Nokia Lumia 1520 "Bandit" release date is having a worldwide premiere tomorrow, August 28. The Nokia Lumia 1520 "Bandit" is a 6-inch Windows phablet that will have to compete against upcoming Android devices expected during IFA Berlin 2013, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, HTC One Max and LG Vu 3. The name of the Nokia "Bandit" as the Nokia Lumia 1520 was revealed by @evleaks, which prompted a wry comment about Nokia's naming practices:
Nokia Bandit = Lumia 1520
— @evleaks (@evleaks) August 27, 2013
So much for a sensible naming strategy. "@evleaks: Nokia Bandit = Lumia 1520"
— Dan Cooper (@danielwcooper) August 27, 2013
Phones Arena made an effort at explaining the seemingly convoluted Nokia numbering system:
And that's about all the new information. We cannot derive much from that number - Nokia's current flagship is the Nokia Lumia 1020 and all major releases of the company this year end with '20' - the Lumia 520 and Lumia 720. Nokia is also releasing upgraded devices derived from an existing product under the '25' suffix. Such are the Nokia Lumia 925 which is an evolution of the Lumia 920, and such seems to be the Nokia Lumia 625, a supersized version of the Lumia 620.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 "Bandit" release date has sparked somewhat less attention compared to rival Android phablets. There has been a leak of what the massive 6-inch front panel of the Nokia Lumia 1520 "Bandit" will look like HERE. You can see from the size of the hand compared to the screen that this is the largest phablet we've seen announced so far, bigger than the 5.86-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
Nokia Lumia 1520 "Bandit", will have a software update called GDR3 which enables 1080p resolution support for Window 8 OS devices and quad-core processor support. So we can assume that the device will have 1080p and a quad-core processor at the very least.
We have less rumors to go off, but we do know that the Nokia Lumia 1520 "Bandit" is expected to be 6 inches, have a Windows 8 OS and potentially a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor. PhonesreviewUK reports that a Nokia device with a RM-940 model number received Bluetooth certification and attached were separate certifications for the Snapdragon 800, Snapdragon 400 and Snapdragon 200 chipsets. Assuming that the Nokia Lumia 1520 "Bandit" is a phablet flagship then it is safe to assume a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.
The interesting thing about the Nokia Lumia 1520 "Bandit" release date is that it will get a jump on the expected release date of most of its upcoming rivals. The HTC One Max, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, LG Vu 3 and Sony Xperia Z1 "Honami" aren't expected to get announcements or releases till September 4, shortly before IFA Berlin. An early release and announcement date for the Nokia Lumia 1520 "Bandit" could give Nokia the advantage it needs in competing with the Android phablets.
Nokia is doing well this year, having release two flagship phone, the Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 1020 and now the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet. This puts the company in a resurgent position, though it remains to be seen if the company will choose AT&T as its partner again, as it did for the Nokia Lumia 1020. We will be following the release of the Nokia Lumia 1520 "Bandit" tomorrow and keep you posted as we get more details about its release date, specs, price and features.
Are you going to get the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet or stick to a smaller device?