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Nokia Lumia 950 Prototype surfaces, could be 2013 flagship

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While Samsung and Apple get the lion’s share of media attention upon their upcoming products, smaller players in the industry are held under the magnifying glass too. Case in point is this week, where a photo of one of Nokia’s next-generation Lumia handsets has appeared on WPCentral.

According to the site, the phone is the Lumia 950 – a top-end model that should offer some benefits over the current Nokia Lumia 920. The phone’s boxy design includes a purported Super AMOLED display at a resolution of 1280 x 768 – the same as the Lumia 920. Other hardware specifications aren’t detailed, but for a phone released in the latter half of this year we would guess we’d see a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and 2 GB of RAM paired with 32 GB of internal storage.

The phone is also said to include a better, higher resolution camera sensor than the Lumia 920. This is paired with Xenon flash to result in some high quality snaps. The Lumia 950 also seems to have some PureView technology on board – potentially the large sensor from the 808 Pureview and the optical image stabilisation of the Nokia Lumia 920. The phone is said to boast excellent low-light performance, lossless zoom, oversampling and video stabilisation too, all of which would make sense if the Lumia 950 did indeed have both sides of the PureView coin on board for the first time.

Of course, there’s little pinning this purported prototype with the fabric of reality just yet. While we did initially hear the Nokia Lumia 950 name all the way back in July last year (along with the Nokia Lumia 1000), we haven’t heard or seen anything since that would lend credence with this particular leak.

Still, it’s early days – if this is a legitimate phone, expect to see more information, photographs and Nokia accessories before a supposed launch later this year.