By Stephen Schenck | August 17, 2012 3:29 PM
Remember the picture of a front panel from what appears to be an upcoming Nokia Windows Phone model, the one we got a chance to look at yesterday? One designer wondered just how that component would look on a finished phone, and whipped-up one very convincing mock-up render, smudges and all.
Besides being almost suspiciously thin, this is quite a good guess at how one of Nokia’s new WP8 models may appear. The other leaked front panel we’ve seen wouldn’t really work with a 800/900 design like this, but it’s a good fit for this particular component. Unlike the Nokia model we saw earlier this month, now presumed to be a prototype model made available to certain VIP developers, this one has a flat glass front.
Designer Jonas Daehnert posted the render to his deviantART account, where he even shares all the individual steps taken to create an image of this quality. He did such a good job that a few people mistook this for the real deal, but make no mistake, this is just one fan’s guess at the phone’s design. He really nails the Lumia look, though, so we’re guessing the real thing might not be too, too far off from this. In less than a month, we could know for sure.