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The Lumia family’s about to get a lot bigger, in potentially more ways than one. Nokia’s upcoming Lumia 1525 will be launching on T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon, according to @evleaks.
Unlike the recent rumours suggesting a “Nokia by Microsoft” Android-powered phone’s imminent arrival, this particular model will be loaded with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1. It will also sport an upgraded Snapdragon 801 SoC, and will likely slot ahead of the 1520 in the Lumia pecking order.
The Lumia 1525 from Nokia by Microsoft is a Windows Phone 8.1-powered 1520 with the SoC … – http://t.co/xUFm3Ekwcx
— @evleaks (@evleaks) July 7, 2014
Its older brother, the AT&T-launched Lumia 1520, had a 1080p 6-inch display and some very tasty specifications, including a bottomless 3400mAh battery and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC with 2GB RAM. A 20MP camera was also fitted courtesy of Carl Zeiss optics. @evleaks suggests that only the SoC is different between the two phones, but of course, this could change.
Interestingly, Microsoft has recently signed an agreement with Canon to include its technologies in future PureView phones. Whether this optic wizardry spills over into the Lumia 1525 or how this deal will affect the partnership with Zeiss is anybody’s guess. It may indeed open a niche market for Nokia by Microsoft as the phone brand for imagery enthusiasts.
There’s currently no word on the release date yet for the Lumia 1525, but expect the phone to cause some ripples in the Windows Phone market, and an interesting rivalry between the big three telecoms.