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Another LG Windows Phone render revives rumors of a return, this time on Verizon

A render of what appears to be an unannounced mid-range Windows Phone made by LG with a Verizon Wireless logo is making the Internet rounds today, but no other information about the alleged device has been revealed.

LG Windows Phone Render

The render was first posted at Neowin, via a unnamed source, and shows what appears to be virtual buttons on the bottom, which may or may not indicate a device with some low-end or even mid-range hardware.

The article didn't offer any other information about this device, including specifications, a timeframe for release, or pricing. The render itself is incredibly generic, not lending much to get excited about at this time.

Long, dubious history

This render is just the latest in a series of rumors over the past couple of years about LG returning to make Windows Phone devices, none of which have born any fruit so far. The company was one of the first manufacturing partners to work with Microsoft when Windows Phone 7 launched in 2010, but the firm has not released any new devices for the OS since that time.

In 2012, Windows Central managed to acquire the LG 'Fantasy', a prototype device with support for NFC (a first for Windows Phone at the time). However, that phone never made it to commercialization.

In 2013, some rumors claimed that LG would make a new Windows Phone product but those reports were quickly denied by the company. In 2014, a "leak" of another LG Windows Phone render was later shown to be a hoax.

AdDuplex recorded what appeared to be a new LG Windows Phone in its in-app stats in July 2014. However, so far there's been nothing to suggest that the device is being launched anytime soon.

Will LG return to Windows Phone for real this time? Without more information, we have to remain cautiously optimistic. It would seem odd for some carrier releases pre-Windows 10 at this point, but predicting Verizon's behavior is never easy.

In addition to this phone, according to our reporting Verizon is still planning to launch the Lumia 735 sometime in May.

Source: Neowin

228 Comments
  • They always keep coming back for more...
  • They're likely doing the same thing that Samsung is doing. Building a Windows Phone so that Microsoft gives them a break on Android royalty fees. 
  • Yup true!
  • I'm surprised that Micah hasn't commented with "Lumias are better..." Oh wait, this isn't an htc article lol
  • Well, they are better. MS and other OEM's aren't picking up the slack to fill the software holes on these other OEM phones.  You won't get DLNA embedding, call blocking, or sensor core abilities on a non-Lumia.  Nokia wrote the Play To and a blocking addition to the phone app to fill some of these holes.  MS wrote sensore core to only be compatible with Lumia hardware.  None of it is getting pushed to other OEM phones.   HTC, LG, Samsung, etc... can put WP on the best hardware they make but if nobody fills in the holes in the OS, it's not much use.
  • Don't they know, Verizon will try their hardest to delay the device, the updates, and then kill the device early? Not only that, they'll remove the visual voicemail then charge you 2.99 to get it back.
  • Emmm How do you know? Considering you are taking a nap....
  • I approve this
  • Outdated Lumia and LG device that may or may not exist. We're just living the dream here with Verizon aren't we
  • Seems pointless to be using low end devices on Verizon.  A Lumia 822 refresh would be more appropriate
  • 822 still going strong as a daily driver. Perfectly fine until a new flagship. We'll change carriers to support the new flagship.
  • My wife and step-daughter are both on the 822. I'm thinking about switching to Total Wireless, which will save me about $80 a month and keep me on Verizon's network, which is the only network worth having where I live.
  • This is too bad. Verizon, where windows phones go to die....
  • Agree.
  • Verizon, the queen of the WPs that never have been released or updated...
  • I think they have a thing against Lumias
  • Pretty sure every WP they have carried is on the latest update. Not to mention they have the widest selection of WP in the US.
  • You confusing Verizon with att?
  • Yeh, Verizon has the least probably lol.
  • No, that would be sprint with only the 635. For about 6 months they had 0 windows phones.
  • It was only 2 mos...and not that it matters, but the 635 was annouced about a week after the 8XT went off the market.
