Nokia Phi might be unveiled at Nokia World, with LTE and dual-core CPU on board

Nokia Phi might be unveiled at Nokia World, with LTE and dual-core CPU on board
Back in May, a mysterious handset known only as the Nokia Phi was revealed by a benchmark application. All that was known about the device at the time was that it ran Windows Phone 8. Now, however, the rumor mill is throwing a few more puzzle pieces on the table.

According to Nokia Innovation, the Nokia Phi is the same Windows Phone 8 prototype handset, images of which leaked a few days back. It is claimed that the smartphone is bigger, thicker, and heavier than the Nokia Lumia 800, possibly close to the Lumia 900 in terms of dimensions. It will retain the polycarbonate unibody design, however, meaning that a user replaceable battery is out of the question. There will be no physical buttons on the front, but four of them will reside on its right side two volume keys, a power button, and a camera shutter.

As far as hardware is concerned, it is believed that the Nokia Phi (just a codename, most likely) will be powered by a dual-core Qualcomm processor. There will also be an LTE radio on board, which leads us to believe that the smartphone could eventually come to the U.S. An NFC chip and a slot for microSD cards are also said to be included.

Of course, don't forget that what you just read is a rumor, and those should not be trusted just like that, especially when there is no hard evidence in support of the claims above. Nevertheless, the source of this tip promises to provide images of the Nokia Phi ahead of its announcement. Speaking of announcements, Nokia Windows Phone 8 smartphones are likely to be unveiled at Nokia World, so stay tuned for more if you are also excited to see them.

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14 Comments

1. lsguntu

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

Please get 41 mega pixel on this phone. I have been waiting Nokia wp8 phone from past 6 months :(

3. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

41 megapixel camera sensor in wp8 might not come but the pureview technology will do, in a lower megapixel..

8. lsguntu

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

Sorry but what is "Pure view technology'?

9. lsguntu

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

11. pankajgupta

Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

It will come but not so soon. Nokia would expect some sales for Symbain also. :)

2. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Come on.. i wanna replace my Omnia 7!! So hurry up!!

4. mobilefuture

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

People i don't think Nokia will bring out pureview windows phone phones this year. We shouldn't get too excited. I think they might release one in the first quarter of next year. Still i hope im wrong :D

5. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

hope nokia bounces back, It has a lot to do before it starts to go once again up the mountain.

6. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

The PHI is supposed to be the weakest Nokia windows "8" handset to come to America. I think Verizon's Nokia smart phone will have Prevue camera technology. Verizon is said ti have high hopes to sell it

7. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

what's that again? prevue? :O

10. Suts_97

Posts: 127; Member since: May 05, 2012

No quad-core?

12. lsguntu

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

Even I am surprised. When the competition (HTC) is coming quad core WP8, I dont understand why nokia is not giving

13. Y_S_L

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

i dont like Windows phone.

14. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

good for you...i advise you'd stay from windows phone articles then, you'll feel better.

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