Rumor: Nokia to launch Lumia 1320, code-named 'Batman'

With the big Nokia World press event in Abu Dhabi now just two weeks away, more rumors about what the company might reveal during what will likely be Nokia's final smartphone press showcase continue to hit the Internet. Today, well known and reliable Internet leaker @evleaks posted word on his Twitter feed that, according to his sources, Nokia is working on a new Lumia Windows Phone device, the 1320.

What's even more interesting is the code name that @evleaks claims Nokia uses internally for the 1320, "Batman."

The 1320 branding would seem to suggest that the new Lumia phone, if it fact it exists, is some kind of variant for the rumored 6-inch Nokia Lumia 1520. While the "Batman" name is likely just a code name, Nokia does have a history with the Caped Crusader. Nokia released a limited edition version of its first Lumia phone, the 800, with some Batman branding as part of a promotion for the film The Dark Knight Rises in 2011. It did the same thing with a Dark Knight Rises version of the Lumia 900 in 2012.

Source: @evleaks on Twitter

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Keep in mind there's another meaning for the word "batman" - an assistant or butler (usually in the military sense). Could be a device/phone that works as a handheld accessory to an LTE-powered tablet?

But your also an 88 year old wizard that`s green

Holy cowsheds Robin, lets hope this new Nokia wipe the smile off that pesky Jokers face...

What I want from the new phone Lumias is a 925 design and form factor with the camera of a 1020 with better horsepower to crunch those 41 megapixels in a split second. Also micro-SD support and removable battery. Am I asking too much ?

C#Rocks said,
..... Am I asking too much ?

Yes.
While I want exactly what you want, they've been trending away from us for years.
Fixed battery and no SD card are the norm for high end Windows Phones.

I only wish Nokia would put out a device that competed better with iDevices by offering the same form factor/model in differing storage capacities.

Also, if MS updated WP to support custom silicon the 41MP processing could be done in hardware saving the beautiful S800 cpu cycles for something even better.

The Lumia 925 is a departure from the Lumia 900/920/928/1020 form factor. So if you want a different design, then try that one.


Also, other phones like 520/720/etc have different form factors.

acido00 said,
another? Nokia stop doing same phones, same design... the design is almost 4 years old... change it...

Do you know that the Porsche 911 is more than fifty years old and still beautiful?

I use Android, Nexus 4 for now. Honestly Android is under several form factor design, see Moto X, Nexus, HTC, etc, etc

acido00 said,
I use Android, Nexus 4 for now. Honestly Android is under several form factor design, see Moto X, Nexus, HTC, etc, etc

Oh I see, so Android (an OS) is equivalent to Nokia (an OEM). Derp.

Fritzly said,

Do you know that the Porsche 911 is more than fifty years old and still beautiful?

do not compare something that gets old faster than a car, I still have my old mustang and I love it., but do not compare Cars with cell phones, please.

acido00 said,

do not compare something that gets old faster than a car, I still have my old mustang and I love it., but do not compare Cars with cell phones, please.

Yea I know what you mean.

Too bad the Microsoft Windows Phone is like the Fords out there (there but not great). Android is like Chevy (there but not great). iPhone is like all the luxury cars out there (Aston Martin, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, etc).

Revaney Lewis said,
what do you say to apple then who has been doing the same iPhone design since 2006?

Dear Apple,

Whatever you are doing, its working. Please teach MS and Nokia. Thanks.

acido00 said,
another? Nokia stop doing same phones, same design... the design is almost 4 years old... change it...

No, the design is still less than 2 years old. It's still less than 2 years ago that Nokia unveiled the first WP7 Lumia devices.

How much has the iPhone changed in the last 2 years?

Don't keep bashing Apple over it either, Samsung is no better with their Galaxy lines. Thing is, I don't really think it's a problem. They each have their unique line and to keep it recognizable, understandably, they keep roughly the same design with some improvements. Same with anything else in this world (even cars as someone mentioned).

acido00 said,

do not compare something that gets old faster than a car, I still have my old mustang and I love it., but do not compare Cars with cell phones, please.

I like the lumia design. You probably wouldn't buy the phone anyway so what does it matter?

acido00 said,

do not compare something that gets old faster than a car, I still have my old mustang and I love it., but do not compare Cars with cell phones, please.


This is exactly my point: it is not what the design is applied to but the design itself that makes the difference. I will give you another example: Richard Supper created the Tizio lamp for Artemide in 1972, it is fourth years old but still beautiful and actual. Age does not necessarily makes a design obsolete.

rfirth said,

No, the design is still less than 2 years old. It's still less than 2 years ago that Nokia unveiled the first WP7 Lumia devices.

How much has the iPhone changed in the last 2 years?


While as I stated before age is not necessarily a determine factor at all the Lumia 920, which I own and prefer to the 925, design is not original: the Nokia N9 was the original one. But again age is not what determine the actuality of a design.

acido00 said,
I use Android, Nexus 4 for now. Honestly Android is under several form factor design, see Moto X, Nexus, HTC, etc, etc

And no extra charge for the viruses and malware.

