Nokia Lumia 900 leaks in a promo video

Looks like the successor to the Nokia Lumia 800 is real, according to a leaked promo video. So what's it offering up?

We know, we know. The Lumia 800 has only just hit the shelves  (and mighty fine it is, too), and already there's a successor waiting in the wings to empty your wallet. That's life.

The Lumia 900 stars in this promo video intended for developers but that was accidentally leaked, as discovered by the Dutch website All About Phones, reports BGR. And if the 800 was anything to go by, we should be in for a treat.

The video was posted to Nokia's YouTube channel before someone hastily made it private. Doh. There's not really any info on the specs, but the handset features a more curvaceous design than the 800, which can't be bad, and it's marketed under the same "Amazing every day" spiel.

Code-named Ace, the Lumia 900 is expected to come packing a 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display, 1.4GHz processor, and an 8-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics. That's a bigger screen than the 800, but otherwise the specs sound alarmingly similar. Not necessarily a bad thing, but we'd like some improvements in the camera department: there's no front-facer on the 800, so no video calls, and the rear offering is slow to focus, with a little more noise than rival smart phones.

There's no word on when it's out -- the company hasn't even made it official yet, although Nokia France's boss did hint at it earlier in the week. The 800 was a great start for Nokia on Windows Phone though, so we're expecting big things from the 900. Fingers crossed it lives up.

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