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Canceled Microsoft Lumia 960 flagship smartphone makes appearance

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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.

source: Baidu (translated) via WindowsCentral

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