Nokia Windows Phones we now know about: Ace, Lumia, Sabre, Sea Ray, and Sun

Several Nokia Windows Phones have leaked during the past few days, weeks, and months. We thought we should organize them into one article since Nokia World is just 3 weeks away, and because we like to see everything packed in one nice resource you can send to your friends. So with that, let’s begin in alphabetical order:

Jay Montano, writing for My Nokia Blog (read: FANBOI ALERT), says an “anonymous tipster” sent him the following information: Ace will be Nokia’s largest Windows Phone, packing a 4.3 inch AMOLED screen and an 8 megapixel Carl Zeiss camera. It’ll have a 1.4 GHz single core processor, 16 GB of storage, and while most markets will get the Ace with HSPA+ connectivity, AT&T will supposedly get a 4G LTE equipped Ace in Q1 2012. It’ll run “Mango+”, which we’re assuming is the first update to Mango that Microsoft will make available later this year or early next year.

Lumia, next in line, was found by Mark Guim, writing for The Nokia Blog. We’d usually say FANBOI ALERT, but we know Mark, and his primary phone is a Verizon iPhone 4. Anyway, the Lumia doesn’t have a spec sheet, but it did appear in a Windows Phone developer’s analytics. Occasional Gamer, the name of the gaming house who unearthed Lumia, has 13 titles in their portfolio. Their log shows the Nokia Lumia might be sold with the retail name Nokia 800.

Microsoft Canada is responsible for the next leak, the Nokia Sabre. Daniel Rubino, writing for WP Central, took a screenshot of the text that appeared on Microsoft’s site discussing the Sabre before they could notice their mistake and take it down. In early August Daniel reported that the Sabre will have a 3.7 inch LCD screen, and use a microSIM card. It’s also supposed to have a 5 megapixel camera according to Jay, the source of the Ace rumor.

Stephen Elop, Nokia’s CEO, is responsible for the next device: Sea Ray. It’s the first Nokia Windows Phone that leaked after being featured in an extensive hands-on demo that was given to Nokia employees by Stephen himself. Said demo was recorded and distributed internally, and it eventually hit the internet. You can watch the 21 minute 45 second video for yourself. Sea Ray, like Sabre, will have a 3.7 inch screen, but instead of LCD it’ll be AMOLED. It’ll also come with an 8 megapixel Carl Zeiss camera and a 1.4 GHz processor, at least that’s what Jay says, again in his article that mentions the Nokia Ace.

Lastly, the latest leak, is Sun. Vlad Bobleanta, writing for Unwired View, says the Nokia Sun will hit Orange France in November, have a 3.7 inch AMOLED screen, 1.4 GHz processor, 8 megapixel, and take microSIM cards. Daniel from WP Central thinks the Sun is just a rebranded Sea Ray. We agree.

It’s expected that Ace, Sabre, and Sea Ray will be announced at Nokia World. We’re not going to be at the event, but we’ll be keeping a close eye on all the news that’s expected to drop there. If we had to take an educated guess, we’d say they’ll all three will have a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm processor, they’ll all run Mango, and this is how they’ll be differentiated: Sabre will be the low end device because it has a 5 megapixel camera and a conventional LCD screen. Sea Ray will be a midrange device since it’ll use AMOLED instead of LCD and it’ll have an 8 megapixel camera. Ace will be the exact same device as the Sea Ray, but it’ll pack a huge 4.3 inch screen for those who like big devices.

We’ll find out if any of this is right on October 26th, so stay tuned!

  • jim

    looking good for nokia world so.hopefully something to challenge/lead the market will be unveiled

  • Ddd

    No front facing cameras!?

    • that wasn’t leaked, but i’d imagine at least sea ray and ace have them. note that that is just my guess.

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  • Anonymous

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  • Wp7 has very low specs

    • Plazmic Flame

      Because it doesn’t need crazy specs like Android devices just to run “smoothly”.

      • Do you have thick tv to????????????????

  • The way you vetted your sources was a little unprofessional.  Jay and Mark both operate web sites that have the words “Nokia Blog” in them and yet likely Mark’s word is more credible because he owns an iPhone?  If either of them works to provide the latest news on Nokia products, what would it benefit them to post false information?

    Oh by the way, Jay owns a MacBook Air so I guess he’s credible after all for dipping his ladle in the almighty Apple technology spring.

  • I forgot to add that I appreciate the way you summarized what models are expected.  From this previous article I had read ( ), I would dare to just add a bit more detail.

    Sea Ray (also popping us as Sun) and Sabre will share the same polycarbonate unibody (and possibly colours as well).  Sabre’s official code number is the Nokia 703 and I’m getting the sense that Sea Ray will be the 800.  I haven’t seen a number associated with Ace yet.  As you indicated the differences between the 703 Sabre and Sea Ray/Sun will be LCD vs AMOLED, 5MP vs 8 MP camera, and I’m thinking potentially more RAM in the Sea Ray/Sun.  Also given the 703 designation and other phones in the 700-range, I would say more correctly that 703 Sabre is actually a mid-range phone and Sea Ray/Sun and Ace are both high-end phones.

  • Love those Nokia phones.  I’m not sure which one it is, but I like the one with the color on the bottom of the front.  I know several reviewers hated that, but that’s why I’m cool.

  • Yogi

    I would have considered a 4.3″ screen to be “huge” until the Samsung Galaxy S II (4.5″ screen), Nexus Prime/Galaxy Nexus (rumored 4.65″ screen), and HTC Titan (4.7″ screen) all showed up. This is an example of what happens when you take too long to release, the competition iterates and what you finally do release looks old in comparison.

  • Jim

    I have a photo with the Sabre… 😀 Looks very nice!

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