Nokia's next product launch set for October 22, Lumia phablet incoming?

By on September 17, 2013, 2:15 PM
nokia, sirius, lumia, phablet, lumia 1520

Nokia’s 6-inch Lumia 1520, which we first saw in leaked images a couple of weeks back, was originally intended to be unveiled at an event next week. But amid news of Microsoft’s acquisition, rumors started to emerge that the company was pushing those plans back until October. Well, Nokia just revealed via Twitter that it’s holding an event on October 22nd, and though short on details it’s likely the phablet will be there.

Code-named Bandit, specifications for the device are said to include a 1080p display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor from their latest range, and a 20-megapixel PureView camera.

Up until now Windows Phone screen size has topped out at 4.7-inches with the Lumia 625. Not only is the 1520 expected to be the first Windows Phone 8 device to sport a display of such proportions, it also expands upon the currently supported resolutions of 800 x 480, 1280 x 720, and 1280 x 768 with an all-new 1920 x 1080 configuration. To accommodate the 1080p display, the 1520 would come preloaded with a new version of Windows Phone 8, GDR3, that will bring support for larger and higher density displays.

Another possibility for the event is Nokia’s rumored 10.1-inch Windows RT tablet, codenamed 'Sirius’, which was also spotted recently in leaked images. The device is said to sport a Snapdragon 800 SoC with Adreno 330 graphics, a 6.7-megapixel rear camera, LTE connectivity, and a battery-equipped keyboard cover.

We won’t know for sure until the event next month -- or until more evidence inevitably surfaces. For now the company is giving us very little aside from the tweet below and stressing on ‘innovation’.




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treeski treeski said:

I'm curious to see if they present something that hasn't already been leaked, because as is there really isn't much wow factor. It's just a bigger phone... without a stylus

drjekel_mrhyde drjekel_mrhyde said:

I'm curious to see if they present something that hasn't already been leaked, because as is there really isn't much wow factor. It's just a bigger phone... without a stylus

20 MP camera,1080p screen, and a quad CPU the fandroids been biatching about. the stylus part is funny since you I can use a key as a stylus on my 920(at your own risk), the screen is super sensitive(like alot of lumias)

Guest said:

Ugh don't believe the hype.

The hardware on these phones are ok but the software needs some real work. Video sharing is a nightmare (and or impossible) and typing on the keyboard is a real joyous occasion as well.

If you like DRM, restrictions, roadworks and red robots then you'll love the lumia range.

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

Possibly they'll throw both devices in our faces.

treeski treeski said:

20 MP camera,1080p screen, and a quad CPU the fandroids been biatching about. the stylus part is funny since you I can use a key as a stylus on my 920(at your own risk), the screen is super sensitive(like alot of lumias)

The 20MP camera is nice, but the 1080p screen and CPU are still just catching up. I know the Lumias are super sensitive and I love that mine works with gloves on, but it's still nothing like using an active digitizer with 1024 pressure points.

At this point, the phone doesn't bring much to the table that isn't already out there, unfortunately.

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