While the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and HTC One have just been announced, there is not yet a next-generation flagship on the Windows Phone side. That may be about to change, with rumors of an improved Nokia Lumia handset culminating today in leaked photos of such a device. The device, which appears to be crafted from aluminum instead of Nokia’s signature polycarbonate plastic, would also feature faster specifications that include a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 chip, 16 GB of flash storage, and a 4.5″ display that is presumed to be either 720p or 1080p resolution.
Also included is a state-of-the-art camera, as Nokia’s sensors have historically been some of the best. While Lumia sales have grown in markets outside the US, the Finland-based company has yet to penetrate the United States. As Microsoft’s premier partner with Windows Phone, it’s important that the company continue to grow its presence.