Leaked photos of a new Nokia Lumia 820 with Windows Phone 8 finally appear

Lumia 820 Prototype

One of the new Nokia devices running Windows Phone 8


Earlier we saw some renders of the supposed Lumia 820 and now it looks like we have another contender to deal with as numerous real photos have been passed on.

Showing with OS version 8.0.09735.09, the device being handled looks to be a real enough and bares resemblance to the 'Phi' we've seen previously though sources say this is the '820'. It is currently not known if the devices are one and the same or different.

The prototype device sports the now common button layout in keeping with the Lumia 800 and 900 but with the new Windows Phone 8 logo near the bottom...


Lumia 820 Prototype leaked

The Phi? The Lumia 820? 

The white device has a large, flat screen as we predicted, which will disappoint lovers of the curved glass we saw on the Lumia 800. Still the overall balanced look of the device does make us think this is the real deal. Seeing as the device is larger than the 900, it appears to be slightly thinner due to being more spread out.

Lumia 820 Prototype leaked

Lumia 820 Prototype leaked

This device differs from the renders, we have reported on, in terms of the camera design and the Nokia orientation. In fact, it's quite interesting that the device lacks the chrome bezel for the camera, which has become both a symbol of Nokia but also a source of scratches. This however could just point to differences with final hardware.

Lumia 820 Prototype leaked grouped

The rumored specs for the Nokia Phi include:d

We’ll let you guys tell us what you think. Comments welcome!

Source:  COOLXAP; via WeLoveWP.hk; Thanks, Jack, for the tip



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Nickkk101 says:

the internet is like a seive today.

purevibz says:

I will make it known....I LOVE THIS PHONE..

abhishek8605 says:

Looks nice. Nokia rumors plus English Premier League transfer deadline day rumors are going to keep me up all night.

Woembah says:

+1, and IFA also brings some exciting news

Higgs Boson says:

Camera sensor does seem to be a little larger than most, am I wrong?

jkommeren says:

Assuming the size of the led is the same, I'd say easily twice as big

Micfur says:

I love it, can't wait to see what else they have to show!

Winterfang says:

Oh No. I hope that's the midrange one.

ChrisLynch says:

I personally HATE the USB port on the bottom of the device and the speaker on the back of the device.  Wish they would have kept it on the top and bottom respectively.  I also hope the 920 doesn't follow this, as I'm looking forward to owning one in the near future.

1jaxstate1 says:

I've been looking for a dock for my NL900, makes it hard to find with the USB port on the top.

CJ Thunder says:

I agree with the speaker part, but for better docks the USB needs to be on the bottom. The 920 looks to have stereo speakers and the USB on the bottom...score!

OMG55 says:

Agreed, but I can work around the USB on the bottom. I'm also hoping the 920 doesn't follow the same protocol, the curved display would be nice IMO

DontHate707 says:

But what are the specs?

falcon304 says:

If only it weren't glossy. I was really hoping for a 4.3 inch phone from Nokia, but I'll probably get the 920 simply because it looks better (in my opinion).

tissotti says:

White has always been the only glossy of the colors on the N9/800/900 design.
99% sure rest of the colors are same matte as before. That is of course if you wanted matte white... that will probably not happen. 

falcon304 says:

Why not? HTC can get their plastic to be white (One X).

tissotti says:

I didn't mean it's not possible.
Nokia has not just simply done it on their N9 type of polycarbonate devices. It's a design decission by them. 

Curtieson says:

I LOVE the Horizontal NOKIA too.  Just trying to show people you record video with your phone in Landscape, not Portrait! If you are being recorded, you should read "Nokia" else the person holding the phone is an idiot, haha.

Residing says:

I like the horizontal 'Nokia' as well; on my N8 it is also horizontal, and the logo is 'etched' or machined with raised letter - a really classy touch!

Bouncin Back says:

This has got to be the most obsessive comment I've ever seen.

Spyral says:

Welcome to the internet.

RoyalAdonis says:

If this is the device that's supposedly going to T-Mobile to compete against the Ativ S, then midrange or not I'm gonna have a hard decision to make. This phone is absolutely gorgeous!!

ThePKReddy says:

If it's on TMO, this phone will be in my hands.

polofaby says:

Yup you guys in the other side of the Pond are going to have a hard time deciding on which NokWp8 device to get. They way things are going Nokia mid-range are looking exquisite. Wonder how the high-end will look like.
At least carriers here (FRANCE & UK) do not compete on phones but rather on contracts. Just get into carphonewarehouse and get the phone you want on the data plan you want..

