DerreLeaks: Nokia Lumia 1520 variant spotted for Verizon
Sorry about my long hiatus, guys! I’ve had to get a handle on uni-related stuff, but The D is back with a nice little leakyleak from WPCentral. Based on the photo below, it looks like the upcoming Nokia Lumia 1520 “big smartphone” device isn’t coming alone. He’ll have a sibling accompanying him.
Nokia’s known for launching new flagship Lumia devices on AT&T’s network, and the 1520 is not expected to break that tradition, with an expected release slated for November. The leaked photo shows what we are expecting to be a variant of the 1520 (Lumia 1528?) coming to Verizon Wireless. It would make sense, as the 920 came with different variants for 2 of the 3 remaining major US carriers, the 928 for Verizon and the 925 for T-MobileUS. These phones also had designs that strayed from Nokia’s fabula design language, as the photo above shows remains to be true.
One thing that can now be confirmed is that the camera resolution for these PureView phones will, in fact, be 20MP, withrevealing the option to dual-capture 16MP and 5MP oversampled photos using the 20MP sensor, similar to how the Lumia 1020 captures 38MP and 5MP photos. Does this mean less zooming power when compared to the 41MP monster? Still, it’s good to see Nokia upping the ante on it’s cameras as competitors such as Samsung and Sony start putting 13MP cameras on their flagship devices.
Interestingly, there is no camera bump like what we’ve seen on Nokia’s still unannounced 1520.
Will we see this launch simultaneously with the Lumia 1520? Does this mean T-Mobile has a variant as well? And if so will it be announced sooner than the Lumia 925 was? And will the newly Windows Phone-friendly Sprint finally get a Lumia as well? So many questions! Fortunately we have a couple weeks left before we can get some answers. No doubt it would be a (much needed) shocker to see Nokia announces phones for all major US carriers at once.