Thursday, August 23, 2012
Posted by Saad Hashmi at 2:40 PM —
Hello, beautiful. LiveSide noticed an interesting document pop up in a Nokia patent design document and it appears to be a next-generation Windows Phone. We were able to pull high-resolution photos from the USPTO's websites (resized a bit for easy viewing) and here's all six shots of the mystery device from several angles.
While at first plus its appearance screams Lumia 900 (and the document even refers to an article talking about the CES 2012 reveal), there are a few subtle giveaways that this is a different phone. The size of the screen relative to the buttons, and in particular the amount of space between the lock button and the camera button, suggests to us that this could actually be the Nokia Phi. That device is said to have a larger sized display, somewhere between 4.5 and 4.7 inches and these drawings reflect that. Other small differences include the placement of the earpiece, which is now away from the glass edge, the buttons look as though they've been angled up towards the screen (see side angle shot below), the headphone jack is now centered and the charging/data port is on the bottom.
Feel free to compare these glorious high-res sketches to past leaks like the early yellow prototype of the Phi. Click on any image to enlarge them.
There's four more pics after the break!
Via: LiveSide, The Nokia Blog