Jnbs says:

WOW!!!! This is my next! Nokia is the best

OMG55 says:

While it not brushed aluminum like the ATIV S, it still looks thin and the display is completely flush. That color on the OS displayed is beautiful. Overall the device is nice. There the potential that the 920 will have the curved display :-D

ustudio says:

i like it, i was sure to get the 920 but this one looks very nice, i like the black buttons and the slimed case around glass

qsr786 says:

Look there are new icons for Xbox games HUB and Music HUB, like Windows 8!

Shane says:

You say this is the PHI? Nothing special, still not as nice as the ATIV. Extremely disappointed if this is the "flagship" device.

It has a single LED flash. Assuming that's final, there's no way this is the flagship. Might be the best phone available on a particular carrier, but it won't be Nokia's flagship.

Shane says:

My confusion was that the article went from 820 to PHI back to 820, hence my comment.  Would make more sense if it was the 820 but then again who really knows for sure.

Nickkk101 says:

title of article changed? seems a little misleading now- this has definately more of a 820 look about it compared to the Phi which (iirc) looked to be more akin the 920 leaked earlier??

Shane says:

My question exactly, is it the arrow or the Phi?

If this is going to Tmobile, I'll be in line before the store opens...

cdbstl76 says:

I can't wait until Sept 5 for their official showing of their phones.

Jf.Vigor says:

Haha hopefully this will shut up those complaining about the RENDERS!

bahamut zero says:

guys this is not phi. It is arrow AKA lumia 820

WinFan1 says:

How do you know this?

WinFan1 says:

Dopeness good gracious great balls of fire

mase123987 says:

Not overally impressed...They don't need to radically change their phone designs but it is too close in my eyes...

DaSchnee says:

335MB Ram? Seriously?

WinFan1 says:

Where do you see that

DaSchnee says:

Take a look at the source link ;)

WinFan1 says:

That cannot be correct

DaSchnee says:

I think that this is not the Phi but the Arrow with a total of 512mb Ram and 800x480 res. Maybe only Devices with 720p screen need 1GB of RAM.
In my opinion it also looks to cheap to be the high-end model

alex6272 says:

That can' be right......I hope

dreester says:

The screenshot shows 335MB, but the source has no basis to state that it only has 512MB of RAM. That would really be a deal breaker.

1jaxstate1 says:

It's a Lumia 800/900 with round corners. Meh.

I'm confused... which model is this supposed to be? 820? 920? 720? I'm confused... the last article showed the back of the 820 as totally different, and this seems more like the current 800/900 design. Aside from that, I'm loving the leaks... not for everyone? Duh! But what I'm seeing is increasingly for ME. I like what I'm seeing... come on RED!

dreester says:

Shut up and take my money!

ronnyfm says:

Every day Nokia is making the points to be my next phone.

Oooo, this looks nice! I'm currently trying to stop using a case on my Lumia 900 since it looks so good without it. These new phones definitely look great as-is!

JimmyRespawn says:

looks really nice. I will take this one!

oh em geeee! Best thing since sliced bread!

mrolympia74 says:

I don't lime the back. Part of what made the 800/900 so beautiful was the chrome where the camera was. And what's with the black buttons?

OMG55 says:

Maybe they didn't peel the protect tape off of the side buttons.....there's always hope

mrolympia74 says:

They can bring back the crome but indent it a little

OMG55 says:

All that matters is that we're finally seeing the big three HTC, Nokia, & Samsung bring some good designs to WP; Now lets see if the marketing will match. Once the phones, features, and marketing come together, Microsoft's WP OS will have its opportunity to be recognized as a formidable opponent in the cellular space to Apple and Andriod, but again that come down to the marketing blitz that should follow these leaks

Forc3 says:

loool so many leaks! Don't know what to believe this is crazy! Maybe we have more than 2 Devices to chose from?

Big Supes says:

Helloooooo AWESOME!!!

Looks great to me. But as to "what is what", it will all be settled in a few days. Can't wait!

pikablu0530 says:

The original source at COOLXAP who posted the images never said it's the Lumia 820. This could well be the third Nokia WP8 phone (a low end one) other than the Phi and Arrow.

bono5112 says:

This might force me to make a carrier switch.... TMo to Att

Bouncin Back says:

And give up unlimited data? Stupid

SmoothDog says:



drlacus says:

Nokia was great until I got an arrow in the phi... Sorry guys :D

Residing says:

So, the rum o meter for this is a 9, but the rum o meter on the 920 is a 5?   Is it because this one shows the WP7.8.8.0 start screen?

db4williams says:

Whatever it is its still better than the HTC Trophy I gave my wife.

avinash123 says:

Can we have a day without leaks plz ..I have to finally show them some work at office :-)
So excited !!!

