A report published on tech news site DigiTimes has linked Nokia with the production of another tablet, which may be released early in 2014. Although Nokia has always been primarily a phone manufacturer, it launched its first major tablet during October, and it appears the device could be followed by a smaller model very soon.
The Lumia 2520 has a 10.1-inch display, and runs Microsoft’s Windows RT 8.1 software, and Nokia’s next attempt to grab some much needed market share for the struggling OS could have an 8-inch screen. It’s being called the Lumia 2020, and the smaller screen would put the tablet in direct competition with the iPad Mini, the Nexus 7, and a variety of other Android-based hardware.
There’s no indication what specification the tablet may have, but it’s logical Windows RT 8.1 will return, and if it’s to compete in the highly competitive tablet market, then it’ll need a high resolution – the Lumia 2520 has a 180p resolution, so we’d expect the 2020 to be the same – and a quad-core processor. Perhaps Nokia will team up with Qualcomm again, and put the popular Snapdragon 800 inside?
According to DigiTimes‘ sources, Nokia is looking at getting the Lumia 2020 out during the first three months of 2014. If you’re a keen mobile fan, you’ll know that Mobile World Congress comes along each year at the end of February, making the show a possible launch pad for the Lumia 2020. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about an 8-inch Nokia tablet either, as one was leaked under the codename Illusionist at the beginning of November.
We’re looking forward to seeing Nokia’s mini Windows tablet, if the report turns out to be accurate.