Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet arrives to rival Surface 2 with record bright 1080p display and LTE

Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet arrives to rival Surface 2 with record bright 1080p display and LTE
Microsoft's Surface tablets aren't getting 4G connectivity at least until early next year, but Nokia is already out with an LTE-wielding Windows RT slate. The Lumia 2520 is Nokia's first modern tablet, and just so happens it runs Microsoft's new touch-centric OS for mobile devices with ARM-based processors.

Yep, the Lumia 2520 is powered by a 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800, which is as powerful as a mobile chipsets go these days, flaunting an Adreno 330 graphics processor that feeds into the 10.1" 1080x1920 pixels AH-IPS record for a tablet 650 nits brightness and sub-6% reflectivity display, meaning excellent sunlight visibility. The slate also offers 2 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded via the microSD slot. 

We get the same top 6.7 MP rear camera with Zeiss lens and wide f/1.9 aperture we know from the Lumia 720, as well as a 2 MP front-facing shooter, plus a hearty 8000 mAh battery that is good for up to 10 hours, the main advantage of RT-laden tablets. The nice camera on the back gets some exclusive software, too, like the Video Director editing application, which also takes advantage of the large tablet display.

The design is typical Nokia Lumia line, with thin polycarbonate housing that will be available in red, cyan, glossy white and mate black colors, and the housing is very compact at 267 x 168 x 8.9 mm with 615g of weight. The LTE connectivity allows for up to 150Mbps download speeds, if your carrier can supply those, but we also have the boatload of radios - Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS and even NFC thrown in, so compatibility with Nokia's Near Field communication accessories is guaranteed.

Nokia has also developed an ingenious keyboard cover accessory with two full-size USB ports, too, called Power Keyboard - "a unique wraparound cover that includes a fully functional keypad and gesture trackpad, which also provides five hours of extra battery life". The keyboard folio hints that Nokia might be competing with Microsoft's Surface 2 tablet directly, but since they will soon be one company, nothing wrong with that.

Pricing, release date and availability? It is expected to cost about $500 and arrive on the market next month, in time for the holiday shopping rush. Since we get LTE connectivity, you can bet this will appear on US carriers' shelves, so you'd soon have a chance to play with Nokia's first contemporary tablet yourself and gauge where Microsoft's Surface line might be heading in the future.


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Lumia 2520
  • Display 10.1" 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 6.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 8000 mAh

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18 Comments

1. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Windows RT is a big let down for such a great device.

2. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I'd take this over the new iPad any time of the day

15. rantao333

Posts: 345; Member since: May 21, 2013

not only ipad, take this over any android tablets too

3. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I still prefer the ipad when it came to tablet..but this nokia tab is noy but anyway..

6. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

we dont really care

18. ZeroCide

Posts: 809; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Even though it is RT is it still far berrter thsn iOS

4. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Now that is a great design. Just needs to be less glossy and bright, otherwise a very sexy tablet.

5. SingDaFire

Posts: 74; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

Gonna get this for sure..

12. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

you do know its an Windows RT??

17. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

And???? iOS on ipad is the tablet os companion to mac os lik rt is to full blown windows

7. adit38

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 02, 2013

anyone know if this 2520 can run winedt (tex editor) that run in windows 7?? i usually use winedt to write my paper (on my win7 laptop)

13. sennarose88

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 18, 2009

It's Windows RT, it won't run any third party desktop apps so forget it.

8. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

needs more quality app like iOS and wide range support app like Android

9. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Too bad RT

10. abhinav.sahu

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 18, 2013

RT? sorry but it will be a flop..

11. funchumm1206

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

If it was Windows pro 8.1 Ill buy it

14. sennarose88

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 18, 2009

Windows RT just need matured and actually useful productivity apps to success, but in the meantime it's still a trash OS inside a great hardware.

16. toyboyz

Posts: 231; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

Look at that huge bezel! No thanks:(

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