If Nokia is sending out dummy models to retailers, it could mean that we will see the phone launched on February 5th. Master leaker evleaks recently tweeted that the phone would launch on either February 5th or March 5th. In addition, part of the User's Guide for the handset was leaked as well.
What makes the Nokia Lumia Icon so important is that it offers specs equal to those of a top-shelf Android model. And while the same specs are featured on the Nokia Lumia 1520, the latter has a 6 inch screen as opposed to the 5 inch glass on the Lumia Icon. That makes the unannounced model more mainstream than the phablet, and will give us the first chance to see how well a high-end Windows Phone handset can do when on a level-playing field against rival Android units. We're talking 1080 x 1920 resolution on the aforementioned 5 inch glass, quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage.
The Nokia Lumia Icon is a Verizon exclusive and is expected to be offered for $199.99 with a signed two-year contract.
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source: Reddit, @evleaks via NokiaPowerUser (1), (2)