Things are heating up again on the mid-range Lumia rumor front, despite Microsoft officials once suggesting they’ll stay focused on the entry-level and high-end “prosumer” market segments for the foreseeable future.
It’s still possible a Microsoft Lumia 850 will break cover soon and slot right underneath the 950 and 950 XL on the Windows 10 Mobile food chain, with such respectable but short of mind-blowing features like a 5.7-inch 1,080p display, octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor, and LED flash-toting front camera.
Reportedly codenamed Honjo, the polycarbonate-made phablet was rendered just a few days back, possibly revealing its RM-1182 model number over in Indonesia, and now showing up on the interwebs in a couple of awfully blurry live pics.
The only things we can clearly make of the newly leaked images is the handheld looks huge, a little chintzy with plastic everywhere and fairly chunky screen bezels, and the selfie shooter is doubled by either an artificial illumination mechanism or iris scanner.
It’s obviously best to take into consideration any and all theories regarding the so-called Lumia 850, including its prospective arrival to stores in the spring as the Lumia 650 XL, or even its cancelation on the heels of prototype testing, in which case these photos might be real but old.
Don’t forget about the Lumia 750 either, another mid-range Windows 10 soldier with an uncertain future following behind-the-scenes work likely halted not long ago.