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Front panel of Microsoft's first own-branded Windows smartphone leaked?

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Front panel of Microsoft's first own-branded Windows smartphone leaked?
Yesterday, we told you that Microsoft could drop the Nokia branding from its future Lumia smartphones, in addition to dropping the “Phone” part from “Windows Phone.” While this remains to be confirmed, today we can see a couple of leaked photos that allegedly show the front panel of a future Microsoft-branded smartphone.

Published by French website NowhereElse, the photos present a pretty large handset with thin bezels - possibly a new flagship (but that’s just a wild guess). By the looks of it, this could be a successor to the Lumia Icon / Lumia 930. Unfortunately, the authenticity of these images cannot be verified at the moment. However, assuming that they present a real device, this may turn out to be a very nice Windows smartphone - a “Microsoft Lumia” smartphone, to be exact.

According to rumors, Microsoft is looking to drop the Nokia brand from its handsets by the end of this year. If that’s the case, the recently announced Lumia 830 and Lumia 730 / 735 could be the last Nokia-branded Windows phones ever.

We're really curious to see what Microsoft's Nokia-less future will look like. What about you?


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posted on 11 Sep 2014, 09:42 12

1. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Oooo that bezel:P I'm getting it if the bezel is this size and comes with microsd card expansion!

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 10:59 5

20. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Dam this looks really slick and sexy.

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 11:20 4

25. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1235; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


I hope they just slap the Kinect Tech on there on the fornt and booyah....we're good to go!

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 11:47 5

27. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


With sexy body......aluminum or poly carbonate.

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 11:50 3

28. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


And it is similar to 1520.... Check this out...

http://tpucdn.com/npu/img/2013/07-25/2048-998d89bf_680_400.jpg

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 02:38 1

46. Daniel.95 (Posts: 89; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


Wish it be 1520 successor with Snapdragon 810 and 4Gb ram

posted on 13 Sep 2014, 00:57

48. iliketech (Posts: 70; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)


that's Huge!

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 20:05

44. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


This was probably the prototype back in 2002 before MS bought Nokia

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 09:43 1

2. Pattyface (Posts: 1518; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Its unusually slim compared to previous wp

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 12:29

34. lalalaman (Posts: 630; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


well nokia 1520 had almost similar bezels other than the top bezel.....the thing that increased the bezel was the unibody design,the body was also the part of bezel other than glass...

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 09:43

3. Industriality (Posts: 131; Member since: 08 Sep 2014)


Such thin bezels ! Wow !

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 09:43

4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3713; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Okay!!!

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 09:46 1

5. sip1995 (Posts: 1551; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


It looks like FAKE to me.

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 09:53

7. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)


yeah they should've printed the microsoft logo in uppercase

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 00:22

45. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


yeah same here, but I would really like to see that nokia logo gone and get rid of it, it's now a symbol of failure and feature phones.

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 09:51 1

6. tech2 (Posts: 3349; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Looks very similar to Note 4

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 11:13 5

22. aksa123 (Posts: 319; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


The edges on Note 4 and other galaxy series are more rounded.

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 09:59

8. marcski07 (Posts: 598; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


microsoft is too long for a brand name for a phone in the front, IMO, that's why I have a feeling of disgust (not that much) on the names of samsung, and the carriers who put their name on front like verizon, and oh, that fugly amazon logo on their fire phone and kindle. for me, it's not pleasing in the eye, microsoft should be in the back and the "windows" button is enough to be recognized it is windows phone.

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 13:38

40. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


I thought the same thing I thought that they would have pit the Lumia name there. Seeing the Microsoft name there actually looks rather nice. Smart move if you asked me.

I recall seeing early promos of Android L and it actually had said Google on the home button, guess they it wasn't real or they deserted that plan as well as the other homescreen they had for Android L.

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 10:01 1

9. hemedans (Posts: 452; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)


mc laren?

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 10:56 1

17. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2249; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Nope.m its Mc lovin

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 11:53 2

30. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


1820.... I guess

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 13:01 1

38. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


We can only hope, although this could be an early Surface Phone. The Mclaren will hopefully live on through MS's Lumia line.

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 10:04 1

10. Cicero (Posts: 854; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


That"s design!

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 10:07 1

11. nbringer (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


I was wondering when were they going to start leaking the Christmas presents already. Looks like a flagship. How many inches are there?

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 10:21 1

12. Ninetysix (Posts: 2339; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


How many inches do you usually like it? (no homo)

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 12:15

32. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


No homo. Lmao broski. Sounds and looks like it. .....

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 13:14

39. nbringer (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


5.5 "

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 15:29 1

42. Ninetysix (Posts: 2339; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


5.5" is "Enjoyable".

http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2008-06-16-0chart.jpg

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 10:27 2

13. Chuck007 (Posts: 1035; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


NOW THAT'S MORE LIKE IT. Microsoft's real secret weapon.

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 10:30

14. Beijendorf (Posts: 339; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


Looks fake. Even looks like they've used the wrong font for the Microsoft. Microsoft made the choice not to write "Microsoft" on their Surface-lineup, so I don't see why they would make a different choice today with the Lumia-lineup.

Nowwhereelse.fr is the site that famously also "leaked" the fake iPhone power presentation video. Their record for leaking isn't very good.

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 10:37 1

15. Chuck007 (Posts: 1035; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


I didn't even notice the "Microsoft" text. If by any chance this is real they should replace that with either "Lumia" or heck nothing instead. Should be way more aesthetically pleasing.

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 10:42

16. Beijendorf (Posts: 339; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


I agree completely. Either write "Lumia" on the front or leave it blank and use only the Microsoft logo on the back to ensure an aesthetically pleasing minimalistic branding.

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 10:58 1

18. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Looks similar to L930.

But I love the sharp corners.

Represents Sony oblong design.

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 11:52 4

29. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Also sharp like N9.

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 10:58 1

19. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2249; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


I hope its the 1020 successor.. That'll be dope

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 11:05 1

21. Hashed (unregistered)


We want the successor of Lumia 1520 with dual sim support. I'm really looking forward to replace my Lumia 630.

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 11:16 1

23. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Can't wait, really hope it's a 1520/1020 successor unfortunately without Nokia branding :(

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 11:17

24. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1524; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Folks it Appears to me that in the Future Microsoft will just say "Lumia phone" and just drop the Nokia name altogether "Lumia is a now Recognized name as is "Surface" Tablets so it might be able to hold it's OWN in the market Place. Microsoft could make a "Surface Phone" made out of the special metal that the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 3 are made out of.
Many People would give a "Surface" Business phone a try if it were designed right.

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 11:38

26. Spedez (Posts: 437; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


It's called, The Mickey Mouse Phone 990 from Microsoft.

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 12:07

31. djarvy (Posts: 7; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


We won't buy any microsoft phones, except nokia.

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 12:17

33. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


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posted on 11 Sep 2014, 13:40

41. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Speak for yourself.

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 12:40

35. drazwy (Posts: 190; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


Gonna be too small

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 12:51

36. yahia_malka (Posts: 186; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


Lumia 1030,1530

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 13:01 1

37. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2071; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Looks really good. But sorry MS, One M8 with Windows for me!

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 19:35

43. mas39 (Posts: 80; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Hopefully it's the 6" 1525.

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 05:14

47. volcano (Posts: 338; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


i wish Lumia 830 735 was microsoft branded :(

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