  • I was probably inflating the 6months but I know it was longer than a week for the 635 announcement because I was following th situation closely. Probably closer to a month. When it was announced, the availability would be only with boost and sprint prepaid initially. For traditional sprint customers there was a period of at least 3 months with no WP option.
  • 12/4: Sprint ceased sales of the 8XT 12/16:  635 Announced 1/16:  635 Available to Sprint Postpaid... 6 weeks.
  • Icon, ativ se, m8 windows phone? And they all are on the latest updates.
  • They stopped selling the the Icon.  You can only get it from the MS store now.  It also took Verizon about a year to update the Icon and ATIV from 8.0 to 8.1
  • It's been over 6 months since they stopped selling the Icon.
  • Att and Verizon both have something against Microsoft, here is another example: http://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-DGB-41317 they both will not let Samsung's s6 have preinstalled Microsoft apps (the deal Microsoft made with Samsung which involved license fees from Samsung to Microsoft) . I really HATE carrier involvement slowing the growth of WP down in the US: Verizon and AT&T Won’t Pre-Install Three Microsoft Apps on Samsung S6
  • Yeah saw this a few days ago and for some reason windowscentral still hasn't reported it.
  • Cause WC had other sites in their portfolio to think about? I am not sure but sometimes I do wonder.. Nothing bad about WC btw but politically rightness goes a long way...
  • They already posted it wasn't. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • Jeez! WTF? I'm not in the US, nor would I buy android, so this has no direct effect on me, but that's just ridiculous. I'd love to hear a justification for those actions, but I won't hold my breath! I just hope Google is too cocksure to lube itself up for the EU... We're sending Italy in dry! ;)
  • This is BS! MS is fighting a losing battle with US carriers. The carriers know most of their customers could care less about windows anything so they do whatever they can to hold it back. At the same time, I don't know what MS was thinking trying to push their own apps on other platforms. Maybe MS needs to focus 100% of their time on their own platform and stop kissing android's ASS!!!
  • I agree with you it seems they should concentrate on their own turf, BUT, because of carrier influence in the US they need an option to promote the awesomeness of many of their products. Samsung had an entry and this is the way the strongest wireless providers put Microsoft down?????? I wish they did something about that.... Bring out a flagship phone that works everywhere would be a good start. Fuck the carriers, fuck them back!! That's what this world is about..
  • I am pretty sure if you pull back the curtain you will see Eric Schmidt behind it, holding the puppet strings.
  • Don't know about that but maybe it's time for Microsoft to focus fully on Europe, middle east and Asia. You know go full high end and other models there. And just leave the USA for what it is.
  • That proposition although justified would still not work, as that leaves the US market for Android and Apple to just dominate. Also I imagine these "providers" (more like piranhas) want people to use Their own (AT&T & Verizon's) cloud storage offerings and charge for it. Therefore profiting two ways - charging for data access (internet data) and storage. That would be the logical argument, whereas the "illogical" would be as you suggested. Personally I believe it is a mixture of both.
  • ATT isn't installing OneDrive because they offer a competing cloud storage product. Why Verizon won't install any of those three apps should be investigated.
  • I prefer they didn't install anyone's apps.  First we complain about bloatware then gripe when apps aren't preinstalled.
  • It cracks me up when people on this site, Rubino included, make such statements, as if "we" are in unison about everything. "We" are a collection of individuals with differing opinions on various topics. Mystery solved.
  • Those apps aren't "bloatware". It wouldn't be "bloatware" if WP came with Google apps preinstalled either. These are apps people actually WANT on their phones. "Bloatware" is the stuff from the carriers that everyone just uninstalls anyway.
  • "Bloatware" is anything pre-installed beyond the OS.
  • You realize that leaves a phone with only the settings, right? Maybe the Store app should at least be there. Even the apps that are not uninstallable are apps, not part of the OS.
  • Beautiful!! My next upgrade right there! I've had this device over 2 years but its worth the wait I'm sure.
  • It's only worth the wait if its real...
  • Speak for yourself because it is to me. What would expect me to buy on Verizons network? All they currently have is HTC One M8 and the Samsung ATIV.
