has been rapidly shifting strategy lately, writing off the Nokia acquisition and
taking a lot more conservative approach for the next generation smartphones.
Still it seems the company will not cancel any phones that were already in
development when the strategy change happened.
is expected to release one of two phones
annually in three different categories - flagship, business and value. Yet this
won't happen until next year at least.
Microsoft is prepping the rumored Lumia 940 and Lumia
940 XL flagships with Quad HD AMOLED
screens, Snapdragon 810 chips and 20MP PureView snappers. But it is also
developing three affordable handsets as well.
documents now shed some light on their mid-range backup - Lumia 550, Lumia 750
and Lumia 850.
to those the Lumia 550 will come with a 5" qHD display and run on
Snapdragon 210 chip (quad-core 1GHz Cortex-A7 CPU, Adreno 304 GPU, 1GB RAM).
There is a 5MP AF main camera, a 2MP selfie cam, 8GB expandable storage and a
1,905 mAh battery.
750 ups the 5" display resolution to 720p, bumps the chip to Snapdragon
410 (a quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A53, Adreno 306, 1GB RAM). The main camera is an
8MP unit with ZEISS optics, plus there is a 5MP selfie snapper. Lumia 750 will
offer 8GB expandable storage and will be powered by a 2,650 mAh battery.
the Lumia 850 is touted to pack a 5" 768p display, Snapdragon 410 chip
with the CPU clocked at 1.4GHz, 1GB RAM and a 10MP ZEISS camera. The rest of
the interesting specs include a 5MP front snapper, 16GB expandable storage and
a 2,650 mAh battery.
three phones are protected by Gorilla Glass 3, lack LTE support and dual-band
Wi-Fi, and run on Windows 10 for Mobile.
has an IFA event coming
up on September 4, but it will focus on Windows tablets and PCs.
is a good chance though it hosts another press meeting to show off some new
Lumia phones, too. The rumor has it Microsoft will be launching the Windows 10
Mobile updates starting October, which means the Windows 10 flagship phone
should be upon us.