Nokia 12-inch Windows Phone tablet has futuristic specs!

We recently saw the arrival of Nokia’s first Windows Phone tablet, the Lumia 2520. Now we have news about a Nokia 12-inch Windows Phone tablet that has futuristic specs. Sadly, though this Nokia tablet is a concept design, but read on to see some ideas that will blow your mind and a video.

From time to time we like to show readers concept designs as they can offer an intriguing look at upcoming devices or what the future might hold. Sometimes specs are realistic and in other cases simply not credible, but nevertheless they remain interesting renders.

This Nokia 12-inch tablet comes from designer Ashraf Amer and it has advanced specs such as a 12.4-inch OLED flexible display, 6GB of RAM and 500 GB of internal storage! It gets better (read more unrealistic) with an 82-megapixel Pureview rear camera with dual-LED flash, and a 20-megapixel front-facing Pureview camera.

Design-wise you’re looking at a tablet that measures just 0.3 cm thick and comes in several color options. If you check out the brief YouTube video below this story you’ll see a render of this Nokia tablet created with 3D Max 2014 software.

Nokia Lumia 1020 Used To Shoot Ellie Goulding’s New Music Video: How Long Will I Love You

When it comes to smartphone cameras, the Nokia Lumia 1020 is no slouch. In fact some consider it to have the best smartphone camera on the market at the moment, beating out the likes of Apple’s iPhone 5 which some consider to be one of the better cameras on the market. But how good are we talking about? Would you be able to tell if a video was shot entirely with the Nokia Lumia 1020?

Well we certainly couldn’t and if you have a few minutes to spare, you might want to check out the music video above which features Ellie Goulding’s “How Long Will I Love You” song. The video seems to have a lot of Nokia devices making appearances, such as the Nokia Lumia 1020 and the Lumia 925, but we guess the highlight here is that apparently the entire music video was shot with the Lumia 1020 and put together in Final Cut Pro.

While the video is for the upcoming Roger Michell short film, Tom & Issy, with 20p from each purchase of the song going to BBC’s Children in Need Charity, it sure does look like an extended advertisement for Nokia phones. Either way it is a pretty impressive video and if you’d like to see a Making Of video, check it out below. Who else would have figured that it was shot entirely with a Nokia Lumia 1020?

Nokia puts out first TV ad for the new Lumia 928

Nokia spent a lot of time releasing teaser videos for the Lumia 928 and then without much fanfare announced the phone itself (even the Asha 501 got its own event). Anyway, the ad campaign continues with the first TV ad.

The ad focuses heavily on the camera features of the Verizon-bound flagship. The Nokia Lumia 928 is the first phone in a long while to pack a xenon flash.

It also has Optical Image Stabilization, Carl Zeiss lens and a laundry list of Lumia-exclusive features. There are also three HAAC microphones to record high-quality sound even in very loud environments.

Check out the ad to see them in action:

Nokia Lumia 925 and Lumia 928 release date, news and rumours

Nokia Lumia 925 release date, news and rumours

Nokia is all but certain to launch the Lumia 928 at its press event scheduled for May 14, but according to the latest reports it might be joined by another high-end smartphone on stage.

Nokia Lumia 925, a full metal-body smartphone, which was previously known as Catwalk, is rumored to sport a 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels. The device is said to feature a Snapdragon S4 chipset with 1.5 GHz dual-core Krait processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8.7 megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture as well as 16 GB of inbuilt memory and a 2,000mAh battery.

The Nokia Lumia 928 might also feature a new design, but the model is said to be exclusive for Verizon. As you know, Nokia already put up an official teaser pages for its Lumia 928 smartphone and the device had appeared on few billboards.

Lumia 925 release date and price

While Nokia is staying schtum on any future devices – as you’d expect – it has scheduled an event in London on May 14, sending out an invite which teased “see what’s next” and “the Nokia Lumia story continues”.

Although this doesn’t single out the Lumia 925 various suggestions appear to point towards this event for the launch of the new flagship device.

We’ll be in attendance at the event to bring you all the news, so keep your eyes peeled for the official low down and our hands on Nokia Lumia 925 review – assuming that’s what Nokia will be showing off.

In terms of when we may see the Lumia 925 hit shelves we’re probably looking at June or July, although there’s an outside chance we could get our hands on it sooner if Nokia manages to produce a fast turn around time a la Apple and BlackBerry (with the Z10).

We’ve not seen anything on a price yet, but considering the Lumia 925 is expected to be Nokia’s next flagship device you can probably look at the likes of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 as a benchmark.

The not-so-big screen

While many manufacturers seem to be stuffing gigantic screens into smartphones Nokia is apparently being a little more reserved with the Lumia 925.

According to reports the 925 is set to sport a 4.5-inch display, although don’t expect to see the full HD resolution we’ve been treated to on the current crop of superphones.

A leak over in China suggests the Lumia 925 will feature a 1280 x 768 resolution – which would match the offering on the 920.

Nokia Lumia 928

Say cheese, in the dark

Round the back the Lumia 925 is said to carry a 8.7MP camera which once again puts it in line with the 920, although it could come with even better low light qualities.

Over in the States we’ve seen various leaks and adverts for the Nokia Lumia 928, which is presumed to be the US variant of the Lumia 925 – with billboards screaming “the best low-light smartphone camera”.

Bold claims indeed and we’ve got to admit we were mightily impressed with the 920’s performance in near darkness, so the 925 has its work cut out – especially now we have the ultrapixel-toting HTC One is knocking about.

