Nokia has been riding on a high the past few months. The Lumia 1020 release as a dedicated camera phone, and Microsoft’s staggering $7 billion dollar acquisition has grabbed them the spotlight for a brief window of time. Nokia plans to make full use of the press and the spotlight on its October the 22nd event, where it plans to unveil 2 major new devices, codenamed ‘Bandit’ and ‘Sirius’. We’ve seen plenty of hints pointing to the ‘Bandit’ phone as the Lumia 1520 6-inch phablet. And now we have reason to believe that the ‘Sirius’, Nokia’s bold experiment with a Windows RT tablet, will be named the Lumia 2520.
Well known online leaker @evleaks, whose leaks have proven as fact several times, has posted a tweet hinting that the ‘Sirius’ device making rounds on the internet will be finally christened the Lumia 2520. ‘Sirius’ will be Nokia’s grand experiment with Windows RT, which Microsoft envisioned as its primary Mobile OS. Though not too many RT devices hit the market, excluding the Surface RT, Microsoft hopes that it will really take-off in the new phablet market segment. Nokia’s Sirius, or rather the Lumia 2520, will be their first RT device.
The Lumia 2520 will be a 10.1-inch 1920×1080 px resolution tablet, optimized for outdoor reading. It will allegedly be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, with 2 GB of RAM. It is rumored to pack a 6 MP rear-shooter and a 2 MP front-camera. From a design standpoint, it resemble the design and feel of Lumia phones, albeit with a 10.1 inch screen.
We’ve also heard rumors that Nokia plans to pack a keyboard accessory with the tablet, which includes a battery for ‘additional charging’. Other features include microSD, microHDMI, microUSB and LTE support. It is rumored to be priced around $499.
The ‘Sirius’ a.k.a the Lumia 2520 is expected to debut on Nokia’s October 22nd event, where it will also unveil the Lumia 1520. Nokia is Windows’ major OEM, and has done amazing things to bring the Android and iOS competitor its fair share of the market. It will be interesting to see it the Lumia 2520 can breathe new life into Windows RT.