  • He's just saying that right now it's only a rumor. The phone may or may not actually be released.
  • Released? It may not even exist!
  • Lg g3 for windows *-*
  • G4 myb not G3 i think...
  • I'm sure the name is the Lg Long W8
  • Windows needs to go beyond exclusives. Launch on every carrier and Microsoft can do the advertising.
  • This^
  • Daniel pointed out recently that the carriers have to WANT Windows Phones. MS (or in this case, LG) has to convince the carriers to buy the phones first. The carriers then sell the phones to us. So, the question is: why would every major carrier want to offer this LG phone? What incentive do they have--especially, if there's no exclusivity?
  • I seriously doubt that! US Carriers are likely going to stop contract plans from this year onwards ...There are rumors that AT&T may be first to discontinue 2 year contract plans from May 2015!!! If that happens mid range phones ($200) will become very popular in USA, since there won't be any discount on flagship phones.Also phones and features are saturated, say, by end of 2015, you will get a nice phone with 1080p 5" inch display, Quad core SoC with LTE, 10 MP rear + 5 MP front camera, 16 + GB onboard storage for $200 or less.What else? Who wants 2 years contract or $700 flagship ?
  • Good. I welcome that change provided they can keep my monthly data plan low enough. The subsidies suck! But this is going to be a huge wake up call to most. People still think 2 year contracts are great. Lol.
  • This is IMO the best hope for WP. Once people see the true cost of their iPhones, they will think twice about spending $2000 for their whole family to get them... or $500 for the whole family to get a low-end WP.
  • You already have a pretty similar option on most of the carriers with the option of 'financing' the device at 0% interest. There isn't a contract per-se, but you do have to pay off the device before you can drop the service. It at least lets you get a higher end device, with a clear understanding of what you pay for it, and what you pay for your service. Once the device is paid off, it really is, and the bill drops by that amount. Didn't used to be that way. You paid the same price even after the contract was complete. That knowledge was the incentive to just get a new phone...and a new contract.
  • Carriers: So what makes WP worth selling?
    Microsoft: Uhh live tiles? I'm not sure if there's anything special left since we gave it all away to other platforms, and soon we will give Android users our entire platform. We also lack app support, but who cares, right?
  • Haha. Sadly too true. WP 8.1.1 is an excellent OS though. So many nice built in features with Cortana, and the live tiles DO make a difference, used right. We'll see about W10fP...
  • At rorr, there is a different method - sell direct - the problems?
    People in the US have gotten so used to subsidized phones and being charged exorbitant monthly fees that they believe that is normal. Secondly, the US has both CDMA and GSM, if it had GSM only it wouldn't be so difficult. Here in the UK, anyone can buy an unlocked phone, stick any sim in it and it will work. As all phones sold here have the relevant bands.
  • Might be difficult with the power I understand the US carriers have. Still, in the rest of the world we have better choice. And more people use a carrier just for carrying - not supplying handsets too.
  • ....Microsoft......Advertising..... Those two words just don't play well along!
  • That looks ugly. Hopefully if they return they will do better than HTC rehash
  • Every post you make is to say something negative about HTC. You've got issues.  
  • No it is ugly. And the last 3 M series flagships from HTC all look the same. Boring. Just like galaxy. No innovation whatsoever..
  • Hey! Take that back about Samsung. The S6 looks like an iPhone this year. That's innovation!
  • ROFL!!
  • No. I got an opinion. Shame you disagree with it. Oh well.
  • Another one❓Where's the original❓
  • They won't be back until they're is a serious upgrade to the WP UI.
  • Yeah, but it has a full background now❗❗❗
  • I believe I have a background now. That in of itself is not enough. Only three different tile sizes? Really? I have to make blank tiles just to take up space in my customization? Really? Is there a guest room yet or are we still half-assing the kid zone thing? Where the volume only goes to 13. Where Windows 10 looks modern WP still looks like the side of the Partridge Family school bus. Lets get with it people. For the most part, you're selling the UI and if isn't going to change then neither will the interest or sales.
