Nokia Lumia 1520 release pushed back, may not debut until October

Nokia Lumia 1520

The Lumia 1520 is rumoured to be one of the last phones to wear Nokia branding, before Microsoft takes control of the Lumia brand and up until now, we were expecting it to make its debut at the end of September. However, a report published by Reuters claims the phone’s launch has been pushed back, while tech site The Verge says the new date will be sometime in mid-October.

Reuters says an inside source confirmed the delay, and speculated it may be due to logistical issues caused by Microsoft’s buyout. Let’s hope it’s this, rather than last minute problems with the phone itself. The Lumia 1520 has been leaked several times over the past few months, and may sport a massive 6-inch display, making it Nokia’s only smartphone/tablet hybrid.

It’ll run Windows Phone 8, but there’s a good chance it’ll include the latest tweaks from the GDR3 update, enabling it to feature a 1080p screen resolution and a quad-core processor. It won’t just be the largest Windows Phone out there, but it’ll also be the most powerful. A leaked image gave us our first look at what could be the Lumia 1520, resplendent in bright yellow, and indicated Nokia would again use a polycarbonate body shell.

We had pencilled in the Nokia event for 26 September but now it looks like we’ll have to wait another two or three weeks before the Lumia 1520 is revealed, should these new reports be correct. Nokia may also use the event to show off its first tablet.

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