Snapdragon 805-equipped Nokia Lumia 1820 again tipped for MWC 2014 reveal

Snapdragon 805-equipped Nokia Lumia 1820 again tipped for MWC 2014 reveal

We missed this through the week but it's certainly worth catching up on: a second source has emerged claiming that Nokia is lining up a new Windows Phone flagship called the Lumia 1820 with some pretty special credentials.

Admittedly, that second source is the sometimes misguided DigiTimes, but considering the original claims came from Twitter newbie @NextLeaks, we're willing to lend an ear.

The two headline claims from the original tweet are repeated by DigiTimes: that the Lumia 1820 will boast a brand new Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor, and a beyond-full HD 5.2in display.

Well, we're taking it that way anyway: DigiTimes actually mentions a qHD display, in other words a resolution of 960 x 540, but given the rest of the spec that's extremely unlikely and should probably read QHD or Quad HD – in other words, 2560 x 1440, a resolution supported by the Snapdragon 805.

That aside, DigiTimes also speaks of a 3400mAh battery and Windows Phone 8.1, but doesn't have anything to say on @NextLeaks' claims of 3GB of RAM and a Lytro camera with Xenon flash.

It does, however, agree that the Lumia 1820 will be Nokia's headline Windows Phone announcement at Mobile World Congress next month. It also says Nokia will announce a second WP8.1 handset, the previously rumoured Lumia 1520V, in Barcelona, as well as the Lumia 1525, a 6in phablet with similar specs to the Lumia 1820.

So what do you make of the Lumia 1820? Is this the smartphone to finally get high-end Windows Phones spoken about in the same breath as the iPhone and the best Android phones around? Give us your thoughts in the Comments below.

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JanSt / MOD  Jan. 30, 2014 at 17:06

I suspect they can release whatever, and people will still say, 'Yeah, ... best WP device evah, but look ... awww, Google just po*ped the cutest unicorn"! Not sure what it is at this point. But that is the 'trend'...
The 1020 and 925 are impressive...as is the 1520 in the 'phablet' range. And I admit I hate Microsoft. But those phones* impressed me most these past 12 months. ( * the Moto G aside - for different reasons).
Obviously, I could elaborate, but M$ is old enough to figure it out or perish :p

Pondlife  Jan. 31, 2014 at 01:49

1520 barely landed and new one launching?

Pondlife  Jan. 31, 2014 at 01:51

Anyway why would they give it 3gb ram all the wp zealots in hukd really seem to think 512mb is all anyone needs...

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 31, 2014 at 06:47

Hahaha Yeah, well - try editing a 20mb high-res photo on a 520

debbz984  Jan. 31, 2014 at 13:17

Looking forward for this 1820. I cant afford to carry a 6" phones around and i find 4.5" to be kinda small. I need something in the range of 4.9-5.3"

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