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AT&T resuscitates the Nokia Lumia 1520 and its ludicrous price tag from the dead

A dinosaur in today’s age of yearly iterations, the Nokia Lumia 1520 was first announced in the ancient time of October 2013. Almost three years later, AT&T has seen fit to rummage through its attic and bring back the largest Windows phone ever made.

So why the comeback? AT&T will not officially say, but given how the Lumia 1520 can now be updated to Windows 10 Mobile, the carrier might simply want to exhaust what remaining stock it might have. As a refresher, the Lumia 1520 packs a 6-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 resolution display, with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset and 2GB RAM taking the wheel. A respectable 3,400mAh battery keeps the lights on, while a MicroSD card slot augments the 32GB of native storage. Finally, a 1.2-megapixel camera sits in the front and a 20MP shooter can be found around back.

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Overall, the Lumia 1520 is a relic of a time that phone buyers thought was now nothing more than a speck in the rear-view mirror. Unfortunately, it seems as if AT&T forgot the Lumia 1520 is a 2013 phone through and through, with the carrier charging would-be customers $585 without a contract. Not only does the Lumia 1520 face stiff competition from the likes of the OnePlus 3 and Nexus 6P, but it also faces competition from its own camp in the form of the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL.

If you do not have that much money to shell out at once, AT&T will sell you the phone for $19.50 each month for 30 months through AT&T Next or $24.38 each month for 24 months through AT&T Next Every Year, which makes the Lumia 1520 available for trade-in once you pay off half the phone. Oh, and you can pick from a plethora of colors, so long as your choice is black.

As with other Windows 10 Mobile updates, the download process for the Lumia 1520 is not as straightforward as you might think. You will first need to download the Upgrade Advisor app, through which the Lumia 1520 can initiate the Windows 10 Mobile download.