Windows 10 flagship allegedly coming 'later this summer'

The next big Windows 10 flagship smartphone could come by the end of the summer. Microsoft Mobile Devices product marketing director Ifi Majid confirmed that а new top-level phone is likely to come ‘later this summer’, and this timeline coincides with the rollout of the Windows 10 update.

We’ve earlier heard Microsoft execs officially say that new devices are coming later in 2015, but we did not know what is the exact time-frame that they envision. Naturally, if Microsoft were to indeed release a new flagship in summer 2015, we expect this to happen at the very end of the season.

Good news is that - unlike the situation with the non-existent transition to Windows Phone 8 - all current Windows Phone smartphones will get a free upgrade to Windows 10.

source: Windows Central



1. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Can't believe my entry level Lumia 520 receiving windows 10 update. What a great support.

4. Extraneus

Posts: 121; Member since: Jun 02, 2012

I'm still doubting those 512 devices, despite MS's claims. There's a reason even the lowliest of the new Lumias are shipping with 1 gig. The 520 may indeed get W10, but there'll likely be compromises in performance...

6. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

That's why i love my 525 with 1gig ram :)

7. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

13. Extraneus

Posts: 121; Member since: Jun 02, 2012

I had my old Lumia 720 running Endomondo next to two friends running the same app on their iPhone 4s and 5 respectively; my 720 was the only one which didn't lag/stutter during operation. So much for lagless iPhones...

15. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

That's not because of ram dumbo, that's coz of the processor,I have L630 with SD400 and it has v.v. Little resuming screen. It's that it have trouble opening heavy web pages because of low ram

18. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

i myself have seen it quite a lot of times on lumia 630 when switching between apps and games.. so much for the fanboys calling "Lag free" windows phone on low end hardware they literally say this , that 1gb ram and quad core processor is not needed for windows phone..

19. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Actually that is not lag. If you knew what lag was you would know. Lag refers to the cpu doing no work, a hiccup, a process that takes to long to function, has to dump a process and restart. Lag refers to the time when you press the screen nothing happens, and you press again and it works. That is lag. Seeing 3 dots rotating, means the os is actually working, is not lagging, and is loading stuff into mem. If the 3 dots randomly froze for an extended period of time, that is lag. Because it means a process was interupted, something didnt load right. Here is your learning cap.

24. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Lol... you may be too hopeful on most peoples' learning cap ;)


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Even older phones running Windows 7.8,can be upgraded! This is just awesome....not like Android devices which stops being upgraded after a while!

3. Shubham412302

Posts: 581; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

they dont support directx11

5. Extraneus

Posts: 121; Member since: Jun 02, 2012

Late summer (which will likely mean mid fall in the stores) is just in time for me to upgrade my 1520 from early last summer. I'd prefer a 1520 successor with the camera (and flash) of a 1020 successor!

8. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

same here, I would be very sad if they make a phone smaller than 6 inch

9. Rydsmith unregistered

What's the point? Outside of those that already use Windows Phone, Microsoft has offered nothing to get me to want to go back to Windows Phone or the upcoming 10. They have yet to address the ever growing app gap (and no, it's not just games. No snapchat, the version of Instagram is functionally well behind that of iOS and Android, major banking apps are still missing and Chase just announced they plan to pull their app due to the low amount of users using it, the list goes on..) The UI has always looked great and I've been a big fan of the hardware but the inability for them to secure some of the most crucial apps and services (especially that of Google) makes the phone a second thought.

20. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

How can they, solely address the app gap? There will be over half a million apps in the win10 are you gonna rely solely on ms to make all the apps? MS doesnt control the world, if you want an app you have to ask the devs. I am not a fan of snapchat but i understand in the world of naked selfies this is a must need for wp. i dont need much to instagram, post, like. 6tag is really awesome. My bank has a web wrapper for andriod, should i ditch my z3 because of this? Chase is going to pull it, at the same time i wonder if its a result of low usage or because they will release a unified app for win10? After all do they want to loose out on 1.5billion customers? Blame google for their lack of support, not to mention ms offerings imo outdo googles, i dont need google search when my search gives the same results, gives me points for rewards etc. We wont even mention youtube, because tubecast imo kills youtubes android client.

10. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

And in the USA it will be an AT&T exclusive. Again.

17. drazwy

Posts: 356; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Yep! And they will wonder why sales are so low. Gosh, I dunno why!

11. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

So let me get this "One Store" figured. Arm works on both, universal stuff like a browser work on both like chrome, nothing new, but PC games only stream to tablets or better. So does this mean PC games have to be purchased through this one store now? As there will be arm apps, an PC x86 that are not universal an only extend functions to mobile, still two different experiences or stores I mean.

21. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

There wont be any more 'arm' apps. This is not to hard to really get. This is how it works. I want to create an app, i go into windows and choose windows store app, if i choose this, all devices from no screens to pcs will be able to run the app. Now if you want to make a game only run on pcs, you still can, by choosing the traditional x86 only app. Hence why on stage he was able to play steam games, get games through steam and run them on win10 outside of the winstore.

12. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I think Microsoft Universal Apps technology is what will finally get some new apps developers to make apps for Windows smart phones because they can easily get them put on more than one windows device at a time. I hope that the blue stacks app developers make a version of their blue stacks app for Windows smart phones because their App is used on Windows 8 / 8.1 PC's to run Android Apps on a PC. such an app would end the windows smart phone's app gap.

22. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I think it is less about finally and more about. Want 1.5billion customer base? Develop a windows app (not a sole x86 app). And now that you can get free office for small screens including 7in tablets for free for life of the device...then why wouldnt a small business choose a 100$ tablet over ipad/android.

14. torr310

Posts: 1670; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Speed up. Microsoft! You guys are seriously behind on the race of flagships!

16. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

I really think they should be close, having scrapped the recent flagship... unless they are going from scratch (hard to imagine,) but then we should have some nice choices by the time fall comes around!

23. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Microsoft's last Lumia smart phone the Microsoft branded Lumia 532 is advertised to be Windows10 ready. therefore Microsoft at the coming MWC 2015 event will probably present Microsoft high end and Mid range Windows smart phones that are "Windows 10 ready" but running Windows phone 8.1 Denim. Microsoft is I think now in the Process of making only Microsoft branded smart phones and is now replacing it's Nokia branded smart phones with microsoft branded ones so there will be replacement for the Nokia lumia 920 925, 928, Icon/930, 1020 and the Nokia lumia 1520. That's a total of 6 new microsoft branded smart phones are coming from Microsoft. microsoft just could replace the nokia lumia 920, 1020 and 1520 and that would be good enough for most people.

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