Nokia Lumia 1520 has a September release date according to a rumor circulating the Web. Meanwhile, in the overseas market, pre-orders began for the Nokia Lumia 1020 began in the UK.
As CNET reported Thursday (Sept.12), a Twitter post from leak tipster @evleaks alleged that the Nokia Lumia 1520 smartphone has a release date of September 26. Just about a week earlier, an image of the upcoming Nokia Lumia 1520 was leaked from this account in a tweet.
This date coincides with reports in July that said Nokia is expected to have a two day event in New York City on September 26 to 27. According to WPCentral, Nokia usually launches major US release devices in New York City. It’s suggested that Nokia may possibly launch a new Windows 8.1 RT tablet at the event, the Nokia RX-114, codenamed “Vanquish”. It’s fair to speculate that the Nokia Lumia 1520 may be announced at the upcoming event along with an official release date.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows 8 smartphone, codenamed “Bandit” is rumored to feature a 1080p display, which will be the first of its kind. The 6-inch device is also expected to run on a Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon processor and have a rear camera of approximately 20-megapixels.
Pre-orders for another Windows 8 phone, the Nokia Lumia 1020 began Thursday (Sept. 12) in the UK, the device release date is set for September 25. Unveiled in July, the Lumia 1020 features a 4.5-inch display and a 41-megapixel rear camera. Under the hood is a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 32GB of space and the Windows 8 OS.
The 32GB Lumia 1020 can now be pre-ordered at Nokia’s retail site and is priced at £69 down and £34 to £38 per month for a 24 month contract, depending on the service plan. All UK service providers are expected to carry the phone including Vodafone, Three, O2 and EE. Nokia also announced Thursday that a 64GB variant of the Lumia 1020 will be available exclusively at O2. Nokia did not release any information on the price of the larger capacity version.