Have a better look at Microsoft's canceled Lumia 2020 tablet


Microsoft, probably like many other companies, canceled quite a few hardware products over the years. After the Redmond acquired Nokia's mobile phone division, there was much excitement among Microsoft fans. Such a well-known smartphone brand backed by an equally solid name couldn't fail, right?

Unfortunately, these days Windows Phone doesn't mean much in terms of market share. Microsoft got rid of Nokia's smartphone business and canceled a few products while at it.

One of these projects that never saw the light of day, the Nokia Lumia 2020 was supposed to be a mini tablet with Windows RT. Although the slate was never launched on the market, the folks over at WindowsCentral got their hands on a working prototype and reviewed it.

Just like many Lumia smartphones launched by Microsoft, the Nokia tablet features a polycarbonate shell. It's packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB RAM and 32GB expandable storage.


The 8.3-inch LCD display would feature full HD (1080p) resolution, and, surprisingly, the Lumia 2020 came with an impressive 19-megapixel PureView camera on the back side. Connectivity-wise, the slate would feature micro USB and 3.5mm audio jack ports, as well microSD card slot and a SIM tray (since it comes with LTE support).

The only downsides highlighted by the reviewer are the 16:9 aspect ratio, lack of pen support and the fact that it runs Windows RT. All these could be avoided if HMD would launch another tablet, right?

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11 Comments

1. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 412; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

A smaller size and bezels would have been a surface phone. I feel like Microsoft could do so much if they stopped trying to dumb down Windows 10 example being Windows 10s. Just give us full Windows 10 in a compact size. So much potential in pocket pc.

2. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Damn I miss Lumia design so much, 920, 925, 930 and 1520 were some of the sexiest phones ever. I don't like to call a piece of technology "sexy" but nothing right now comes close to how sexy they were, HTC M7 and iPhone 5S were close but damn. Every phone now looks the same as others

3. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1560; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

It's because most copy Samsung or Apple.

4. mahima

Posts: 730; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

for me 925 and 830. Lumia line are such a unique and beautiful phone...i miss them

6. jojon

Posts: 433; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

i have both and still use the 830 which is now on W10, faultless, and the 10mp Pureview still takes better pics than most of todays flagship

9. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I have to admit althoough I'm iOS user I sometimes feel very tempted to buy a Lumia just to play with new system and I always liked the style of WP. From what i know most apps I use are available and I don't really use that much of them. Maybe I,ll try 830 as it's dirt cheap

11. jojon

Posts: 433; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

..i promise you will not be disappointed, while you're at it get a wireless charging kit and few different colour backs. It will come with 8.1 but upgrade it to W10. The Pureview cam will amaze, good luck.

5. jojon

Posts: 433; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

..i hear you

7. jojon

Posts: 433; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

i have both and still use the 830 which is now on W10, faultless, and the 10mp Pureview still takes better pics than most of todays flagship

8. abhinav.snsahu

Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 08, 2015

Microsoft screwed up when comes to phones. They had potential to make it a three horse race when Nokia joined them in 2011, Nokia while making hardware also used to make software improvements in Windows Phone to make it more useful a job that should have done by Microsoft.

10. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

While on the "lightweight" tablet topic, why did Microsoft stop releasing new versions of the regular Surface series? I don't need ultrabook performance on a tablet but, I'd really like a better performing (and even lighter) replacement for my Surface 3.

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