Looking to strike while the iron is hot, Nokia is apparently working on a low-end, low-cost 4.5-inch smartphone, which could be viewed as the true heir to Lumia 520’s budget-conscious throne.
After months of speculation, seemingly unintentional confirmations, vaguer and more thorough spills of information, Nokia’s Lumia 525 has moments ago become official as a minor but meaningful Lumia 520 upgrade.
Nokia Lumia 525 fully detailed ahead of formal intro: 4-inch screen, 1 GB RAM, Guru headset in the box
Even with the highly anticipated Lumia 1320, 1520 and 2520 going official a couple of weeks ago, there’s no shortage of speculation concerning upcoming Nokia devices. In fact, we’re facing a genuine rumor overload… again, this time starring the Lumia 525, 929 and “Illusionist”.
While last week’s Nokia World press event was certainly action-packed, with a new Lumia smartphone duo, the first ever Lumia tab and a trio of basic Asha handhelds seeing daylight, the Finns didn’t put all the cards on the table and kept an ace or two up their sleeves.
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.
The Amber update for Nokia Lumia devices has been ready to go for quite some time but hasn’t seen a release yet. That could change by the end of this month though, if rumors are to be believed.
A new report by AdDuplex cites that the budget Nokia Lumia 520, which also happens to be the cheapest Windows Phone 8 offering, is in fact the most popular device running Microsoft’s WP8 mobile OS.