New Lumia Spotted in Dutch Smartphone Ad? International 822?

Nokia’s definitely got some new Lumia models coming up; we’ve heard both a lot of code names as well as seen a bunch of model numbers. What we haven’t had much of is actual imagery of these models. Now Dutch carrier KPN has a new ad out that reveals what just might be one of these upcoming Lumias.

While the ad also clearly shows a yellow 920, at the very beginning there’s a model that’s quite unusual. With its curved corners, off-center headphone jack, and that camera arrangement, it’s most reminiscent of the Lumia 822 on Verizon. That doesn’t make a lot of sense here, though, since the 822 is a Verizon exclusive, isn’t primarily designed for use on Dutch networks (though it does support them, thanks to international roaming), and isn’t available in yellow.

It’s possible this is just some stand-in prop, but if so it’s a really odd choice. Could there be a new international version of the 820 on the way that looks more like the 822? For the moment, this is all guesswork, but maybe this model is something we’ll be hearing about at Nokia’s February 25 MWC event.

Update: Nevermind! The carrier has confirmed that this is, indeed, just a dummy prop phone. Weird how very close it looked to a real Lumia, though!

Source: KPN (YouTube)
Via: MyNokiaBlog

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