There have been images leaked of a new screen bezel for the next Nokia phone that might be running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8, according to a report by WPCentral. The bezel appears to have a large capacitive button area near the bottom. WPCentral had earlier reported that a leaked Nokia device named “Phi” would be running on Windows Phone 8. Upon close inspection of the leaked bezel, it appears to be the screen bezel for the “Phi”. The screen bezel also appears to be for a 4.3-inch screen. And to erase the last traces of doubt regarding the authenticity of the image, the bezel also has the proto.nokia.com website and “not for sale” emblazoned on the side.

The leaked screen bezel

The leaked screen bezel

Here are the rumoured specifications of the “Phi” according to WPCentral:

  • It has the same curved screen but bigger screen size and will be thicker and far heavier than the Lumia 800.
  • It has the same form factor, that is, polycarbonate unibody with irreplaceable battery as the Lumia 800
  • No physical buttons on the front
  • 4 physical buttons on the right side: up/down vol keys, power button and camera
  • It will run on a Qualcomm Dual Core CPU (First Nokia Dual Core WP8 phone)
  • It will have external SD card slot
  • NFC chip on board.
  • LTE enabled

Microsoft had officially raised the curtain on Windows Phone 8 at an event in San Francisco earlier this year, and claimed that it is the most advanced mobile OS Microsoft has ever made. Here is a look at some of the highlighted features available on Windows Phone 8:

  • Multi-core processor support: Windows Phone was a slick OS that ran smoothly on handsets with a single processor. The latest OS now features multi-core support with Belfoire claiming that they’re ready for whatever hardware makers dream up.
  • Bigger, sharper screens: Windows Phone 8 supports two new screen resolutions — 1280 x 768 and 1280 x 720, making it compatible with new handsets that will feature high-definition 720p displays.
  • More flexible storage: Windows Phone 8 supports removable MicroSD cards, so users can stuff their phone with extra photos, music, and whatever else is important and then easily move it all onto their PC.
  • NFC wireless sharing: In Windows Phone 8, NFC helps make sharing photos, Office docs, and contact info easier. One can achieve this by tapping their phone on another NFC-equipped device.
  • Internet Explorer 10: The next version of Windows Phone comes with the same web browsing engine that’s headed for Window 8 PCs and tablets. Microsoft claims that IE10 is faster and more secure, with advanced anti-phishing features like SmartScreen Filter to block dangerous websites and malware.
  • Internet Explorer 10: The next version of Windows Phone comes with the same web browsing engine that’s headed for Window 8 PCs and tablets. Microsoft claims that IE10 is faster and more secure, with advanced anti-phishing features like SmartScreen Filter to block dangerous websites and malware.
  • Better maps and directions: Windows Phone 8 builds in Nokia mapping as part of the platform. This partnership will provide more detailed maps and turn-by-turn directions in many countries, plus the ability to store maps offline on your phone so you can work with maps without a data connection.
  • Improved apps and games: Microsoft states that basing Windows Phone 8 on the Windows core will unleash a new wave of amazing apps and especially games.

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