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Microsoft might unveil several new Lumia phones at MWC 2015, display sizes and model numbers pop up

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Microsoft might unveil several new Lumia phones at MWC 2015, display sizes and model numbers pop up
Samsung and HTC are mutually trying to overshadow one another and build up more hype around the devices they'll reveal, In case you've forgotten, Microsoft will also attend MWC 2015. Judging by the most recent leaks, Redmond might have several new Lumia devices in the pipeline that will debut at the major expo.

Supposedly, there might be four new devices. First of all, the Microsoft/Nokia RM-1031, which appears to be a device with a 4-inch 480x800-pixel display, hinting us at an entry-level handset. Next, we have the Microsoft/Nokia RM-1062, which boasts a 5.7-inch 720p display and comes in several different variations (one of which is AT&T-bound).

The Microsoft/Nokia RM-1072 also comes in several variants and seemingly features a 5-inch 720p display up front. The RM-1109 and the RM-1113, which might end up being different variants of one and the same phone, are also listed and expected at MWC. Last, but definitely not least, we have the Microsoft/Nokia RM-1099, which seems like another entry-level device if we judge by the 4-inch, 480x800-pixel display up front.

None of these devices is seemingly made of flagship material, which means that Microsoft might skip this expo as well and leave us waiting for a new flagship even longer. Take this piece of info with a grain of salt, but it seems that Microsoft might have something to soothe Windows fans with.
Microsoft might unveil several new Lumia phones at MWC 2015, display sizes and model numbers pop up
source: Adduplex via GSMDome 

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posted on 25 Feb 2015, 06:06 5

1. Hashed (unregistered)

Come on Microsoft, I want a flagship, waiting for the 1520/930 successors for a while now. my 630 ain't enough anymore.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 06:08 7

2. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1455; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)

Don't flood market with low-mid end devices. I want a flagship device. A successor for 1020 or 1520 or at least 940. Please MS. Btw it is better to use processors with 64bit architecture like snap410,610,615 etc.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 08:47

8. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

i'm gonna miss Nokia World this year......

i think MS will launch high end Lumia in fall maybe....!!!

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 09:17

10. sgodsell (Posts: 3649; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

Windows Phone 8.1 is only 32 bit. So putting a 64 bit CPU in WP devices right now would be useless.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 11:54

16. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)

excep , no ..
8.1 might be only 32bits but W10 is 64bits ; and since all new (and most of old) devices will get W10 they will take advantage of 64bits in a shot time perios .
Theres really no reason not to release them now..

Also , a snap 810, 615, 610, etc are more than just 64bits

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 22:47

28. elitewolverine (Posts: 5184; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)

That's not as simple as you make it sound. With windows phone being a near direct core of NT (and able to handle 64cores...), pushing it as 64bit OS would seem rather easy. However, pushing win8.1 to 64bits would be fruitless since win10 should already be built with it.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 18:27

25. Jason78 (Posts: 241; Member since: 10 Apr 2013)

That is exactly Microsoft's plan. Instead of trying to steal sales from Apple and Google with a flagship for developed markets, they are flooding the developing world with cheap entry level phones. They are trying to have people's first smartphone be a Windows Phone and get them hooked into Bing, Outlook, OneDrive, etc instead of Google's ecosystem.

A flagship will come but not until Windows Phone 10 is ready.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 06:10 1

3. TheGunnyPT (Posts: 252; Member since: 12 Feb 2015)

Hmm... So it's Lumia 1330 one of those?

Curious to see it, but in terms of flagship I'm really dissapointed...

Probably they waiting for W10 for both 64 Bit and QHD display?

I'm still saying they should have a Stylus based Lumia with One Note and office would work great.

Maybe a mix of a Lumia 1020 with a Stylus beast combo to compare to Note line.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 06:47

4. SIGPRO (Posts: 1443; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)

Lumia 1020 successor, bring it on!

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 07:37

5. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

I'm hoping/thinking flagships are being held back for the Windows 10 release, and that they'll be unveiled the same way the Band was: Presented at a semi-surprising event, available for sale the next day. That way they can build instant excitement and buzz, and potential cuisines can see and buy the new handsets almost right away.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 07:52

6. drazwy (Posts: 198; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)

Surprise! No flagships and still AT&T exclusives!

