1. joshwithachance's Avatar
    I am a little bit confused as to why Nokia is already coming out with a successor to a phone less than 2 months old... Thoughts?

    Lumia 1520 will replace Lumia 1020 as the next flagship of Nokia
    09-06-2013 09:29 PM
  2. mogelijk's Avatar
    Nokia has been aggressive about releasing new Lumia variants -- typically about every six months. I think the reason this is appears to be coming out after just 4 or so months has to do with Windows 8.1. It appears that Windows Phone 8.1 will support more hardware and greater screen resolutions, and the 1520 seems to be designed to take advantage of this, as the first phone to ship with 8.1.

    Beyond that, I'm not sure this is truly a 1020 replacement. First, the 1520 is clearly a phablet -- and many users do not want something that size. Secondly, while it will have a better processor and screen resolution, rumor is that it will have a "normal" camera and not the 1020s 41MP camera.

    I don't see the 1520 actually being the "flagship", rather I believe it will play a role more like what the Samsung Note 2 does compared to the Galaxy S4 -- especially since new version of the Note typically comes out opposite the release of the new version of the Galaxy S.
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    09-06-2013 09:49 PM
  3. Ultimateone's Avatar
    I think it was too high of a price to begin with and they have to do anything at this point to really light a fire under the 1020 for some kickass sales.
    09-06-2013 09:51 PM
  4. spaulagain's Avatar
    Just because its another Lumia, doesn't mean its replacing the 1020. Its a completely different market of phone.

    The 5xx through 8xx are budget oriented phones.

    The 9xx series is a high end standard phone.

    The 10xx are photo enthusiasts phones.

    The 15xx looks to be a phablet style phone.

    None of these are replacements for one or the other. Just variants for different segments in the market.
    09-06-2013 10:06 PM
  5. AlexOwliver's Avatar
    When they say "replace as flagship" they don't mean they're going to stop producing the 1020. They mean that the 1520 will now be the "best" top-end phone Nokia sells, a spot currently held by the 1020.
    09-07-2013 12:05 AM
  6. palandri's Avatar
    Mobile Technology moves fast.
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    09-07-2013 12:26 AM
  7. jhoff80's Avatar
    Nokia has been aggressive about releasing new Lumia variants -- typically about every six months. I think the reason this is appears to be coming out after just 4 or so months has to do with Windows 8.1. It appears that Windows Phone 8.1 will support more hardware and greater screen resolutions, and the 1520 seems to be designed to take advantage of this, as the first phone to ship with 8.1.
    The 1520 is going to ship with GDR3. 8.1 won't be coming until next year.
    09-07-2013 12:28 AM
  8. mogelijk's Avatar
    I was going by the article linked in the OP, which claims it will ship with 8.1. Regardless, my point doesn't change no matter what they call the update; the update (if the rumors are correct) will allow the higher resolution screen and the processor to have more cores.
    09-07-2013 03:29 AM
  9. JustlMe's Avatar
    Just because its another Lumia, doesn't mean its replacing the 1020. Its a completely different market of phone.

    The 5xx through 8xx are budget oriented phones.

    The 9xx series is a high end standard phone.

    The 10xx are photo enthusiasts phones.

    The 15xx looks to be a phablet style phone.

    None of these are replacements for one or the other. Just variants for different segments in the market.
    This, the best example i can think of is Samsung note series and the galaxy s3/4. Different phone for different needs /wants
    09-07-2013 11:23 AM
  10. wamsille's Avatar
    1020 isn't being phased out. The 920 isn't even being phased out. But...if you were around for the 900 and saw the 920 announced in September of last year you may have some concerns.
    09-07-2013 03:34 PM
  11. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    I am a little bit confused as to why Nokia is already coming out with a successor to a phone less than 2 months old... Thoughts?

    Lumia 1520 will replace Lumia 1020 as the next flagship of Nokia
    Why do people even say stupid crud like this? Lets say the Ford Focus for example which costs about 15,000 ok and theres a successor every year. What about graphics cards? New ones come out all the time. Bringing out a new one doesn't mean you must buy the next one and the 'old' one become obsolete. You're the mug who actually HAS to constantly have the flasgship phone and therefore gets annoyed as soon as a better one comes out.
    09-07-2013 07:05 PM
  12. ChMar's Avatar
    When some android phone is launched everyone complains how Microsoft (they don't make phones yet but hey that is who they blame) should release more phones more frequently since this is a crazy fast world we now live in and how wp must fight and win the specs war needing more frequent phone launches with better and better specs. Now nokia is launching too fast and people are complaining :). I guess there truly is no way to please people
    09-07-2013 09:14 PM
  13. boovish's Avatar
    What spec war? A windows phone doesn't need a quad core processor, or 4 gigs of RAM. Only phones with inferior operating systems need that kind of things. Like Android devices
    09-07-2013 10:36 PM
  14. WavingReds's Avatar
    What spec war? A windows phone doesn't need a quad core processor, or 4 gigs of RAM. Only phones with inferior operating systems need that kind of things. Like Android devices
    Camera spec war is now on!
    09-08-2013 04:02 AM
  15. Wilsen Hernandez's Avatar
    Camera spec war is now on!
    And guess who's winning it?

    The only competitor in quality to the 1020's camera is.. another Nokia (808 Pureview)
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    09-08-2013 04:07 AM
  16. WavingReds's Avatar
    And guess who's winning it?

    The only competitor in quality to the 1020's camera is.. another Nokia (808 Pureview)
    Sony is coming out with their own 20MP and who knows how that's going to be and their other attachable lens
    09-08-2013 12:47 PM
  17. palandri's Avatar
    Sony is coming out with their own 20MP and who knows how that's going to be and their other attachable lens
    I think I read it's suppose to be a Nikon camera, so it might be really good.
    09-08-2013 12:50 PM
  18. darthhen's Avatar
    Seems like Nokia is pretty aggressive right now. Launching phones to get after different market segments.

    Personally, the 1020 is a different animal compared to 1520.

    Go Nokia!
    09-08-2013 01:07 PM
  19. WavingReds's Avatar
    I think I read it's suppose to be a Nikon camera, so it might be really good.
    Are we talking about the 20MP phone or the lens?

    Either way, Sony makes the sensor for Nikon...so yeah...
    09-08-2013 01:49 PM

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