More Nokia Lumia Icon cases leaked, is the release near?

Nokia Lumia Icon

The Nokia Lumia Icon is not a mystery. We've seen the handset, destined to reach Verizon, getting leaked on several occasions in the past few months, including a brief appearance on the Verizon website, not once, but twice. We even came across cases for the handset from many big manufacturers for a device that's not yet released -- some of them were on the stage during the Consumers Electronics Show last month as well. 

Now, some more images of leaked cases for the Nokia Lumia Icon, aka Lumia 929, have surfaced. This latest image shows cases from popular accessory makers such as Otterbox, Incipio and Verizon, courtesy of the folks at the Windows Phone Central. If these images are legit, we might see the handset hitting retail in the coming weeks, possibly at Mobile World Congress where Nokia is expected to take the wraps off some new devices. 

To refresh your memory, the Nokia Lumia Icon boasts a similar set of specifications to the flagship phablet Nokia Lumia 1520, and rocks a 5-inch display with 1080p resolution. Under the hood, it's expected to come with the Snapdragon 800 SoC with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. 

Other features include a 20.7 megapixel camera for photos and videos, 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera, 2,420 mAh battery and is expected to ship with Windows Phone 8 Lumia Black as it's operating system.

The handset has seen many rumored launch dates, all of them have come and gone with no Nokia Lumia Icon in sight. Although we're hoping the wait might come to an end this month at the MWC show later in February.