More images reveal Nokia's new Lumia Windows Phones

With Nokia's official launch event for its first Windows Phone 8 handsets just a couple of days away, some of you may be wondering what will be left for the company to announce on Wednesday. A steady stream of leaks has let the cat out of the bag on what the new handsets will look like, as well as some key features of the upcoming devices.

Earlier today, we reported that the flagship Lumia 920 handset is expected to include a PureView camera and wireless charging, among other features. A new image released via the @evleaks Twitter account now reveals what the Lumia Charging Pad will look like:

A second image more clearly shows off the two new Windows Phone 8 handsets, side-by-side:

It's particularly interesting to note that these images apparently indicate that both the 820 and 920 will support wireless charging, contrary to the earlier report via The Verge, which hinted that this feature would be exclusive to the flagship device.

Curiously, while the red Lumia 820 has a red Charging Pad to match, the yellow Lumia 920 is seen hovering over a red pad too - could this indicate that colour options for the Charging Pads will be limited? Additionally, those with keen eyes might also note that the new-look Start Screen on the renders includes an outdated SkyDrive tile (the SkyDrive logo in the pics above has been replaced with a simpler version that does without the Windows Live 'swoosh' around it).

Whether this undermines the authenticity of the images - or merely hints at some sloppy Photoshopping by Nokia's marketing team - remains to be seen... but while there are still plenty of questions that remain unanswered, at least we don't have long to wait.

Source and images: @evleaks

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Yummy!

Is it just me but when I looked at the first image, the bottom of the phone looks so similar like those alleged iPhone 5 leaks (tiny holes for the speaker + smaller port) Unless if all the leaked images were actually meant for the Lumia 920 and people just haphazardly thought it was the iPhone 5?

These blow the competition away. iPhones new wireless charging thing which theyll try to say they invented first on a smartphone at least, boom un f'ing lucky. Nokia officially coming out with this before apple well hahaha the fairy dust suddenly getting drained. Also i think these phones will look much better that any crap apple can throw out

I hope these images are real because of the tiles, more precisely the colors of the tiles. As Calum pointed out the Skydrive icon is color themed on one phone (WP7 metro), and has its own theme on the other (W8 metro). And on both phones the music tile is color themed, while we've seen it have the xbox music color on other phones.

This makes it seem possible that WP8 has so much costumization that you can decide what tiles follow the theme and which tiles have their own color. Meaning you can have the whole phone mono-colored, or have it be like Windows 8.

I've grown tired of WP7's mono theme so I like this possibility. I was already happy to see the xbox music tile have a distinctive color. So hopefully this turns out to be true.

What interests me is that not only is the SkyDrive logo the previous logo, the tile for SkyDrive on the red phone is the colour of the current SkyDrive tile on Windows Phone 7, yet the tile for SkyDrive on the yellow phone matches the theme being used.

I imagine that doesn't signify anything, but one concern I have is that Windows Phone 8 will probably not have different tile colours for Internet Explorer (blue), Messaging (purple), People (orange), Music (orange), etc. like Windows 8 does, and that lack of consistency would probably irritate and disappoint me slightly.

It seems to me that it would make sense for the built-in Windows Phone 8 apps to look as much like their Windows 8 counterparts as possible, from the colourful design of the application (instead of the white or black currently found in every built-in Windows Phone 7 app) right down to the colour of the tile.

Calum said,
What interests me is that not only is the SkyDrive logo the previous logo, the tile for SkyDrive on the red phone is the colour of the current SkyDrive tile on Windows Phone 7, yet the tile for SkyDrive on the yellow phone matches the theme being used.

I imagine that doesn't signify anything, but one concern I have is that Windows Phone 8 will probably not have different tile colours for Internet Explorer (blue), Messaging (purple), People (orange), Music (orange), etc. like Windows 8 does, and that lack of consistency would probably irritate and disappoint me slightly.

It seems to me that it would make sense for the built-in Windows Phone 8 apps to look as much like their Windows 8 counterparts as possible, from the colourful design of the application (instead of the white or black currently found in every built-in Windows Phone 7 app) right down to the colour of the tile.

It's been like this on the WP platform for a while. You have system "theme colors", that most applications follow. Unfortunately, not ALL applications follow the system theme.

