Friday, August 31, 2012
Posted by Saad Hashmi at 11:48 AM —
In the past 24 hours, there has been a veritable avalanche of Nokia-related leaks of their Windows Phone 8 devices. As you might be able to tell from the picture above, that's definitely one of the newly leaked devices: the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. The images were leaked by well-known handset spoiler @evleaks on Twitter.
Head on past the break as we summarize everything we know so far from today's leaks.
Let's get started with the big kahuna, shall we? The Nokia Lumia 920 pictured above is the apparent heir to the 900's throne. The leaked render was accompanied by a brief snippet of info revealing a 4.5-inch display and, wait for it...a PureView camera! That last tidbit has called the images into question, since the device's camera sensor looks pretty darn tiny to be a PureView in the traditional sense, but as we speculated before it's entirely possible the brand will refer to Nokia's camera software and not the actual lenses.
Assessing the design, it might look a lot like a Lumia 900 at first, but we definitely noticed a few changes that could be for the better. For one, it looks like Nokia has included the 'floating display' (i.e. rounded glass) as seen on the Lumia 800. Then there's the top of the phone, which looks to be more beveled out and thus probably a little easier to hold than the hard edges of the 900. The headphone jack has moved into the center, the MicroSIM appears to be in the same spot, there is definitely a front-facing camera (next to the Nokia logo), and there's now a lot more space around the Windows Phone buttons which actually looks like real buttons and not painted-on. Oh, and this render almost perfectly matches up to the design patent that was recently filed by Nokia.
So while the flagship does get preferential treatment, we'd be remiss to not include its smaller but still quite attractive younger sibling. The Nokia Lumia 820 could very well be the Arrow handset we've been hearing and seeing a lot of lately. @evleaks claims the Lumia 820 has a 4.3-inch display, but it's unclear if that's in HD or WVGA. Regardless, we see a similar kind of design philosophy in this render with bright colors, rounded edges, and maybe even real Windows Phone buttons. Unlike the 920 however, this device appears to be glossy and not matte.
You'd think that's where the story ends, but not so. A poster in Chinese forums CoolXAP has shared leaked images of a device that looks somewhat like this Lumia 820, but definitely different. It looks like a gorgeous crossover between the Lumia 900 and the HTC One X, with a curvy white polycarbonate construction holding up a decent-sized screen. We can also see quite a few labels indicating that this is a Nokia prototype of some sort, and it's been pictured running the new Windows Phone start screen (see source link). Update: There is also a screencap of the 'About' page on this device which shows a meager 335 MB of RAM and a possible display resolution of 800x480, but it is being obscured.
We just don't know what to make of all of this. While the render of the Lumia 920 matches up perfectly to the Phi's patent design drawings, the Lumia 820 is a little harder to place. For some reason that image just looks fake to us. Meanwhile, this third mystery Nokia Windows Phone looks legitimate if only because it looks like a natural evolution of where the Lumia design language might go.
What do you think readers? Out of the three, which ones do you think are real?
Via: WPCentral, LiveSide
Source: @evleaks 1, 2, CoolXAP