Nokia Lumia 1820, Samsung Galaxy S5 mini and Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom confirmed by case maker

Nokia Lumia 1820, Samsung Galaxy S5 mini and Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom confirmed by case maker
Because case manufacturers need their products to snugly fit a phone or tablet, these companies are often fed information about an upcoming handset well before the device is unveiled. And that can lead to a treasure trove of information about unannounced models. For example, French case manufacturer Noreve has let the cat out of the bag for three devices, the Nokia Lumia 1820, the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini and the Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom.

All three have been the subject of previous speculation. Rumored to be Nokia's biggest launch ever, the Nokia Lumia 1820 is a flagship device with its 5.2 inch screen, 2K resolution, and a quad-core Snapdragon 805 CPU under the hood. The phone will feature 3GB of RAM with 32GB of native storage and a 3400mAh battery.  A Lytro-type camera will be on the back, which means that the focal point of pictures can be changed after they are snapped, and a Xenon flash is included. Not bad, right?

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom is expected to offer a 4.8 inch screen and a 20MP snapper. The camera-centric phone will be driven by a quad-core 1.6GHz CPU and will offer 2GB of RAM with Android 4.4.2 installed. This year's model should be more svelte than the unwieldy looking Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. As for the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini, not much is known.

Noreve has put up a registration page for each case. If you plan on buying any of the three models and will need a case, you might want to leave your email address so that you can be informed when the case maker will be accepting pre-orders for them. Don't get too excited as the case manufacturer obviously put up three place holders for now.


source: Noreve (1), (2), (3), Btekt via GSMArena

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41 Comments

1. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

Will S5 mini be the same as Z1 mini? hmmm...

3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

No. It will be the same as original S4

6. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

Really? well hope its true.

8. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Nah I was joking. Just thought that it would be specs wise much weaker than S5, so maybe it could be about the same as S4, with little bit smaller screen? Just maybe.

10. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

Well judging by their history with the S4 mini it would surely be impossible. But who knows, Sony made that risky move so maybe Sammy would try it too.

11. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I think Samsung will stick to their game and keep S5 Mini specs like they have been doing wo S4 Mini.... relatively to what S5 was to S4 specwise. Bump a little screen res, same Ram, bump camera... and maybe a bit bigger display... My guess: 4.3~4.5" 720p Screen. 1.5GB Ram, 13MP camera And I think this would be enough to actually compete with Z1 Compact and iPhone 5s (maybe even the next 4.7" iPhone)

14. wildhammer

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 16, 2014

Hope they price it right too....

15. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

I think your guess is right. The screen would definitely be at that range. But I doubt it could match Z1 Compact and Iphone 5s in power. Samsung is now meddling on their hexa-core chipset and they say it would be used on their mid to upper mid range phones and I guess they would use hexa-core on S5 mini.

19. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Yes I know that, but is there reeaaally a big difference on current processors when it comes to the average user and to the average usage? When I get the change (and money) I will get the Z1 compact (or succesor) BUT that is because I basically exploit my smartphones... But the average iPhone 5s user can get a similar experience in fluidity, speed, responsiveness, from a mid-high range Android today... (I am not talking about benchmarks)... My point is that if the S5 Mini is priced at around $450... it would definitely hurt people considering the iPhone but not having over $600 to burn...

24. wildhammer

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 16, 2014

I dont think it will be as good as the z1 compact.... Bt better than a mid ranger

39. GamasK

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

I think the s5 mini is going to hava similar spec as s5 zoom except for the camera

25. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

1820 woohoo. Another phablet from Nokia. Beast.

27. wildhammer

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 16, 2014

Yea i hope the 1520v is true too..

30. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Maybe 1520v is 930. Who knows.

32. pepeo

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

if the leaked G750 is the GS5 mini, then i think they will release it with the same specs of the S5. it was powered by a S800 and with a 1280x720 res screen probably to compete wit z1 compact or maybe it will be a mix of s5 with s4, like s5 chipset and s4 camera module who knows

2. Diego!

Posts: 876; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Nokia Lumia 1820 FTW!!!! :D

4. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Another WP camera-centric, another bad move.

16. papss unregistered

Not at all.. It will be a beast.. Nice try

18. alex88ucv

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 05, 2014

5.2 inch screen, 2K resolution, and a quad-core Snapdragon 805 CPU,3GB of RAM with 32GB of native storage and a 3400mAh battery and a lytro camera...and yet you say it is a camera centric phone..man if these rumors are true it will be the best smartphone in the history of smartphones!!!the best all round smartphone in the world..not to mention that wp 8,1 sounds just great

22. blattlaus

Posts: 75; Member since: Dec 12, 2010

2K, 805 CPU, 3GB, 3400MaH- It might have a great camera, but all the HW specs are top notch, not just the camera.

5. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

My pupils dilated when it saw 1820 in the title.

7. lucid.brat unregistered

Eagrly waiting for Lumia 1820:)

9. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

If only Nokia would make an Android phone combined with its monster camera from their Lumia series. That would surely get them back to their former glory days.

13. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

*crickets*

17. papss unregistered

If only fandroids would stop with this nonsense

20. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

And of course that's not going to happen because Microsoft won't allow it.

28. papss unregistered

Thank god

36. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Sounds good to me.

12. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

I must be living under a rock and I'm a huge WP fan. Today is the first time I've heard of this 1820. Bring it on Nokia! Come on April 2nd!

21. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

Wtf... If the rumors are true then MS' WP has some serious catching up to do to nokia's hardware.

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