Nokia may announce new Lumia 1820 flagship, Windows Phone 8.1-based smartphone series at MWC

Nokia may announce new Lumia 1820 flagship, Windows Phone 8.1-based smartphone series at MWC
Nokia is rumored to announce a family of Windows Phone 8.1-running smartphones at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the end of February, according to Taiwan’s supply chain insider DigiTimes. The new Nokia Windows Phone 8.1 phones will allegedly target both the high and entry-level.

The Nokia Lumia 1820 is the handset that is said to head the lineup, as it is expected to run on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 system chip, feature a 5.2-inch 1440 x 2560 pixel (QHD) display, and sport a gigantic 3400mAh battery. These are specs that sound like a fantasy for the Windows Phone platform that currently only supports 1080p displays (as of Update 3), but keep in mind that Microsoft is expected to bring the hugely improved Windows Phone 8.1 around April 2nd. Hopes are that the new Windows Phone 8.1 will introduce a unified notification center, a new ‘Cortana’ voice assistant, and more. It should also enable support for QHD displays in order for this rumored Lumia 1820 to materialize.

Nokia is also said to be preparing the Lumia 1520V for an official unveiling at MWC. The Lumia 1520V is a variation of the 1520 model, and it is said to feature a smaller, 4.45” display and a 14-megapixel camera.

The last smartphone Nokia is said to be bringing to MWC is the 6-inch Lumia 1525, according to DigiTimes.

We have also been hearing about the entry-level Android-based Nokia smartphone, the rumored ‘Normandy’. It’s still up for debate whether or not it’s real, but if it is, MWC seems like a good place for Nokia to show it as well.

Nokia reached record Lumia Windows Phone smartphone sales in Q3 2013, but in the traditionally busy Holiday quarter, sales disappointed and actually dropped down to 8.2 million units.

source: DigiTimes

FEATURED VIDEO

31 Comments

1. Diego!

Posts: 854; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I was going to get Nokia Lumia 1520, but now I shall wait for 1820 :D :D :D I hope it will be still a Nokia Lumia device and not a Microsoft Lumia though :(

8. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Why does the name matter? Or are you worried about that indicating some other substantive change?

20. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

It will be nokia lumia for sure. Because it will made by Nokia workers.

28. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

All future Lumias will be made by Nokia workers as Microsoft kept on all 32,000 Nokia employee's.

2. Sonny_09

Posts: 49; Member since: May 24, 2013

I secretly hope for a Snapdragon 805 variant of 1020. No thanks bout qHD though, I'm still haven't get bored with fHD. :D

5. TheCynicalTechie

Posts: 78; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

qHD (Quarter HD) is different than QHD (Quad HD).....

10. Sonny_09

Posts: 49; Member since: May 24, 2013

Oh really? my mistake then. Never really into the resolution stuff. :)

3. aranauser

Posts: 58; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

April 2nd? Because April 1st was too mainstream? Hmmm.okay

30. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

No. Microsoft just extended the April Fools Day party until the next day. :D

4. Vanster

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

or this just april mop

6. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

So your link for Q4 2013 results redirected me to Q4 2012 results and I was confused as hell as to why everyone was talking about 920.

7. papss unregistered

Nice.. This is what I'm expecting from M$/Nokia!! I am ecstatic about what the new update will bring and can't wait for my 1520 to get the update.

9. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

its bit confusing now as will nokia will announce handsets running WP8.1 in feb before Microsoft announces in April? as Microsoft have bought Nokia they should announce phone and os together at an event.

22. freebee269

Posts: 541; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

It could be that the announcement is in February but the actual release is in April. That coincides with how they've operated in the past.

11. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

If the 1820 comes with a 5'+ screen, and 41mp cam ,I'm in :-D

12. lucid.brat unregistered

Jst waiting for 1820 bt plz nokia don't make camera slow this time like 1020

21. freebee269

Posts: 541; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

It's not the camera that's slow, it's the processing power to process pictures of that size that's slow. With a snapdragon 800 or better there won't be that delay when taking a picture. Like how the lumia 1520 is.

13. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

can't wait for this beast :D

14. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Microsoft's Windows phone 8.1 operating system marks the beginning of Microsoft doing it's best thing and that is make good software. Microsoft no longer has the stigma of making smart phones and tablets that use second rated components. Microsoft devices will rapidly match the software features other smart phone and Tablet Manufacturers have in their devices.

15. Classique

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

I want a 1020 with a snapdragon 805 and little more ram is that too much to ask for?

16. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I seriously Hope that Microsoft makes 2 Android smart phones when it takes over Nokia one would be based on the Nokia Lumia 525 with the addition of a front facing camera,and the other would be based on the Nokia Lumia 920 or 1020.with MS Office installed. These smart phones will help Microsoft make rapid mobile sales profits plus Microsoft will still have it's new Windows phone 8.1 OS on it's best hardware the 1520, 1820 and on the Verizon "ICON". I think we wont see the "ICON" on Verizon until after the launch of windows phone 8.1

17. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 246; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

I would love to see the successor to the 1020. Faster processor with expandable storage, so I can store all those fantastic photos from the outstanding camera. I am a Samsung lover, but I would love a secondary device to be an unlocked 1020 successor.

18. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

how mega pixel in 1820 plz

27. ibrahem7731

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 17, 2013

1820 with 41 MP because its based on the successor 1020

19. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

yay. QHD Nokia.

23. Jehovah

Posts: 69; Member since: Jun 25, 2013

Much is being said about the display and SoC of the 1820, but worries me, that at this moment, the camera is not the main talking point of the eventual 1020 successor. I remember the dilemma I had over the N8/Lumia 800 and N808/Lumia 920 succession... I wanted the Lumia 800 and the Lumia 920, but the acquisition was much delayed by the fact that their symbian brothers had better cameras. I wish the the Lumia 1820 is a better cameraphone than the 1020, not just a better phone.

24. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I'll trade my 925 for an 1820, if it isn't an AT&T exclusive.

25. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Waiting for the Lumia 1820, i'm sure it will be awesome, but i'm not sure if Windows Phone 8.1 is going to keep me using Windows Phone itself :D, Microsoft had more than a year to make it and i hope it will be awesome, if not then i'm moving to another OS, not sure if it will be iOS or Android, but i'm leaning towards iOS for the first time because they will release a larger screened iPhone this year, i hope there will be a 5.2-5.5 inch variant, 4.7-4.8 is just too small. And they always got the updates, unlike Android wich you have to wait for for months.

26. ibrahem7731

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 17, 2013

I don't think that it will come out in MWC I think the 1820 in march and 1525 in September just like the 1020 and 1520 and I also think that it will come with 2K display not QHD

29. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Okay, the specs on this just sound fishy. I am excited for them to be true, but it just sounds like too huge of a jump for my favorite OS. On top of which, if they are even HALF right, this thing will be priced way out of the Earth's atmosphere. I am willing to pay for what I want, and the 5.2" display running WP 8.1 is enough to get my attention. But add in a L1020 successor-style camera and a double-secret-probation style Hi Def screen, and this is a second morgage expense here.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.