization and a Carl Zeiss lens. These two leaked bits of information come courtesy of serial leaker @evleaks who is generally quite accurate about such things, so we'll wait and see for the official announcement in the next week or so. So far, no pricing or Malaysia release dates just yet but it should probably come after the rumoured 26 September 2013 date.
Last Updated: Sep 09, 2013
The Nokia Lumia 1520 recently made an appearance in several live shots along with a press render showing off the Nokia phablet in all it's extra Windows Phone 8 column glory. In the live shots on the other hand, the phablet looks to be placed side by side with a Sony Xperia Z perhaps to compare thinness. Overall, the rather extended camera hump doesn't seem to get in the way of things too much. While it supposedly packs in a 6-inch Full HD 1080p screen, it still looks holdable within one hand. Other expected tech specs for the smartphones include a Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage. The images also seem to confirm a PureView camera sensor with ZEISS lens. Check out the pics in the article.
Last Updated: Sep 02, 2013
The phone previously known as the Nokia Bandit recently made an appearance as the Nokia Lumia 1520. Leaked images of Nokia's first phablet have appeared, this time side by side with the Nokia Lumia 1020. From looks alone, it seems easy to confirm that the Lumia 1520 will have a 6-inch screen. However, the design doesn't stray from the usual Nokia Lumia smartphone design as you have the same look and feel of most Lumias. Unfortunately, no other tech specs or features got leaked and the picture isn't at the right angle for us to guess. No news on Malaysia release dates for the Nokia Lumia 1520 or about pricing but we're expecting the phablet to make it's official appearance sometime in September 2013.