Nokia certainly has in its basket of offerings more than a couple of new devices to flaunt during Mobile World Congress. The Finnish tech giant has already boasted about a press conference to be held at February 25, starting 9am. But what exactly has it got hidden up on its sleeves?
Well, Alan Mendelevich - who runs Adduplex - an ad network on a large number of Windows Phone apps has tweeted some interesting findings taking a look at his logs.
Apparently he discovered new Nokia Windows Phone handsets in the wild including Nokia RM-914 (Lumia 520), presumably a very cheap low end Lumia, RM-885 (Lumia 720), a mid-range Lumia and two other unidentified handsets, the RM-887(?) and RM-860(?) on Verizon, the US carrier. These unknown handsets are rumors to be the high-end smartphones codenamed Laser and Catwalk.
Hence, to give you more details on these upcoming handsets, lets take a glance at the rumored specs of all these four new handsets, speculated to be unwrapped at the MWC 2013 tech show in Barcelona in few days.
Lumia 520 codenamed Fame is claimed to have a 4-inch Super Sensitive screen, 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB RAM, 8GB internal storage, 5MP rear camera, no front camera, micro SD card slot and Windows Phone 8 OS.
Rumors suggest that Lumia 720 codenamed Zeal might come with a 4.3-inch ClearBlack display, 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB RAM, 8GB internal storage, 6MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, HSPA+ and a microSD slot.
Considered to be a replacement of Lumia 920, Catwalk is rumored to come with a polycarbonate shell that the company has used in all of its high-end Windows Phone handsets in favour of an aluminum build. Also, new device will be relatively thinner and lighter than the current flagship smartphone of Nokia - Lumia 920. It is speculated to come with similar internal and hardware specs as Lumia 920.
Nokia is also rumored to be working on a Lumia smartphone with Windows Phone 8 and real PureView camera technology. The handset codenamed EOS is rumored to come with a 4.3 inch capacitive touchscreen display with HD resolution, 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and Adreno 320 graphics processor. As of now, the other specs remain a mystery.
However, when it comes to the launch of tablet PCs, the tech world will have to wait a bit longer. Strategy analysts have claimed in a report that Nokia will not unveil a tablet with a Microsoft operating system at MWC 2013.
Rather, the research firm suggests that Nokia is set to focus on bringing new smartphones to shelves first and the press event on February 25 will focus on the same. Through this move, the vendor will aim at strengthening its position on the mobile market, following the increase in sales registered with the Lumia series in Q4 2012.