First photos emerge of Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet with full HD display

Nokia’s entry to the phablet market is getting closer with photos of the device appearing for the first time and the phone now being referred to as the Lumia 1520.

WPCentral carry pictures of the device and confirm that the Lumia 1520 will have a 6in 1080p Full HD display and shows the device next to a Lumia 1020, which it dwarves in comparison.

This differs from other rumours that state the device won’t have a Full HD display and instead have a 1,280 x 720 pixel resolution with Nokia yet to confirm any of the details or even when the device will be unveiled.

The phablet will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core CPU clocked at 1.2GHz that will run the new Windows Phone 8 GDR3 OS that has additional support for 1080p screens.

The site also speculates that it will have a polycarbonate body as opposed to metal as well as a 20-megapixel PureView camera similar to the one that comes with the Lumia 925.

It’s widely expected that the Nokia Lumia 1520 will be launched at a New York City event that is slated for September 26 and 27 and will include Nokia’s first Windows RT tablet.

It’s been a busy year for Nokia so far with the company launching the Lumia 1020 smartphone that sports a huge 41-megapixel camera as well as finding the time to slate Microsoft over the ineptness of the Windows Phone 8 OS.

On the bright side Nokia have been instrumental in helping the Windows Phone OS to establish itself as the third placed operating system on a global basis with around four per cent of the market. This does, of course, pale into insignificance when compared with 94 per cent of the market cornered by Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS.