Microsoft Lumia 550, 750 and 850- All set to Rock and Roll

Microsoft has shifted its strategy drastically, writing off the Nokia acquisition and taking a lot more traditional approach for the next generation smartphones. It appears that the company will not cancel any phones that were already in development phase when the strategy changed.
 


Microsoft is expected to release one of two phones annually in three categories - flagship, business and value. The world will see that happening hopefully next year.
Meanwhile Microsoft is prepping the speculated Microsoft Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL flagships with Quad HD AMOLED screens, Snapdragon 810 chips and 20MP PureView snappers. But it is also developing three affordable handsets as well.

According to the rumors, the mid-range smartphones- Microsoft Lumia 550, Lumia 750 and Microsoft Lumia 850 are set to have some amazing specs and features.

The Lumia 550 will come with a 5" qHD display and run on Snapdragon 210 chip (quad-core 1GHz Cortex-A7 CPU, Adreno 304 GPU, 1GB RAM). There is a 5MP AF main camera, a 2MP selfie cam, 8GB expandable storage and a 1,905 mAh battery.

Lumia 750 is expected to come up with the similar 5" display resolution to 720p, bumps the chip to Snapdragon 410 (a quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A53, Adreno 306, 1GB RAM). The main camera is an 8MP unit with ZEISS optics, plus there is a 5MP selfie snapper. Lumia 750 will offer 8GB expandable storage and will be powered by a 2,650 mAh battery.
 


Finally, the Lumia 850 is hyped to pack a 5" 768p display; Snapdragon 410 chip with the CPU clocked at 1.4GHz, 1GB RAM and a 10MP ZEISS camera. The rest of the interesting specs include a 5MP front snapper, 16GB expandable storage and a 2,650 mAh battery.

All three phones are protected by Gorilla Glass 3, lack LTE support and dual-band Wi-Fi, and run on Windows 10 for Mobile.

Microsoft has an IFA event coming up on September 4, but it will focus on Windows tablets and PCs.

There is a golden chance to show off some new Lumia phones on the eve of the event. The rumor has it Microsoft will be launching the Windows 10 Mobile updates starting October, which means the Windows 10 flagship phone should be upon us.
 

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