CasualViking said,

It's been like this on the WP platform for a while. You have system "theme colors", that most applications follow. Unfortunately, not ALL applications follow the system theme.


I understand that, but thanks anyway. I'm just stating what I'd prefer to see: I'd prefer to see the apps look more like their Windows 8 counterparts than how they currently look, especially in the colour of their tiles.

Also, your comment doesn't explain why the SkyDrive tile colour is different in each of these photos I imagine it is probably something to do with the build used for each photo, an oversight during photoshopping, or something insignificant.

Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 won't look consistent. We already know what the Windows Phone 8 home screen will look like. When every app has its own color like in Windows 8 there wouldn't by any point to having those color themes. Let's skip the "You can't say for sure" routine, because it's a given.

Edited by .Neo, Sep 3 2012, 8:25pm :

.Neo said,
Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 won't look consistent. We already know what the Windows Phone 8 home screen will look like. When every app has its own color like in Windows 8 there wouldn't by any point to having those color themes. Let's skip the "You can't say for sure" routine, because it's a given.

I think it is pretty much confirmed. Here, I'm just talking about what I'd like to see, not what I expect to see. I'm mainly hoping that people from Microsoft see my grievance posted here.

Calum said,

I understand that, but thanks anyway. I'm just stating what I'd prefer to see: I'd prefer to see the apps look more like their Windows 8 counterparts than how they currently look, especially in the colour of their tiles.

Also, your comment doesn't explain why the SkyDrive tile colour is different in each of these photos I imagine it is probably something to do with the build used for each photo, an oversight during photoshopping, or something insignificant.

I would say a miss while photoshopping....
And yes you raise an interesting issue: should the tiles follow the WP guidelines (all, or most of them, in the same color) or W8 ones (Different colors for different apps)?
I see the reasoning to be consistent among different OSes and I tend to agree with you that would be better but there are a lot of people who prefer the actual look of WP with all tiles in the same color.

HTC and all the others really have to come out with something special to beat these devices. I'm not sure if I've ever seen better looking devices. They really make everything else seem last century.

Why isn't it the 5th yet? No, forget the 5th, why isn't it the day (whatever day it will be) when these go on sale so I can buy one?

Exciting! I kinda hope there's still something to announce on Wed though

What's the yellow thing in front of the handset in the second image?

IAmAWolf said,
Exciting! I kinda hope there's still something to announce on Wed though

What's the yellow thing in front of the handset in the second image?

Seconded. What's the mystery yellow blob thing?

[quote=emil0l said,]Ahh, google to the rescue. It's a bluetooth headset with NFC:

Well found. thanks, didn't know about those.

archer75 said,
I like it a lot. There's just a few more apps that I need and then i'm there.

im sure they will be out there in no time... WP have the best development software of all (visual studio) and im bet developers are rushing to make their top apps for this platform

920... You are so mine...
Please take my iPhone and my money!!! and give me one in any colour!!!!
The microsoft lost decade... yeah, sure...

The new 920 has a curved back?!??!
It means more space for a Pureview camera without this chunky thing on the 808!

I know what's my next phone!

The first with 920 (yellow one) have a curved bottom, and in the 2nd picture of 920 it stays on the bottom like is flat, so how is it? hopefully is flat.

Only now do I see what you really meant with the reflection and the stripes being curved on the side… -_-"

.Neo said,
The Lumia 920 will have a curved screen! Yay!

So are curved screens better somehow? Just curious because I don't see any outright benefit.

Quikboy said,

So are curved screens better somehow? Just curious because I don't see any outright benefit.

Only cosmetically, and possibly feel better in the hand (I haven't held a 900)

nyolc8 said,
Why they used the old skydrive icon? These images are that old?

Well, the icon wouldn't change until MIcrosoft sends Nokia and the rest of its partners an updated build.

gullygod said,

Drool indeed.

But why is there all that space between the bottom og the phone and the three keys?

I assume its for egonomical reasons. Unless you have the finger nails trimmed far back you're going to have problems with lack of pad support for thefinger as you try to tap down. The finger needs to roll back a bit in order to press and touch the glass. Its not so much of an issue with a machanical button as you can force the button with part of the nail.