If you follow the world of smartphones, you hear a lot about Samsung and Apple on a daily basis – Nokia not so much. That doesn’t mean the company doesn’t still have a few tricks up its sleeves, and today they sent out invites for their MWC event coming up on February 24.
Mobile World Congress is creeping closer, and all the players in the mobile game are gearing up unveil a bevy of new devices. Nokia is no exception. While their invitation only shows a picture of a tree, most people except them to show off several new devices – four to be exact with the Lumia 1520V, 1525, and 1820. There’s also that mysterious device named “Normandy” we’ve been hearing about for months…
First up, we’ve got the Lumia 1525 on which little is known aside from the fact it’s thought to be a phablet somewhere in the 6-inch range. On the other hand, we’ve heard plenty on the Lumia 1520V. The 1520V is said to be a 4.3-inch device with a 1080p display, a Snapdragon 800, 32GB of storage, a 14MP shooter, and 2GB of RAM. The smartphone is believed to run Windows 8.1.
While the diminutive Lumia 1520V is nothing to sneeze at, the Lumia 1820 appears to be their top tier device. The Lumia 1820 is expected to have a 5.2-inch display with 2k resolution, and if that isn’t impressive enough, you may want to consider the Snapdragon 805 and 3GB of Ram under the hood to go along with a top of the line camera.
Last, but certainly not least, is the Nokia Normandy. We’ve seen leaks, rumors, and even got some UI screens courtesy of @evleaks. Little else is known about the device expect that it’s expected to run a forked version of Android 4.4.1 (think Kindle Fire) and that it will be a device aimed at consumers on a budget.
Mobile World Congress may still be weeks away, but that’s not going to stop the old rumor mill from churning. Only an EMP would do that, and only temporarily. We knew Nokia had something planned for MWC, and now we have a date for the event. It won’t be long until Nokia unveils its new lineup of devices in Barcelona next month, and we’ll be right here to give you the lowdown once they do.
Adam is a tech aficionado that enjoys gadgets, Game of Thrones, and all things Android.