Nokia “Glee” may launch as Lumia 525, release date rumored for Lumia 929

We just brought you the latest development concerning Nokia’s six-inch 1520 phablet, showing the FCC its stuff, but that’s far from the only Nokia model we’ve been tracking. A whole mess of new products are expected for next month’s event, and while we can’t say if these two will be joining them, this afternoon we get some new info on both the Lumia 929 (above) and the previously unnumbered model known only by the codename Glee.

Supposedly, Glee will arrive as the Lumia 525, which certainly fits with the lower-end part of the description we’ve heard for that model; no word yet how the music-focused side of it will work. We also get some possible benchmarks for the 525, or Nokia model RM-997, as it’s described here. The presence of a WVGA display similarly fits with the low-end depiction.

We first heard of the Lumia 929 just a little earlier this month, and subsequent rumors and info (like its own FCC paperwork) have been painting the picture of a phone very much like the 1520 – even with the same 20-megapixel camera – yet in a somewhat smaller package: think somewhere on the lower end of the five-inch range.

According to WPCentral’s sources, Verizon should be getting the 929 on November 6. At least, that’s when it’s supposed to enter inventory – we can’t say if sales would similarly begin on the same day. In any case, that’s close enough to October 22 that we’d bet the 929 makes an appearance at Nokia’s October 22 event.

Source: @evleaks (Twitter), GFXBench, WPCentral

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