Nokia 'Monarch' For T-Mobile: Another Lumia Phone? Possibly Lumia 1820
By Jenille Cristy Maido | March 31, 2014 6:52 PM EST
Nokia's sale to the software giant Microsoft has been delayed. But this does not necessarily mean that Window's phonemaker will stop from making noises in the tech world.
A model displays the Lumia 1320 smartphone during its launch in Abu Dhabi October 22, 2013. Nokia unveiled its first tablet and two large-screen smartphones, known as phablets, at the annual Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. REUTERS/Ben Job
After the launch of Nokia X and Nokia Lumia 1020 that brought the brand in the mobile market headlines, Nokia shows this will be unstoppable this 2014, introducing back-to-back devices to cater the demands of both high-end and emerging markets.
A new Nokia smartphone headed to the sneaky nose of the popular tipster @evleaks. The phone codenamed "Monarch" is reported to be reaching T-Mobile's subscribers.
Few information regarding the phone are available as @evleaks did not present follow-up reports regarding the model's release date. This raised speculations from tech geeks monitoring Nokia's moves. Some rumors suggested the "Monarch" phone could be a T-Mobile version of the Lumia Icon or the Nokia Lumia 930.
Another Nokia leak has been reported from NDTV Gadgets. A French phonecase maker posted cases of new smartphones alleged to be cases of Nokia Lumia 1820, Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini and Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom. Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini and the launch of S5 Active have been the subject of rumor mills following the launch of the Korean smartphone giant's new flagship.
It is safe to say Nokia "Monarch" can either be a T-mobile version of Nokia Lumia 930 or the rumored Nokia Lumia 1820. According to the report, the Lumia 1820 will feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, 3 GB RAM, and a 5.2-inch screen display with 2K resolution.
It was highly speculated Nokia will launch the Lumia 930 Microsoft's BUILD Conference starting on April 2 in San Francisco, Calif. Since the conference is expected to highlight Windows products, it is not impossible that Nokia will join the roster of the products with its very own flagships.
With Nokia bouncing back into the smartphone game, fans could expect more phones to come their way. The Microsoft-acquired company had been struggling in the past few years to bring products that users will prefer over an iPhone or a Samsung, but 2014 is starting to be a good year for the company.
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