Nokia Lumia 1820 phone and 8-inch Lumia 2020 tablet rumoured for MWC 2014
Nokia will launch a new flagship smartphone and a second, smaller Windows 8 tablet at Mobile World Congress in February of next year, according to a tipster.
The Finnish company has been on something of a spree this year, launching a huge range of new Windows Phones ranging from the compact and basic Lumia 520 up to the gigantic Lumia 1520, as well as its first ever Windows tablet, the Lumia 2520. It doesn’t look as though development is going to stop anytime soon though, with reports of a Lumia 1820 phone and a Lumia 2020 tablet coming through this week.
Somebody out there claiming to have knowledge of Nokia’s two new devices contacted NokiaPowerUser to share some news, suggesting that the Lumia 1820 will be a metal phone and that the Lumia 2020 will be a smaller, 8-inch Windows RT 8.1 tablet.
The tipster shared little about the phone, merely mentioning a Lytro-like camera. Lytro is a unique camera which allows the user to shoot pictures and then edit to choose to focus point later on, so Nokia could be developing a new ‘Lens’ app for use in conjunction with its impressive PureView cameras.
On the subject of the mysterious Lumia 2020 tablet, we’re told it will be an 8-inch model with a sharper Full HD display than its bigger brother, the Lumia 2520. Furthermore, the tipster also believes Nokia will put a faster processor in the smaller tablet. Given that the Lumia 2520 rocks the fastest chip on the market right now – the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 at 2.3GHz – we’re doubtful of this, unless of course Qualcomm or another chip maker has something up its sleeve.
Nokia has developed a habit of launching big new devices at the annual MWC event in Barcelona, so we’re certainly expecting to see something from them early next year. Earlier this year we saw the Lumia 520 and 720 launched at MWC, so we’re expecting more Lumia at next year’s event.