Microsoft, which recently acquired Nokia's handset business, is prepping to launch a new mid-range handset. Rumors have already been strong that Microsoft might launch at least three sizzling handsets sometime in the year, including the much hyped "McLaren" flagship Windows Phone with the new 3D Touch features.
Now, today, a mysterious Windows Phone 8.1 running phone has hit the internet. Leaked images of the upcoming handset have been posted to popular Chinese microblogging site Weibo.
Apparently, the not-so-alluring device is expected to replace the Lumia 820. Moreover, this upcoming handset could be launched as Nokia Lumia 830, a WPDang suggests. Also, it is being widely speculated that the mystery phone could be dubbed as the Lumia 730 when it launches.
Going by the above leaked images, the forthcoming phone is encased in an aluminum frame while featuring a standard looking polycarbonate plastic body. Moreover, the rear-facing camera appears to be a larger compared to Nokia's mid-range phones; though it won't come with an award winning 41-megapixel camera sensor. The device is also expected to flaunt the regular capacitive touch buttons beneath the display.
Currently, there's no more information available about the speculated device. However, expect this handset to go official before the end of 2014.
'Nokia by Microsoft' Brand Name To Be A Reality?
According to serial leaker @evleaks, Microsoft is planning to adopt a new marketing name called "Nokia by Microsoft". Reportedly, both the companies are in the final stages of the talks. Furthermore, Microsoft is expected to replace its tablet branding name (currently known as Surface) with the Lumia one.
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