Last year, Nokia managed to compete with the likes of Samsung and Apple with its flagship device Lumia 1520. It was a great year for the Finnish company and they are all set to do the same this year too with not only one but two flagship devices. One of these flagship devices is expected to be the Lumia 1820. We have gathered all the rumors, speculations and leaked images here for those who are waiting for the next Nokia flagship device. These flagship devices are expected to be unveiled this month at the Mobile World Congress 2014 so we don’t have to wait for long to confirm these rumored Lumia 1820 specs and leaked images.
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Design & Specs
The leaked Lumia 1820 images don’t reveal much design details. It just gives us a front look of the upcoming flagship device. Rumors from different sources suggest that the phone will appear with a sport metal unibody design. However, if the leaked Lumia 1820 specs are true, it’s going to be the most powerful Windows 8 based smartphone. The flagship device will be the leading smartphone of its lineup and will be packed with the latest Qualcomm chip, Snapdragon 805. The previous chip, Snapdragon 800 is currently popular because of its battery-friendly-performance and we are expecting to see the same in the upcoming chip from Qualcomm. This latest chip will be helped by 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal memory.
The new 805 chip can show what Windows 8.1 is capable of with its amazing performance. This chip supports showing Ultra HD resolution and shows performance of up to 2.5GHz quad-core processor. If you are a regular mobile gamer, you can expect to play high quality games without noticing any lag in the upcoming flagship device.
The Windows app store is currently not filled with enough apps to test this amazing processor but we can expect to see the app store competing with Google Play Store and iOS App Store this year. The Finnish tech giant is expected to launch the Lumia 1525 phablet with the Lumia 1820 featuring the same Snapdragon processor and the same operating system.
Rumors from another new source called NextLeaks suggest that the upcoming smartphone will feature a big 5.2-inch screen with 2048×1080 resolution display like most of the other anticipated devices. However, if you like bigger screens, you can go for the second device, the Lumia 1525. Both the devices will be launched at the same time with same operating system.
The Lumia 1820 is the first one in its lineup so we don’t know much about the design. But it is expected to be more slim than the Lumia 928 and follow Lumia 925’s design.
Nokia is popular for their amazing mobile cameras and we are expecting nothing less from their upcoming flagship device. The device is expected to pack a Lytro-like camera with Xenon flash which allows user to retouch and refocus images even after capturing directly without using any image editor. It’s a great feature for those who love to edit their picture instantly after capturing it.
However, the 1525 phablet won’t feature the same camera as its being packed with a big 25 or 30-megapixel rear camera. These are the only features we have learned so far via rumors about the upcoming smartphone.
Operating System & Release Date
According to the rumor mill, the upcoming flagship device and the Lumia 1525 both will feature Windows 8.1 out-of-the-box. It’s true that Windows Phone is still not polished enough to compete with Android and iOS but the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 OS is expected to be filled with all the needed features. One of the most interesting features we have heard in a rumor so far is its Siri-like personal assistant called “Cortona”.
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We saw a glimpse of that personal assistant on the leaked screenshot but it’s not much. The latest Windows Phone 8.1 will also feature a notification center where you will get all your notifications in one place. This feature was already available in Android and iOS and was much needed in Windows mobile OS.
Other important features that are being added in the upcoming OS are VPN support and different volume control for different alerts (it will work differently in different devices). Another attractive feature of this OS is Kids Corner feature which makes sure any change made after that mode is enabled doesn’t work.
The Finnish company has already teased an announcement recently about their upcoming Windows Phone in a small YouTube video. It doesn’t reveal much about the upcoming phone but it was posted in Nokia’s US based YouTube account so maybe the teaser was about a Verizon Lumia device.
However, there were rumors about Nokia unveiling two devices at the upcoming MWC 2014 so we are expecting to see both the Lumia 1820 and the phablet 1520 there.
That’s all we have got about the upcoming Nokia flagship device so far. Once we get to know more about the device officially, we will let you know!