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

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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

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