  • Well said, well said....
    You do know I was being sarcastic.. Right❓❓❓
  • Grrrrrrr!
  • Lol... I've already reverted bad to 8.1.... It was nice, but entirely to buggy, and unfinished... It was a fun example to play with, but Alpha----No.
    ........
    So, the thing is that I can see where MS is going with 10, and it's full of features, and much more detail than 8.1, but there wasn't ANYTHING to keep me playing around with the preview.. Unlike W10, the DP for 8.1 was buggy, but it was worth having because it had so much to offer.... There's just nothing substantially new in the TP........
    .............
    So, with that said, Joe better have something really new, and exciting, for us at build... I'm expecting that we might get a DP soon after Build❓❓❓ IDK, but it's mind boggling how polished, and functioning, W10TP for PC is, and the WP version is next to bricking someone's device..
  • The thing I miss most from W10tp on my 830 is messaging from notification. That and the new messaging app was sick. Except I'd rather have square contact pics instead of circle.
  • I have to agree... The new messaging app is seriously eye candy.. That cool send button❗❗ The circles are stupid... Also, the message box to the right (your messages) is way too dark. It's hard to see what you sent someone....
    ......
    I miss the messaging app, that awesome dialer, the calculator, the design of outlook is super clean, very nice, and the settings menu... Very cool.... The Dialer, settings menus, and messaging app, are all very similar in desing. That's the direction I hope the whole OS goes...
    ...........
    CORTANA, IN IT'S CURRENT STATE, IS TRASH❗(TP)
  • Why are you always doing this fancy formatting? :D
  • IDK... Used to it... I do it everywhere.. Texting, FB, Instagram, Emails...
    ..........
    Everyone hates me.... Lol
  • Yes, yes we do
  • Hmmmm.... That's probably because Microsoft is putting almost all their resources on the development of Windows 10 TP for PC. Windows 10 for phones, of course, is a secondary or tertiary thing to them. Sad truth :(
  • Well, if only it was simple as squashing the desktop O/S into a candy bar (phone) form factor :P.
  • That woud be a tremendous job! Even if the battery would die like in an hour, lol! BTW, Android phones can run Windows 98/XP/7 on an emulator (watched on YouTube), not to mention it was laggy as expected.
  • Shouldn't be hard at all.. The OS was made to automatically scale for different resolutions, and the rest is pure aesthetics.... I don't believe it has anything to do with engineering struggles......
    Prioritization, yes.
  • Speaking of resolution, I think it can fit well enough on a 6" or bigger device like the 1520 or 1320. But using it on a small display might be a nightmare :P
  • You mean the desktop version❓
  • Exactly!! :P
  • Wow! I think that would be a huge differentiator, and then WP devices would be the only ones that don't need a remote desktop app... MS should offer a desktop mode in WP10..
  • Sad truth.. Lol.
  • It never ceases to amaze me how skewed the market in the US is in terms of exclusives. If I am honest, I just don't get it. Exclusive colours, or a band or charger yes, I get that, but to restrict a device to a carrier is bonkers. And any carrier that puts their emblem on a phone is just the pits.
  • I agree
  • You're not alone bud. I just don't understand it either.
  • Truly bizarre. The carriers controlling the market so heavily is not good for consumers. In the UK we have the "advantage" of places that will hook you up with a carrier and you can have any phone you want. Now, I am aware that you guys have banding issues, but surely that means a reseller that stocks for any carrier makes more sense?
  • People in the U.S. can pay up front and buy an un-carrier-branded phone from places as well. They don't though, because they like getting their devices subsidized. When carriers tell you that you can have a $700 dollar iPhone for no money down, and they'll tack it onto your bill, people jump on that. 
