Nokia already teasing the "next major launch" for later this year

Nokia already teasing the
The Nokia Lumia 1020 is barely out the door and Nokia is already teasing the "next major launch" that is planned for later this year. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop casually tossed in the phrase during the question and answer section after today's announcement of the 1020. The idea that there would be another Nokia device this year isn't anything surprising, but the idea that it would be a "major launch" is interesting. 

It's pretty common to expect two major releases per year from a mobile manufacturer. Regardless of the smaller releases, Samsung's major releases are the Galaxy S in the spring and the Galaxy Note in the fall. HTC has the One in the spring and the One mini in the fall. Even Google is expected to release the Nexus 7 this month, and the Nexus 5 and 10 refresh in the fall. So, it sounds like Nokia is going with the 1020 now, and another "major launch" in time for the holiday season.

The key of course is the word "major", which implies it won't be refreshes or variants on the 1020, like the Lumia 925 and 928 were compared to the 920. "Major" implies a flagship device worthy of a larger model number bump. Of course, implying something and actually delivering are two different things, so we'll have to wait and see what's to come from Nokia.

source: TechRadar

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33 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Hmm.....major launch? Must be the Nokia Lumia Tablet that many people have been waiting for.

15. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

It could also be an L1020 with 1080p screen resolution and quad core (S800 anyone?) CPU with Adreno 330 GPU. Timing would seem to mesh with WP released with support for the screen resolution and quad cores. An L1020 on VZW (L1028 model designation for VZW) with a 1080p screen plus S800 and Adreno 330 would definitely get me to add the L1028 as a back-up phone to my Note III.

16. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

In your dreams, nokia only use old and remnant technology lol, you will still get the S4 pro and adreno 225 and maybe 100MP camera to takes photos in creepy dark places, DOA too

23. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

That isn't Nokia's fault, it's Microsoft's fault. They are the ones who decide what the OS can and can't run on. The problem with Microsoft is that they think they can be like another company I am not allowed to name that comes out with incremental updates every year and still think that customers will buy their devices. It may have worked for that other company, but it sure as heck isn't working for Microsoft. If you think about it, that's one of the reasons Blackberry is not gaining any ground. Nokia is somewhat (although not really according to their quarterly reports that state they are still operating in the red) successful in selling WP8 devices because they are able to offer features that make up for the OS being such a downfall. For example, the Lumia 1020 offers such a great camera that you almost forget that it's still running on pretty much the same hardware as the Lumia 920 which was released in the fall of last year. It's especially evident that the OS is the problem when you look at other offerings from Samsung and HTC. You almost begin to question why they even offer WP8 devices in the first place. The competition between manufacturers that you would normally find in the Android realm is absent in the WP8 space because the OS is so locked down. The only way manufacturers can really set themselves apart is by either changing the camera specifications or the design of the device.

24. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Yes absolutely right dude we had seen leaked images of Nokia lumia phablet. So possibly refresh version of lumia 1020 the best flagship

25. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

http://media.t3.com/img/resized/no/xl_nokia%20eos.jpg Aluminium unibody, Quad Core, 1080p, 2GB RAM, Cool Features, and 41MP Camera pack in this phone i guess. the next Nokia Flasgship device will launch in Nokia World.

2. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

got to be the tablet the we heard rumors about.

5. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Hopefully and in time for the holidays! 7-8" Windows tablet is what I want.

3. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Yeah, we haven't seen anything leak about the 920 successor yet. Should be coming later this fall though.

4. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

It's got to be a 2500X1600p Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 breathing 10.1 inch Windows 8.1 monster from Nokia. Add to that some great Pureview Optics...

8. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

dude dont get your hopes high i dont see any monster coming from nokia as long as they are partner with ms

6. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

If nokia launch a tablet, it will came with windows RT or pro?

11. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Windows 8.

12. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Good for nokia, no one deserves the RT trash

7. Shaznek

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

It s likely they will release a new phone with a new version of Windows phone in the holiday

9. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

I BET it's going to be a 1025, they should've waited before releasing the L1020 since GDR3 will probably allow for 1080p display and newer processors. I'll probably just wait

10. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Nokia Aluminium Phablet? Newer design too? Either way I expect this company to be a rising star and make it's rightful way back up to the top again.

13. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Major lunch? Maybe its a series of LUMIA 900+ and 600+ and 820+ Lumia930? Or Lumia940?

14. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

1.5 ghz krait 225 gpu And 720p display No sd card slot Windows 8 This is already confirmed what else??

17. FanOfNone

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

i wish it's a NOKIA phablet with ~6' 1080p screen, with very little bezel, min 2GB RAM, S800 processor, WP 8.1( hoping microsoft doesn't mess up this as well), the very same or better camera as lumia 1020. and yeah of course, A HUGE BATTERY !

18. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

In your dreams....besides WP8 doesn't need s800

21. Leo_MC

Posts: 7157; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Neh, it should have 48 cores, at least 1 TB of RAM and 10 RAID SSDs with an atomic power plant and, off cource, 155,89" screen with 1 gazillion ppi. If not, I'll just get the revolutionary new Note with Android's Lag 2.0, upgradable to Lag+swear the effing shiny slippery plastic 1.0 and free voucher for an extra trailer to carry it arround. and I'll play angrybirds...!

22. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Dude the lag thing is getting old and is BS anyway also you won't be laughing about plastic when LG and Samsung put out flexible phones.....

26. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Nokia's also made flexible phone concepts. I suppose we can lay off the lag thing if you'll admit android is myspacey

28. Leo_MC

Posts: 7157; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

And, although the lag is getting old, Android still can't get rid of it. And Enterprise went boldly where no man had gone before; let us hold in our hands those phones with flexible displays and we'll talk about them, until then, Samsung is just a piece of shiny, ugly non-flexible, breakable plastic.

30. Dastrix unregistered

Of course the lag is getting old mate! It's just the fact that Android can never actually be lag free. Not until a long time from now. So it just gets older and older xD Still a looooonnngg way to go for NoLag Beta ver 0.0001 on Android! Dream on! I'm looking forward to it!

19. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Look at that w*nker Elop......I hate him! But on another kinder note....hope its a phablet! Nokia make great phones and should stick with phones Not tablets!

20. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Hmm may be a android powered phone?

27. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

No way, they will not bring any android powered device.

29. b1acktiger

Posts: 223; Member since: May 19, 2012

wow. New flagship on every 2 months ? Whats the point of buying L 1020 when the next big release is close ?

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