Purported Front Panel for Microsoft-Branded Smartphone Shown in Leaked Images

Not too long ago a report claimed that Microsoft could drop the Nokia branding from its future Lumia lineup. While this obviously remains to be confirmed, today we were treated to a few leaked shots of the front panel of an upcoming Microsoft-branded smartphone.

Tech website NowhereElse shared purported images of a forthcoming smartphone with a Microsoft branding on it. The images details a device that somehow looks similar to previous Lumia handsets. The device features a large display with thin bezels, much like the LG G Pro 2. Since the authenticity of these images cannot be verified at this moment, however, given the buzz around such device, this may seem to be true.

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Purported Front Panel for Microsoft-Branded Smartphone Shown

A recent internal document leak has detailed Microsoft's plans to drop Nokia branding from the Lumia series. In addition to that, the Redmond-based giant will also drop "Phone" part from Windows Phone. All this indicates that Microsoft is going to adopt a unified model where apps will work across all Microsoft-branded devices.

Microsoft recently launched its much waited Nokia Lumia 830, alongside the Lumia 730 at the Berlin tech show. Notably, the Lumia 830, which comes with a 10MP PureView camera, is expected to launch in India next month. At the same event, the software giant announced the upcoming Lumia "Denim" software update.

According to IDC, Windows Phone sales dropped by 9.4 percent in Q2 2014 compared to the same period last year. The decline in sales number is partly because of lack of support from handset makers like Samsung.

Microsoft is betting big on the recently launched ‘HTC One (M8) for Windows". The Windows Phone 8.1 running handset is now available in the US. While in India, the Surface Pro 3 maker is already selling a few but notable low-cost Windows Phone handsets . For instance, the Lumia 530 Dual SIM, which is a sub-10k priced phone, recently went on sale in India.

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