Nokia Lumia 1520 reportedly to debut September 26

A simple tweet from Twitter account @evleaks pins the date for the big-screen Lumia smartphone.

Is this Nokia's upcoming 6-inch phone?
Is this Nokia's upcoming 6-inch phone? Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET

Nokia will unwrap its Lumia 1520 smartphone on September 26. At least that's the latest intel from known leaker @evleaks in a tweet posted Wednesday evening.

Though @evleaks didn't say where it got the scoop, the account has been on the money in the past at revealing such information. Other pieces of the puzzle also point to an upcoming launch of the Lumia 1520.

The 6-inch Windows Phone has popped up in various photos leaked online, one via Windows Phone Central and another from @evleaks . Nokia had already been expected to unveil the 1520 at a New York City event later this month, according to WP Central, which said that the company is planning an event for September 26 and 27 .

Codenamed "Bandit," the 1520 will reportedly offer a 1080p screen, granting it the largest and sharpest display among all Windows Phone devices. More 1080p Windows Phone handsets are expected to follow. The 1520 will also reportedly be constructed with a polycarbonate body and powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor, while a 20-megapixel camera will grace the rear.

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Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.

 

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