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Next Windows Phone 8 device or just the Lumia 719?

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We’ve already seen one Nokia patent application for a design of a new Windows Phone that looked a lot like the alleged ‘Phi’. Now a second design has come forward dated for August 21st, also revealing what maybe the next low to mid-range Lumia phone. Or is it just an old one?

Not much can be garnered from the images though it does look a bit like the leaked ALPS images for a recent screen bezel/digitizer. The phone to our eyes looks like a cross between the Lumia 610 and 710. (Update: Actually, it's a dead ringer for the Lumia 719).

 

The front looks very much like the 610 with the bottom bezel slopping off with just a small area for the capacitive buttons. It’s also features a rounded design for the corners of the device, much like the low-end 610 as well.

However, the back features a camera cutout that looks a lot like the 710’s camera, though the arrangement is very much like the 610 (with the flash to the left). It also features a speaker grill near the bottom like the 610 too. Even the top of the device has the center headphone jack and the micro USB charger and microphone flanking it.

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Same device as the design patent? Looks like it to us.

But as noticed in comments, this phone looks a lot like the Lumia 719, a device once thought to be headed to China. The 719 reportedly features a 3.7" screen and a 5MP camera though it was never released to market. Could Nokia be getting to re-use it but for Windows Phone 8 next month? That's a good theory, especially since it has both GSM and CDMA, making it a good candidate for Verizon.

At this point it is hard to say, so we’ll stay on the fence with this one for now. Do you have a theory? Sound off in comments.

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Source: USPTO; via NokiaPowerUser; Thanks, Nish, for the heads up