Nokia Lumia 920 and 820, HTC Accord Windows Phone 8 devices leak out [UPDATED]Alex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Get ready to wake up, folks, because this morning we've got a triple shot of Windows Phone 8 handset leaks to help get you going. First up is a pair of Nokia Lumia devices, leaked by the @evleaks Twitter account. The device you see up above is said to be the Nokia Lumia 920 with red, yellow and gray bodies. Details on the 920 are light, but the device is rumored to feature a 4.5-inch display and a PureView camera.
The second Nokia handset that's made its way online today is the below. Also from @evleaks, that one is purportedly the Lumia 820, shown with a variety of differently-colored bodies. The spec information for the 820 is even briefer than it was with 920, but the 820 is said to have a 4.3-inch screen.
Finally, we've come to the HTC Accord, pictured at the very bottom of this post. This device was shared on Twitter by xda-developers user "Football", and according to The Verge, this image comes from an HTC ROM. A spec list posted alongside the image claims that the Accord will pack features like a 1280x720 display (previously said to be of the 4.3-inch variety), 8-megapixel camera, 1.5GHz dual-core MSM8960 processor, NFC and a microSD slot. Several of those specs line up with leaked report from back in June. For some reason, this render of the Accord shows it running Windows Phone 7, but we can see that a Windows Phone 8 start button is present at the bottom of the phone's face.
So when might we actually get our first official peek at these phones in real life? Nokia is teaming up with Microsoft for a Windows Phone 8 Lumia event on September 5, so it may be less than a week before the Lumia 820 and 920 are given a proper introduction. Unfortunately, the wait for the Accord could end up being quite a bit longer, as HTC is said to be planning to unleash it in October. All three devices look pretty interesting, and so long as the images and specs hold true, it looks like Windows Phone fans have some nice hardware to look forward to in the coming months. Of course, we'll have to wait for the announcements of these devices to find out precisely when they'll be hitting store shelves, but at least we've got these leaked images to keep us busy in the meantime. Which of these three handsets appeals most to you?
UPDATE: And just in case that wasn't enough Windows Phone 8 leakiness for you, some photos purportedly showing a Lumia 820 in the wild have been posted by Chinese site We Love Windows Phone. The area around the rear camera looks slightly different on this leaked model than on the renders, but outside of that, the two seem similar. The device in these photos has both the Windows Phone 8 start button as well as proto.nokia.com branding at the bottom of its face. The site also claims that the 820 features 335MB RAM. You can find the newly-leaked images below the Lumia 820 renders.