Large-screen Nokia Lumia phone allegedly revealed in photo

A photo that's popped up online purports to show the front housing of a Lumia phone with a large screen.

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This photo may point to a large-screen Lumia device.
This photo may point to a large-screen Lumia device. Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET

Nokia could be prepping a big-screened Lumia smartphone, at least judging from a new image that's popped up online.

A photo served up by Chinese blog WPDang displays the front glass housing for a large-screen device. A close-up of the image provided by The Verge clearly shows the name Lumia at the top.

The exact size of the screen is difficult to determine from the photo. The Verge believes it could be a 6-inch display based in part on reports that Nokia is currently testing 6-inch devices among other large-screen Lumias. In April, the Financial Times said Nokia was reportedly planning a 5-inch Lumia phone, or "phablet," to compete with devices such as Samsung's Galaxy Note.

The original Galaxy Note sported a screen size of 5.3 inches. The Note 2 topped that at 5.5 inches.

For now, talk of a large-screen Lumia has to be dropped into the rumor category. But Nokia does seem to be moving in the direction of bigger screens. On Tuesday, it revealed the Lumia 625 with a 4.7-inch screen, the largest Lumia Windows Phone handset so far on the market.