This is definitely a prototype of some sort, this Nokia Pureview Lumia, a device with Windows Phone 8 on board and a very unusual design. It would involve some very risky design choices from both Microsoft and Nokia and I’m not sure they’re ready to make the plunge into an extremely curved device with a big camera bulk…
This model is supposed to feature a 4.3 inch Curved Glass display with HD resolution, a 41 megapixel camera sensor, similar to the one on the Nokia PureView model shown at MWC 2012. This camera would use Carl Zeiss lens, PureView imagine technology and support 1080p full HD recording and rich recording technology. Inside the Lumia PureView you’d find a dual core processor with Adreno 320 GPU, most likely the Qualcomm S4 CPU that’s been everywhere lately, from the HTC One series to the ASUS PadFone.
Finally I can’t help but notice that the Home button on the device sports the Windows 8 logo. Will Windows Phone 8 finally achieve that platform unification we’ve heard rumors about, between Win 8 and WP7? In the end I can’t help but ask you: do you see this as a real device or merely a prototype that will change design when it’s finalized?