Hands-On: Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows RT tablet
Nokia World, Abu Dhabi. Nokia’s very first tablet is the Lumia 2520, a 10-inch Windows RT tablet that takes its design inspiration from the Lumia handset.
As usual, the bright colors that Nokia employs int he Lumia line makes the 2520 look more attractive as it comes in blue, red, black and white colors. The soft matte finish is similar to the one on the Lumia 920.
The large 10-inch screen looks even stunning with its full HD 1080p resolution. Nokia also managed to give it a thin profile at just 8.9mm but the device slightly tapers towards the edge (in landscape position) to give your hands a better grip.
Nokia gave the tablet the best hardware it can get its hand on and the configuration shows it all. Almost all of the missing key features are there too, like microSD card support, quad-core support, USB 3.0 and many more.
Nokia Lumia 2520 specs:
10.1-inch IPS LCD Display @ full HD 1920×1080 pixels
Gorilla Glass 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 2.2GHz quad-core
Adreno 330 Graphics
32GB internal storage
up to 64GB via microSD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
LTE 150/50 mbps, DC-HSPA 42mbps
Bluetooth 4.0 LE
GPS w/ aGPS, GLONASS
6.7MP Carl Zeiss rear camera, f/1.9
2MP front-facing camera
Li-Ion 8,000mAh battery
267 x 168 x 8.9mm (dimensions)
615 grams (weight)
With new LTE chip from Qualcomm, we reckon the Lumia 2520 will support both Globe LTE and Smart LTE once it becomes available locally. The tablet runs on Windows RT and is ready for the latest update.
Nokia promises up to 11 hours of battery life on a single full charge. There is an optional Nokia Power Keyboard that serves as a cover case and external physical keyboard that also adds 5 more hours on the battery life, making 16 hours in total.
The Nokia Power Keyboard is sold separately at $149 while the Nokia Lumia 2520 will retail for just $499 before taxes and subsidies. Initial release will start in the US this 4th quarter and expected to be launched in other countries the following quarter (probably Q1 2014).