For a little while now, a rumor’s been kicking around that Nokia’s working on a spinoff of the Lumia 1520 phablet, most often referred to as the 1520v. From the start, the idea has been that this would be some kind of mini version of the handset, but the details haven’t been entirely clear. Over the weekend, a whole bunch of new info arrived, and while it does offer a fair selection of new tidbits, all the conflicting info sure isn’t doing a very good job of getting to the bottom of this puzzle.
Let’s start with the screen. As a mini 1520, we’d hope to see the 1520v to keep the same 1080p resolution, and that’s just what early rumors mentioned. Indeed, the same figure shows up now, but there’s also the possibility that we’re looking at something with a far more conservative resolution, like the 1280 x 768 revealed in the screenshot below. As for size, we’ve heard both 4.45 and 4.5 inches, but someone may just be rounding up.
There’s also the name: instead of the 1520v, one theory suggests that this guy could end up as the 930 instead. We haven’t seen any evidence to support that idea, but it’s not objectionable on its face.
Finally, we’ve got that new image up top, but this one hails from the blurrycam school of photography, revealing precious little.
If we’re lucky, Nokia might bring some answers along with it to its MWC event, scheduled for four weeks from today.