Even though there are plenty of phones that make it to the finish line and become available for purchase, there are others that remain in the shadows, never to see the light of day. Such a phone is Microsoft’s Lumia 750, which was supposed to occupy the space between the low-end Lumia 550 and the higher-end Lumia 950 and 950 XL, but was canceled before anyone could give it a chance. Now leaked images give us a glimpse of what might have been.
Around front, the phone was rumored to feature a 5-inch, 1,280 x 720 resolution display, with a 5-megapixel selfie sensor and an 8MP main camera. Thanks to known device leaker Evan Blass, however, the first thing you will notice about the Lumia 750 is not the display or cameras, but its clean and colorful aesthetic. In terms of looks, it seems to be a combination of the Lumia 640 and Lumia 735, with the now-canceled phone possibly offered in multiple colors.
Under the hood, Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 410 chipset and 1GB RAM were rumored to power the Lumia 750, with the meager 8GB of storage reportedly expandable through the MicroSD card slot. The 2,650mAh battery seems quite small, particularly when other phones include larger power packs, but thanks to the phone’s mid-range internals, it might have kept the Lumia 750 ticking from morning through the evening.
Finally, the Lumia 750 might have run Windows 10 Mobile out of the box, but since the phone was in the works since 2015, it might have also run Windows Phone 8.1.
Overall, the Lumia 750 looks to have been a solid entrant in the mid-range phone space. The reasons surrounding its cancellation remain shrouded in mystery, though we assume they partly have to do with Microsoft reportedly doing away with the Lumia line and shifting resources to its rumored Surface Phone. Even then, Microsoft has quite the hill to climb, with the company’s mobile platform having captured less than one percent of the market.
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