Nokia Lumia 1520V to launch as Lumia 930, no full HD display after all

Nokia Lumia 1520V to launch as Lumia 930, no full HD display after allWe must admit we quite like the sound of the Nokia Lumia 1520V, which supposedly will keep most of the massive Lumia 1520's strengths but with a far smaller 4.3in display.

Now some fresh details have emerged from the same WPBar over in China, along with a far better image, but sadly it's not all good news: apparently it won't come with a full HD display after all.

It's not a massive surprise, to be fair: sticking with the same 1080p resolution as the 6in Lumia 1520 would have delivered a massive 512ppi pixel density – a bit far fetched for a supposed 'Mini' variant.

Instead, we're now told the Lumia 1520V will have a slightly larger 4.45in display, but with a resolution of 768 x 1280 instead. What it will still have is the full three columns of Live Tiles like on the full-sized Lumia 1520.

The other major difference is that the battery will be a 2370mAh unit and not a 3000mAh cell as we originally repoted. We're still none the wiser about the processor inside, but last week's story spoke of 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a 14MP PureView camera.

A pair of new photos supposedly of the Lumia 1520V have emerged too, though neither is particularly clear. In one we see the new Nokia sat alongside an Apple iPhone, which at least gives a sense of its overall size.

As for the name, a tipster on Twitter says the Lumia 1520V will launch as the Lumia 930, which seems fairly plausible. The 'V' in the name is supposedly short for Viisi, the Finnish word for five. As for why, we haven't a clue.

Via WMPowerUser

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 28, 2014 at 10:29

That is hardly a problem.
Pixel density isn't all that makes a great viewing experience.
The N9 still has one of the best screens ever. In MY opinion. And that is the whole point.
I can't stand to look at Touchwiz and Samsung's oversaturation orgies. So what? Hundreds of millions of people disagree. I don't think WP (still) struggles because of screen resolution...

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 3, 2014 at 14:13

Just spotted this old piece. Totally happened, didn't it? :p

The rumour mill. Gotta love it.

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