Video of Nokia Lumia 820 reveals Nokia prototype, "Juggernaut Semaphone"

Video of Nokia Lumia 820 reveals Nokia prototype, "Juggernaut Semaphone"
The other day, we showed you a picture of a rather large screened Nokia prototype running Windows Phone 8. As it turns out, the name of the device is the "Juggernaut Semaphone". While the screen size easily trumps the 4.3 inch display on the Nokia Lumia 820, the resolution remains 480 x 800. Unfortunately, that wouldn't work out to a great pixel density, but then again, this is only a prototype after all.

A video shot two weeks ago also seems to show off the "Juggernaut Semaphone".The video was allegedly hosted and posted by Igor Shastitko from Microsoft Ukraine and around the 8:15 mark, out comes the lumbering giant. You might notice the old style Windows Phone logo on the model. The video also displays some new Windows Phone 8 features such as Bluetooth file sharing.

We can't say for sure that Nokia is planning on producing such a beast, but Windows Phone 8 models are limited to 720p or 768p resolution which pretty much limits how big these screens can get. Regardless, would a model like the "Juggernaut Semaphone" be of any interest to you Windows Phone 8 users out there?

source: YouTube via WPCentral

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Lumia 820
  • Display 4.3 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 1650 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8



17. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

nokia if you do bring out this big honking smart phone please please put an High definition screen on it because NOKIA you only have one smart phone on the Market with a first class High definition screen and that is the Nokia Lumia 920 are you People crazy. That means NOkia has only one true state of the art smart phone the Nokia Lumia 920. Nokia you need another one.. At least upgrade you Nokia 900 to have it's 4.3 inch screen upgraded to a 4.3 hd screen like HTC 8X has and put dual core electronics in it. and load it up with windows 8 and look out baby it will sell like hot cakes because a lot of people do not want a smart phone as big as the Nokia lumia 920 especially Women they have small hands.

16. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

folks Android fans have their Big Honking Samsung Galaxy Note Model smart phones that are selling very well Windows smart phones use Modern UI tiles to display information that is within the tiles that are updated for the Windows smart phone owner to see. the Modern UI tiles would look better on a big screen like 4,8 to 5 inches. A lot of people were looking for an HTC Titan 2 with Windows 8 dual core CPU and ect . HTC could have sold a ton of them with windows 8 with the old screen and dual core cpu. but HJTC went with the 8X and 8S which hurt a lot HTC titan fans who liked that big display what a shame.

11. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I'd take it with a slightly updated design. And preferably in green. Cyan, ultramarine, gunmetal, or yellow would be alternates.

9. thelegend6657 unregistered

I don't know that the Lumia 800 is available in green . I never realised this but the bezels underneath the screen is very big

15. Just_a_boy

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

there's no green Lumia 800, is just a case, i have one in this color :)

6. motty

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

I like it

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Don't look attractive at all.

8. wendygarett unregistered

What do you expect? It's a prototype dude lol

12. The_Prototype unregistered

Being a prototype doesn't mean it has to be ugly!

13. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

yes it does. if its a prototype involving the phone design

3. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Lol that name is epic

2. kirholstov

Posts: 146; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

I better like the final model

1. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1258; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Looks awful. Its basically an HTC Titan with extra bezel and will be stuck on 7.8 forever.

5. Just_a_boy

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

did you read the full article? It's a prototype!

7. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1258; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

So they're going to change the design completely if it even launches? Umm, no.

10. cretinick

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

But it will not be stuck on WP7.8 ... IF they release, will be WP8. And with at least some changes in design (Like the new Windows logo). But it may well have a completely different design. And can be only a device for development and tests which will never see the shelfs. However, since every maker are announcing, or leaking, a 5" device for next year, I will not be surprise if Nokia launch a Phablet too.

14. Just_a_boy

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Some prototypes are made for commercial devices and others for testing and development.

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