South Korean mobile phone maker LG Electronics is expected to bring to the market a new handset running under Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system, one that will arrive on shelves under the name of LG Miracle.The handset will be based on the newer flavors of Microsoft’s mobile OS, most probably Mango, though Tango could also be loaded on it right from the start.
The new device is said to be none other than the previously leaked LG Fantasy smartphone, that was spotted on the web at the end of the last year.
The upcoming Windows Phone device is rumored to pack hardware specifications that put it in line with the rest for the WP family. By the looks of it, it will not be able to differentiate itself too much from the rest of the Windows Phone devices available on shelves at the moment.
Thus, we will see it packing a 1GHz application processor when released (a Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU), along with a four-inch WVGA display (a NOVA display, it appears).
Moreover, the upcoming device will be launched with 8GB of internal memory and with a 5-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with support for HD video recording capabilities. It also sports a VGA camera on the front, great for making video calls.
At the same time, the LG Miracle is expected to hit the shelves with support for 14.4Mbps HSPA connectivity, as well as with 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 3.0 capabilities.
The smartphone is also said to be packing support for NFC connectivity, something that Microsoft did promise for devices running under its mobile upcoming Windows Phone 8 operating system.
The new device might become official as soon as the Mobile World Congress kicks off later this month, yet it will not arrive on shelves before spring. Keep an eye on this space for additional info on this mobile phone.