This photo shows the so-called Lumia 1520.

Nokia's apparent answer to the growing "phablet" market may be the Lumia 1520. The rumored device, codenamed "Bandit," is expected to have a 6-inch, 1080p display. 

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The Lumia experts at Windows Phone Central think that this leaked image is the real deal.

From Windows Phone Central:

The image above was leaked to us and while we cannot confirm it, we have a suspicion that is accurate. For one, it comes with what looks like an optional back case with a front cover to protect the display. We also wouldn’t be surprised if it adds Qi wireless charging capability as well. It's placed next to what appears to be a Lumia 1020 for size comparison. 

The other bit of evidence is that the display and bezel appear to closely match that of a leaked bezel from back in January, back when Nokia’s intention of making a phablet device were becoming clear. Everything from the Nokia label to the sensor locations to the thin bezel at the bottom appear to correspond. 

If a 6-inch Lumia is on its way, it will be in direct competition with the series of large smartphones that are expected this fall. Sony has already released its 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra, while HTC and Samsung are expected to release new phablets in September. 

Nokia's Lumia devices are known for their stellar optics, but there is no indication of whether the 6-inch Lumia will have a Pureview camera.

Let's hear from you: Does Nokia's Lumia line need a 6-inch phablet?