Samsung has made some waves with their Galaxy S6 Edge phone, one that we have in the house for testing. The curved edges while gimmicky for usage do lend a nice esthetic design to that Android device.

Now, a new photo on Twitter appears to show a display piece from an unknown Lumia device. Even more revealing are the curved edges on the screen. In the past, Nokia has played with 2.5D displays that curve very slightly e.g. Lumia 920 and Lumia 930, but these look to be full-on sweeping drop offs.

Problems with the photo?

The problem with this image, of course, is a lack of context. The person who posted it is Steve Hemmerstoffer, editor of the nowhereelse. fr site, which often gets leaked photos for unannounced devices. However, he is not yet adding any more details to the tweet nor has his site run this story, perhaps signaling low confidence.

Last year, some other display bezels photos were leaked by the same website. However, when asked if this new photo was part of that batch, Hemmerstoffer responded with a 'nope'. They also do not seem to be a part of the canceled McLaren project.

The other issue is, of course, the prominent 'proto.nokia.com' logo at the bottom. This stamp is found on internal Nokia devices, which is very normal. However, Microsoft is now making these phones. The acquisition of Nokia's mobile assets is now complete so this sticks out like a sore thumb.

'Cityman' and 'Talkman'

Without know the date and context of the image or what Microsoft's engineering plans are currently like, it is difficult to completely discount it. All we can say at this point is "this is new, we have not seen it before" and not much else.

If this is part from "Cityman" or "Talkman", two rumored flagship Lumias from Microsoft? If so, then a curved display may be a party of the rumored specs for those phones, which include:

Talkman rumored specifications

  • 5.2 inch QHD display
  • Qualcomm-based six core processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot
  • 20MP rear camera
  • 5MP front facing camera,
  • 3000 mAh removable battery
  • USB Type-C

Cityman rumored specifications

  • 5.7 inch QHD display
  • Qualcomm-based eight core processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot
  • 20MP rear camera
  • 5MP front facing camera,
  • 3300 mAh removable battery
  • USB Type-C

For now, we will just have to file this under interesting until more information and evidence come forth. Do you have any thoughts about the photo? Let us know or tip us at tips@windowscentral.com.

Source: Twitter; via WindowsBlogItalia; Thanks, Nithin S., for the tip