Nokia is preparing to launch a 6-inch Lumia 1520 Windows Phone. We got a brief look at the phone last month thanks to a leaked image, but Verge reader KaZ has supplied a number of new photos of the device. The images compare the Lumia 1520 to a Sony Xperia handset, and they show just how big this 6-inch 1080p handset is. KaZ claims the device has 2GB of RAM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 6-inch 1080p display, 32GB of storage, and an SD slot.

The rear of the device includes a camera with a hump that's similar to Nokia's Lumia 925, and it also matches a press render that leaked earlier this week. Microsoft's latest Windows Phone 8 update, known as General Distribution 3, can be seen running on the device with an additional column of Live Tiles on the Start Screen for 1080p resolution support.


It's still not clear if this particular handset will include a stylus, like Samsung's Galaxy Note 3, or whether Microsoft and Nokia have made significant improvements on the software side to support large-screen Windows Phones. Details of Microsoft's upcoming GDR3 update, which will ship with the Lumia 1520, leaked earlier this week. The update includes a Driving Mode feature designed to mute calls and texts automatically when paired by Bluetooth to a car. Rotation lock and improved multitasking changes will also be included, alongside support for custom sounds on text, voice mail, email, and reminders. Nokia is expected to launch the Lumia 1520, codenamed Bandit, on AT&T in the coming weeks.

Thanks, KaZ!

Update: We've added more pictures to the gallery, including a look at the nano-SIM tray and comparisons to the iPad mini.

Update 2: The gallery has been updated again to include photos of the camera in action. The Lumia 1520 takes photos at 5-megapixel and 16-megapixel resolution simultaneously.