From all the information gathered, the Nokia Lumia 1520 might have:
- 6-inch or 5.8-inch screen with 1080p display
- Quad Core Snapdragon 800 processor
- 32GB storage with MicroSD slot
- 20 MPX sensor (captures images with 5 MPX and 15 MPX simultaneously)
- GDR3 (Windows Phone 8 General Distribution Release 3)
- Nokia’s firmware Bittersweet shimmer
For more information on Windows Phone 8 OS and Nokia’s Bittersweet shimmer, WPCentral has consolidated a post on it (including the screenshots). Go check it out.
I guess Windows Phone itself is not so bad. The only “bad” thing I see about Windows Phone OS is the inconsistency and empty promises. For example, with the bold migration from Windows Phone 6.5 to Windows Phone 7, we were given the impression that it is upgradable to future OS. However, it is not so. Windows Phone 7.5 really did not take off.
And when Windows Phone 8 arrived, the apps eco-structure is still pathetic. Of course, this is a vicious cycle. Developers will want to develop apps for bigger audience. However the “bigger audience” will not come true if the apps are not there.
Microsoft is late in their game. Hopefully, this phablet Nokia Lumia 1520 can save the day or at least be on par with the competitors (other OSes). Maybe this is the last Windows Phone with the Nokia label after Microsoft bought over Nokia.