Nokia Icon dummy model mistakenly goes public at a Fry's; phone could launch as soon as February 5th
posted by Alan F. / Jan 26, 2014, 2:18 AM
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)
- 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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The white one looks sexy.
posted on Jan 26, 2014, 2:21 AM 11
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since when do nokia phones look sexy? bulky as hell
posted on Jan 26, 2014, 3:56 AM 6
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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.
posted on Jan 26, 2014, 4:11 AM 0
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.
posted on Jan 26, 2014, 5:49 AM 2
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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.
posted on Jan 26, 2014, 11:15 AM 2
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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
posted on Jan 26, 2014, 8:18 PM 0
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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.
posted on Jan 26, 2014, 2:57 AM 9
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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.
posted on Jan 26, 2014, 3:43 AM 6
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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.
posted on Jan 26, 2014, 6:40 AM 3
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Yes! Youtube full of videos like this, examples: Nexus 4 - Android LagFix APP - Review - Live Test - HD https://www.youtube.com/watch?
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.
posted on Jan 26, 2014, 7:56 AM 1
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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.
posted on Jan 26, 2014, 2:57 PM 0
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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.
posted on Jan 26, 2014, 11:23 AM 1
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"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...
posted on Jan 26, 2014, 4:56 AM 1
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