Microsoft Lumia 850 replaced by the Microsoft Lumia 650 XL?

Microsoft Lumia 850 replaced by the Microsoft Lumia 650 XL?
Remember all of those stories about a metal-clad handset named the Microsoft Lumia 850? This was expected to be a svelte handset, measuring 6.92mm thick, with a metal frame and a 5.7-inch FHD (1080 x 1920) display. The phone, nicknamed "Honjo," was said to have a Snapdragon 617 chipset under the hood containing an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 405 GPU. And an infrared scanner was spotted on the front of the phone. Or was it?

As it turns out, photographs from China indicate that the there is no infrared scanner, only a front-facing camera. As we said back in December, there was the possibility that Microsoft would cancel the Lumia 850, and that appears to have been the case. Instead, Microsoft is going to release the Lumia 650 XL. A companion to the Microsoft Lumia 650, the handset will have a 5.4-inch screen carrying a 720 x 1280 resolution. Under the hood you will find the Snapdragon 210 chipset containing a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 304 GPU.

If you were hoping for a new mid-range Lumia powered by Windows 10 Mobile, you might need to take your expectations down quite a bit. After all, there is a pretty big gulf in performance between the Snapdragon 617 SoC and the Snapdragon 210 SoC.

source:  Nokibar (translated) via WMPoweruser

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