Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Two (upper) mid-range Lumias also in works apart from two flagships

Lumia 830 back NPU

Microsoft Mobile has been on a Lumia launching spree recently with Lumia 435, Lumia 532,Lumia 640, Lumia 640 XL, Lumia 430 and Lumia 540 all getting announced within a matter of 3-4 months. That is not going to stop though and we may have more.
Good news is that Microsoft is trying to make amends in the upper mid-range of Lumia devices. The recent device launches have provided depth to Lumia low-end and lower mid-range with devices packing advanced features and specifications for the price they command. Mid-range still needs compelling devices and while Lumia 830 is an option there, many rue the fact that Microsoft didn’t pack it with 5 MP FFC and better processor. With its iconic design and great camera, it could have been much compelling mid-ranger.

So, we have some info about one such mid-ranger in works, that may pack 13-14 MP rear camera (PureView), 5 MP FFC, better processor and may sport similar or slightly modified design to Lumia 830. While it is not sure what the name may be, we may call it Lumia 840 for our convenience. This device may have a screen size around 5-inch.

One more mid-ranger has been tipped as in works by our sources and it may be a device with bigger display (5.5 inch to 5.7 inch) and may pack camera specs similar to Lumia 840 but non-Pureview. Again we don’t know what it will be called but let us call its Lumia 740 XL.
Still, we will accept that it is the preliminary info that we have and it may change later and Microsoft may not even bring these devices to the market.
Two Flagships running Windows 10 for Phones on launch have been again confirmed by our sources and while we are not too sure about the names, let us call them Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL.
Lumia 940 may sport a 5-inch while Lumia 940 XL may have a 5.7 inch display. We hear that the rear camera sensor may swell to 24-25 MP from current 20 MP on Lumia 930. They will certainly feature a 5 MP or even higher MP FFC. We also hear some cool features like 3D-interaction, Iris scanner and native Pen support as part of the package. We know that Windows 10 for Phones will bring support for Hexa-core and Octa-core processors. We don’t have confirmed info about processor and display resolution as of now but Microsoft may go for bleeding-edge specs, we hear.
We have reported about Microsoft fast-tracking Windows 10 for Phones and may push it to vendors by late Q2. This also means that the Windows 10 flagships may arrive earlier than expected.