Images published of an unannounced Nokia smartphone earlier this week have allegedly been confirmed to be authentic ones of the first Nokia WP8 smartphone, according to Nokia Innovation. If that's the case, the device, codenamed Nokia Phi, looks exactly like the Lumia 900 and the Lumia 800.
BGR - "The Nokia Innovation blog states that the Nokia Lumia phone pictured above, purportedly code-named “Nokia Phi,” will be the successor to the Lumia 800. The leaked images of the device make it look much closer in size to the Nokia Lumia 900, however, and the site suggests it might have the same 4.3-inch display as the 900."
However, BGR has reservations about its 4.3-inch screen size, citing a Nokia executive who had confirmed with the online publication during CES 2012 that Nokia was working on a smartphone quite similar to the Lumia 900 but with a larger 4.5-inch display. Will this leaked WP8 device be it? Aside from speculations about the screen size, the upcoming Nokia Lumia WP8 device is also said to include a "dual-core Qualcomm chipset, expandable memory, integrated NFC and 4G LTE connectivity".
Will this be one of the two rumored WP8 phones shown at Nokia World this year? Will the other phone be a WP8 version of Nokia's 808 PureView? We will see - the same report also stats that the WP8-ready Phi will be available from the last week of October onwards, making the possibility of a Nokia World announcement a plausible one.
Source: BGR via Nokia Innovation