Nokia reveals an Icon… smartphone, that is

February 13, 2014

Just when we questioned what Nokia could possibly have under its sleeve after its fairly recent Lumia 1520 release, the company unveils the new flagship Lumia Icon smartphone. 

Following the likes of the Lumia 1520 on the specs front, the Lumia Icon actually differs from the former in size, being smaller than the 1520. 

Other key differences come in terms of the smartphones’ screens and batteries.

In contrast with the 1520’s 6” LED screen, the Icon’s 5” screen is the first among other Windows Phone 8 devices to come as a 1080p ClearBlack screen.

However, the two smartphones share a 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, Gorilla Glass 3, NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0, a 20MP PureView rear cam and a 1.2MP front-facing cam. Both also come with Qi wireless charging.

The new Lumia Icon should be available in 2 classic colors: black and white. 

Nokia Conversations has announced that the Icon will go on sale in the United States on February 20, and will only be available there and on Verizon for the time being. It will have a price tag of around $550. 

We will be quite vigilant at MWC later this month to catch some insight on whether or not the Lumia Icon will be available in other countries besides the U.S. Stay tuned to T3ME to find out, techies…

 

by micha
Micheline has a a sweet-tooth for dark chocolate and cappuccinos, an almost obsessive-compulsive aversion to dust on Blu-ray discs, and a passion for regularly playing tennis on her Nintendo Wii. Matched with her love of writing, she is the Editor of T3 Middle East's Levant English publication and English website, and the Associated Editor for the GCC English publication.