Prototype of the Lumia 960 leaks online, Was Supposed To Be a Flagship Device With 4K display And Snapdragon 820

Microsoft discontinued the Lumia series long back but it looks like the company was still trying out new prototypes which never made it to the market.

Lumia 960 OS
Lumia 960 OS

The new leak was shared by Hikari Calyx on Twitter and shows a working model of the Lumia 960. According to the leaks, the device was powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 and would have 4 GB of RAM. The device was supposed to have a 5.5-inch 4K display and an Iris scanner to utilize Windows Hello. On the front of the device also sits the dual speakers. Moving to the back is a 20 MP camera with triple flash just like that on the Lumia 950. The Lumia 960 also had a 3.5 mm headphone jack and USB type C port for charging and data transfer. On the side of the device are the volume buttons as well as the power button along with the MicroSD card slot and SIM Card slot. The pictures show the device running on Windows 10 Threshold 2.

This was obviously meant to be a flagship device, but maybe manufacturing costs were a hindrance, also the slow death of Microsoft OS could have played a big part. There were also some cues in the applications, which could suggest a pressure sensitive display. With the iris scanners, 4K displays and the pressure sensitive screen, Microsoft was probably working in a great direction as these are features which have made their way in flagship phones over the years.

While there’s no word on the expected pricing of the device, it looks like a decent Windows Phone and might have made a decent upgrade to the Lumia 950 or Lumia 950 XL. However, not all is gone since Microsoft is working on the rumored Project Andromeda which would bring Windows CoreOS and will be an upgrade to the Windows Phone ecosystem.

Bill Wilson
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