What’s on the horizon for Microsoft as far as new smartphones go after the Lumia 950 and 950 XL seemingly defied the odds and couldn’t keep up with demand? Well, high-end Lumia 9-series sequels might be scrapped in favor of a business-friendly miniature Surface, whereas the Lumia 650 and 750 should foster Redmond’s hopes of becoming a name to be reckoned with in the low-cost market.
Meanwhile, the upper mid-range Lumia 850 is still most likely cancelled, despite strutting its prototype stuff several times of late, though Chinese federal approval of a mystery RM-1182 once again muddles the rumor waters.
This device is either the Lumia 750 or the revived 850, and following multiple visits at multiple Asian certification agencies, it may be headed for Barcelona just in time for next month’s Mobile World Congress, where we expect the 650 to break cover also.
Tipsters tell us the Microsoft Lumia 750 will adopt a screen as large as 5.7 inches, and as sharp as Full HD, with a Snapdragon 617 chip running the hardware show, backed by 2GB RAM and a respectable but perhaps short of remarkable battery, given the profile is said to measure less than 7mm.
Then again, common sense suggests the 2014 Nokia Lumia 730 will not be so drastically changed, in spite of its advanced age, hence a 5 or 5.2-inch 720p display is a possibility as well, alongside an 8mm+ waist. Circle back to us closer to MWC 2016 for presumably more detailed, precise speculation.