Mobile World Congress begins on 24 February in Barcelona, and Nokia has become one of the first to confirm when it’ll be holding its press conference. Invitations began circulating just before the weekend, and Nokia plans to get started early at the trade-only show, as those joining the company will be taking their seats at 8:30am on the very first day.
It hasn’t given anything away about the hardware it will be revealing, as the slogan on the invitation says simply “Meet us under the tree.” There aren’t many trees inside the huge Fira Gran Via exhibition centre, so we’re not sure where Nokia’s going with this one.
Rumours have gathered that Nokia could launch four new devices at the show, making 2014 a grand year for the Finnish firm at MWC. The model numbers being suggested are the Lumia 1820, the Lumia 1520V, Lumia 1525, along with the Nokia Normandy. The Lumia 1825 could be a new top-end flagship with a 5.2-inch screen and a 1440p resolution, while the Lumia 1525 may be Nokia’s “mini” version of the Lumia 1520.
The Nokia Normandy is most interesting, as it has long been rumoured to be Nokia’s first Android phone, which could end up replacing the Asha range of Series 40-powered phones. Recently, a leak has suggested it’ll be named the Nokia X, which doesn’t sound quite right to us, and that it’ll have a heavily modified version of Android KitKat inside.
All will be revealed on 24 February, during what will presumably be one of Nokia’s last solo outings before it becomes a fully-fledged Microsoft company.