And the beans just keep on spilling. The Lumia 1520 (aka Bandit) and 2520 (aka Sirius) have stopped being secrets a long time ago, but Nokia can’t keep a tight lid on anything, including low-end, music-focused Lumias or Asha feature phones.
The latest two unreleased Nokia devices to make the headlines earlier than planned are a little thing called the Asha 502 and a more mysterious fellow carrying the RM-997 model number.
First, let’s get the new Asha family member out of the way, as it’s really nothing special. Just a sequel/rehash of the Asha 501, likely coming alongside the Asha 500 and rocking pretty much the same specs as the two.
As for the RM-997, our guess is it’s a dual-SIM variant of the Lumia 720. You know, the 4.3-incher released last spring, packing dual-core 1 GHz power, a 2,000 mAh battery, 6.1 MP rear-facing Carl Zeiss camera and 512 MB of RAM.
Well, according to info found buried inside GFX Bench’s database, this RM-997 sports a display with the exact same 800 x 480 pixels resolution, plus a fairly secretive ARM-based dual-core CPU paired with an Adreno 305 GPU.
In other words, the signs are all there, so there’s nothing much we can do now other than wait for October 22 to make the fellow official.