LG Miracle Leaked
Apparently LG is working on a new Windows Phone handset, which has just been leaked online. The newest addition to LG’s line-up will be known as the Miracle and judging by the pics, it’s pretty close to production. Sadly, the device has a somewhat boring design, although some people would probably prefer the word “conservative” more. The screen is something else though — it has a 800×480 pixel resolution, which is standard among WP handsets for now, and utilizes LG’s acclaimed NOVA screen technology, which is believed to be superior to the popular AMOLED by having a better color balance and being brighter. NOVA should work well with Windows Phone’s colorful Metro UI, with the Miracle being the first device to combine the two.
The rest is pretty ordinary, though with a few exceptions. The Miracle is powered with a 1 GHz Scorpion processor, which can sound weak compared to some of the competitors, but Windows Phone is well optimized for the hardware, so unlike with Android raw powerful doesn’t automatically equal to better performance. The 5-megapixel camera on the back is capable of shooting 720p videos, and interestingly there’s also a secondary VGA cam just above the screen. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v3.0 are some of the connectivity options available, but it’s Near Field Communication that’s rather strange to see here, considering it’s a rare feature for Windows Phone handsets.
Overall the LG Miracle seems to be a straight-to-the-point Windows Phone device, and hopefully it’s better in real life than in the pics. No prices are known yet, but expect it to compete in the mid-range segment. Stay with us for the Mobile World Congress, where the phone is likely to be officially unveiled.