Specs for Upcoming Lumias Leak … But They’re Low-End Lumias

Posted on July 23, 2015 by Paul Thurrott in Windows Phones with 0 Comments

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Update: guess this is good news. 🙂 But Daniel Rubino tells me that these three devices were cancelled as part of Microsoft’s recent restructuring. So nothing to see here. 🙂 –Paul

When Microsoft announced that it was completely overhauling its smart phone business after about $8 billion in write-downs and other losses, it set forth a strategy for the future: Fewer phones targeting specific markets. In recent days we learned about the firm’s plans for new flagships and business-focused phones. Now, thanks to a leak, we can see where they’re headed with low-end handsets.

I know what you’re thinking, because I’m thinking it too: great, more freaking low-end Lumias. But we can at least take comfort in knowing that these devices will enter the market alongside far more acceptable handsets. Unlike, say, what we saw over the past year and a half.

The leak comes courtesy of WMPoweruser. This looks legit, though I can’t really be sure. And of course the model numbers nicely correspond to what we expect from the high-end Lumia 950 and 950 XL, which is either correct or suspicious.

The phones break down like so:

Lumia 550

Quad-core 1 GHz Snapdragon 210 processor
Adreno 304 GPU
1 GB of RAM
8 GB of internal storage with microSD expansion
GSM HSPA
5-inch 540 × 960 display
5 megapixel (2592 × 1936) main camera with autofocus and LED flash, and support for 480p video at 30 FPS
2 megapixel front-facing camera
802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 LE with A2DP and aptX support
1905mAh battery
GPS (A-GPS GLONASS), Accelerometer, proximity

Lumia 750

Quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 processor
Adreno 306 GPU
1 GB of RAM
8 GB of internal storage with microSD expansion
GSM HSPA
5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display
8 megapixel (3264 × 2448) main camera with Zeiss optics, autofocus and LED flash, and support for 1080p video at 30 FPS
5 megapixel front-facing camera
802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 LE with A2DP and aptX support
2650mAh battery
GPS (A-GPS GLONASSL) Accelerometer, proximity, luminosity, LED notification

Lumia 850

Quad-core 1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor
Adreno 306 GPU
1 GB of RAM
16 GB of internal storage with microSD expansion
GSM HSPA
5-inch 1280 x 768 display
10 megapixel (3520 × 2640) PureView main camera with Zeiss optics and flash
5 megapixel front-facing camera
802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 LE with A2DP and aptX support
2650mAh battery
GPS IA-GPS GLONASSL proximity, luminosity, LED notification

So are there any surprises in there? Not really, but I like that each of these devices has a 5-inch display and not some barely-readable 4.whatever disaster (though we’ll have to see on the quality, of course). I like the consistency in the specs, and that each model real advantages as you step up the model chain. The use of the word “PureView” in the 850 is heart-warming.

So is this real? Honestly, I’m not sure. But it seems reasonable.

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