Canceled Microsoft Lumia 960 flagship smartphone makes appearance


It's only been a day since news about Microsoft working on a new smartphone running a different branch of Windows Mobile made headlines, and now it looks like another device that should have been powered by the defunct Windows Phone OS appeared online.

We're talking about the never-revealed Lumia 960, also known as Lumia “Northstar.” Photos of the devices have been leaked online directly from China. Apparently, this is a prototype unit that's still being used by Microsoft for developing Windows 10 Mobile.

It's unclear whether or not the smartphone would have been released on the market as Lumia 960, but this is definitely one of Microsoft's Windows Phone flagships.

Even the design screams Lumia 950, the last top-tier Windows Phone handset launched by Microsoft. As the writings in the pictures point out, the canceled flagship would have been equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor and would have rocked an aluminum body.

A Quad HD display would have been included as well, along with 20-megapixel PureView camera and a three-LED flash. Although it strongly resemblances the Lumia 950, the canceled Microsoft phone does seem to pack some consistent upgrades inside.

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6 Comments

1. zenun12

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

Is that a 4-pin power connector i'm seeing?

3. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Lucky they didn't blow money releasing this.

4. samgsam

Posts: 149; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

The author should atleast know that it's cancelled and not canceled.

6. Dagdigdug

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 18, 2017

You should at least know that in American English they don't use double l for the past tense of words like cancel, travel, and etc. Instead of cancelled and travelled like in British English or other, American uses canceled and traveled.

7. Dagdigdug

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 18, 2017

Stop being grammar nazi!!!

5. wheels____

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 04, 2014

It's a shame they couldn't make it work. I've been very happy with my HP Elite x3 but I'd love to see a flagship phone from windows do well.

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