With the vast majority of manufacturers pushing for their phones to get bigger and bigger, Nokia seemed to be one of the few who resisted the trend for a long time. The company released its first phablet, the Lumia 1520 in October last year when the position of phablets was well established on the market. Now it appears that the device may have a successor. A mysterious Nokia Lumia 1525 has just popped up on radar and is said to be T-Mobile’s variant of the 6-inch 1080p Lumia 1520 phablet.
Nokia Lumia 1525 – Next Windows Phablet
It’s @evleaks who brings us the news of Microsoft possibly having in the works an upgraded version of the Lumia 1520 which could be released under the new ‘Nokia by Microsoft’ branding. Unlike last year’s phablet which is powered by a Snapdragon 800 chip, the Lumia 1525 allegedly will come with Snapdragon 801 processor nestled inside. The tipster believes that T-Mobile won’t be the only US carrier to offer the phone – according to him, it will arrive also at AT&T and Verizon.
As exciting as it sounds, we can’t be 100% sure that it’s a Lumia 1520 successor that we are dealing with. No other details regarding the phone are available at the moment, so there’s no way to compare both devices and draw any conclusions from possible similarities. Nokia’s naming scheme, which can be called anything but logical, doesn’t help either. That said, the Lumia 1525 could very well be an entirely different handset bearing no relation to the Lumia 1520 whatsoever.
Since the tip comes from a source that has an excellent track record, we could assume that there is at least some truth to it. However, until we get an official confirmation from Microsoft or T-Mobile, it would be best to treat the news as a rumor, at least for now. It is very possible that Microsoft is currently working on a T-Mobile-bound version of its flagship phablet, but since we haven’t heard of this particular device from any other source, sprinkle the news with a healthy pinch of salt and keep an open mind for any outcome.