Sony Lue Z photo leaks, could be the company's first Windows Phone handset (it's a fake)

UPDATE: Evleaks pulled the leak soon after posting it as the image was most likely a fake, as he clarified on his Twitter account.

source: @evleaks

It is a little known fact that several years ago, Sony Ericsson built a Windows Phone handset, yet chose not to release it for one reason or another. Now, a Sony smartphone running Windows Phone 8.1 is rumored to be in the works, and @evleaks might have just provided a legitimate picture of it. The photo you see here is what he shared with the world just moments ago.

Sony Lue Z – this is said to be the official name of the smartphone. From the looks of it, the handset will run Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box, and its design will follow the company's OmniBalance principles. Also, it seems that the Sony Lue Z could come with a custom camera application, or at least that's what we think the icon on the fourth row might indicate. If our assumption is correct, then Sony's WP8.1 warrior could be a camera-centric device and a potential rival to all the high-end Nokia Lumia models.

We must stress that there's no guarantee that the above image is genuine. It could be an elaborate hoax, and as we recently learned, even Evleaks is not immune to these. But the leak could be on the right track given all the rumors claiming that a Windows Phone device from Sony is coming. Hopefully, we'll know the truth soon enough. 

source: Evleaks

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28 Comments

1. gabrielvoica

Posts: 67; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

finally!

2. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Yes please! I want to buy it:)

3. ikenvape

Posts: 309; Member since: May 28, 2014

Please let it have front facing speakers and come to the US

24. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Do you guys at least scan articles for the jist of it?

4. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Inspite of having so many companies release wp devices the ecosystem will still feel vacant without any new lumias. Come on MS, release some new wp 8.1 devices!! 635 and 930 arent enough!

5. Super3310

Posts: 91; Member since: May 06, 2014

1520 is the best

25. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Lol!!!.... Yes it is.. I agree.. ................. And, I mean best of all devices on any platform.. Yep!

27. jojon

Posts: 435; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

yes, it's a beast alright, wish i had one

6. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

The thing that caught me is the name....Lue??? Interesting and funny

7. james.blunt.1973

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 15, 2013

Lue ... Xperia Omnia (Ativ) ... Galaxy Why they choose ugly names for Windows based devices and pretty names for Android ones?

8. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Seems fake. BUT THIS WOULD BE AWESOME!

15. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

It's real. It's evleaks..

22. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You look a little salty right now don't you?

23. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

HAHAHAHAHAHAAHA.! :P

9. Shino

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Finally a nice brand, except Nokia, to make a good looking phone with a real OS.

11. rsiders

Posts: 1976; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I totally agree with you but let's hope this is real and let's hope they officially announce something and soon. It would be nice to see a new high end Windows Phone before November/December. And let's hope Sony actually gets the launch right this time. Can't wait.

10. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I'll have one please!

12. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

We've got Sony.....

13. gabrielvoica

Posts: 67; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

imagine the Z2's hardware but this time running WP8.1...waterproof,great camera and battery,great build quality and premium materials...

14. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Knew it. Darn it.

16. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Okay evleaks admitted it already, my bad ;-)

19. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

lol :)

17. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Lue for LUE-MIA.

26. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

LUE Z = lousy... XD

18. alumoyo

Posts: 392; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

Lue Z? That was obvious trolling...

20. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

some time ago an internet Tech site reported that Sony was in talks with Microsoft to make Windows 8 devices (Tablets and Smart phones) but Sony gave no commitment at that time to make them.- Folks The Windows 8/8.1 OS and Mobile Windows smart phone Operating system is free to all OEM's who make any device that have touch screens below 10 inches (254 mm). Sony could easily Port Windows Phone 8.1 on any of their flag ship smartphones phones. It's Free no royalties to pay Microsoft. Microsoft will make it's money on it's free Mobile Operating Systems by selling it's services like Skipe , Office 365 , ect.

21. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

It's a Sony, but it looks like any other WP... they all look the same.

28. jojon

Posts: 435; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

pretty much like all the android devices..

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