Microsoft promised that Windows 10 Mobile would be made available later this year as a free upgrade for Windows Phone users, and the company is now giving us an idea of which devices will be eligible for the new operating system.
Microsoft’s upcoming Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are rumored for launch in October, going against earlier reports that the Windows maker could be gearing up for IFA in September.
The impact of these financial numbers is expected to be big, considering the fact that Microsoft was just about to give a major push to their mobile phones division as it was about to release the Lumia 940 and Lumia 940 XL – two phones which were expected to become the “flagship” models for Lumia phones.
That should be welcome news to Lumia 520, Lumia 630, and Lumia 1520 users whose hearts skipped a beat when it seemed as though they might not see Windows 10 Mobile on their device.
If the report is to be believed, than these aren’t the only phones Microsoft plans to launch. It is also being said that Microsoft is testing Lumia 850 codenamed Saana and Lumia 650 codenamed Saimaa. It will purportedly run a 64-bit, hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor from Qualcomm and 3 GB of RAM.
As for its camera, Talkman will reportedly sport a 20-megapixel PureView rear camera, and a 5-megapixel wide-angle front facing camera. Apart from the larger display, some other differentiating specs will be an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor and a 3,300mAh battery.
Both phones will also have support for USB Type-C and wireless charging as the rumors go. And it makes sense that Microsoft might need a little more time to tweak Windows 10 for devices like the Lumia 520, which comes loaded with a minuscule 512MB of RAM.
As announced at Tech World in May, Lenovo and Microsoft have also worked to integrate Cortana and REACHit, Lenovo’s app that allows users who opt-in to search for and manage their content across multiple devices and cloud storage platforms. The Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has confirmed to employees that using of Lumia 950 will start in the coming weeks, ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley reports.