LG's Uni8 Windows Phone handset leaked ahead of official launch
A picture purporting to be of LG's first Windows Phone 8.1 device has appeared online ahead of an official confirmation from the company
LG looks set to return to the Windows phone smartphone operating system for the first time this year, after an image reportedly showing the company's upcoming handset was posted to Twitter earlier today.
Uploaded by the prolific technology tweeter @Evleaks, the image shows a device, reportedly called the LG Uni8, with an elegant and rather slimline design. If true, the phone would be the manufacturer's first for any Windows Phone platform in four years.
The company's intent to once again design phones for Microsoft' platform was originally confirmed back in February, when Microsoft announced LG alongside a collection of other new hardware partners including Huwaei, HTC and Lenovo. The release of a smartphone for the platform would mark a widening of LG's range, to coincide with the launch of the eagerly anticipated G3 smartphone later this month.
LG has yet to speak on or confirm the existence of the LG Uni8 or anything similar, but if the leak proves accurate the device would face some stiff competition with the new operating system. Any LG device will have Nokia's incoming Lumia range to do battle with, but with the Uni8 seeming to take a less colourful design approach than Nokia, it would offer something a bit different for any users looking to pick up a new device.