LG Uni8 pops up, the company's first Windows Phone 8.1 handset

LG will be significantly diversifying its mobile efforts this year, it seems, as hot on the heels of yesterday's tablet trio news, now comes a leak showing that it is coming back to the Windows Phone game, too. 

Microsoft said earlier this year that LG is one of the new manufacturing partners for WP8 devices, but LG execs shot down the rumor that they will be outing a phone with Microsoft's mobile OS in the immediate future.

Well, the Windows Phone plans of LG might have been put in motion now, as the folks from @evleaks posted an image that shows a new Windows Phone 8.1 handset from LG in the making. The tweet says "LG Uni8 (no sushi), 2014," indicating that the phone is prepped to be announced this year. 

The only thing we can deduce about the LG Uni8 so far is that it will feature on-screen navigational keys, as well as a virtual shutter button, instead of a physical one on the side. The handset looks like your garden variety rectangular smartphone, though rather slim, and, judging from the Live Tiles column number, the screen size could be at least as large as on the Lumia 630, which also flaunts on-screen buttons.

source: @evleaks

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46 Comments

1. peace247 unregistered

Moto e is priced Rs 6999 in India..... i.e. $ 117

6. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I don't CARE, it's a WINDOWS PHONE topic...read the title.

31. sgodsell

Posts: 7519; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

On Engadget LG has confirmed that this WP will not be out this year.

19. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Nokia 521 is $70, has 720p recording, a better gpu, more available memory, higher expandable official capacity support....

30. sgodsell

Posts: 7519; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The moto e has 1gb of ram, dual sim, higher resolution display, water resistant, faster dual core 1.2ghz CPU.

32. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

This has the button on the back

46. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

like lg g_

38. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

faster in ghz, the cpu and gpu are worse, I know you think you know tech but in reality you don't, when you say a blanket statement like this. Also with 4.4 how much of that 1gb is avail? Of course it is droid, anything less and the darn thing would lock up (hehe) Higher res display that most if not everyone looking at the phone for the price will even care to detect. So while you get 1.2ghz, we get a better CPU a better GPU, a more light weight OS that is not going to bog the phone down (imo that is). Water resistant....more like splash resistant and yes that is a huge difference. Yup dual sim, might as well get a 630

2. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Can't wait to see the specs,i might consider this over the 630 if both were going to be released in my country

40. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

NotAGeek in a Geek site. Low self esteem and Identity issue?

3. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Btw..Dat bezels,wow

7. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

As i can see it has tiny bezels.

4. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

This phone looks good. I might just trade in my L1520 for this. :)

5. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

no shutter button... booo

8. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Almost EVERY android device don't have a shutter button.....relax :)

12. Popop971

Posts: 48; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

I don't CARE, it's a WINDOWS PHONE topic...read the title

24. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Lol dude....

45. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Buttons on the back though

9. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Maybe i'll switch from Nokia to LG....

25. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

But you won't get that Nokia give.

29. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I said maybe, but I think I'll buy the Nokia Lumia 930.

33. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Which color. I'm getting orange....

36. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Me too, but I wish there was a red one.

10. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

this look sexy, my my my

11. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

I still think I got the best looking start screen for windows well lumia 1520 to be exact, peep my start screen http://tinypic.com/r/2w5ruqx/8

13. papss unregistered

Yeah man that's cool... I like❗

18. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

you ruined your beautiful startscreen by using google mail :P

35. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

lol I had it for a long time, I use both Live and Gmail

23. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

Darn you and your extremely beautiful lockscreen :P

34. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

not a lock screen, this is how my actual screen look like when I use it, my lock screen is a different design, but thank you for saying it look beautiful

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