If Samsung or Apple mobile devices are not exactly your thing, you might be interested in the new Lumia phones that are going to hit the market soon. Photos of the new Microsoft phone have been leaked on the WPXAP forums and the world can be grateful to the brave man who risked his job so that we could get an early peek.
Ever since Microsoft purchased Nokia’s Lumia devices it mainly focused on delivering mid to low-end phones. These were the only markets where the new Windows Phone could gain some space. But now the Lumia 950 will be the first phone to have Windows 10.
Based on rumors, it seems that Microsoft will be releasing the new Lumia 950 in late 2015 alongside its brother, Lumia 950 XL. Debate is going on whether the leaked photos revealed a 5.2-inch 950 or the 5.7-inch 950 XL, but the fact that we have seen the device should suffice for now.
From what we can gather, the phone has a USB-C connector and a 20-megapixel PureView camera, just like the majority of Nokia devices. Windows Central stated that the new phones will be powered by Snapdragon 808 processors and will have 3 GB of RAM.
The final version of the phone might be slightly different from the one revealed. As usual, prototypes covered in protective tapes to prevent the phone from taking any damage in case of accidents.
Much is expected from Microsoft given its current condition after the developments of the second quarter. Microsoft dropped from the third spot as global mobile phone producer to number 4, their place being taken by Huawei.
The company’s investment into buying Nokia did not feel like a good call and it remains to be seen what Microsoft’s next move is going to be.
The strategic move was to launch the new Lumia after having launched Windows 10 so that the phone would fulfill its role in Microsoft’s endgame: to unite all platforms on the new Windows 10.
What is interesting to see is if Microsoft can pull itself back together because its adversaries are not doing that well either. Samsung is trying to cope with low demands and Apple’s stock market went down 4 percent this morning, the lowest in more than 6 months. Given the situation, Microsoft might be able to attract customers towards its high-end phones.
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