Nokia Lumia 1520 smartphone sighting in leaked photo?

The phone maker has reportedly been working on a massive, 6-inch Windows Phone codenamed the "Bandit." This one looks pretty big all right.

Could this be the rumored Nokia Lumia 1520 6-inch smartphone? Windows Phone Central

Rumors have been flying that Nokia is coming out with a gargantuan 6-inch Windows Phone codenamed the "Bandit."

Up until today, sightings of the device have been scarce, but Windows Phone Central received a leaked photo that it believes displays the Nokia Lumia 1520. The news site said it couldn't fully confirm the phone in the image but has a strong suspicion it's the Bandit.

The massive phone is said to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor and offer a 1080p display. Considered thin and light, the new phone will reportedly be built with a polycarbonate body and offer a 20-megapixel rear camera. It's been said that Bandit could be the first of many potential 1080p Windows Phone handsets from Nokia.

If Nokia comes out with this 6-inch device, it would definitely be a move into phablet territory for the phone maker. A similar smartphone is Samsung's Galaxy Mega, which offers a display size of 6.3 inches encroaching closer to the 7-inch screen size adopted by small tablets such as the Google Nexus and Samsung Galaxy Tab.

According to Windows Phone Central, the reported launch date for the supersized Nokia Lumia 1520 could be sometime toward the end of September.

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