In the smartphone war which is getting fiercer among Android Army, BlackBerry Brigade, Windows Phone Warriors and Team Apple - definitely Windows Phone 8 smartphones have thrilled the waves in the ecosystem. With its glossed UI, groundbreaking apps and innovational camera features, the Nokia Lumia handsets are definably being called as the smartphone trend of the future.
Initially Microsoft confirmed that HTC, Nokia, Samsung and Huawei will be key launch partners for Windows Phone 8 and consequently these tech manufacturers came up with sizzling handsets to capture the sales throne. The range included Nokia Lumias, HTC 8S, 8X, Samsung Ativ S and Huawei WP8 Ascends.
Some of these phones have reached the shores of India, while others are still awaited. At the same time, many newly rumored and upcoming handsets are also capturing the spotlight in the tech gossip world. These include the highly rumored two of the Nokia Lumia handsets, one of them being the 41 MP PureView technology based Nokia EOS 1000 and also the highly anticipated Nokia Lumia 928 - the successor of Lumia 920.
At the same time, HTC is also speculated to be working on its next range of WP8 devices, out of which handset dubbed by the name of Tiara is making rounds in the tech media world. The so-called mid range Windows phone handset is reportedly said to unleash sometime around May 2013.
In addition, Huawei is also capturing limelight these days for its new Ascend W1 - the direct handset rival to Lumia 620 and 720. All these smartphones are surely expected to see the daylight on the Indian shores really soon. Hence if you are planning for a phone upgrade in the coming months, then you can wait for these 5 handsets to debut in the nation at affordable price range. Go through the slideshow below to take a look at the confirmed and rumored specs.
Samsung Ativ S:
Windows 8 Operating System
A 4.8" super AMOLED capacitive touch screen with corning Glass 2
Runs Windows phone 8 OS, powered by 1.5 GHz Dual core processor with 1GB RAM
An 8 MP camera with auto focus and LED flash with Full HD video recording
A 1.9 MP secondary camera for video calling
16 GB and 32 GB and has a micro SD card slot, expandable by up to 32GB
A 2300 mAh battery
Huawei Ascend W1:
Windows Phone OS
1.5GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8230 Processor
5.0 Mega Pixels Camera
512MB of RAM
4GB of Internal Memory
1950mAh Li-Ion Battery
Nokia Lumia 1000 EOS:
4.3″ Super AMOLED touchscreen with HD display
Intel Atom Z2580 1.8 GHz dual core processor
GPU PowerVR SGX 544MP2
RAM of 2GB
Windows 8 Operating System
41mp sensor, Carl Zeiss lens and PureView imaging technology
1080p full HD video recording and Rich Recording technology
A 4.3-inch WVGA Super LCD 2 display
1GHz Dual Core processor
1GB of RAM
8GB of internal storage
An 8-mega pixel rear camera
1.6-mega pixel front facing camera
Nokia Lumia 928:
It would measure 10.2mm in thickness, while the Lumia 920 is 10.7mm thin. It is also expected to deliver support for Verizon's 4G LTE network and to sport xenon flash next to its 8.7 MP rear camera.