LG Confirms It's Working On A New Windows Phone

By 10:45 Sat, 24 Jul 2021 Comments


In December of last year, an ad network shared its stats for Windows Phones, and through that action revealed a then unknown LG VW820 handset. This was caught running Microsoft's mobile OS, and at the time we assumed LG might be thinking about jumping back into the Windows game after having had an exclusive relationship with Google's Android for a while.

And the latest discovery on the matter seems to confirm that LG is indeed working on the VW820, which will run Windows. The Korean company's own website has two separate listings for the VW820, both oddly to be found in the area documenting the utilize of open source licenses. That's not something one would usually associate with a product running Microsoft software, but this does confirm that the device is real and we'll hold that.




Furthermore, the LG VW820 has been certified by the Bluetooth SIG as well, and it's unsurprisingly listed as a "mobile phone".

There are no additional details though, so for now all we have to go on is the info revealed last year by that ad network - namely, that the LG VW820 has a 4.7-inch 480x854 touchscreen. This means we aren't looking at a flagship offering here, but rather a low-discontinue handset.

Since LG's documents are calling the VW820 a "Windows Phone", it might not launch running Windows 10 (which ought to drop the "Phone" part from its name). So we could see the device surface very soon with Windows Phone 8.1 on board. Then again, the utilize of "Windows Phone" in these documents may have nothing to do with anything, hence the VW820 could also run Windows 10 from day one. It's impossible to disclose for sure.

Past mumblings have assumed Verizon will offer a recent LG-made Windows smartphone soon, so this may be it. On the other hand, it's also possible that it will acquire an internationally-srecent version too.

Source | Via (in German)


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