See these absolutely gorgeous Microsoft Lumia 850 renders based on leaks

See these absolutely gorgeous Microsoft Lumia 850 renders based on leaks
We first heard of a possible Microsoft Lumia 850 device back in July this year, with unverified screenshots giving us idea as to the supposed specs of the device. Fast-forward to today, and the 850 is still not a market reality. But it could soon become one, for we're noticing a boost in rumor activity around the phone, with a number of renders having leaked already. 

Based on these very renders, concept artist PhoneDesigner published a dozen of extremely well-made, gorgeous renders of the Lumia 850, with a touch of his own creativity. Suffices to say that in this case — and as a news site we don't get to say this very often — the images make words redundant. Prettyyyy!

Anyways, in case those aforementioned specs grabs piqued your interest, here's what we think we know so far. The Microsoft Lumia 850 is expected to be a mid-range device with a pretty large, 5.7-inch display running a 1080 x 1920 pixel grid. The device is said to be coming packing an octa-core Snapdragon 617 by Qualcomm, coupled with an Adreno 405 GPU, all enclosed within a very slim, 0.27 inch (6.92 mm) body made out of metal — or at least the frame. 

If the Lumia 850 proves legit, it'll be an interesting development for Microsoft's portfolio, for we haven't seen an 800-series Lumia since late 2014, with the 830 being the last representative. From where we're standing, it's looking like Redmond might be interested in expanding its product line with a true mid-range device once again, as the Lumia 600-series phones so far barely qualify and are perhaps best considered entry-level. Time will tell — in the meantime, enjoy them renders below.


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19 Comments

1. bubblechaos

Posts: 114; Member since: May 04, 2015

Type-C usb connector plox.

2. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I'll take #4 and #12.

3. Killer_tech

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 17, 2015

I would rather go for #3 and #12 (that rugged feel is just aswesome)

4. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

I rly hate that camera hump

16. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

That's why #3 for me as it hides the hump li'l bit. Really loved the truss pattern.

5. rjmlive

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

I have the Lumia 950 right now coming from the 830. The 830 feels like a much more premium device than the 950. The renders of this 850 are totally awesome and I wish they would have done this with the 950. The metal makes a significant impact to the premium effect.

6. TheOriginal

Posts: 49; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

sexy, would be nicer with some greens and oranges and reds though.

7. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

dat black one tho.

8. FrankUnderwood2

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

That rough back black tho

9. FrankUnderwood2

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

How difficult was it for MS to actually incorporate this design into Lumia 950? I hate you even more now MS..

13. jojon

Posts: 433; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

i think they felt the blow back on the 900 family aesthetics and did something immediately about the upcoming 850. Rather stunning isn't it

10. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

there were 640 & 640XL leaks before they were debuted at Mobile World congress 2015. Microsoft devices VP Panos is in charge of Windows smart phones design now. He knows hows to keep secrets. I hope Mr VP Panos reads this and please reveals the 2016 Microsoft smart phones line up at the mobile world congress Feb 22 to 25_ 2016. I hope Microsoft VP of devices Mr Panos lets those who are waiting for the MS "Surface smart phone know whether or not it will run x86/win32 full desktop PC programs in "Continuum mode. this is what most Windows smart phone fans want at least one model of the "Surface" Smart phone to be able to do.

11. 48Chevy

Posts: 71; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

I hope these designs make it to market. The renders look great. The 950's are a bit of a disappointment, style wise so I've hung on to my 640, but, would like something a little more premium in feel. I'd purchase that "woody" device in a heartbeat. These, for me, would be the best looking phones since the iPhone 4/4S.

12. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Nice renders, but wouldn't make no difference in purchase decision...

14. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

Looks great but would prefer the flash on the bottom or to the side of the camera because it looks unusual on the top.

15. RichieB

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 18, 2015

Why are there so many post of a Lumia that may not come. I can't take it, this looks really good but I don't want to get my hopes up. But one can only wish the finish product will look just as beautiful as these.

17. donno

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 18, 2015

Interesting how could fit usb socket and speaker together? Also missing camera button. Anyway 850 looks good.

18. nighthawk_al

Posts: 55; Member since: May 23, 2014

The renders look really beautiful. That happens most of the times, but the final products rarely have anything to do with these concepts. However it would be nice if some third party, like Mozo for example, would adopt a couple of them in back cover designs.

19. fly2click

Posts: 41; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

crap! I love what Nokia have introduced us. These designs kinda reminds of Android and Iphone devices. Lumia devices are unique in design. I hope microsoft does not go with these.

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