Nokia's "Flame" low-end WP8 device joins the rumor list

Another day, another rumored upcoming Windows Phone 8 device from Nokia. This time The Verge is reporting Nokia has a low-end device in the works known as "Flame", which will pack a 4-inch display, a 1.0 GHz dual-core processor, 512 MB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera and 4 GB of storage; a microSD card slot will also be available to expand storage.

With specs like these it's expected the smartphone will be targeted towards low-cost markets at price points similar to the Lumia 610 and 710 that are currently on the market. The "Flame" is slated for an expected first quarter of 2013 release, meaning it will likely launch alongside two other devices known as the "Glory" and "Zeal".

The Glory is said to be the low-end replacement for the Lumia 610, with specs such as 256 MB of RAM and an 800 MHz processor. The next step up would be the Flame device mentioned here, with a 1.0 GHz dual-core CPU, 4-inch display and 4 GB of storage. Then would come the Zeal with its rumored 4.3-inch display. 1.0 GHz dual core processor, 8 GB of storage and Zune-like appearance; The Verge has a rumor accuracy score of 84%.

All three of these devices would fit into the mid-to-low range of Nokia's Lumia line-up, below the comparatively high-end Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 that have already been announced. As Q1 2013 is quite some time away, don't expect to hear too much on these devices for a while.

Source: The Verge

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With specs like these it's expected the smartphone will be targeted towards low-cost markets at price points

Yeah can't wait to see what they call a low price point I don't consider $200+ a low price point the 710 goes for $255 here and I consider that to be high

Sszecret said,
There's still hope for us people with smaller hands. The 920 looks beautiful, but 4.5 is huge, at least for me.

which screen size you find it perfect for small hands

subcld said,

which screen size you find it perfect for small hands

No more than 4.1 inches. I have a Lumia 800 which has a 3.7 inch screen, and that fits rather well. I could have chosen the 900, but for me at least, that's a little bit too big.

Sszecret said,

No more than 4.1 inches. I have a Lumia 800 which has a 3.7 inch screen, and that fits rather well. I could have chosen the 900, but for me at least, that's a little bit too big.


this will leave you with something like Lumia Flame unless samsung or HTC released mid range device with 4.0' screen but in positive thinking any mid range wp8 considered nice upgrade from lumia 800
my advice you should think again about 4.3' screen

subcld said,

this will leave you with something like Lumia Flame unless samsung or HTC released mid range device with 4.0' screen but in positive thinking any mid range wp8 considered nice upgrade from lumia 800
my advice you should think again about 4.3' screen

4.3 will give multiple choices like lumia 820 or lumia zoal or htc s8 and maybe something from samsung

subcld said,

4.3 will give multiple choices like lumia 820 or lumia zoal or htc s8 and maybe something from samsung

There is a 4 inch WP from HTC. It's the 8V if I'm not mistaken. To be honest, I bought the 800 because I love the way it looks. It'll be 2 years 'till my next phone, but I'm very happy with it.
I will think again about the 4.3''. Who knows, in 2 years' time I might actually like it.

Sszecret said,

There is a 4 inch WP from HTC. It's the 8V if I'm not mistaken. To be honest, I bought the 800 because I love the way it looks. It'll be 2 years 'till my next phone, but I'm very happy with it.
I will think again about the 4.3''. Who knows, in 2 years' time I might actually like it.


lol you got 2 years ahead and you are worried now in two year there will be more handsets so enjoy your lumia 800

dagamer34 said,
This will probably be the Lumia 730. (3 because it will be released in 2013).

Yeah, coz the 710 was released in 2001... Oh wait.