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LG Testing a New Windows Phone, Study Reveals

by Jacob Kleinman | December 30, 2014December 30, 2014 11:00 am PDT


LG hasn’t released a Windows Phone in years, but the company may finally be experimenting with a new Windows-powered handset. A new survey by AdDuplex reveals that the South Korean firm is testing a Windows Phone device with the model number LGVW820.

If you’re expecting a Windows Phone version of the LG G3 don’t get your hopes up. According to AdDuplex, the new device packs a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of just 480 x 854 pixels. So either this is a very early test model, or LG is planning to target the low-cost market with its new smartphone.

Still, the news comes as a pretty big surprise. LG experimented with Windows Phone 7, but sat out Windows Phone 8 entirely. It’s possible the South Korean company could try again with Windows Phone 8.1 or even hold out until the first Windows 10 smartphones launch.

Then again, the LGVW820 may just be another side project that never sees the light of day. Earlier this year one image of an alleged LG Uni8 running Windows Phone 8.1 made the rounds but failed to materialize, and it’s possible the same thing could happen again.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...