Nokia Lumia 1520 “Bandit” appears to deliver leaked screenshot

Talk of a phablet-sized Nokia Lumia phone goes back years. For the longest time, it was more in the realm of wishful thinking, but over the past several months, as we’ve seen a new wave of Lumia hardware arrive, the idea that Nokia might finally be ready to release such a phone really started gaining traction. Sure, there were some early looks that seemed pretty fake, but more recently we’ve been seeing support for the idea of a phablet-sized Lumia 1520, under development as codename Bandit. We’ve already had a possible look at the hardware, and today get to check out a screenshot, attempting to reveal the effect larger-sized devices like this will have on the Windows Phone UI.

In that image we saw of actual hardware, the software drawing the phone’s Live Tiles seemed incomplete – it was throwing up an extra third column of tiles, yet not filling the entire vertical space of the screen. This new screenshot appears to correct that oversight, showing the full, dense spread of tiles that will be available from handsets taking advantage of the higher resolution support in WP8 GDR3.

Keen eyes will notice that the time appears to reference the phone’s model number. We wouldn’t read too much into the date, though, as the only time Wednesday falls on the fifth of a month this year already passed, back in June.

While we’ve scaled this down to display at a reasonable size, the resolution of the source image appears consistent with a 1080p screen.

Source: @evleaks (Twitter)

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