  • He is talking about the exact opposite - 3rd party resellers add the cost of the handset onto your monthly payment so it works out the same, often cheaper, than buying it directly from the carrier. Either way no down payment required and full selection of phones available. Look up carphonewarehouse
  • Exactly what I was gonna type. Carphone Warehouse, mobiles.co.uk, Mobiles Direct etc all offer deals that are often better than Tha carriers' own. Not bought a phone from a carrier for many years.
  • Verizon frequencies are completely different from the rest. Same with Sprint. Att and tmobile are similar, but you still have to be careful with the bands.
  • Bit of a mess that banding. And likely an expensive problem to tackle. Is Verizon's band literally only usable by them? Is there no other carrier that has the same standard? On the upside, at least you get some phones. The Canadians seem to get shafted even more!
  • Not just banding, Verizon + Sprint use CDMA and the others use GSM. If they all used GSM it would be simple.
  • So a phone that works on Sprint will work on Verizon?
  • No. A Sprint phone will not work on Verizon.
  • Oh dear.... Stuffed then.
  • At least with vzw devices you dont need to request for unlock sim slot
  • That's a bit misleading. The SIM slot is unlocked because that is not how you use Verizon's CDMA network. If you have a Verizon contract, or have your phone financed by Verizon, you will keep paying them until the contract is up, or you pay off the device. It costs them nothing to provide you the option of sticking a GSM SIM in the phone and paying some other carrier as well. Good PR too. The reason really is to allow Verizon customers to go overseas where GSM is prevelant and use a local SIM...while still paying Verizon. I have never had an issue requesting an unlock from a carrier, AT&T, or T-Mobile, once the same criterea, contract complete, device paid off, have been fulfilled. As a decent AT&T customer I have even had a device unlocked to take it overseas. Having it unlocked, does not negate the contract, so if they think they won't have to chase you down, they have been pretty accomodating. Not a universal experience I'm sure, but mine.
  • No one understands it here. Just no one questions it either.
  • Everyone has questioned it at one point or another. The answer is always pretty much, "shut up that's why".
  • Let your wallet do the talking. * I realise that is easier said than done.
  • The good thing is it is changing. AT&T and T-Mobile are very OK with bring your own device, or 'financing' plans, coupled to your service. Not really the case for Sprint and Verizon largely due to their use of CDMA vs GSM, and the provisioning restrictions that allows. What needs to get better here is the availability of unlocked, unbranded devices. The big box stores, and other retailers, tend to be front ends for the carriers, so sell their phones and plans. MS stores do sell unlocked, unbranded devices, but they are pretty scarce. Mostly you have to go mail order, which meand a lot of research, and sight unseen.
  • Absolutely.
  • It's the reason why monopolies are terrible. Only 4 major cell operators own/control all of the DIFFERENT spectrums in the US as opposed to other countries where there is 1 STANDARD spectrum that cell providers simply provide access to. If you're an OEM, you have to appease the US carriers, they are the gate keepers. That's why.
  • Just defies belief. Don't get me wrong, the UK high street offerings ate much reduced. But I still think we have it better. And, Windows phone has a higher market share here I think.
  • Maybe market share but not number of users
  • True. But a large market share creates awareness in the minds of others.
  • But large numbers encourages developers to deploy their products their first, hints why a lot of things MS does are US first.
  • I get the numbers bit, but MS cannot achieve American level sales in a smaller country. Marketshare will also drive developers.I see more and more Windows phones daily. The low end are certainly finding their way into peoples hands. Our universal standards allow me to walk into any Carphone Warehouse store and pick any phone on any carrier. We literally have two choices, carrier and phone. Carrier lock ins help nobody. I'd be interested to know what the situation is across Europe. Windows Phone has some success here.
  • Ugh these mid ranges are annoying as hell. Desperate need of some high end loving
  • You'll get it - and from more than just MS.  But you won't see those high ends until Windows 10 launches.  I've heard to expect flagships from Microsoft, HTC, Samsung, and LG with midrange phones to go with them, some just updates to current WP8.1 models.  Motorola may also enter into Windows with a midrange offering, though I've heard VZW may be attempting to get an updated Motorola Droid Turbo redone for Windows.  There's going to be a big launch at all carriers when Windows 10 hits.  And there will be many options that will be prominently advertized through the NFL season due to MS' exclusive deal with the NFL.
