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WP8 Nokia Lumia handsets might be curvier, 4.3-inch smartphone in the works

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WP8 Nokia Lumia handsets might be curvier, 4.3-inch smartphone in the works
Judging by the preliminary results in our recent poll, quite a few of our readers are interested in the upcoming Nokia Windows Phone 8 devices. Sadly, we don't even have the slightest idea what those smartphones might really look like. Or do we? 

Well, a clue was leaked on the web just recently. What you see in the image below is said to be the front plate for a WP8 Nokia handset. It is about 11 centimeters in diagonal, which equals to a tad over 4.3 inches. The opening next to the earpiece is supposedly to accommodate a front-facing camera, and the redesigned Windows logo underneath, which most likely serves as a capacitive home button, suggests that Windows Phone 8 will run on the device.

WP8 Nokia Lumia handsets might be curvier, 4.3-inch smartphone in the works
Interestingly, this panel has rounded corners and looks nothing like the rumored Nokia Phi, which is presumably to be announced next month. Has Nokia decided to abandon the Lumia 800/Lumia 900 design and try something new? We can only guess at this time, but a new look for the next-gen Windows Phone roster might not be such a bad idea for it will differentiate the new lineup from the predecessors.

What do you, guys, think? Would it be nice if Nokia's next Lumia smartphones look like that, you you prefer their current design? Let us know by dropping a comment. 

cnBeta (translated) via WMPoweruser

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posted on 15 Aug 2012, 02:55 4

1. zuckerboy (Posts: 712; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


nokia ! y u no use android !!!

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 03:56 13

7. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Why you not move on with your life?

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 04:19 7

11. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 346; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


NO different operating systems,no new options,no new innovations ,no competition,no court trials.so sit back and watch the play....

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 23:36

24. RichieRich379 (Posts: 21; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


cause then they will also have to pay apple

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 02:59 9

2. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


I was unaware that Nokia is now making Samsung phones.

I'm kidding of course, but my immediate thought when I saw that shape was "Galaxy S3"....

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 03:57 9

8. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


...and GS3=iPhone 3G.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 04:06 1

9. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


No, but it's the shape combined with the earpiece cutout, and the placement of the camera hole.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 04:57

13. Skoll (Posts: 15; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


o haveto agree. That looks like a SG3...

Dear nokia DONT GO THERE!

n8, n9/lumia800-900, e7, motorola razr thats the right way to go

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 09:42

19. SleepingOz (Posts: 2468; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


You should have your eyes checked, buddy!
Or may be you're just a hater. nvm..

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 04:50 1

12. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


sorry but i have to post this:

http://www.gsmarena.com/microsoft_previews_windows_phone_8-news-4418.php

look closely to the 2nd and 4th photo that features a WP device.

Did you notice something? It just looks like the leaked front panel of a new nokia device.

I might be crazy for saying this but, it could be the latest flagship model for WP. :)

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 03:00 3

3. Nookie4u (Posts: 127; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


Yay!!! New Nokia designs!! Now that looks like Galaxy S3's front plate by the way. =P

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 03:24 1

4. Osman (Posts: 43; Member since: 07 May 2012)


MORE LIKE "GALAXY NOTE II"

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 05:21

15. MeoCao (unregistered)


That's what I think, now it's time for SS to sue LOL

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 03:24 3

5. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


i think its a mid range... WPcentral reported that it might be midrange device that will come out on Nokia World..

but i still want a pureview lumia on nokia world!!!

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 03:28 1

6. amehtab (Posts: 8; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


Hope they equip this thing will real horse power to make it stand with competition ...and yes it looks like S3 :P

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 04:15

10. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Keep L800/900 unibody design. Though need a few changes in my opinion. Keep L800 curved glass display using the new flexible display technology. Screen display should NOT be wasted as in L900. L900 same size as Titan2 but T2 has bigger display! Reduce overall size. More thinner but ok for some bulk with camera lens (purewiew). The back edges, from end to end, should remain straight and not curved inward. Incorporate kickstand like MS surface tabs. thank you.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 05:01 1

14. shadez10 (Posts: 385; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


looks more like an oversized nokia lumia 610 than a SGS3...

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 08:22

18. -box- (Posts: 3565; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


710 a bit, too

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 05:59

16. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


as long as it is fast & there will be a lot of apps, i'll probably use wp 8

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 06:54 1

17. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Nokia is no longer Nokia how it was use to be!

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 10:17

20. Marcus_h (Posts: 41; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I think the current Lumia's /N9 are teh coolest looking phones out there - don't change them Nokia!

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 11:09

21. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 787; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


Atrix 2. That's all I'm gonna say.

Ok, that and I miss the N8 styling.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 15:28

22. rusticguy (Posts: 2810; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Would be good for Nokia if they shift to Android. They still make the best hardware. Windows I am not a big fan of after having used Imate device way back - will never buy a Windows (or iOS) device for sure.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 20:16

23. 7thspaceman (Posts: 897; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I like the rounded corners of this smart phone the Nokia 800/900 design's sharp corners dug into People's hands palms a bit if you held them too tight. one thing for sure this front panel is for a smart phone that may have a removable battery due
to the fact it is not a one piece design like the Nokia 800/900 body is.

posted on 16 Aug 2012, 07:07

25. Levon (Posts: 33; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


I like luma style, and expect more interesting design from nokia, for me this one looks not bad but not as exciting as expected

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