The Nokia Lumia 520 has been a runaway success for the company, and for Windows Phone in particular. Therefore we're none too surprised to hear that Nokia is planning a successor to the popular and insanely cheap Lumia, much like it has done throughout the latter half of this year with the Lumia 925 and Lumia 625.
Courtesy of who else but @evleaks, the leakster teased last week that Nokia was working on something with the codename of 'Glee'. Fellow Nokia leakster Tom Warren tweeted in response to claim that it was a "low-end Lumia focused on music". Today, @evleaks came back to decipher the codename:
Nokia Glee = Lumia 525
— @evleaks (@evleaks) September 30, 2013
Cue the parades, because Nokia's fun and colorful budget Lumia looks like it's getting a sequel. The question now is what else is there to know about the alleged Lumia 525?
A GFXBench entry may shed some light on that, assuming the RM-997 is synonymous with this device. If it is, the handset will pack a dual-core Qualcomm processor with an Adreno 305 GPU. That means we could be looking at either the same MSM8227 chip found in the current Lumia 520, or the MSM8930 found in the Lumia 625 (which is more likely in our opinion). The benchmark also reported that the phone has a WVGA (800x480) display, but it is unclear if it is running on Windows Phone 8 GDR3.
We expect to hear more about Nokia's hardware plans next month at Nokia World 2013.
Update: The Verge's Tom Warren has added to the news, claiming that the emphasis on music may result in the Lumia 525 retailing with a pair of bundled earphones and a push for Nokia Music.
Source: @evleaks (1, 2, 3), @tomwarren, GFXBench