Another canceled Microsoft Lumia smartphone gets shown off in hands-on video


Microsoft's mobile division is a thing of the past, but many Windows Phone fans still own some of the handsets the Redmond-based company launched on the market in 2015 or 2016. However, since it decided to sell its mobile business to HMD Global, Microsoft had to cut some of the phones it planned to release at some point.

Two Lumia smartphones that were leaked previous to their official announcement had been canceled: Lumia 750 and Lumia 850. Both mid-range handsets were very close to being released, but for some reason, Microsoft decided that it's not worth the trouble.

Although we knew just about everything related to the phones' specs, we never had the pleasure of seeing them in action. One year later, a hands-on video showing the Lumia 750 leaks from China, so Windows Phone fans can now see what they've been missing.

Codenamed Guilin, the Lumia 750 was a mid-range smartphone at that time. With just 1GB RAM and 8GB of expandable storage, as well as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210/212 processor inside, the price had to be really small to pique anyone's interest.

The rest of the smartphone's specs include a 5-inch HD (720p) display, two 5-megapixel cameras on the back and front sides, along with a 2,020 mAh battery.

Design-wise, there's nothing really out of the ordinary about the Lumia 750. It looks exactly like the average Windows Phone handsets launched by Microsoft since it purchased Nokia's mobile division.

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13 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Both mid-range handsets were very close to being released, but for some reason, Microsoft decided that it's not worth the trouble." The Lumia 750 definitely doesn't worth the trouble, and with it's terrible specs, it wouldn't sell for more than $99... And the Lumia 750 handset isn't any different from the many budget ones which Microsoft had already launched... In fact, this supposed specs of the Lumia 750 is even worse than that of the Lumia 640 which was released two years ago. Crazy.

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7431; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The Snapdragon 210 is low end. Definitely not mid range, especially when a number of mid range SoCs are already 64 bit. The SD 210 is 32 bit and is clocked at 1.1 GHz. I can buy a quad core 64 bit Raspberry PI clocked faster than this thing, with faster ram for $35.

2. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Author, tell me you read script and guidlines before you write an article? That would explain everything. According to PA Snapdragon 210-212 is midrange CPU.

4. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Especially the 1GB ram and 8GB storage.

3. surethom

Posts: 1715; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Windows phones are dead even my company has moved to android.

5. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Microsoft is preparing for a surface phone ....

6. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

what happened to the likes of the lumia 520... the budget friendly gateway to windows phone? Luckily Microsoft did not sully Nokia's name by licensing it for the lumia... else not even hmd would have revived it.

7. Subie

Posts: 2383; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

They would not have released the 750 with those specs as they are exactly the same or less then the 650 that was released last year. The difference being that the 650 has 16 gigs of internal storage, and an 8mp rear camera.

9. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

Windows phone is dead bury it consider it a mercy

10. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3147; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Windows is so dead it's getting a major update in 2 weeks.

11. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

The basic UI idea was okay. I liked the idea of LiveTiles. It just needed to be refined and not so dark all the time. But we all know what really killed it.... No apps.

12. Jason2k13

Posts: 1466; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Sad to see windows phone going away, more options is always better than just ios and Android.

13. sgodsell

Posts: 7431; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If you really like the UI of Windows Phone, then you can get that with an Android smartphone. Just install one of the Windows​Phone launchers from the Play store. Plus you can use all the major Microsoft apps, and have access to almost 3 million Android apps now.

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