We earlier told you about the 2016 Lumia Flagship (let us us call it Lumia 960 for now, but it may not come as Lumia 960 finally) running Snapdragon 820 that will co-exist with much-rumored Surface Phone. From our expected Lumias & Windows 10 Mobile devices in 2016 article,
It seems as if Microsoft may adopt a Surface Pro 4 – Surface Book kind of strategy here in mobiles too. There may be two flagships or super high-end devices, one with Snapdragon 820, more playful and another that may be claimed to be the ultimate powerhouse device, the Surface phone, with even ability to run Win32 apps and with and enhanced continuum. Read more about the Lumia 2016 Flagship here.
Now there are some more details that we can add about this Lumia 960 prototype, that is getting tested in many parts of world including India.
- Metallic Frame body design
- Iris Scanner
- Snapdragon 820 Processor
- Windows 10 Mobile Redstone 1
- 5.5-inch, 2K display (Though prototypes go through changes, so resolution may or mayn’t change at later stage)
- 8 MP FFC
- 20 MP Rear camera
- 4 GB RAM
- 16 GB / 32 GB storage (The prototype has only 16 GB storage)
The device we hear now may come out before the expected Q3 timeine and Microsoft is eying a late Q2 2016 for bringing this flagship. Though our source says plans can change later based on how the Windows 10 Mobile Redstone testing progresses. We have seen lots of delays in Threshold phase too. So don’t hold your breath!!