Ever since Microsoft completed its acquisition of Nokia’s smartphone business last year, we have all been curiously waiting for the first Lumia flagship smartphone to come with a Microsoft branding. We may not have to wait much longer, if a new report published by WPDang is to be believed.
According to the Chinese Windows Phone website, Microsoft’s flagship Lumia smartphone for the year is expected to be launched between May and June this year. The report also confirms that Microsoft will be announcing two new Lumia handsets at the Mobile World Congress. One of the two new Lumia models is expected to be the Lumia 1330 that has been leaked numerous times in the past few weeks. The other Lumia smartphone that will be announced at MWC is expected to be the more affordable variant of the Lumia 830 with a less impressive Pureview camera at the back and lower internal memory. WPDang also believes that more Windows 10 based smartphones will be launching in the second quarter of the year. The first products to hit the market will of course be Microsoft Lumia handsets, with other OEMs expected to debut their Windows 10 smartphones later this year. Major Android OEMs such as HTC and Samsung are also interested in launching new hardware this year, based on the latest Windows 10 platform.
Not much is known about the first Microsoft Lumia flagship smartphone, except that it is rumored to arrive with 3D-Touch feature. The 3D-Touch feature will allow you to interact with the smartphone’s display by hovering your finger or gestures. Recently a report also confirmed that Windows 10 smartphones with octa-core chipsets are expected to arrive soon, which could mean we are likely to see the Snapdragon 810 chipset on the new Lumia flagship.
What are your expectations from the new Lumia flagship smartphone?