We have been hearing a fair bit about an upcoming Nokia phablet that has been going by the codename Bandit. The device has recently received its Bluetooth SIG certification and while it remains to be seen when exactly will the device make its debut, @evleaks has revealed a possible retail name for the device. According to @evleaks who has been pretty darn reliable in the past, the Nokia Bandit is expected to be known as the Lumia 1520 upon its release. We’re not sure where Nokia is going with their naming scheme, and since this is hardly an official confirmation, do take it with a grain of salt for now, but perhaps it is a model number you could keep an eye out for.
As far as its specs are concerned, last we heard the Bandit was rumored to feature a 6” Full HD display and a quad-core Qualcomm processor under its hood, although which model from Qualcomm remains to be seen, but the Snapdragon 800 seems to be a safe bet for now. It is also rumored to feature a 20MP camera and will be fashioned out of polycarbonate material and will be both light and thin. Assuming the specs are true, a Full HD display means that the Bandit will need the Windows Phone GDR3 update which will support quad-core processors and Full HD resolutions.
Since the Windows Phone GDR2 update is currently still in the process of being rolled out, it means that it might be a while before we actually see the device, but here’s hoping for a CES 2014 or MWC 2014 launch!
|Key Specs||Lumia 1520|
|Processor/Soc Name||Snapdragon 800, 4-core, 2.2 GHz|
|Street Price (Approx)||~ $449|
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|Max. Total Storage Capacity||80 GB|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||3400 mAh|
|Complete product data||Nokia Lumia 1520 Full specs and details|