Nokia Lumia 1520 AT&T Version Won’t have Built in Wireless Charging

Lumia 1520 VSIts no secret or surprising when  Service Providers trims down features of their handsets to cut cost or find ways to make profit.

This time its Nokia’s 1st Phablet the Nokia Lumia 1520 which was just announced yesterday at Nokia World in Abu Dhabi.

Looking at the photos and specifications from the event in Abu Dhabi, the Lumia 1520 clearly shows that it has followed the trend of the previous Lumia devices with built in Wireless Charging capability like the Lumia 920.


Looking at the Specification on Nokia’s website which you can see by clicking Here.

Nokia_Lumia_1520 wireless chargingClearly states Wireless Charging.

Now we head to the Product Page at AT&T’s website which will be carrying this device Exclusively here in the US.

Nokia_Lumia_1520 ATTNotice something different?

Wireless Charging Sold separately.. Huh? I  thought this was built in..?

YES… On what we saw yesterday at Nokia World in Abu Dhabi and probably will be on the International version.

But we Americans like to think were always special. So AT&T’s version of the Lumia 1520 requires a wireless charging shell or case to enable wireless charging.

Why is AT&T doing this?

  • Like NFC, Wireless Charging hasn’t really taken off or has gotten popular demand in the US yet.
  • Profit.. Remember Wireless Charging Shell sold separately.
  • Cut cost. You will be surprised how cheaper the AT&T Lumia 1520 unsubsidized compared to the Unlocked International Version.

Are you in disgust with AT&T for doing this?

As for me, I am not surprised.. Just take a look at the Product Content in the box when you buy a Nokia or other branded device from AT&T. (excluded iPhones, Samsung Galaxy Phones, and HTC Phones)

When you buy an Unlocked/Unbranded Nokia Phones. You get a bunch of extra accessories like a leather case, wired headset, wiping cloth, etc..

When you buy an AT&T Branded Nokia Phones. You get the phone, charger, and 3ft USB cable.

What are your thoughts about this? Let us know..

Lenny Bonsignore
Lenny Bonsignore
Lenny Bonsignore @LennyBons34 is Owner/Editor- in -Chief of OneTechStop, Sports fan, Tech guy, & Mailman by Day [email protected]

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  1. Done with att gimping great products …WAS looking forward to this device but i wont be buying now …we should have a choice if we want to spend more to get the real phone and not its ugly little sister

  2. Oh, that’s a shame. I love my Lumia 920 for this very reason, just plonking it down at home or at work on my 2 charging plates, it’s just one of those little things that make life better. I wouldn’t like a shell, spoils the aesthetics if you ask me. AT&T are being lame here.

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