Off late, leaving apart Nokia which is owned by Microsoft, most of the smartphone brands are seeking partnership with Microsoft to bring their respective Windows Phone powered devices in the market. As of now, Nokia is a lone player in the Windows Phone market with its wide range of Lumia smartphones.
However, as it turns out, now Sony is also working to bring its first Windows Phone device soon. If you don't remember, couple of years ago, Sony Ericsson had already built the Windows Phone device but all of a sudden the company canceled the device.
Anyways, a fresh image of the Windows Phone OS running on Sony handset has hit the online world. Obviously, the alleged image which looks like a real Sony device comes courtesy of Twitter user, none other than @evleaks. Moreover, the leakster writes: "Sony Lue Z Windows Phone 8.1."
Thus, Sony Lue Z is probably the official name of the smartphone. From the looks of it, the handset seems like it is using Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box, and its design will follow the company's OmniBalance principles.
PhoneArena notes that the alleged Sony Lue Z could come with a custom camera application, and highlights the icon on the fourth row. The tech-site suggests this one to be a camera-centric handset like the Xperia Z2 and others.
Anyways, if the phone gets launched anytime soon, it would definitely be a potential rival against all the high-end Nokia Lumia models.
We are not sure about the pricing and specs of Sony Lue Z as of now. We will be keeping our eyes close to the subject, and the moment we get hold of any other information about it, we will make sure you will get it first. Until then, stay tuned to GizBot!
Update: Turns out that the smartphone was pretty fake and @evleaks has also posted a tweet that you can see below:
Pretty convinced that Sony is fake now, after consulting numerous people, so I pulled it down. Sorry if it got your hopes up.— @evleaks (@evleaks) July 9, 2014