It’s not much of a secret anymore that Nokia has a number of tricks up its sleeve, which will all get uncovered come October 22, but even with a certified rumor bonanza going on, guessing the exact line-up of the Abu Dhabi event was not easy.
Emphasis on “was”, as leaker extraordinaire @evleaks has spilled the beans once again, tweeting the names of each and every device bound to see daylight in three weeks. And while Evan Blass cautiously calls this his “prediction”, the chances of him getting it wrong seem astronomical.
The first two gadgets and the ones that should bathe in the spotlight the most are no surprises, being rumored, tipped and speculated on day in and day out for the past… what is it now, year, decade, century? Anyhoo, without further adieu, they are the Lumia 2520 (aka Windows RT-based Sirius tablet) and 1520 (aka Bandit, aka Beastie).
Moving on, we come across the first somewhat unpredictable device on the list, reportedly set to be called Lumia 525 and codenamed “Glee”. According to another infamous Windows-focused tipster, Tom Warren of The Verge, this little guy will be a “low-end Lumia focused on music”, meaning it will aggressively promote the Nokia Music app and come bundled with a pair of earphones.
Though this is literally the first time we’re hearing about the Lumia 525, the handheld is as transparent as glass already, making an early benchmarking round over at GFX Bench as the RM-997. Aside from the Windows Phone running, the test confirms there’s a dual-core CPU beneath 525’s hood, paired with an Adreno 305 GPU, and the display sports a 480 x 800 pixels resolution.
Sounds familiar? That’s because the Lumia 520, the most successful Windows smartphone to date, packs the same exact specs.
But let’s turn our attention to a trio of even more modest Nokia gizmos tipped to land on October 22, namely the Asha 500, 502 and 503. As their names suggest, these are variations of the already existing Asha 501, two of which have had their press shots leaked to the press recently.
No words on what exactly will differentiate the four Asha phones, but that’s probably for the best. We wouldn’t want everything to be made clear and set in stone so early now, would we?