Nokia Icon dummy model mistakenly goes public at a Fry's; phone could launch as soon as February 5th

Nokia Icon dummy model mistakenly goes public at a Fry's; phone could launch as soon as February 5th
It looks like there might have been a screw-up at a Fry's retail location in San Marcos. A dummy model of the long awaited Nokia Lumia Icon made it to the table of Verizon phones, mistakenly taking up the spot where the Nokia Lumia 928 should have been. How do we know that it is not the Nokia Lumia 928? Because the back of the phone reveals a 20MP (PureView) camera and the front shows off the three columns of Live Tiles.

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.


Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: Reddit, @evleaks via NokiaPowerUser (1), (2)

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Lumia Icon
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2420 mAh(16.4h 3G talk time)

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32 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The white one looks sexy.

5. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

since when do nokia phones look sexy? bulky as hell

6. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

It's question of taste. Some people find Lumias toyish because of colours and oversimplistic design, some on the other hand think that they look awesome. I think that they look ok, though 520, 620, 625 look bit too simple and bulky to me.

11. Amir1 unregistered

not more then ok, nothing premium screams of it. the only companies that really produce premium feel are sony, apple and htc (only cause of htc one).

14. Hyperreal

Posts: 360; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

not only htc one. htc had always great quality products. look at htc hd2, htc one s, x + and many other with solid plastic/metal design. btw i think this Nokia is not bulky. its the windows phone stupid home screen design with black bezels around the tiles, what makes it look bulky.

32. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

lumia 925 -_- !!

16. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

It's Finnish design: as simple as it can be.

20. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I must be the typical dumb American, not knowing geography well enough to know Cupertino is a Finnish city. I did love the original Lumia, though, the iPod Nano.

22. papss unregistered

Since the l900 they have been sexy..

25. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Lumia phones are among if not the best looking family of Phones. Lumia 925 was arguably the best looking smartphone of the last year its even sexier than HTC one, search for Videos showing comparison.

33. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 2012

it's just the verizon versions. i think the other lumia's look great verizon for some reason seems to strip out everything that makes nokia phones awesome and instead produce boring black bricks i've seen developer reference platforms with more character than the 928/9

34. bakarock

Posts: 57; Member since: Aug 29, 2013

AND THE PRICE IS PREMIUM TOO... LOL moto g vs red rice?

2. christophersalse

Posts: 99; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

If the 1525 or 1820 don't come to Verizon or T-mobile I might just pick this up. I want to get Nokia, Apple, and Samsung this year.

3. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Huh, you can only stare at the tiles in the actual OS too. With hardware like this, Nokia would have wiped the competition off the face of the Earth IF it had been running some other OS.

4. Doakie

Posts: 2465; Member since: May 06, 2009

Seriously. With Windows Phone on there it seems like a total waste of nice hardware. Any Windows Phone above the Lumia 520 doesn't really matter. They're all the same besides the rear shooter, and screen size bump. Processor and RAM quantity doesn't change WP at all. So anything more expensive than the 520 at $59.99 off contract is a total waste. If this phone was running Android I'd be perking up though.

9. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

This phone screams for Android Kitkat and it deserves it.

12. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Why ruin excellent phone with Android terrible lag OS?? No thanks!

15. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

I said Kitkat, not Cupcake or Eclair.

30. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Still not as smooth as WP.

17. buccob

Posts: 2949; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Can you show me a link to a video demonstrating a recent Nexus (4, 5, current 7, 10) lagging? The OS is not the problem. The skins most of the time are the lag reasons. And whether you like it or not, Android is the most powerful and flexible mobile OS out there.

19. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Yes! Youtube full of videos like this, examples: Nexus 4 - Android LagFix APP - Review - Live Test - HD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfqZBU09ohI You need to run this app every day to fix the lag. Nexus 5 youtube videos lagginghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCIgCP0gg1g The best selling Android phone Galaxy S4 Lag Fix Makes it 10 Times Fasterhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeKoJfuiy_Y Take your free and flexible OS, I will take WP8 OS any day.

21. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

WP can cost you more data than Android and less Apps.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BZGcndfF_c

23. papss unregistered

Right ... Because you get so much more from low to high end on android.. Welcome to 2004 MySpace with android... It looks about as generic as any OS could be especially the super ugly 4.4

26. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Generic?! It's Android, so if you hate it, you can change it to look like WP. And boring, well at least it's better than one-colored squares without wallpaper options.

31. papss unregistered

Your opinion isn't mine pal. I had a WP launcher on my android and wasn't at all like WP..

24. hulk_14

Posts: 72; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

Why are you so dumb? Your life is total waste of oxygen. Yes, specs does matter.

29. CEMIII

Posts: 110; Member since: Jun 26, 2013

What a dumb ass comment. Android & Apple os's haven't really changed in years their boring & less integrated than WP. Kit-Kat, Ice Cream, 4S, 5S. It's the hardware & camera. The apps level out some are good some aren't.

27. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

I can tell you guys hating have never used a Windows Phone, WP redefined the smartphone , Android and iOS is copying WP tiled based , flat UI. Go look at videos on Youtube showing comparisons between the OS. You always find people who don't use something is first to criticize.

10. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

"How do we know that it is not the Nokia Lumia 928? Because the back of the phone reveals a 20MP (PureView) camera and the front shows off the three columns of Live Tiles." And people say all samsung phones are same looking...And they hate samsung for them...

13. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

I would rather choose 1520 v

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