Nokia Lumia 1520, a 6-inch Windows Phone 8 phablet is approaching footsteps very fast, which was assumed for the end of the year initially.

Now the device seems to be next to some official announcement since the first images has already leaked on Twitter by @evleaks.

The images are the only available information right now, and the reliability of the source guarantees for the quality of assumptions. Here’s how it would look like rumored Nokia Lumia 1520.

Nokia Lumia 1520

Nokia Lumia 1520 will be aesthetically similar to the previous Lumia smartphones, and the main feature seems to be that of a photographic lens more similar to the Lumia 925 than to that of the enhanced Lumia 1020 (with 41-megapixel camera). The increased size is testified by the presence of 6 columns of live tiles in “small” size, thereby taking advantage of the space offered by the increased screen.

The higher dimensions and the absence of the 41-megapixel lens indicate clearly defined goals for the new device. The Lumia 1520 is not going to steal market then what is the next big name of the Lumia family, but rather go to position themselves in the band of phablet in full competition with names such as Galaxy Note 3 or Sony Xperia Z Ultra. The processor indeed would be a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon that is what is necessary to ensure the full fluidity to six inches of the device and the Windows Phone 8 OS with GDR3. The device is expected to arrive on the market by the end of 2013.

Nokia Lumia 1520 could be one of the last devices developed outside the strict control of Microsoft. In fact, the acquisition announced early this week would close by the first quarter of 2014, and it is unclear whether the dreaded tablet will arrive on the market before or after the closing of the deal. What is certain is that Nokia is landing in Redmond and the Lumia 1520 is the anchor of a further process of growth that makes the Lumia family one of the most interesting developments of the competition.