Some may be a little disappointed that Nokia may not plump for a snapper similar to the 13MP lens found on the Sony Xperia Z, or even take its crazy 41MP Pureview technology to stick inside the phone – but remember none of this information is confirmed so we’ll just have to wait and see.

More of the same

There’s no surprises in the operating system department with the Lumia 925 tipped to run Windows Phone 8 – which is the sole platform used by Nokia in all its smartphones now.

It doesn’t get much more exciting with a mooted dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a 2000mAh non-removable battery, which all smacks of a phone that came out last year and one that isn’t particularly cutting edge.

Let’s hope Nokia has a trick or two up its sleeve.

Tipped to ditch

One of the big differences between the Lumia 920 and the rumoured Lumia 925 could be the chassis, with the latter tipped to ditch the polycarbonate, found on Nokia’s current crop of smartphones, for a premium aluminium finish.

There’s an ongoing debate over what material our smartphones should be made from. In one corner there’s the plastic brigade headed up by the Galaxy S4 who talk up the material’s flexible and lightweight assests.

In the other is the premium glass and metal fans who want a device which feels like the price they paid for it, with the likes of the Xperia Z, iPhone 5and HTC One flying the high-class flag.

While Nokias have always been well made its current handset crop has been described as looking a bit toyish, and a brushed aluminium finish on the Lumia 925 would see it elevated above these.

As well as sporting a new material the Lumia 925 is also said to be lighter and thinner than the 920, with Nokia shedding 50g of weight and 2.3mm round the middle – which would wedge it in between the Galaxy S4 and HTC One.

MWC: Nokia announces Lumia 720, Lumia 520, Nokia 105 and 301 !

Nokia has announced four new feature phones at MWC, the Nokia Lumia 720, Nokia Lumia 520,  Nokia 105 and the Nokia 301.

Nokia Lumia 720

Nokia Lumia 720 unveiled 43inch ClearBlack display, 9mm thickness, 67megapixel Carl Zeiss, wireless charging capable

Notice Vogue in that live tile up there? That’s because Nokia’s toning down its focus on imaging innovation at this year’s MWC (remember the PureView 808?) for a hyper-targeted take on the mid-range: the Lumia 720. Made for über-social types prone to late night party shots, selfies and multimedia uploads, this 4.3-inch device builds on the polycarbonate unibody of its 920 elder, albeit in a much slimmer and smoother form factor. Measuring just 9mm in thickness and weighing 128 grams (4.5 ounces), the 720 also bears the distinction of being Nokia’s most svelteWindows Phone 8 device to date. It also packs a dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon CPU (the same as the Lumia 520), 512MB RAM, 800 x 480 ClearBlack display, 2,000mAh battery, NFC and an option for wireless charging (enabled by a separate snap-on cover) into the trendiest design the company could create.

To push that trendsetting message forward, Nokia’s imbued the 720 with a dual camera setup that’s ideal for the party circuit (e.g., lowlight shots and self-portraits). Up front, there’s a 1.3-megapixel camera with wide-angle lens and a 6.7-megapixel rear shooter with f/1.9 lens on back, specifically crafted by Carl Zeiss labs to take in more light. And as a further lure for the vainglorious types that may pick it up, the 720 will also ship with a new digital lens pre-loaded: Glam Me.

As the name implies, this proprietary filter allows users to edit their images (whiten teeth, oversaturate colors, widen eyes, etc.) before sharing on social networking sites. In addition to that proprietary camera software perk, Nokia’s also tacked-on its full suite of Here apps (Drive, Transit and Maps), as well as Nokia Music — all exclusives to the Lumia line.

Nokia fans keen on a US release will have to sit and wait this one out (or opt for the Lumia 520 on T-Mobile). At present, the Lumia 720’s only set to launch in Asia (specifically China) and parts of Europe in five colors (cyan, black, yellow, red and glossy white) for €249 (about $330 USD) this Q2 2013. Head on past the break for the official PR.

Nokia Lumia 520

The Nokia Lumia 520 is Nokia’s most affordable Windows Phone 8 smartphone, delivering experiences normally only found in high-end smartphones, such as the same digital camera lenses found on the flagshipNokia Lumia 920, Nokia Music for free music out of the box and even offline, and the HERE location suite. A four-inch super sensitive touchscreen makes for a more responsive and immersive content experience than can usually be found at this price.

The Nokia Lumia 520 comes in five colors, with an estimated starting price of EUR 139, before taxes and subsidies. Roll-out is planned to begin in Q1 2013 in Hong Kong and Vietnam, before expanding broadly in Q2 to markets in Europe, Asia – including China and India – Latin America and Africa. The Nokia Lumia 520 is also planned to roll out in the United States with T-Mobile.

Nokia 105

The Nokia 105 is the company’s most affordable phone till date and is priced at just €15. The phone comes with basic features such as a color display, FM radio, multiple alarm clocks, talking clock, flashlight and dust and splash resistance.

The Nokia 105 will be sold in black and cyan in China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Russia, Vietnam and other markets in Africa, Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Europe this quarter.

Nokia 301

The Nokia 301 is slightly more upmarket device. It has a 2.4-inch display, dual-SIM support, 3.2 megapixel camera with some camera features inspired by the Lenses feature on the Lumia phones, Nokia Xpress Browser and 3.5G connectivity.

The Nokia 301 will be available in cyan, black, magenta, yellow and white for €65. The phone will be sold in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, India, Middle East and Latin America in Q2 this year.