Nokia Lumia 850 concept images hit the web looking too sexy to be true

Nokia Lumia 850 concept images hit the web looking too sexy to be true
We're seeing fresh design mockups of a potential Nokia Lumia 800 successor from BrianMFB - a Nokia fan who enjoys creating Nokia concepts. Dubbed "The real thing Nokia Lumia 850," the designs are striking, and we really think it's a sexy looking product. Based on Brian's tweets, the design includes a 3.8" screen, made with curved glass, a polycarbonate unibody, edgeless design, and of course, the popular Windows Phone platform.

Simply put, we love it! The only question raised comes to where the components will be housed. With a 3.8-inch screen, the mockups don't leave much room behind the glass for the guts of the device, so we're unsure as to the technical practicality of the device. While some have said it looks too much like an iPhone 3GS, it bears the uniquely Nokia look, giving it differentiation through simplicity.

A 3.8" screen would be ideal for those looking for a next-gen Nokia powerhouse in a slim, sleek, sexy body design. What do you think of these concept photos? Do you think it's too slim to be able to house a battery, processor, camera, and components large enough to make it the power-packing competitor it would have to be in order to compete with the other devices in the category? Let us know what you think!

source: The Nokia Blog



1. rav405 unregistered

It should atleast have a 4.5" screen 3.8" is a little small.........

3. strikercho

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Bhahaha! 3.5'' is small?!? Man, the best selling phone in the history has 3.5''! What are you going to do with 4.5''? Use it as a coffee tray?

23. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I don't know, use it as a smartphone? Can't do much with 3.5 inches of screen but play angry birds. That gets old real quick.

39. strikercho

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Exactly, mate. This is a smartphone. Smart-phone. Not a smarttablet. if you need a bigga then go for an iPad. It is meant to stay in your pocket. It is really ridiculous when you see someone in the street with a paving stone like Galaxy 2/3 ot Note and actually talk on it. I burst with laughter at such a nice picture. :)

40. Johnny_Mnemonic

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

With all that said there's no doubt your a ish**p

43. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

not everyone wears emo clothes and is so effeminate that they need small phones. Only iSheaap use the "biggest selling" misnomer, because it doesnt mean anything. Market share is where its at. Ive been using 4 inches, and its been fine, but i feel the need to grow to something bigger. 4.8 might be stretching it, but imma give it a try. :)

45. anthonykitbuchanan

Posts: 6; Member since: May 11, 2012

I feel very sorry for my friend with iPhones because they are always straining their eyes to see the screen. They are following the crowd and hating it. They are trapped in Steve Jobs mind thinking the size is perfect when Jobs just wanted to trick them into buying 2 devices.

16. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

This is a smartphone, not a tablet, 3.8" is enough for smartphones.


Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 18, 2012

I say 4"

41. anthonykitbuchanan

Posts: 6; Member since: May 11, 2012

Hey that's what Steve Jobs said. Steve Jobs said, "3.5" is perfect for a phone. If you want something larger than buy my tablet ipad". The fact is iphone at 3.5" is loosing market share. People want much larger. Samsung Galaxy Note seems large right now however I guarantee you it will be the norm by mid 2013. If the Note had a better speaker phone it would be in my pocket right now. Instead I use a Dell Venue Pro.

2. maverick786us

Posts: 159; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Yes 3.8 inch is too small for touch screen devices. It should have atleast 4.5 inch screen with HD resolution (1280 X 720) and Windows 8 Apollo

38. strikercho

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

3.8" is too small for touch screen devices?!? Okay ''professor''.

4. blinkdagger

Posts: 81; Member since: May 04, 2012

Urm..what so striking and sexy again?


Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Agree, what's the big deal here? The Lumia 800 is much sexier.

5. Hemlocke unregistered

The Meizu MX called, and it does not want it's stolen design associated with crap vaporware.

42. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

ironic how you say its stealing meizu's design… and wp7 is in no way vaporware… it is alive and evolving

6. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Boring, just same as any other rectangular slab. What is so sexy here that other phones don't have? too much wasted space in the bezel. Looks more like 4.3 inch phone.

7. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

This phone is sexy as hell!!!!!

8. a1000smiles4u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

Gimme window 8 in it I can wait for another 2 months

9. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

I feel like 4.3" is the max for me, any screen above that size just pushes the boundaries of what I think of as a phone.

10. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

I like when a person makes a comment about same rectangle slab........what do you want a circular phone?

11. kainy

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

Am I the only one that thinks the Lumia 800/900 are far better looking than this? Personally I don't like it. Nokia can do better ;) And it's not too sexy... damn.

13. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Come on they look better because they are real, and this is a kind of bad concept image. The real product if it actually comes out will probably look better or just as "sexy" as the other Lumia, except the 710 because that is the obvious ugly duckling of the bunch!

12. LordOfTroll

Posts: 54; Member since: May 08, 2012

This will be the next Galaxy S4 phone, good job samsung.. copycaT Galaxy S = iPhone 3GS Galaxy S2 = iPhone 4 Galaxy S3 = HTC Galaxy S4 =?? NOKIA

17. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

the SGS3 is looking like C7...

26. adarsh

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 03, 2011

Galaxy S4 = iphone 5

14. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I would personally prefer Metro UI on a 4.3 screen. 3.8inch is small. The design does not look bad, but a bigger screen would be most welcome.

15. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

What's so incredibly sexy about this design? Imo both the 800 and 900 are way nicer. This one looks much more like any Samsung or other bland droids with its rounded corners.

18. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Please give me Snapdragon S4, 1GB of ram, ''4'' or ''4.3'' HD ClearBlack AMLOED display, 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss and Windows 8. That would be my perfect phone.

19. maverick786us

Posts: 159; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Its a long wait game. Come on nokia, when will we hear the announcement of next Generation top end Lumia SuperPhone having.... 1) 4.65 in Super AMOLED+ screen havnig gorilla glass 2 2) 1024 X 720 Pixels 3) Dual / Quad Core processor 4) PureView Camer technology with 1080P or above recording 5) Above all else Windows 8 Apollo.

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