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 07:52 1

7. rsiders (Posts: 915; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

Not even one 1080p display phone. How exciting! Wake me up when a flagship shows up.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 08:56

9. NateAdam8 (Posts: 388; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)

This is Microsoft f@$king themselves without the pleasure of a reach around.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 09:36

11. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1546; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

A Big Microsoft exec said that Microsoft will have a Flagship smart phone released. I do not think he's a liar however Windows 10 OS for smart phones is primitive and wont be ready to be released before June like full Windows 10 for Desktop's, Laptops, Ultra books and Tablets will be for school/College students ect. Therefore Microsoft should release at least one Windows 10 ready Flagship smart phone. I think a Microsoft brand 41 pixel Nokia lumia1020 replacement with a 5 inch 1080 resolution screen with a quad core CPU, 2 gigs of ram, 32 gigs of main storage, and a micro sd card slot for 128 gigs of extra storage. would be a worthy Windows 10 ready flagship People would spend money to get.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 09:51

13. Extraneus (Posts: 121; Member since: 02 Jun 2012)

I highly doubt that! W10 is meant to be a one-for-all, all-for-one OS; they won't release it until it's ready for all devices.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 09:50

12. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1546; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

I Think I will buy a used "Verizon icon" and not wait for a Microsoft flagship. it can now get
Windows 8.1 and is a nice size wit a 1080 5 inch screen. I just wish Microsoft made one with a 41 pixel camera. wow folks i would not mind giving up my cash for such a smart phone. Yoo Microsoft what up make a Microsoft Nokia 1020 replacement will you it's your best flagship level smart phone with that stellar 41 pixel camera no body can beat. low end smart phones sell but you flagship smart phone defines your company as real player in the Mobile space

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 22:51

30. elitewolverine (Posts: 5184; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)

Having both a 930 and 1020, I almost rather just have two 1020s while the 930 has better specs overall, having that 41 shooter makes everything else irrelevant from a user interaction. Perhaps a larger screen would be my only gripe. To me, there is almost no noticeable difference in OS performance between the 925, 930, 1020. At least nothing that makes me feel like its a 3yr old soc.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 10:06

14. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1647; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)

What is this obsession with new flagships? The 1520 is still a flagship by any standard when it comes to performance. The Ativ SE is a flagship in the same sense. Windows 10 is the future of Windows Phone and it isn't ready. Why buy anything new with 8.1 if the current crop is no worse?

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 13:42

20. rsiders (Posts: 915; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

The 1520 is also a freaking 6" phone and for the love of all humanity still an ATT exclusive. They could've at least released a version to Verizon and T-Mobile by now. Such idiots. And the longer Microsoft keeps hitting the snooze button, the competition will have 5 better phones already available on multiple carriers before they even release the next exclusive phone. What a brilliant business model. But no shortage of cheap $50-80 phones in the meantime. This not a knock on your statement, just my frustration with Microsoft. Oh well, that's why I switched to Android.smh

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 14:19 2

21. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1647; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)

No offense taken. Think about it, who in their right mind would buy an expensive Windows Phone today knowing Windows 10 is coming this year? BTW, the 1520.3 is an international unlocked phone that was available overseas and supports TMO's LTE bands.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 22:53

32. elitewolverine (Posts: 5184; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)

My more expensive Z3 offers little over my 930 and 1020 that I both got for under 400. In fact I got both phones for the price of my Z3. And my 930 is everybit of phone the z3 is, imo that is.

To point out though, I love my z3 and so glad I gave up my note 3 for it.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 10:48

15. isprobi (Posts: 656; Member since: 30 May 2011)

None of these phones have premium specs. So why would I switch to WP if I have to go backwards technically? No wonder WP is not growing very quickly as a platform. In today's market missing a cycle with a full line update could cost Microsoft allot of sales.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 11:55

17. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)

Like most people buy devices with "premium specs" ...

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 12:37

18. isprobi (Posts: 656; Member since: 30 May 2011)

Maybe most people do not know what premium specs are but they can see that almost all the screens are small with low resolution. Combined with not being able to find some of their favorite apps it could push people to buy something else with better specs for the same price.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 13:34 1

19. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1647; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)

So how do you explain Apple's success? Their displays are just over 720p, they're still on dual-core chips, measly 8MP cameras, low RAM and no SD storage. Could it be that iOS and Windows Phone are better optimized and don't need to worry about spec whores?

