Nokia Lumia 1520 UK release date tipped for November 25

Nokia Lumia 1520 fanciers get that sharpie ready and draw yourself a circle of hope around November 25, because that could well be the day the 6-inch handset will certainly be landing on UK soil.

Third-party seller Opened Mobiles is now taking SIM-free pre-orders for the Windows Phone 8 device, requesting ₤ 600 and is “expecting” to deliver on the aforementioned date.

While absolutely nothing official has been revealed by the Finnish manufacturer, Carphone Stockroom is likewise proclaiming a November release, while Vodafone states it’s coming quickly.

The Lumia 1520 is the very first Windows Phone to pack a quad-core processor and a full HD 1080p screen and will also show up proclaiming a 20.1-megapixel camera.

Closing the gap

The handset, which is most likely to be Nokia’s last before it winds up in the hands of in the hands of Microsoft, was disclosed last month at Nokia World, together with the Lumia 2520 tablet and a lower-end Lumia 1320 phablet.

It’s Nokia’s biggest smartphone yet, with the company’s sights set securely on taking down devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and HTC One Max.

Microsoft, on the other hand will be hoping a top-spec handset in the tablet area will certainly help its ever-growing share of the European smartphone market and draw it to decreasing the iOS and Android duopoly.