Microsoft is showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to releasing new smartphones and it doesn’t look like the company will be taking a break soon as there are a total of 4 more handsets reportedly in development. While the number could be higher, we know that 2 phones are being designed for the upper mid-range category and the other 2 will be flagship-class.
Almost every launch this year has been either for the entry-level market or the lower-mid range. And Microsoft might soon cater to the higher mid-range segment by launching devices at par with the Lumia 830 in features. One such phone could end up being the successor to this handset and carry the Lumia 840 branding.
NPU is reporting that the handset is most likely to have a 13MP or 14MP main camera backed by PureView technology and a 5MP selfie shooter. We could also see Microsoft finally deliver something better than the Snapdragon 400 on a mid-range phone, but there’s nothing concrete as of now. This handset will have a 5-inch display probably of 720p HD resolution.
The second mid-range device will be quite similar to the aforementioned one, but with a larger display of 5.5 to 5.7 inches. Could this be the Lumia 1330 we’ve been anticipating? However, don’t expect to find the PureView tech onboard this device. Then comes the two flagship phones which will succeed the Lumia 930 and Lumia 1520.
The report says that they’re expected to have 5-inch and 5.7-inch displays with 24MP to 25MP PureView cameras. There could also be interesting features such as native pen support, an Iris scanner and 3D interactions which haven’t been seen before in the Windows Phone ecosystem.
All 4 handsets will run on the upcoming OS, so just don’t expect to see them go official before Windows 10 hits the market.