Simon Tupper says:

The ATIV s much more attractive, I don't why I would buy this phone over the ATIV... 

rianext says:

ATIV is attractive...but you should check out the pics they have put up on the WP fb page...the back already shows scratches...wouldnt want my new phone to scratch that easy...

Yeah... But the 820 look like déjà vu...

cckgz4 says:

I think I'm gonna wait on the second gen. Nice phone but looks like my Nokia

thinkdan says:

Meh... Not excited at all

erzhik says:

Doesn't look flagship to me. L900 is miles better than this.

hoonigandad says:

But what are they hiding on the front? I'm very interested! =)

Jess82#WP says:

It looks just like my white 900

Bushybro says:

I used to wonder how people mistook the galaxy s for an iPhone but now I understand. This does not look like your white lumia 900. Sure it's white and a rectangle and its unibody plastic but after that no. It's so much more refined

laserfloyd says:

Can't wait for the 5th.  Going to destroy the universe by bending space and time to get to the 5th. BRB....

n4blue says:

Not impressed, but then this is just a prototype. The real thing will probably look more like the renders from the article earlier. Certainly it won't be lacking the Carl Zeiss branding on the back, probably in the same metallic panel as on the 800/900.

Mystictrust says:

It looks pretty large... please pretty please don't be a "low end" device. If 4" or smaller is a "low end" device then I want low end.
Heck, just slap a microSD card slot on a Lumia 800, give it WP8, and I'll buy it.

TreizFaction says:

sexy!  DO WANT!

blessthejon says:

Now this one looks awesomer.

joshcsmith13 says:

Hey WPC guys, what's "accurace"?  I guess that gives you plenty of leeway to score it as you wish since that doesn't appear to be a word.  ;) 
Has the new meter really said that whe whole time??

Bouncin Back says:

Nice try trying to be a spelling Nazi when you can't even spell yourself

tds101 says:

It's beautiful!!!

mcmaui says:

The design is good (as expected), for poeple who prefer smaller formfactors it's kind of a disappointment. I was hoping for a WP Lumia800 with the exact same size, just thinner and with a better camera.

rubenbest says:

I hear it has 300 sum of ram...

rafabr4 says:

Gorgeous! The best design so far! Even better than Lumia 900 and 800 devices.

tommikovski says:

What a wonderful device!

Nice but I am a hardware keyboard type of guy.

dinchy87 says:

Funny that 99% yesterday stated to the leaked cgi that this model is ugly :D and today everyone must have it! Funny people

wsantosf says:

I'm hoping the button locations will change - majority of holders will not work because buttons are in the way...

RepoUK says:

I hope the barcode is now unique to the phone as it wouldn't take much work to get most of the number out of it.

danWP7allday says:

I am officially drooling

hwangeruk says:

Looks great.
Polycarb right?
Does that Polycarb on the 800 and 900 last? / Scratch resistant?
(If its a hard wearing material, Nokia WP8 will be my next phone)

cedarlog says:

freaking beautiful phone Nokia you are doing it RIGHT way better than the render image
Happy day \o/ 

Cellus13 says:

If it's midrange then I definitely wouldn't mind Tmobile to have it. I would love to see the Lumia 920! Nokia is killing me with all this waiting but I know it'll be worth it.

bokchoy1 says:

This phone doesn't look as nice as the lumia 800/900 to me. The mostly black front isn't as attractive in my opinion.

Looks like a Beast!!

Montpbm says:

Very nice, but I think I'm going with Samsung..

Main features I'm looking for are 1280x768 resolution, lighter and thinner. I like my 900 but boy this guy is thick and heavy. This 820 looks almost too distant to some of the mayor aesthetics of the 800. Looks ok, almost too close to the one x, but that's not bad

snakechia says:

I don't mind if this is slightly heavy if it come with the curve glass. :)

Hoekie says:

Didn't we see the same digitizer measuring 4"? Would make sense. From 3.7" to 4" for a Lumia 8xx phone.

raj varma says:

What will be costs of 920 &820
Any guess

Looks good, but still prefer the curved glass on Lumia 800.