It’s been weird to see Nokia give CES the cold shoulder, especially as we know the Finns have a number of tricks up their sleeves, but fret not, as a Lumia family refresh may not be far down the road nonetheless.
The 5-inch variant of the recently released Lumia 1520, initially nicknamed Lumia 929 and ultimately likely to go official as Lumia Icon, has made a short but punchy cameo on Verizon’s website earlier today. The listing was undoubtedly a mishap on the carrier’s part, which is why it immediately vanished. However, the harm was already done, as Engadget was quick to snap screenshots.
Aside from making it obvious the formal intro is close (rumors pegged it for January 16), the Big Red mention didn’t let much slip in terms of specs and features. A 20.7 MP rear-facing camera with PureView technology is now set in stone (as if it wasn’t before), whereas the gigantic 3,400 mAh battery on the 6-inch Lumia 1520 is apparently to be shrunken to just 2,420 mAh.
There was also a pricing note, albeit odds are the Nokia Lumia Icon will cost a tad less than $777 outright and… $777 with contracts. Oh, Verizon, you’re so silly.
By the by, based on earlier revealed intel, the Icon will sport a 5-inch Full HD screen, quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2 GB RAM, 4G LTE speeds and, naturally, run Windows Phone 8 out the box.