  • And where did you hear this from? Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • Maybe he is a Microsoft spy
  • Another user commented in a different thread that he spoke to an ATT rep that said there were upgrades for the 1020 & 1520 + 2 mid range phones due in June all with Win 10. Sounds plausible
  • This would be great. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • It would be great, but I think its not likely..
  • I'm thinking the mid rangers are 740 and 840.
  • Because of course consumer-contactable ATT reps are the ones making the corporate strategy and handset purchasing decisions...
  • It could all be fake but those were very specific details he listed for very specific models. Paul Therotte has also mentioned in Win Weekly that a 1020 replacement is coming, but no definitive date. I've got a 1020 so I've got a personal stake in any news I hear
  • No 930 upgrade? I seriously doubt that release date. Maybe they'll announce June and release November. It's cool though. I'm not waiting around for them. They will have to compete with the new iPhones so good luck with that!
  • I can't see them coming in June, unless they are shipping them before W10 launches. And I don't think they will forget the 940. I'd assumed that was definitely coming.
  • He knows someone who is high-level at Verizon. You can trust Mr. MacPhisto.
  • And when I say you can trust him, I don't mean his word is gospel. Things can change. But I mean that if he says it, it is why the current plan is. Plans may change, as in any business.
  • Hope your correct
  • Low end garbage. LG is trolling us when they can make some of the hottest looking phones on the market.
  • Why would they make a high end device when Microsoft themselves can't even sell them in decent numbers. 
  • Could be repurposed LG Flexs.
  • I would by a windows phone g3 in a heartbeat
  • I'd probably buy LG G3 WP version. That phone is gorgeous. But I don't think it's coming
  • Rum'o'meter! Yes!
  • Alkyhawl! ;)
  • Maybe a LG G4 windows phone
  • Would like to see LG Windows Phones. Their devices are of decent quality, much better than crapsung.
  • Yawn Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • None of us can afford to "yawn" when it comes to more support for Windows Phone, no matter which OEM decides to step up. WP needs help, pure and simple.
  • I LOVED my LG Panther prototype but the Quantum was just ok. Previous to MS paying devs to bring apps to Nokia, LG had the best OEM section in the WP Store. I hope they do come back and release a G4 with WinMo 10.
  • Mid-range will appeal to a lot of users, but restricting it to Verizon?
  • Completely agree, Matthew. Verizon exclusive>crippled mms/lte, even if it is unlocked gsm. Not to mention their poor support. My first Windows phone was an LG Quantum and my current work phone is an LG G2, so I am not averse to an LG phone.
  • I also had the Quantum. It was a nice device.
  • More regarding Verizon support of Microsoft...read the article on Android Central about Verizon not preloading Microsoft apps on Galaxy S6 as previously reported.
  • Shame it won't be a G4 variants. That's turning out to be a promising competitive phone. I guess Mid range will reign on MS. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • Why would it be a G4 if the devices hasn't launched yet and that Windows 10 hasn't arrived?   Stupidity at it's finest
  • Wow are you really that stupid? I mean really or you just want to be an ass. I guess that went completely over your head. I guess obvious isn't your strong point. And just in case you haven't been keeping up the G4 is slated for announcement next week. But thanks for being an ass. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • Seriously.. Whats with the attitude? They just expressed an opinion.
  • LG G4 Windows Phone>my dream phone. Love WP and use a 930 but use LG G2 at work. Love the form factor and power/volume keys on the back.
  • Really as much as I'm happy on my Note 4, a Win 10 G4 variant or S6 (Ativ) would make me sacrifice all the apps I'll miss to come back. Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
  • Oh yes
  • Welcome back
  • Yawn... Looks the same as their last attempt at WP....
  • Plot twist : Lg g flex 2 for windows 10
  • I'd like to see them do something. The more manufacturers the better.
