By Stephen Schenck | February 6, 2012 1:26 PM
Late last week, a report went out that claimed Nokia was a little disappointed with the recent sales of Symbian-based handsets, and as a result of this, would be cutting-short plans for future Belle phones. Supposedly, the only additional Belle model that would ever see the light of day would be the phone meant to act as the successor to the popular N8. We wondered at the time if that might be the Nokia 803, which he had learned about thanks to a leak. Today the situation is complicated a bit upon the arrival of an image claiming to represent another forthcoming Nokia Belle model, the 801.
Everything about the image above looks like a quick-and-dirty mock-up, using a pic of the body of a Lumia 800, and an old Belle screenshot that’s been floating around for months. That said, Eldar Murtazin has weighed-in on this news of the Nokia 801, and claims that the information is legit. Take what importance from that what you will, knowing that Murtazin’s a bit hit-and-miss with his predictions.
Whether or not that image is a serious depiction of the hardware, the rumor also includes a lot of component specs for the supposed Nokia 801. While there’s that nothing that directly ties it to being this N8 successor we’ve been hearing about, a twelve-megapixel camera with auto-focus doesn’t sound too shabby. The phone will reportedly feature a 1.4GHz processor and include a four-inch AMOLED ClearBlack display. Look for the Nokia 801 to have NFC support and be equipped with 512MB of RAM, assuming this rumor checks-out.