GP007 said,
If the 1520 is the 6" phone then a 1320 has to be something with a smaller screen, maybe a 5" I'd guess.

Thi is exactly what I thought.... and hope.

Studio384 said,
Let's post

Nokia Cookie == Lumia 1120

on Twitter.


needs to come with a physical home button that I can click

BigBoy said,

What's wrong with your 920?


Nothing but I would not mind a 5", 1080P, quad core to be future proof, 64 GB or SD card device.
I only buy unbranded devices so one year cycle is perfect for me.

This. I don't understand why they don't realize that we don't want bigger phones, the 920 is as big as I will go. I just want a 920 or 1020 with a quad core processor and a 1080p display.

Mortis said,

Exactly. Your phone is just fine. Keep using it.

I have 920. don't like the camera. 925 camera is much better. I would say, a 5" 1080P, quad core, body and camera of 925 (maybe even 16MP camera)

Fritzly said,
... future proof ... one year cycle is perfect for me

what are you future proofing from, then? Phones themselves are on one year cycles, future proofing means you will skip one or two generations of purchases.

gonchuki said,

what are you future proofing from, then? Phones themselves are on one year cycles, future proofing means you will skip one or two generations of purchases.

He is the best illustration for the CONSUMERISM **** we're all in.

gonchuki said,

what are you future proofing from, then? Phones themselves are on one year cycles, future proofing means you will skip one or two generations of purchases.

With "future proof" I mean that if I get a new device shortly with 1080 P and quad core I am reasonably sure that when WP 8.1 will arrive my device will be support all the new functionalities, whatever they will be, offered by the update; not so sure about WP9 but without questions in a better position than with a 920.

Mortis said,

He is the best illustration for the CONSUMERISM **** we're all in.

Not at all; I do not need, less than ever care, about " The Latest"; a bigger screen, a higher resolution etc. are, for me, a valid reason to replace my current device. The phone camera is not something I am particularly interested and therefore I did not consider the 1020 at all.

Omen1393 said,
This. I don't understand why they don't realize that we don't want bigger phones, the 920 is as big as I will go. I just want a 920 or 1020 with a quad core processor and a 1080p display.

What on earth do you need a quad core cpu for on a 920?
I never run into limitation of the CPU or GPU. Any proper 3d game runs as smooth as it could get. (also get a Vita or DS if you want to seriously game? much, much better)
Its the RAM I sometimes run into now with several 'paused' apps and launching the camera pro app. But other then that, its enough of a space heater already. Adding 2 more cores will make it spontaneously combust.
1020 also is basically a 920 with a bigger camera + more ram.

Shadowzz said,

What on earth do you need a quad core cpu for on a 920?
I never run into limitation of the CPU or GPU. Any proper 3d game runs as smooth as it could get. (also get a Vita or DS if you want to seriously game? much, much better)
Its the RAM I sometimes run into now with several 'paused' apps and launching the camera pro app. But other then that, its enough of a space heater already. Adding 2 more cores will make it spontaneously combust.
1020 also is basically a 920 with a bigger camera + more ram.

New features, known, rumored, unknown etc. are coming. What for example if, in order to use "Cortana" or whatever the service will be called more power will be needed and the feature will be limited to newer, quad-core equipped devices?
of course I am speculating but when spending Euro 500/600 I prefer to play safe.

In Asia they want bigger phones - specially the women. I'm afraid they outnumber you about 5 to 1. Nokia makes phones that the market wants. Today Asia is where the market is. North America and Western Europe are tiny, backwater markets these days.

The 1020 is running into those limitations. Nokia had to rewrite Qualcomm's entire imaging stack in order to get 41 MPs to work in the camera. Shutter speeds on the phone are slow because it can't process the data quickly enough. Video could shoot in higher frames to create slo-mo effects like the iPhone. Everything imaging related ould be significantly faster with a faster processor.

Major_Plonquer said,
In Asia they want bigger phones - specially the women. I'm afraid they outnumber you about 5 to 1. Nokia makes phones that the market wants. Today Asia is where the market is. North America and Western Europe are tiny, backwater markets these days.

It seems that you forgot two details:
Nokia, at the moment, does not seems to be so successful in China
GDP Per capita : China $9300; India $3900; US 50700
Source: CIA

Omen1393 said,
The 1020 is running into those limitations. Nokia had to rewrite Qualcomm's entire imaging stack in order to get 41 MPs to work in the camera. Shutter speeds on the phone are slow because it can't process the data quickly enough. Video could shoot in higher frames to create slo-mo effects like the iPhone. Everything imaging related ould be significantly faster with a faster processor.

or you know, get a proper hardware chip to do the grunt work instead of throwing more cores at the problem and trying to solve it in software.