LG, which was one of first Windows Phone partners before stopping to produce smartphones for the platform in 2010, is reportedly once again making a Windows Phone device, this time running Windows Phone 8.1.
The famous tipster @evleaks on Monday tweeted a render image of the big-screen Windows Phone said to be dubbed LG Uni8.
LG Uni8 (no sushi), 2014 [via tip] pic.twitter.com/VbxlUbbo8r-- @evleaks (@evleaks) May 13, 2014
While the tweet suggested that it is likely to be launched in 2014, the Engadget team on Tuesday reported that it has "received a denial from the folks over at LG, who have said that this isn't a phone that we're going to see released this year." This would imply that LG has no Window Phone devices lined-up for 2014.
The alleged LG Uni8 may be the company's first Windows Phone 8 device, and when launched, it will mark LG's re-entry into the Windows Phone market that it left in 2010.
In a battle of Android smartphones where every smartphone manufacturer is eyeing a large Android consumer base, the two big South Korean smartphone manufacturers seem to still see Windows Phone as a future market.
We have recently seen Samsung launch a Windows Phone 8 OS device with Verizon in the US. The Samsung Ativ SE, with a Verizon two-year contract, is priced at $199.99 (roughly Rs. 11,968), and at $599.99 (roughly Rs. 35,900) off-contract. There is no word as to when the handset, or a variant, will start rolling out to other regions in the world.The Samsung Ativ SE features a 5-inch full-HD AMOLED display with pixel density of roughly 440ppi, and a Gorilla Corning Glass 3 screen. The handset is powered by an unspecified 2.3GHz quad-core processor (presumably a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800) paired with 2GB of RAM. The Samsung Ativ SE includes a 13-megapixel autofocus camera with flash and can record full-HD (1080p) videos along with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.