Photos of unknown Windows Phone-based Nokia smartphone surface

An eagle-eyed Sina Weibo user managed to spot this unknown Windows Phone-based Nokia smartphone on another user's stream, thus sparking speculation that it could be one of Nokia's rumored Windows Phone 8 devices, which are reportedly going to be unveiled during this year's upcoming Nokia World. There isn't any hard evidence to support the claim that this phone is a Windows Phone 8 prototype, but it is at least running some form of the Windows Phone software. Worst case scenario, this is just another color variation of a currently existing Lumia device from Nokia. The truth will be determined in a few weeks time.

What Else You Need To Know:

- It is possible that the alleged prototype device pictured in the Sina Weibo user stream is just running Windows Phone 7.8 instead of Windows Phone 8.

Other sources

The most we can guess is this has some Windows Phone 8 hardware but it is still an early build and not production-ready. - Daniel Rubino, WP Central  
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