There have been several rumours surrounding the first dual-SIM Windows Phone, believed to be codenamed Moneypenny. Now, a new leaked screenshot supposedly from the same phone appears to confirm some of those rumours.
Popular phone tipster, @evleaks has posted a screenshot that claims to reveal the Start screen of the alleged Nokia Moneypennny, a codename linked to the James Bond movies. The tweet by @evleaks includes the screenshot and reads, “Moneypenny.”
The leaked screenshot shows the much-anticipated dual-SIM functionality in the alleged Nokia Moneypenny Windows Phone device. Notably, the leaked screenshot indicates that the device will support 3G connectivity on both SIMs. Further the leaked screenshot also shows Live Tiles on the Moneypenny’s Start screen for Nokia MixRadio, HERE Maps, Internet Explorer, Photos, SkyDrive, Microsoft Office, Instagram, Asphalt 8 and Vine app for Windows Phone.
The screenshot leaked by @evleaks also includes on-screen navigation control buttons for back, Start and Bing search, which till now have been a part of capacitive touch buttons. If the leaked screenshot turns out to be true, Microsoft can be expected to get rid of capacitive buttons on the Windows Phone devices with the on-screen navigation controls. Unfortunately, there is no word on the launch of the alleged Nokia Moneypenny.
Earlier, a report suggested that the alleged Moneypenny Windows Phone device could be launchedas Lumia 630 or Lumia 635.
However, it’s worth pointing out that the Nokia Lumia 520, Nokia Lumia 620, Nokia Lumia 720, Nokia Lumia 820, Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 1020 belonged to the second generation of Nokia’s Lumia line-up, while the third generation included phones such as Nokia Lumia 925, Nokia Lumia 625, and Nokia Lumia 525. Considering the Nokia’s device naming nomenclature, we expect that Nokia might place the alleged Moneypenny in its third generation of Lumia line-up and call it the Lumia 635.
Nokia has been rumoured to be working on the alleged Nokia Goldfinger and Moneypenny smartphones, and out of the two Nokia phones, Goldfinger has been said to be the higher-end device. The Nokia Goldfinger smartphone is expected to feature Nokia’s ‘3D Touch’ technology, which would let users navigate the touchscreen interface without actually touching the display, while other gestures under consideration included flipping and scrolling.