Nokia's first Windows Phone 8 devices could be just one month away from being announced, so obviously you were expecting to see some leaks right? Right, and that's where we've got your fix today. WPDang originally published photos of a Windows Phone of unknown origins, in bright yellow and sporting the Nokia logo. It's unclear if the device in question is running Windows Phone 8 or 7.8, since the new Start screen is present on both. Since publishing, it appears the site has backpedaled on their report with concerns that the images could have been faked.
Whether it's fake or not, it has started a bit of noise in the community and Nokia Innovation was able to get their hands on info from a source (before the WPDang image leak) about a Nokia device codenamed Phi. Here are the details they've gathered:
- Display is curved just like the Lumia 800, but with a larger screen a la the Lumia 900. WPCentral has heard the display could be as large as 4.65-inches.
- The unibody polycarbonate form factor will return (battery is irreplaceable)
- No physical buttons on the front
- 4 physical buttons on the right side: up/down vol keys, power button and camera
- It will run on a Qualcomm Dual Core CPU (First Nokia Dual Core WP8 phone)
- It will have external SD card slot
- NFC chip on board.
- LTE enabled
Nokia Innovation adds that the Phi will join two other new Windows Phone 8 devices at Nokia World 2012 in September. To be frank, there's nothing too surprising about these fairly safe rumored specs, except for possibly the curved display making a comeback on a larger-sized phone. It's hard to tell if this is a rumor worth putting stock into or not, so we'll let you and your gut figure this one out.
Source: WPDang, Nokia Innovation