It’s been a long time since LG released a Windows Phone device. Four years to be more exact. The company was one of the first to build a phone for Windows Phone 7 in 2010, but the partnership between LG and Microsoft didn’t last long. The Korean manufacturer apparently thought that its smartphones would be better off with Android and to this day haven’t changed its mind, but no one says it never will. In fact, a recently leaked photo suggests that an LG smartphone with Windows Phone 8.1 on board may be in the works.
LG Windows Phone 8.1 coming next year?
If the photo is legit, it means that LG is getting ready to jump back on the Windows Phone bandwagon. As for the phone itself, no technical details are available at the moment, but the leaked image gives out a few hints. The device, supposedly called LG Uni8, seems to be large with a screen possibly measuring 5 inches diagonally or maybe more.
The phone has on-screen buttons, front-facing camera and thin bezels. Physical buttons are nowhere to be seen which could suggest that they are placed on the back just like the LG G2 and the approaching LG G3. A metal-looking band wraps around the edges of the handset, however, there’s no way of telling whether it extends all the way to the back or the rear plate is made of plastic. The Uni8 also appear to have a thin profile, though the impression may be misleading. After all, we can see the device only from one angle.
LG denied that the phone from the photo will be released this year, which doesn’t necessarily mean that it doesn’t exist or that there isn’t another WP phone in the making. There also a chance that the company is simply trying to keep the phone under covers as long as possible. If this is the case, someone will certainly find a way to unearth a detail or two to share with all of us.