  • I dont agree with Windows Phone exclusively on anyone carrier
  • Ditto
  • they should do the G2 with windows phone like samsung should do the S6 and S6 edge with windows phone like HTC did with the M8, they did the W8 and hope to see a W9 soon...
  • Oh if I could help.
  • Avoid Verizon at all costs
  • If they launch it it would be way to soon at this point. But then cry sales are bad. Although it wont have windows 10 on it. Which is what alot of people are now waiting on. Unless its at an extreme price point with commitment to going windows 10 I don't think this would make sense to launch at all.
  • I don't expect any phone not yet released will have any issue with Win 10. The intent is for everything to be upgraded, though there certainly will/may be some that can't be. Even my $50 Lumia 635 was in the first wave of tech preview phones, so well undoubtedly be upgraded. At this point I'd think you would have to work at making a device not WIN 10 capable.
  • Look of the physical design of that phone. Looks like something from 2012 :P
  • Earlier than that.  A samsung Focus is what it immediately reminded me of.
  • A G4 running Windows 10 would be great. This not so much.
  • yay more mid and low range devices
  • Just looks like an old samsung focus with software buttons instead of physical ones. Can we please have some new designs?
  • Looks mundane compared to the Lumia line
  • Now that Microsoft has discontinued the Lumia 1520, does anyone believe Microsoft will release a successor 6-inch flagship Lumia this year for Windows 10? This is the only Lumia flagship I will buy & I'm worried Microsoft won't release a second 6-inch flagship.
  • I actually kinda hope they do a 5.2-5.5" this time. I'd love to see both though, if they could stagger the releases.
  • keep sending in that windows 10 feedback. the better the os is the better the chances of third party devices.
  • I've said it before....Lumia is WP. Nothing else comes close for a Windows device. The very sad thing is, both Verizon & ATT stores don't carry squat anymore for high end Lumias. I only saw 2 models at both stores. The 830 and a budget spec 6 series.
    Sad... :(
  • But Windows 10 will change everything! Lol.
  • Would be nice to see a G4 running WP.
  • Yuck, onscreen keys
  • I'm not buying into Verizon unless they guarantee timely testing and release of software and firmware.
  • cool! then verizon can EoL it 2 months after it releases and never push updates.
  • What happened to the htc matte finish phones.. The look very sexy those days.. I want that kind of phone now...
  • That's ugly... They need to make way better looking WP devices. I also believe that Microsoft needs to redo their designs.. Metal is the way, it's a fact. Low end phones are fine in plastic but high end must change.
  • Agreed, same finish as the Surface would be incredible.
  • Indeed. As long as they could get wireless charging to work then take my money. Or give us week long battery. A game changing device!
  • Outdated LG logo. Makes me think it was a mid-range device that likely got put out to pasture as Windows 10 started taking shape this past Autumn/Winter. LG probably scrapped the idea in favor of waiting for Windows 10 release, then re-evaluating a mid-range device running Windows. I haven't heard anything concrete about an LG Windows phone coming anytime soon, and this render looks like it could be old. However, it is still yet to be seen if a spiritual successor to this device lives on...just not anytime soon. But this is all purely speculation. I could be 100% wrong.
  • It has to be a mid range phone cause Microsoft can't sell high end Windows Phones period. I like my 1020 but to many apps and games I miss and I end up letting it collect dust.
  • They are waiting for Windows 10 for phones to get released officially. U don't know what amazing their flagship can be this time. With gadgets like hololens,sp3,surface hub. Flagship wont be ordinary phone with just specs increased by microsoft. If you remember about touchless input patents and other patents Microsoft had bought for preparation of their flagship.
  • +830
  • I actually tried the G3 for 30 days a while back. LOVED the hardware, but hated the OS. However, I'm hooked on Glance, so unless someone else duplicates what Nokia did with Glance, I'm staying with Lumia. 
  • Me too. No glance, no sale!
  • You guys in the states still have physical branding on your phones from the carrier? Damn that's a good way to ugly a phone up.
