By Stephen Schenck | October 18, 2013 3:31 PM
Google may be keeping us guessing about product launch dates, but Nokia’s been much easier to read: the company has a big event scheduled for next Tuesday, when we’re almost certainly going to see the introduction of a number of new models, including the 1520 phablet. With just days to go before that event, some late-stage hardware specs have leaked, preparing us for just what to expect on October 22.
Not much of this is too unexpected, but @evleaks asserts that we’ll see the phone launch with a Snapdragon 800, 20MP PureView camera, six-inch 1080p display, and 2GB of RAM. Wireless charging would be supported, but only though the use of an external cover.
That said, some of these details are noteworthy. Only 16GB and 32GB storage capacities are described, seemingly dismissing rumors we heard that there might be a 64GB variant.
This also mentions just black, white, and yellow color options – the same we got with the Lumia 1020. That’s interesting because we’ve seen a render of the 1520 in red (above); could that version not be arriving at launch time? It’s also curious that @evleaks is now referring to the phone by “Bandit,” its old codename before we heard about this “1520″ business. Could there be some last-minute uncertainty here about just how the phone will arrive?
Source: @evleaks (Twitter)