Microsoft has steadily been releasing mid-range Lumia Windows Phone devices over the past few months, having already put the Lumia 540, Lumia 640, Lumia 640 XL, Lumia 735, and most recently the Lumia 550 on sale. However, the previously rumored Lumia 750 and Lumia 850 are still unofficial, but that hasn’t stopped the rumors flowing. Here’s everything we think we know about these two phones so far.
Updated on 02-03-2016 by Robert Nazarian: Added in leaked images of a phone that could be the Lumia 850.
What happened to the Lumia 750 and Lumia 850?
There’s no confirmation the Lumia 750 and Lumia 850 even exist, let alone whether Microsoft will ever release them. However, there has been continued talk about both.
Images of a phone believed to the Lumia 850 leaked in early February. It’s believed to sport a 5.4-inch display, and the images seem to reveal a front-facing flash and an iris scanner. It also appears to feature a USB 2.0 port instead of USB Type-C.
Of course we don’t know the validity of the images or even how old the prototype is. It does appear to be a nice looking phone however, so we hope it gets released.
In mid-January, a mysterious new Windows Phone — under the model number RM-1182 — was leaked after showing up in China, where it was listed on some official certification documents.
The device doesn’t have a spec list attached, and it could be either the Lumia 750, Lumia 850, or another device entirely. There’s also no release date, but the certification shows it being stamped on December 28, hinting it’ll be coming in the near future. Mobile World Congress comes at the end of February, which would seem a likely launch platform for the phone.
Prior to this, the Lumia 750 has been linked to both the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 and the Snapdragon 617 processor. Other rumored specs include 1GB of RAM, a screen resolution of 1,280 x 720, and a size of around 5 to 5.5-inches. Additionally, the 750 may have 8GB of internal storage, a MicroSD card slot, an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera.
The Lumia 850 may have a higher spec, with a larger screen, more RAM, and a stronger processor. Screen resolution may get a slight bump to 1,280 x 768, and the rear camera may go up to 10 megapixels, while the front-facing camera remains at 5 megapixels. Finally, The Lumia 850 should include 16GB of expandable internal storage.
We’ll keep you updated here on more Lumia 750 and Lumia 850 rumors as they hit the news.
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