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Mystery "Nokia" Windows Phone in yellow gets photographed [Edit: It's a knockoff]

Nokia Lumia 950

We’re still unsure about the supposed “Lumia 950”, a successor of the 920 with some upped specs including 2GB of RAM, better battery life, Xenon flash and a higher megapixel camera which we reported on last week. But now, a new image of a supposed Lumia 950 in yellow has showed up.

Update: Turns out it's a knockoff device, called the "Lamia". Nothing to see here, folks.

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The image is odd for a few reasons, which make us question if it’s the same device. For one, the front-facing camera is not in the same spot and two, this appears to have a curved screen as opposed to the more flat one we saw in the earlier image.

Indeed, it looks a lot like a Lumia 920 in yellow.

But if you look closely, the bezel is evenly spaced between the top and bottom, giving the buttons a bit less room. It appears that Nokia is switching up their design a bit, making the bezel more evenly proportional than the current line of Lumias where it’s 1/3 black at top and 2/3 black below the display. In addition, the “Nokia” logo at top is clearly a sticker but as we’ve previously mentioned, it is not uncommon to see stickers for buttons and logos on pre-production development devices.

A similar re-alignment of the bezel appears on the new Nokia Lumia 928, destined for Verizon.

Nokia Lumia 950
Not the same device?

Because of that we’re not sure what we’re looking at. The material appears to be the same polycarbonate plastic used on current Lumias, though perhaps it is thinner. But with only one angle and no other details, there’s not much else we can discern at this point.

Do you have a theory? Let us know in comments.

Source: Twitter (@KzudenO); via Taschen-pcs.de

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nothing to see here folks, this is one of those shit clone digitizers from China installed on a 920.

The Silence of the Lamias?
Honestly, as long as the Indian Gov encourages this sort of thing its hard to take them seriously.

Hm. The Display of it is too bright.. It would look better with a ClearBlack Display! I think it's fake.

its a fake mock up....
Wheres the so famous "Clear Black Technology" from Nokia!
So Fake and a Wanna be...

Got to love the multiple colour tiles, I guess they decided to make things a bit more colourful.
I was going to go with a Lumia 920 prototype device myself since it looked slightly rough (the extra space at the top which would have been nicer added to the bottom instead), but I think this rumour has been nailed.  I'm surprised that they can get away with producing rip offs like that, a factory capable of building it must still be fairly significant money.

Love the specs though
"The knock-off, called the Lamia R920 (or the Lumia R9, or the Lamia R9, or the Lumia R920; they can't quite make up their mind), packs an impressive 4.5-inch display, a whopping 2-megapixel rear camera, a whole 200 kB of in-built memory plus an included 4 GB microSD card, and dual-SIM capabilities as one would expect from a knock-off such as this."
So Lamia owners have bragging rights for a microsim SD card ;)
It does show the sort of enviroment in China when this sort of stuff can be made up and shipped out, while it is a heap of tack it still took a fair amount of money to put it all together, it would be unthinkable to try and produce it in Europe or the US with all the legal problems.

It said - among the features which puts Lamia ahead of Lumia is Polyphonic ringtones OMG... That was like 8-10 years ago?

I hope 920 successor doesn't get called 950, theyll run out of 9xxs very fast at that rate.. Consistent branding is important, as HTC have repeatedly failed to discover..

I feel like the successor to the 920 would vary a bit more in design personally... Hoping for a bump up in screen size too!
But wouldn't the next model be the 940?

This looks pretty fake. The "changes" noted seem a lot like those between the iPhone 4S and 5.

I really like the extra room at the bottom for the buttons... just feels right. I hope the real successors don't lose it.

DAMN YOU KNOCKOFFS!?!

I know there are plenty of phones that have knockoffs in other countries, but doens't it seem like it's getting worse or let me say...a bit excessive with the copying of WP/Nokia?

I mean really, how do these companies get away with this?  Isn't there a legal bound they have to hold in order to produce a product such as this?

/rant

That Nokia "Lumia 950" text would be diagonally placed (check it's not horizontally placed, only looks like that but is not straight horizontal.

I hope its not real! Because, if Nokia keeps on releasing flagship models everyday, then we can as well call my backup nokia 1100 a flagship. At least, the battery "lifts a ship" also. I stand correctable and learnable; doesn't this frequent release of Lumia series have a pitfall on Nokia?

Yea, it's a knock-off... You guys should really stop writing all these sensationalist "rumors" about "allegedly upcoming devices", or at least do some fact checking before rushing to post this stuff...

Rumors are interesting. Gives us something to look forward too plus gives us the chance to dig deeper for the truth.

I went to Microsoft Store yesterday afternoon (Sunday) and all Nokia Lumias 920 where free with contract. This seems to be a big clue. A new Nokia is about to come out. The free price is to get rid of the 920s before new one comes out :)

Supposed "softkey" buttons are a dead giveaway, since they aren't the usual sharp icons that WP8 phones have.