Nokia Lumia 955 Concept Phone Runs Windows PRT

It sports both desktop and mobile phone features in a single design

By Ionut Arghire on January 24th, 2013 21:31 GMT

Although concept devices do not always reflect the actual state of the mobile industry at a certain point in time, they can, however, stir people’s imagination regarding things that are to come in the future.

The Nokia Lumia 955 concept phone is one such device, providing us with a glimpse at what a smartphone running under an operating system designed for tablets might have to offer.

Coming from third-party designer nik255 – from deviantart – the Lumia 955 was imagined with a so-called Windows PRT platform loaded on top, inspired from Microsoft’s Windows RT OS.

Although designed to work on devices powered by ARM processors, the Windows RT was destined for tablet PCs and their large screens, and not for the smaller displays of smartphones.

“Instead of Windows Phone and Windows RT you have Windows PRT. It allows higher display resolutions, more features like digital ink, more tile sizes, an integrated desktop environment, which allows you to use your phone/tablet as a computer,” the designer notes.

In addition to featuring the new OS iteration, the Lumia 955 concept phone also comes with an Nvidia Tegra 4 chipset inside, 2GB of RAM, and with a 5.5-inch PureMotion full HD (1920x1080) touchscreen display.

The handset’s specs would also include a 3.600 mAh replaceable battery, MicroSDXC, and USB 3.0 ports, as well as Mini DisplayPort Video. The concept phone also features Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, NFC capabilities, and 4G LTE support.

On the back, the Nokia Lumia 955 concept sports a 16.2-megapixel photo snapper, capable of full HD video recording capabilities. The phone was also imagined with a digital ink stylus, which would expand its capabilities a bit more.

Apparently, the concept hasn’t been finalized as of now, and it might see some modifications in the not too distant future, but it does look quite appealing already, although it is only the product of a designer’s imagination, which might never turn into a commercially available product.
Nokia Lumia 955 concept phone
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