WP8 Nokia Lumia handsets might be curvier, 4.3-inch smartphone in the works

WP8 Nokia Lumia handsets might be curvier, 4.3-inch smartphone in the works
Judging by the preliminary results in our recent poll, quite a few of our readers are interested in the upcoming Nokia Windows Phone 8 devices. Sadly, we don't even have the slightest idea what those smartphones might really look like. Or do we? 

Well, a clue was leaked on the web just recently. What you see in the image below is said to be the front plate for a WP8 Nokia handset. It is about 11 centimeters in diagonal, which equals to a tad over 4.3 inches. The opening next to the earpiece is supposedly to accommodate a front-facing camera, and the redesigned Windows logo underneath, which most likely serves as a capacitive home button, suggests that Windows Phone 8 will run on the device.

Interestingly, this panel has rounded corners and looks nothing like the rumored Nokia Phi, which is presumably to be announced next month. Has Nokia decided to abandon the Lumia 800/Lumia 900 design and try something new? We can only guess at this time, but a new look for the next-gen Windows Phone roster might not be such a bad idea for it will differentiate the new lineup from the predecessors.

What do you, guys, think? Would it be nice if Nokia's next Lumia smartphones look like that, you you prefer their current design? Let us know by dropping a comment. 

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25 Comments

1. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

nokia ! y u no use android !!!

7. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Why you not move on with your life?

11. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 550; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

NO different operating systems,no new options,no new innovations ,no competition,no court trials.so sit back and watch the play....

24. RichieRich379

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

cause then they will also have to pay apple

2. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

I was unaware that Nokia is now making Samsung phones. I'm kidding of course, but my immediate thought when I saw that shape was "Galaxy S3"....

8. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

...and GS3=iPhone 3G.

9. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

No, but it's the shape combined with the earpiece cutout, and the placement of the camera hole.

13. Skoll

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

o haveto agree. That looks like a SG3... Dear nokia DONT GO THERE! n8, n9/lumia800-900, e7, motorola razr thats the right way to go

19. SleepingOz unregistered

You should have your eyes checked, buddy! Or may be you're just a hater. nvm..

12. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

sorry but i have to post this: http://www.gsmarena.com/microsoft_previews_windows_phone_8-news-4418.php look closely to the 2nd and 4th photo that features a WP device. Did you notice something? It just looks like the leaked front panel of a new nokia device. I might be crazy for saying this but, it could be the latest flagship model for WP. :)

3. Nookie4u

Posts: 133; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

Yay!!! New Nokia designs!! Now that looks like Galaxy S3's front plate by the way. =P

4. Osman

Posts: 44; Member since: May 07, 2012

MORE LIKE "GALAXY NOTE II"

15. MeoCao unregistered

That's what I think, now it's time for SS to sue LOL

5. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i think its a mid range... WPcentral reported that it might be midrange device that will come out on Nokia World.. but i still want a pureview lumia on nokia world!!!

6. amehtab

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

Hope they equip this thing will real horse power to make it stand with competition ...and yes it looks like S3 :P

10. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Keep L800/900 unibody design. Though need a few changes in my opinion. Keep L800 curved glass display using the new flexible display technology. Screen display should NOT be wasted as in L900. L900 same size as Titan2 but T2 has bigger display! Reduce overall size. More thinner but ok for some bulk with camera lens (purewiew). The back edges, from end to end, should remain straight and not curved inward. Incorporate kickstand like MS surface tabs. thank you.

14. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

looks more like an oversized nokia lumia 610 than a SGS3...

18. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

710 a bit, too

16. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

as long as it is fast & there will be a lot of apps, i'll probably use wp 8

17. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Nokia is no longer Nokia how it was use to be!

20. Marcus_h

Posts: 44; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

I think the current Lumia's /N9 are teh coolest looking phones out there - don't change them Nokia!

21. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Atrix 2. That's all I'm gonna say. Ok, that and I miss the N8 styling.

22. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Would be good for Nokia if they shift to Android. They still make the best hardware. Windows I am not a big fan of after having used Imate device way back - will never buy a Windows (or iOS) device for sure.

23. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I like the rounded corners of this smart phone the Nokia 800/900 design's sharp corners dug into People's hands palms a bit if you held them too tight. one thing for sure this front panel is for a smart phone that may have a removable battery due to the fact it is not a one piece design like the Nokia 800/900 body is.

25. Levon

Posts: 35; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

I like luma style, and expect more interesting design from nokia, for me this one looks not bad but not as exciting as expected

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