Images of the upcoming Windows phone made by LG have leaked online, proving that manufacturers are not giving up on the Windows phone operating system just yet.
Evleaks shared an image of the "LG Uni8" on Tuesday, saying LG will release the device sometime in 2014. Microsoft also confirmed in February at the World Mobile Congress that LG would make a version of the Windows Phone 8.1.
LG is producing a Windows phone again this year after it avoided making any handsets that supported Windows 8. LG manufactured the original Windows Phone 7 launch back in 2010.
LG Uni8 (no sushi), 2014 [via tip] pic.twitter.com/VbxlUbbo8r
— @evleaks (@evleaks) May 13, 2014
LG won’t be the only manufacturer creating a Windows Phone 8.1 handsets this year. Microsoft says Huawei, Lenovo, Samsung, ZTE and HTC are among those making hardware to support the operating system. Days ago, Evleaks shared an image of the "HTC W8,’" which the author says will be offered by Verizon.
During the WMC, Corporate Vice President and Manager for the Windows Phone Program Management at Microsoft Joe Belfiore listed the upcoming devices that support Windows 8.1. He said those devices will feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, 400, and 400 LTE chipsets, which means they'll target a midrange to low-end market. The devices will include 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage with microSD support and dual-SIM support.