The recently launched Nokia Lumia 2520 which is a tablet in the 10.1 inch group has been generating quite some buzz lately and rightfully so considering it’s the first from the Finnish company. Also of course their tablet line up won’t just comprise of a single device and there already are murmurs of Nokia being in the process of coming out with an 8 inch tablet as well. That the 8 inch version too would be part of their Lumia line of products is all too evident. Digitimes has reported this device to bear the code name of “Illusionist” and at time of marketing may bear the model number Lumia 2020. They have also mentioned a released date of somewhere in the first quarter of the coming year, likely around April.
Nokia is making endeavors to pitch its bit in the $200 and below category which it appears is the most sought for market in the tablet sector. There are many other tablets also in the same range and therefore the competition is stiff. Given this scenario, Nokia have given some good features to their gadget to make it interesting. The Lumia 2020 it appears from what Digitimes reports is far higher in specifications than the Lumia 2520.
A list of hardware and other features of the upcoming 8 inch tablet from Nokia has been obtained by Dusan Belic of IntoMobile. As per their report, the Lumina 2020 will sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad core processor and the RAM would be of 2 GB. The OS is going to be Windows 8.1 RT which if we note is all the same as that of the Lumia 2520. Belic has also gone on to state that the Nokia would unveil the Lumia 2020 at the CES to be held in January else at the Mobile World Congress event scheduled for February. There is no information if Nokia will have a separate version running Windows 8.1 as well considering many of its competitors have already come up with affordably priced 8 inch tablets running the full blown Windows 8.1.
The reports by Digitimes have a note of discord from Unwired View who classifies them to be getting sources that are always anonymous. Daniel Shen in Taipei and Steve Shen of Digitimes have been the sources for these bits and pieces of information regarding the Lumia 2020.