Report : Nokia Delays Lumia 1520 Launch Due To Microsoft Deal
The Nokia Lumia 1520 will, if everything goes according to leaks, be the first Windows Phone-powered phablet, a device with a rather large screen that we’ve seen leaked, rumored, mentioned, etc. a lot in the past couple of weeks. Rumor had it that Nokia was supposed to launch this phone at a late-September New York event but on Sunday we’ve heard the first report claiming the event was delayed. The report comes from Reuters.
Reuters could not confirm a new Lumia 5120 launch date, and a Nokia spokesman declined to comment.
The report says that Nokia took this step on the heels of a deal to sell its handset business and license patents to Microsoft. While waiting for that transaction to be closed, Nokia will continue to function as a separate company, though without Stephen Elop, who has stepped aside to avoid potential conflicts of interest.
We’re expecting the Nokia Lumia 1520 to come with a 6-inch 1080p resolution display, Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage (with micro SD card slot), 20MP camera with PureView technology (OIS) and ZEISS lens, NFC support, wireless charging with optional cover, and comes in red, yellow, black and white colours.
Under Elop, Nokia struggled to close the gap with Samsung Electronics and Apple in smartphones, although it has stepped up its pace of product launches in the past year.