This is LG's first Windows Phone handset in years

Five years ago, LG stopped making Windows Phone handsets, choosing to focus on Android (with quite good results, we must add). Now, it looks like the South Korean company is finally ready to launch Windows-based smartphones again.

What we're seeing on the left (click on the image to zoom in) is, reportedly, an LG Windows Phone handset that could be available from Verizon Wireless this year. The device seems to be running Windows Phone 8.1, but, since Microsoft is planning to update most WP 8.1 handsets to Windows 10, we're thinking that this will also get the new version of the OS.

There's no word on what the leaked smartphone will be called, and neither on what features it's going to offer. However, it doesn't look like this is a high-end device, so if you were hoping to see a Windows Phone variant of the LG G3 (or, why not, of the LG G4), this definitely isn't it. Instead, this could be the 5-inch LG D635 that we told you about last year. If that's the case, the handset's display should offer a 720 x 1280 pixel resolution. LTE and a front-facing camera are also on board (or at least that's what the new image suggests).

We assume that the new LG Windows Phone handset will be pretty affordable. What do you think, is this the right way for LG to get back into the Windows Phone game?

source: Neowin

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23 Comments

1. drazwy

Posts: 356; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Flagship or go away.

21. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Microsoft can go away...

2. kotan24

Posts: 311; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Nexus 5 running windows?

6. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

They could offer that and it would still have top flagship specs for a windows phone

3. TheRequiem

Posts: 245; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Verizon only - no good and instant fail

4. rsiders

Posts: 1970; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Two immediate problems with this device. Possible carrier exclusive and non flagship. This is why I left WP after four years.

5. consure

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Every time I see WP news lately, I'm excited, then it completely falls flat. First problem- Verizon only? Why not do at least 1 other carrier, like some variation if need to be differentiate. Second problem, (for me) lower end WP phone. If it was G3 level, I'd think about it, G4 specs? No question. If they want to make a name for themselves in WP category, why start with low to mid level phone that makes you go meh?

7. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

This phone's only purpose is to show platform's potential to LG and to be testing field for LG developers. If it sells we could sie G4 with WP but I really doubt it.

22. TechNeck

Posts: 655; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

This phone will get more sales at T-Moblie. Right now, they only have 1 Windows Phone. People need some more choices other than Nokia/Microsoft Lumia.

24. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

2 actually, 635 and 530 soon the 640 and also the M8, but yes they need more. They missed the icon, and 1020, 1320 and 1520. 4 devices that were/are great

8. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Homescreen picture looks cool.

11. sgodsell

Posts: 7430; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Just install a WP launcher on a Android device and you can get the same look and feel.

12. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Already tried it and it's not the same......

15. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Its absolutely not the same. I laugh when people say to just get a wp launcher..

14. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Is that a notification led in the top right of the picture?, if it is then it will be an advantage over windows phones which until now lack having it.

17. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

The 640 will probably be better. There isn't much to differentiate with wp, and Nokia was the best.

26. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

It was a great device for the time i had it prelaunch during testing, i really want to use the 640xl though.

18. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

As an android user I would love to have a flagship wp device as a second phone but it seems Microsoft is taking its sweet time releasing one. Maybe later this year Microsoft

27. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Its been less than a year, grab a 930 for 300 or so on newegg or amazon. It is a great device and just flies. It doesnt feel a year old to me one bit.

23. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Some Lumia phones already have notification led with becomes active by WP10 and WP flagships should come with WP10 onboard.

28. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

really??can you name one, i'm starting to like windows phone, would love to know which ones have led notification built in

29. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Windows10 will be a game changer. Told it will basically be able to swap out with any Android OS. So all manufacturers will be able to sell either with little effort. Also it will be able to run Android Apps.

30. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

So far i only know lumia 730/735 if you look at the top corner in sunlight or a light source you can see it others with physical bottom should use the Windows home screen.

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