First alleged photo of Nokia's Lumia 1520 phablet leaks - it's huge

Nokia's upcoming 6-inch phablet, which has been dubbed the Nokia Lumia 1520, has had its first dose of an old-fashion device leak. Courtesy of Windows Phone Central, the Lumia 1520 has broken cover, dwarfing r the Lumia 1020 while revealing its overall design.

We'll reportedly see the handset packing a 6-inch 1080P display, polycarbonate body, 20-megapixel PureView camera, and a quad-core Snapdragon CPU. The photo leaked Wednesday evening seemingly shows just that. It looks real, given the proto.nokia.com tattoo on the bottom of the device that is found on most Nokia test units. Furthermore, The Verge's Tom Warren chimes in with word the photo is real.

Some may question why we're just now seeing a phablet from the Windows Phone camp. It comes down to software. The GDR3 update coming soon to the Windows Phone platform will enable the higher-end hardware features. Larger Android smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Note II have seen success on the market for those looking to wrap their larger paws around a larger phone. The Lumia 1520 will take on the phablet market. 

Rumours have indicated Nokia will unveil the Lumia 1520 and a tablet to take on the iPad at a September media event.