LG website confirms development of 'VW820' Windows Phone

Earlier this month, Neowin published an exclusive image of LG's new Windows Phone, the company's first such device since it abandoned the platform several years ago. In early 2014, LG confirmed that it was returning to Windows Phone, but over a year later, it still hasn't launched any new devices running Microsoft's mobile OS.

Further evidence has now been discovered, on LG's own website, apparently confirming that work on a new Windows-based handset is under way. As WinBeta reports, the LG OpenSource Code Distribution site includes two entries under the device model list, referring to the handset as "LGVW820_Windows_Phone".

This isn't the first time that the 'VW820' model number has popped up. Back in December, a VW820 unit was tracked on the AdDuplex network, featuring a 4.7-inch display with FWVGA (854x480px) resolution, indicating that - far from being the flagship-class mobile powerhouse that many users have been hoping for - the new handset will actually be aimed at the lower end of the market.

And as a side note, it's worth pointing out that the VW820 model number also coincides with the time shown on the clock in the image of the new handset. However, the device is likely to get a different name when it goes on sale; model number 'VS985', for example, corresponds to the LG G3 variant for Verizon.

The image of LG's new Windows Phone carries Verizon Wireless branding, but it's not yet clear if the device will be launched on other US carriers, or if it will go on sale in other markets. But with evidence of the new handset continuing to grow, it hopefully won't be too much longer before we find out everything about it.

Before then - later today, in fact - LG will formally announce its new Android flagship, the G4. We'll be at one of the company's numerous worldwide launch events, bringing you details, images and hands-on video of the new device, so be sure to stay tuned to Neowin.

Source: LG via WinBeta

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