On September 5, Microsoft and Nokia will introduce the world to the its first Windows Phone 8 devices. The form of that signature handset remains a mystery for now, but I’ll venture a guess that from the outside, the next iteration of Nokia’s flagship phone will look very similar to the Nokia Lumia 900 device we know now.
Why do I say such a thing? There are a few reasons. First, the shape factor would be extra easily produced than creating a brand new layout in a slightly short duration.After all, the Lumia 900’s look already exists in two other phones that preceded it: the Nokia N9 (originator) and the Nokia Lumia 800 (Windows Phone debut). To the latter, the Lumia 900 added 4G LTE, a front-facing camera, and a larger screen.
Second, with Nokia’s financial troubles, sticking with the same basic shape, materials, and manufacturing process will cut design and machining costs. It additionally doesn’t harm that the handset in query has won a few notoriety for its distinctive design and striking colour choices.
Third, most of the Windows Phone 8 changes stem from software, not hardware, so there’s no need to drastically alter the phone’s physical design.
What will change
While I predict that the pumped-up Nokia Lumia sequel (to be called the Lumia 1000, perhaps) will look almost identical to the current thing, there will be one significant external change that will require more body work — a microSD card slot. If Nokia can carve out area and connect circuitry to the top or backside edges, the corporate can maintain the handset’s polycarbonate slab layout.
There will be different, extra-delicate alterations as well. We already recognize that prime-finish home windows phones will use Qualcomm’s twin-middle Snapdragon S4 Plus processors.That’s the same LTE-ready chipset used in the HTC One X family, and the Samsung Galaxy S3, and it’s Qualcomm’s fastest yet.
I also predict that the globally released Lumia 1000 will make use of Windows Phone 8’s support of HD displays, and will sport a 4.3-inch AMOLED screen with a 1,280×720-pixel HD resolution and Nokia’s terrific ClearBlack display filter that cuts down glare.
NFC could also be on the record of windows phone 8’s new powers, and Microsoft’s tap + proportion and digital wallet features will help supply the quick-range communications technology speedy existence.
In addition, the future Lumia will sport Microsoft’s new Windows Phone start screen (pictured above), enhanced voice commands, and better integration for third-party VoIP services (like Skype, which Microsoft now owns but has not yet natively integrated).
These are my guesses right now, but we’ll will let you realize what actually happens on September 5, when they covers the event in New York.