  • Yeah Verizon likes to do that. Not on my 830 though. Doesn't even say Nokia on the front. Just a tiny ATT and Nokia logo on the back.
  • Lg g4 for windows, haha. Just a dream. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • How about a factory image of Win 8.1/10 I could drop on my Nexus 5... Now that would be cool... One can dream...
  • Old logo and buttons on the side. Seems to be a pretty old / cancelled render / prototype
  • Sorry, WP. I think I'm going to Android. Nice knowing you :'( 
  • Why??
  • Love to see u cry
  • He prefers spyware, obviously!
  • Bye!
  • Oh no! New phone soon for windows? I guess I'll switch to another company... Rofl
  • On day one of WP7 I got the LG Quantum. It lasted me through Mango before I switched to the 900. Would be happy to see them back in the fold.
  • It's amazing how little effort Verizon puts into WP.
  • Another low or mid ranger? This makes me nervous:  my current Lumia 1020 is acting up, freezing, and the headphone jack is working intermittently.  I have the Microsoft store insurance plan for it, where I bought it, but given the devices currently on the market, I worry that they'll only have a number of low ender cereal box phones to offer as a replacement.
  • Software buttons look too much like the tray of icons on iPhone and Android, which I dislike. One reason for choosing WP is no tray. Otherwise, nice phone.
  • The more the merrier :-). It's just a fugly looking handset.
  • And that's before they plastered a Verizon logo on it.
  • Looks like my Nexus 5 which is a good thing. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • You know possibility is more than 50% when neowin posts a leak
  • LG G3 or G4 for me pls.
  • What can it bring to windows phone?
  • I like to buy Microsoft's Lumias..... Not LG, Not Samsung, Not Iphone, etc etc.....
  • "State Bank Anywhere" for Windows Phone http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=19ac38a1-b206-460a-b22b-e1a94fce91a6
  • That's the bad thing about the US. Too many carrier exclusives. Glad they don't do this in the UK. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I would think LG would push on with WebOS matching their SmartTV's which are probably running the best OS for a SmartTV interface, sell well and could use that to leverage the smart phone. I totally welcome a Windows Phone.
  • Reminds me of the Nexus 5, which they also made. The slight curve at the top and the rounded corners - although really good-looking - are almost identical to those on the Nexus 5.
  • Windows 10 must have something good going for it for LG to give it a try again. If this is the design they want to sell on Verizon- it STINKS- the only way to make this plan jane design work is to put silver or gold shinny metal foli plating around the screen to dress up this plain jane El Stinko design. this black slab wont attract many buyers unless it's so cheap like 150$ total cost
  • Waiting for Sony!
  • It's just not gonna help. This phone hear that phone there. Low end phones everywhere. Mid range phones hear but not there. Until MS is able to have "A" high end, "A" mid range, and "A" low end device all being the same across all carriers at the same time, us WP users will always be stuck at the 3% level.
  • To me the logical thing for LG to do for a WM10 phone would be to use the LG G3 or flex 2 and put it on all the major carriers
  • The logical thing for them to do would be not bother with WP and its paltry market.
  • I'd go LG for the Quantum II with keyboard. Other than that I give this rumor a resounding"meh."
  • I'm with you there! We had a Quantum and the keyboard was huge plus! WordFlow helps, but nothing beats a arrow keys for moving the cursor around.
  • That phone looks 2010-ready! 
  • Looks like an LG Nexus 5 Running Windows Phone with the Verizon and LG branding
  • No FCC filing? Then it's just a rumor, nothing else to see here.
  • That LG logo looks ugly. They should either have the logo or the letters LG.
  • Hmm LG if you want to sell this sart phone in the USA have silver or gold metal foil surround the screen of his smart phones to dress up it's look.a plain jane looking smrt phones like this wont sell well UNLESS it's total COSTS is 150 USA dollars.
  •     The only phone I want from LG is a WP version of the Flex and I do not want it to be exclusive to any one carrier.