Nokia has asked Mobile World Congress attendees to join it on February 24, where they’ll get a chance to see the firm’s newest hardware releases. The official event invitation didn’t give us any hints about what these new products would be, but a series of leaks have provided a few choice details about Nokia’s next Lumia devices.
The latest report comes from DigiTimes, and apparently confirms much of what has come before. It speculates Nokia will have three Lumia smartphones to show us, all of which will run Windows Phone 8.1, the next major update to Microsoft’s mobile operating system. If so, this would preempt Microsoft’s own unveiling of Windows Phone 8.1, which is expected to take place in April.
Quoting sources in Taiwan’s manufacturing industry, the three phones will be headed up by the Lumia 1820, a new flagship phone from Nokia. The specs sound optimistic, as they include the Snapdragon 805 processor – which Qualcomm has yet to release – and a “qHD” resolution, which we take to mean 2560 x 1440 pixels and not 960 x 540. The screen could measure 5.2-inches, and the whole thing may be powered by a 3400mAh battery.
Joining the admittedly exciting Lumia 1820 could be a pair of Lumia 1520 spin-offs. The Lumai 1520V could be a “Mini” version of the 6-inch original, this time equipped with a 4.5-inch display (just like the Lumia 920 and Lumia 925), a 1080p resolution, and a 14-megapixel camera. Additionally, a Lumia 1525 is mentioned, but without any specs. Previous rumors have also given the 1525 a 1440p resolution, plus a 25 or 30-megapixel camera. These reports also had the 1520V down as being powered by a Snapdragon 800 chip.
All the above Windows Phone devices could be accompanied – and potentially overshadowed by – the Nokia X, AKA the Normandy Android phone, which may launch to replace the Asha low and mid-range devices. We’ll find out more on February 24, when Nokia’s press conference begins at 8:30am Barcelona time.