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 15:29

22. isprobi (Posts: 656; Member since: 30 May 2011)

I think users of those platforms are used to not expecting to do allot of multi-tasking or customizing their phone experience. In that situation lower specs are adequate. But WP will not out iPhone the iPhone any time soon and the hardware is not there to compete with Android's capabilities. So where does WP fit?

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 17:39

23. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1647; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)

I'm sorry, I must have missed the memo. Tell me exactly how multi-tasking on the iPhone is different or better than WP? I have a 6+ and a Lumia 1520, please enlighten me. My 1520 has a quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, 1020p display, 20MP camera, SD card storage, 4 noise-canceling mikes and better battery life. How again does the iPhone beat my Lumia's specs? The Ativ SE from Verizon has all that plus an IR blaster. Do you need more schooling or do I need to get into what Windows Phone can do out of the box for Enterprise use?

Stop swinging off the Android/Apple tip and educate yourself instead of being exposed as an ignorant fool on the internet.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 17:54 1

24. isprobi (Posts: 656; Member since: 30 May 2011)

My point is WP is as good as iPhone for multi-tasking but not as good as Android or BB10. WP hardware is equal to a mid-range Android or BlackBerry phone but high end Android and BlackBerry are better (more RAM, PPI, design choices). So what is the compelling reason to buy WP?

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 21:47 2

27. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1647; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)

BlackBerry OS10 runs a variation of QNX which means the OS runs in real time. It needs the RAM. WP doesn't suspend apps while they're in the background like Android does. So tell me again, how is it better at multi-tasking?

BlackBerry has a better OS, the best notifications and unparalleled security. But please don't tell me Android is better than WP, it can't carry its jock strap. Take away all the games and fart apps and you're left with a forked Linux that's slightly better now that Matias Duarte is there to splash some former webOS goodness on it.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 22:52

31. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 944; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)

I wont go as far as you did.... but i went from a lumia 925 to a Nexus 5.... and the next crossroads was between a nexus 6 and a Lumia 1520.

Loving being back with WP!

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 23:06

33. elitewolverine (Posts: 5184; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)

Have you even stopped to consider why Android flagships require more and more ram?

Android by default, will always push your ram space. No matter if it is 1gb or 3gb, you will never see 50% of your ram and be in good running order. Just look at the note 4's ram upon bootup.

So if the OS doesn't need more than 512 ram to run, what is the point of 3gbs? Better app switching? Sure I could run with that. But I have hardly noticed a major difference in my z3 going back to some apps than my 930. I suppose it could get rid of resume screen.

PPI is hardly noticeable, I have been doing 'tests' of my own chuckle to see if people can notice the difference between note 4 and iPhone resolution. None could really see the difference. Not at those sizes.

Design choices? This is a given, but then are you choosing android or are you choosing the company. That is like choosing Ferrari over lambo simply because of design and not the actual underpins of the device.

My most compelling reason to buy WP? Let me go over my last work day.

We have 7 phones that we have daily for testing purposes. All are reset on a pretty regular basis and if not reset there are fewer than 10 apps that were downloaded and installed on them. Lets start with the low end. Alcatel Fierce 2, settings usually freezes, google services always closes. We just reset it because gapps wouldn't stop crashing. S4 - Between random reboots, and contacts crashing, and playstore crashing, I wouldn't buy it, this is also not just one s4 either. Z1s, loved it, enough to buy a z3, however, services love to crash for no reason, and its the phone with nothing installed on it no sim card and no accounts on it.

I love customizing them, its fun, however, that fun for me runs thin when the OS is a problem for me. WP has had its hiccups, had one bluescreen on me, but when a dozen of your phones run without flaws nearly all the time....and then compare it imo to my own experience, its a clear win as to why I choose to use my 930 as my daily driver and my z3 as its companion.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 22:50

29. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 944; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)

Was about to say the same thing.... my Lumia 1520 is spanking iPhone 6 plus (on both tmo and ATT) as far as performance goes.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 20:10

26. Chuck007 (Posts: 1111; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)

I am really looking forward to the rumored Lumia 940 but these phones... can't possibly yawn any louder right now.

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