Nokia Lumia 601 Photo Leaked, Another Windows Phone 7 Device With An 8MP Camera


21.11.2011

Nokia Lumia 601 Photo Leaked, Another Windows Phone 7 Device With An 8MP Camera

Another Nokia smartphone running on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system has been leaked ahead of its release. Earlier this year, the Finland-based company has scrapped Symbian and MeeGo plans as its smartphone division will entirely focus on WP7 handsets. So far, only two have become official, the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710, but the rumor mill shows that many more are coming soon including the Nokia 900, and now the Nokia Lumia 601.

We’re going to warn you that this picture looks like it has been photoshopped, but we do believe that it’s real and it might be just a concept phone for the moment as Nokia is testing various form factors and sizes for the platform. In early 2012, Microsoft will upgrade Windows Phone 7 to Tango and this version will lower the hardware requirements on devices meaning that Nokia 601 might have a display resolution of 480 x 320 in order to be available for the lower-end market.

For the moment, Windows Phone 7 is only available for middle and high-end markets therefore it’s very hard to get bigger market share as Microsoft cannot provide “competition” to ¬†Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, both offering low-end handsets.

The chief of Nokia France has confirmed that the Nokia Lumia 800 is a BMW Series 5, making us think that the Lumia 710 is a BMW Series 3, while the 900 will be like a BMW Series 7. On the other hand, if the Nokia Lumia 601 becomes official then will be in the footsteps of the BMW Series 1.

It appears that the Nokia 601 features a camera similar to the one found in the Nokia C7 which is a smartphone running on Symbian OS. It’s an 8-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording so it’s natural for us to think if the phone is real, then the shooter will have the same capabilities as it’s older cousin.

The design of the smartphone is pretty attractive, though we can’t say that we’re surprised considering the fact that both the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 are gorgeous. Sure, the Lumia 800 looks pretty much like the Nokia N9, while the 710 is somewhat inspired by the Nokia X7.

Other specs of the Nokia 601 are currently unknown and we expect more leaks in the near future so we’re probably going to find out everything about this smartphone before it gets officially released. Stephen Elop is doing a pretty bad job in keeping Nokia’s plans secret from the media like he announced a while back.

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