Nokia Lumia 1520 Announced: Specifications

The first Windows Phone 8 phablet has finally been made official today at Nokia World in Abu Dhabi in the form of the Nokia Lumia 1520 that we have already seen in the flesh in several leaks throughout the past months. First let’s get this out of the way: The Nokia Lumia 1520 looks gigantic. I obviously never had any hands on time with one yet but based on the videos and pictures released this 6″ screen monster is most definitely too big for most users out there.

Now let’s take a look at the 1520 hardware specifications:

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Microsoft launches Windows Phone 8 developer preview program and releases GDR3 Update today

Remember the promise made by Microsoft more than a year ago about an early access program that would enable anyone to install beta versions of upcoming Windows Phone updates ? Today is finally the day. After being totally silent on the subject for nearly 18 Months the boys in Redmond have finally announced the launch of the  Windows Phone developer preview program alongside the GDR3 update preview which will be rolled out to anybody who accepts to enter this preview program.

But there are a few caveats before being able to download and install the GDR3 Bits:

- You will first be required to have an active developer account at https://dev.windowsphone.com/

- Install the Preview For Developers app on your WP8 device from here

- Check for updates in the phone settings

- For more Dev info about the 8.0.10512 update hit this link

So what’s new in Windows Phone 8 ? Just check out the full press release after the break:

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Nokia Lumia 1520 shows up in real life with MicroSD Card slot, 2GB of Ram and Snapdragon S800 SoC

Here comes the first “hands on” images and first hand specification of the first Windows Phone phablet namely the Nokia Lumia 1520. As you can see in the pictures below the Lumia 1520 is a huge handset thanks to its gigantic 6″ 1080P screen (most probably IPS LCD) which makes the Sony Xperia Z1 aka aka Honami next to it look like a tiny phone. The 1520′s design is a mix between the Lumia 925 which has the same camera protuberating on the back and the 920/1020 albeit a lot thinner.
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Qualcomm Snapdragon S800 powered Nokia Windows Phone coming later this year

We finally have confirmation that Nokia is working of several Windows Phone 8 handsets powered by Qualcomm’s latest high-end SoC the Snapdragon S800. Bothe MSM8274 (without LTE) and MSM8974 (with LTE) are being supported as seen in the screen shot above. The new Quad-Core Krait with Adreno 330 GPU powered devices are obviously still unknown but as I said last week the S800 is currently the only SoC that could potentially support a 41MP sensor like the one supposedly found in the soon to be announced Nokia EOS.

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