In the past couple weeks, we’ve had a few opportunities to check out some evidence of Nokia’s first wave of Windows Phone 8 handsets. While we’ve managed to get a look at some of the hardware that will apparently make its way to these models, there are a lot of details that have been missing. While we count the days until Nokia’s September 5 event, where we should finally get some official answers, noted rumour source Eldar Murtazin is at it again, offering a few tidbits about the so-called Nokia Phi.
Some of this has been rumored before, or could be construed from some of the leaked pics, but Eldar also throws in some new details. The Phi is supposed to have a 4.7-inch screen, which looks about right for the prototype hardware we saw (the one with the old Windows logo, above). Murtazin describes the OLED screen as beautiful, best-of-the-best stuff.
Of course, a large screen can be a battery killer, and Murtazin notes that while the Phi should get through a day on a charge, it’s only managing that due to a high-capacity battery.
We’ve known that the Phi would have the general Lumia 800/900 look, and Murtazin also adds that it should end up thinner than both. As for pricing, he believes that the Phi, the top-tier of Nokia’s first WP8 models, will retail for what works-out to around $930. Before you start freaking out, that’s what he’s expecting for Russia, and those high prices likely won’t follow the phone everywhere. As for the other two Nokia WP8 devices we’re looking forward to, Murtazin thinks they’ll go for about $780 and $650, though again, that’s for Russia.