Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet tipped to have big ol’ battery

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Nokia’s anticipated Lumia 1520 will be the biggest Windows Phone handset to date; there’s little argument there. With a six-inch display, likely to take advantage of the upcoming WP8 support for 1080p resolutions in GDR3, this phablet stands to dwarf the rest of the platform’s lineup. Besides just offering more screen space, big devices like this also have the luxury of there being that much more room for a jumbo-sized battery – just look at Samsung with its Galaxy Note series, moving up in each iteration from a 2500mAh, to 3100mAh, and now 3200mAh battery. As we wait for Nokia to formally launch the 1520, details continue to leak out, and tonight we hear about its battery capacity.

Supposedly, the Lumia 1520 will sport a good-sized 3400mAh battery. Compare that to just 2000mAh in the Lumia 1020 – and even with the extra cell in its camera grip, that only adds up to 3020mAh.

We hear that September 26 date for Nokia’s announcement mentioned again, and there’s word that it could find retail availability with AT&T in early November. There’s also a little bit about physical attributes, and while we don’t get any hard figures, a source describes the 1520 as “really thin, but it has some weight to it.”

Source: WPCentral

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