This was supposed to be the Microsoft Lumia 750

This was supposed to be the Microsoft Lumia 750
While Microsoft is still selling some Lumia smartphones, it looks like the company is getting ready to slowly phase out the brand. The last Lumia phone announced was the low-end Lumia 650 (in February), which followed the Lumia 950, 950 XL, and 550 (all three unveiled over a year ago, in October 2015).

But what happened to the Lumia 750 and Lumia 850 that were also expected to be released last year? Well, both have been cancelled. Even so, if you're curious to know what the Lumia 750 could have been, we can now take a look at it. Evan Blas (aka @evleaks) uncovered a couple of high-res renders that show the cancelled device - codenamed Microsoft Giulin - from front and back.

According to previously leaked details, the Lumia 750 had a 5-inch 720p display - just like the Lumia 650. However, as we can see in the images below, the 750 had smaller bezels around its screen, arguably looking better than the Lumia 650. The Lumia 750 was also supposed to be a bit more powerful than the Snapdragon 212-based Lumia 650, thanks to a Snapdragon 410 processor. The phone packed a 2650 mAh battery, further offering 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of expandable storage space, an 8 MP rear camera, and a 5 MP front-facing camera.

We don't know why Microsoft cancelled the release of this particular device, but it may have something to do with the fact that the company wants to make Surface Phones from now on (though it looks like we won't be seeing any of these before the second half of 2017).


source: Evan Blass (Twitter)

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5 Comments

1. aljololzz

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 07, 2016

better catch up to the latest trend MS :D

2. rjmlive

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

You mean like Surface Studio, Surface Book, Surface Pro, Azure, Office365, Cortana, AI, IOT, Power BI, Scorpio, Teams, etc..

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Scorpio isn't even out yet.

5. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

MS is already ahead of crappy Apple with Tablets/Laptops and now even with all in ones. Only phone division needs to catch up a bit! Apple is way behind and 2020 is coming...... My prediction is that in 2020 Apple will have lost a lot of market share!

4. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Wise decision to cancel it. With that CPU, 1GB RAM will laggs like hell under windows 10 mobile. And it is nothing more, than a plastic, sorry, polycarbonate cheap looking phone. That's why didn't bought 950's. Too ugly and cheap looking phones. Not to mention lack of apps and beta OS.

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