Rumors of Nokia Lumia 525 pop up

Sales of Nokia's Lumia 520 smartphone are so good that the budget Windows Phone 8 device is now the current best-selling Windows-based hardware product. Now there's a new rumor that the company will launch a Lumia 525 variant smartphone sometime in the near future.

The report comes from reputable smartphone tipster @evleaks on his Twitter account earlier today, which also said that the code name for the phone is the "Glee."

There's no other information on the alleged smartphone, although the code name does seem to suggest that it is going to be a music-oriented device, as some have claimed. So far, no photographs or press renderings of the Lumia 525 have been leaked.

@evleaks has also posted another message on his Twitter account with his predictions of the names of the six new Nokia devices the company plans to announced on Oct. 22 during its Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi.

The 2520 is expected to be a 10.1-inch Windows 8 tablet, while the 1520 is rumored to be the 6-inch Lumia smartphone.

Source: @evleaks on Twitter

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StandingInAlley said,
They should have taken 720 and made it the new 520. It would kill the competition.

What's the 720 cost though? $200? Once you get updates to the 920 and 820 with newer snapdragons I could see a updated 730 that's still dual core be the new low end or something. But then where does that leave a new 5xx device or the 6xx if the 720/730 is your new low end $150 or so device?

Knowing Nokia I wouldn't be surprised if they'll cripple it somehow just rather than upgrading it. That's what they did with the 5530 and especially with the 5231. Because, you know, "market segmentation".

They might be, but I like my iPhone and iPad or if I was going to get a Lumia I'd get a 1020 but it's only dual-core not quad

here in Alberta (canada) this phone is ALWAYS on sale for $119 from the large chains. Guessing the new 525 model will have a cheap front facing VGA camera and still be under $129...

what I love about this, is that the Lumia 500 series is actually very affordable in MY market (Canada about $150), and as a user of the 520, I can say you actually get MORE than what you pay for.

A question for the Windows Phone Geeks. Do you all believe Microsoft/Nokia are releasing to many devices, to quickly? Do you all think over-saturation can be counter-productive? I can't count how many the've released since the release of Windows Phone 8. This is an honest question and not intended to start an article war. I would just like your opinion. Thanks.

JHBrown said,
A question for the Windows Phone Geeks. Do you all believe Microsoft/Nokia are releasing to many devices, to quickly? Do you all think over-saturation can be counter-productive? I can't count how many the've released since the release of Windows Phone 8. This is an honest question and not intended to start an article war. I would just like your opinion. Thanks.
I don't know. Android hasn't suffered from it necessarily, have they? Its a very good quality phone, and the more carriers they're in, the better. Better to be ubiquitous in this case, I think.

The less expensive phones are good for prepaid folks, replacement phones, etc. It addresses a lot of people at once, and does t really detract from the mid to high end Lumias ($400+ off contract).

If nothing else, its an excellent entry level strategy, and hopefully some of those users will stay with the platform, even move up to nice models if possible.

JHBrown said,
A question for the Windows Phone Geeks. Do you all believe Microsoft/Nokia are releasing to many devices, to quickly? Do you all think over-saturation can be counter-productive? I can't count how many the've released since the release of Windows Phone 8. This is an honest question and not intended to start an article war. I would just like your opinion. Thanks.

Good question, and no I don't believe they are releasing too many. As long as they support all their devices for a long time, then it's all good with me. I have a 920 and don't feel behind at all. In order for them to gain a lead in the market they need to. Once they are at the top (which they will be eventually), they can slow down.

JHBrown said,
A question for the Windows Phone Geeks. Do you all believe Microsoft/Nokia are releasing to many devices, to quickly? Do you all think over-saturation can be counter-productive? I can't count how many the've released since the release of Windows Phone 8. This is an honest question and not intended to start an article war. I would just like your opinion. Thanks.

Well i think it was important before, as in to see what the market wanted. As we have found out, the 520(?) has preformed phenomenal. Now going forward, i think that its clear that the higher end market has players that have much much more then what windows phone currently has to offer, so to say Nokia should still combat it BUT not aggressively... at least until MS gets their heads out of their butts.

To finish, i dont think its unproductive, staying at the top of the headlines is what this does for Nokia - even if the phones have little improvement... this also boosts WP interest or at least recognition. What i'd be interested in seeing is how much it costs to introduce these phones so periodically.

Its really not that bad, in a time frame windows phone releases 10 phones Android would have released 100.

walk into any cellphone retailer,and look at the wall of phones. you see a **** ton of androids. i think the more windows phones, the more exposure and awareness.

vcfan said,
walk into any cellphone retailer,and look at the wall of phones. you see a **** ton of androids. i think the more windows phones, the more exposure and awareness.

But the point in question is how many different devices form one vendor and, much more important, how often? I have a 920 and I have never seen the 925 or the 1020 as a successor of my device; one year has passed by and now I would welcome something like the 929 to replace my one. If Nokia had released a successor of the 920 few months after though the matter would have been different.

Fritzly said,

But the point in question is how many different devices form one vendor and, much more important, how often? I have a 920 and I have never seen the 925 or the 1020 as a successor of my device; one year has passed by and now I would welcome something like the 929 to replace my one. If Nokia had released a successor of the 920 few months after though the matter would have been different.

Thanks for the responses guys.

Fritzly makes an excellent point and its one of the reasons I asked those questions.

Fritzly said,

But the point in question is how many different devices form one vendor and, much more important, how often? I have a 920 and I have never seen the 925 or the 1020 as a successor of my device; one year has passed by and now I would welcome something like the 929 to replace my one. If Nokia had released a successor of the 920 few months after though the matter would have been different.


I don't think the 925 was supposed to be a successor, but rather a variant for another carrier (you know how they like their exclusives). I think the 1020 is more of a starter for the line, and I'm tempted to wait for a 1030 or something similar. At the risk of grossly oversimplifying, its a gorgeous camera with another gig of RAM on a 920. The next major version of it should be more appropriate for it, I think.

I think the 1520 should be a better sign of high-end devices for Nokia, although I'm sort of doubtful about the real value a quad core will offer the platform right now... Maybe its more due to screen size?

It sure is a lot of different devices, but I don't think they're releasing them all in the same markets. Then you have the carrier specific phones which are kind of silly... but still, they are good phones.

Enron said,
It sure is a lot of different devices, but I don't think they're releasing them all in the same markets. Then you have the carrier specific phones which are kind of silly... but still, they are good phones.

Good point.

That said, there's at least one reason for the different models for carriers - they use different radios/connections, right? That and in their never-ending way to have an advantage over the others, we get exclusive models (at least on a timed basis).

I believe they're going to release six new phones, four of which are Windows Phones. The 2520 is a tablet, not a phone... therefore, we're still missing one.

We've got the 929, 1520, 525, and... ?