Nokia is reportedly doing unthinkable, and prepping a smaller version of its flagship phone, the Lumia 1520 mini, following the footsteps of rivals Samsung and Sony.

The mini version of Lumia 1520 is likely to be announced at a press event on February 24th during the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona while the arrival in stores is expected in April.

As of today, the Lumia 1520 is the flagship device of the Fin Company, having powerful hardware specifications that match the most powerful Android smartphones. Recently, two pictures of the device have emerged on the Chinese micro-blogging website Weibo. The photos show the alleged Lumia 1520 mini next to an iPhone and give a clue about the dimensions.


According to rumors, the new smartphone will have a 4.45-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels, offering third column of tiles, just like its older brother. In fact, the image shows the Lumia 1520 mini slightly larger than the iPhone with three capacitive touch buttons at the lower part of the device.


Despite the compact size, the mini variant is likely to boast the same powerful hardware sector of the Lumia 1520. There will be a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 3000 mAh battery, and a 14-megapixel PureView camera, fitted on the back. It should be running Windows Phone 8.1 on-board.

There’s no word on a launch date or availability, but Nokia has scheduled a press event on Tuesday, February 24, and we may see some type of announcement right before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.