Microsoft will announce a new smartphone in India on February 19. The software giant is holding a press conference in New Delhi and most likely announce the much-awaited Lumia 1330 -- the legitimate successor of the Nokia Lumia 1320. But even though the software giant is in denial mode, Microsoft Lumia 1330 rumours continue to pour out of India ahead of the device's debut on February 19.
It's been long reported that Microsoft is developing the sequel of the Nokia Lumia 1320, and now it appears that the company may unravel the device ahead of the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC), starts March 2-5 2015. Nokiapoweruser reports that dummies of the Lumia 1320 (RM-1062) has arrived in India. The report further claims the smartphone won't offer 4G LTE and will be a 3G phone with dual-SIM connectivity.
Rumours have asserted that the Lumia 1330 will be coming with a Snapdragon 400 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. That rumour has surfaced several times over the past few days. There are other Microsoft Lumia 1330 rumours that continue to align as well. Reports continue to suggest that the phone would pack a 5.7-inch HD screen; its predecessor featured a 6-inch HD display. The phone will reportedly sport a 14MP sensor alongside a 5MP front shooter.
Microsoft is also teasing the event with an image sent to media. An event invitation reads: "Who says long distance love means seeing each other once in a while #NeverCompromise." Being a teaser, we hardly get a look at the device, but one thing is certain: it will focus heavily on the camera and built-in software features.
When contacted by GizBot, a Microsoft representative confirmed that the company will add a "new member in the Lumia family". A Microsoft representative declined to comment when asked to reveal the device's name.
Microsoft Lumia 532 To Cost Rs. 7,000?
Apart from the Lumia 1330, Microsoft is rumoured to launch the Lumia 532 in India. Separately, GizBot insiders have told us that the entry-level smartphone will go on sale in the country by next week. The device may cost around Rs. 7,000. Lumia 532 was globally unveiled along with budget model Lumia 435 in January this year.
Lumia 532 packs a 4.0-inch WVGA LCD screen and runs on the latest Windows 8.1. It comes with a 5MP rear facing camera.