At Nokia World event, 10.1-inch Windows RT tablet codenamed "Sirius" (rumored Lumia 2520 lately) is likely to be announced on October 22nd.
We have been reading rumors regarding an upcoming Nokia tablet for a long time. Since the end of summer though, the tablet has been dominating the rumor mill alongside with the company’s forthcoming Nokia Lumia 1520 – make sure to check out our article to learn more about it.
We have retained a bunch of info from various sources about it, and we think it is the right time to give you some heads up.
As you may have guessed from the name, the device indeed belongs to the famous Lumia lineup, though it’s going to be the first tablet of the series. The Lumia 2520, codenamed Sirius, will exhibit the signature colored unibody polycarbonate shell with glossy and matte finishes Nokia has been using starting with the N9, and then following with the entire Lumia device range. Fundamentally, it will look like a sized up Lumia handset – at least on the front and part of the shell crafting around the edge of the tablet.
Size wise, the device is expected to feature the same dimensions Apple’s iPad does – around 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm (9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 in) more or less. We also believe that the Sirius will weigh 500 to 700 grams.
Specifications and Software
Various reports allegedly suggest that the device will pack a lot of power under the hood. More precisely, the 2520 will include Qualcomm’s latest gen and most powerful tablet chipset, the Snapdragon 800 Krait 400 CPU clocked at 2.3GHz in conjunction with integrated edition of Adreno 330 GPU, delivering up to 50% increase in graphics performance. The tablet will also house 32GB of expandable via microSD internal storage and 2 gigs of memory.
Moreover, Nokia is expected to install a 10.1-inch full HD display on the front, alongside with IPS technology support for sharp viewing angles. On the back we may see an 8MPix sensor as well, shooting at either 720p or 1080p. Connectivity wise, beside Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, we may see 4G LTE support under major US networks edition.
The internal features of the tablet are definitely battery absorbers, thus Nokia will have to implement at least 7,000 mAh of juice. The Sirius will be powered by Microsoft’s Windows RT as well – quite ominous sign.
Pricing and Availability
The device will be officially announced by the Fin Company on October 22nd in Nokia World, along with a laptop and the new Windows Phone flagship the Lumia 1520. Release date is yet to be confirmed, though we expect it to hit the US shelves in December and essentially the European ones mid-January.
@evleaks has also reported that the device will be available in Verizon’s network – auspicious sign for LTE compatibility – and will be available in red, Nokia’s cyan, green and yellow. Unfortunately with the info at hand we can’t say much about pricing, though we expect the company to maintain it in a competing level – around $450 – $650 off-contract.
Nokia will shed more light onto the rest of the mysteries currently living in obscurity during the upcoming event in one and a half week from today.