It has been widely reported that Nokia would be launching its first Phablet – the Lumia 1520 “Bandit” some time in September. That said, some of the latest rumours point towards a possible mid October launch. There were rumors about the handset being powered by a Snapdragon 800 SoC earlier but earlier today, confirmation seems to have come from Qualcomm themselves – albeit as an inadvertent mistake.
It all started with a casual Snapdragon 800 related promotional tweet from Qualcomm’s official account which talked about the superlative capabilities of the Snapdragon 800 chipset. In reply to that tweet, Mika Baumeister of German blog phonseven.de asked a very twisted, but direct reply masked as a question to which another of Qualcomm’s account (belonging to @Snapdragon) replied – and later deleted the same! This is what the conversation looked like! Very self explanatory, no?
Isn’t it evident that the Nokia 1520 is for real and that it would be powered by the Snapdragon 800? Mind you, this is not coming from an obscure blog on some remote corner of the earth. These are official Twitter accounts belonging to the maker of the chip. Also, if there was nothing incriminating with the tweet- why was it deleted? There was also a clarification tweet later which said this..
@MB4umi Sorry for the confusion – we misread your original tweet. We don’t have any info about future devices.
— Snapdragon (@Snapdragon) September 20, 2013
When launched, the Nokia Lumia 1520 will surpass the Lumia 625 as the largest screened Nokia made Windows Phone toting device and would veer in to phablet territory . Are you looking forward to getting your hands wet with this one? We sure are!