Rendering of Nokia's first Windows tablet, Lumia 2520, leaked [Update]

Nokia is widely expected to reveal its first Windows tablet at its Oct. 22 press event in Abu Dhabi, but it appears all the major information about the tablet has already been leaked – and now that includes a good view of the tablet's appearance.

A press rendering of the Lumia 2520 posted by well-known and consistently accurate technology informant @evleaks has revealed what's perhaps the best look at the long-rumored tablet yet. The rendering shows the tablet in cyan, though previous pictures have showed it in red, likely indicating a range of color options will be available, consistent with Nokia's Lumia smartphones. According to @evleaks, the 10.1-inch tablet will initially be available in black, white, red and cyan.

According to a recent report, the Lumia 2520 will be released for Verizon in mid-November; a recent filing indicated the tablet will support 4G LTE, and it will likely support all the major U.S. wireless carriers, should Nokia decide to partner with them. The tablet may include a kickstand, similar to Microsoft's Surface line, and previously leaked information suggests it will have a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.

Update: @evleaks has now posted a press rendering of the Lumia 2520 in red.

Source: @evleaks on Twitter

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Bitchin' update. It took them that long to change hue in Photoshop? I'm ready to leak the following color variations:
- vermilion
- chartreusse
- delicious lemon chiffon
- robin's egg blue

I am not sure this thing will have a future: if everything go as planned and MS will complete the acquisition there is no reason to have two different lines of Tablet with very similar specs. It seems that this Tablet was a Nokia project developed when Nokia still thought to remain an independent company and it was so advanced that now they are bringing to the market but... what about the future? This is a Surface competitor and it would not make sense to keep developing if, again, the take over will take place.

I wish they would release a 7-8" Tablet and something with Pro as well. I don't understand why OEM's are not catering so much to 7-8". There is clearly a huge demand for it.

Please please please Nokia, release this as a wifi-only tablet, lower than the $499 cellular version, maybe around $429? And make it easy to remove the keyboard dock, as easy as the Surface (and NOT like the Vivo Tab kludgy crap). I'll even line up for one of those!

Anaron said,
It looks nice. I'd be surprised if it's priced higher than the Surface 2.

I think the rumor is that its $500,compared to $440 for the surface 2. But, the nokia tablet is supposed to come with LTE.

Brony said,
I don't get it, 10" the same than surface rt. So it is like surface rt sans keyboard option.

Polycarbonate vs magnesium, colors vs single color, 4G LTE vs no cellular option, no kickstand (maybe) vs kickstand.

There are tradeoffs with choosing one over the other.

Brony said,
I forgot about the lacks of 3g/4g and it is a big tradeoff, specially when we are using as a portable device.

not really, i have a phone with a data plan, i have no intention of ever havining another data plan other than the one i get with my mobile phone.

until a system is released (yeah not holding my breath) that allows mw to use my single data plan on multiple devices, it mobile tethering for me all the way!

from this perspective surface wins, but then I'm open minded and will wait to see devices in my hand and then choose one, seems logical.

Its got a Snapdragon 800 where as Surface 2 has Tegra4. Rest of the specs are identical except the kick stand which Surface 2 and the number of other accessories. I think I'm more inclined towards Surface 2 but then Nokia bundles awesome things with its devices like free sub of Nokia music which is awesome.

Unfortunately, once you've had the Surface kickstand, it's hard to live without it. For gen1 there were plenty of superior tablets but that kickstand ...

I seriously hope is does not outperform the Surface 2 significantly and that it's not priced below neither.

Otherwise, it will be a serious blow to Microsoft's hardware lab considering the devices have the same generation hardware inside and the same market time frame.

You cannot buy this w/o any data plan. So they both are aimed at two different markets.

TheCyberKnight said,
I seriously hope is does not outperform the Surface 2 significantly and that it's not priced below neither.

Otherwise, it will be a serious blow to Microsoft's hardware lab considering the devices have the same generation hardware inside and the same market time frame.

Another part of it is that the electronics and battery simply need space. I can live with a larger bezel in exchange for a larger battery, as long as they keep the device thin.

Is it really a question?!

Large tablets need larger bezels, so that you can hold them. Where else are you going to place your thumb.

eddman said,
Is it really a question?!

Large tablets need larger bezels, so that you can hold them. Where else are you going to place your thumb.

The real answer.

Uplift said,
Is there any logic or pattern to their naming scheme? It's hard to know whats what..

"Simple."

XXYZ

X (or XX) = The higher this number is the "better" the phone/tablet is.
Y = Generation number. Higher means newer phone (so 900,910,920,930 etc)
Z = Subgeneration number, usually to differentiate models between carriers.

so better means what? Better screen better cam? better battery? 920 925 1020 are not that much different. except of the cams in all of them

-Razorfold said,

"Simple."

XXYZ

X (or XX) = The higher this number is the "better" the phone/tablet is.
Y = Generation number. Higher means newer phone (so 900,910,920,930 etc)
Z = Subgeneration number, usually to differentiate models between carriers.

not that simple then, especially when different devices follow the same naming scheme. Not that it matters, but if i didn't see the image of the tablet i'd have no idea what it was.

-Razorfold said,
920 and 925 is the same generation with slight improvements.

1020 is a more "premium" phone.


so what is the difference except of the camera?
less storage? No wireless charging? it must be clearly more premium

-adrian- said,

so what is the difference except of the camera?
less storage? No wireless charging? it must be clearly more premium

Um the 1020 supports wireless charging. And the camera alone makes it more premium. What's the difference between the 820 and the 920? Pretty much the same thing.

And less storage? I'm not sure about that, I think both of them have 32gb.

Depends where you buy it from.
btw my car also supports a turbo charger - you just have to fit it on because it is not shipped with it.
difference to the 820? pureview cam, storage, display size, display quality, wireless charging

Ok let's get something straight here.

There's a reason why I used quotation marks around the words simple and better. That should tell you that I don't fully understand / agree with their naming system. But that IS their naming system, for better or for worse.

Lone Wanderer Chicken said,
Since Microsoft has bought Nokia, Microsoft is really releasing a new Nokia tablet.

It will likely be released before the transaction is complete.

yes! the biggest problem with the market right now is competition. might as well give the illusion of it by using another company that you own! and maybe real competition will start!

jakem1 said,
It does but I'm not sure about the placement of the volume rocker on the top.

Indeed, as it won't be so easy to determine which side increases or decreases the volume.

Doesn't look good, but functionally, I hate the side volume rocker on the surface. Very hard to hit for me, top seems like it would be super quick and easy to no fuss, just looks not great. Maybe they should have made the rocker the same color as the casing.

theyarecomingforyou said,

Indeed, as it won't be so easy to determine which side increases or decreases the volume.

Not like it's a fatal mistake to press the wrong one. If I had to guess the one away from the power button.

mrp04 said,
Not like it's a fatal mistake to press the wrong one. If I had to guess the one away from the power button.

Of course not, but it lacks the intuitiveness of buttons on the side.