Microsoft’s first launch following its acquisition of Nokia can be a mid-vary Home windows Telephone that’s all about taking higher selfies. The handset is at present codenamed “Superman” and is claimed to function a 5MP entrance-dealing with digital camera.
The Verge says the system will launch in the direction of the top of the yr, run Home windows Telephone eight.1 and is more likely to be priced relatively competitively. It’ll additionally pack in a four.7in show and “mid-vary” specs, which can doubtless see a mid-tier Qualcomm chipset, 1GB of RAM, SD-help and both 8GB or 16GB of inner storage included.
Windows Phone 8.1 will start rolling out to handsets in July. The Superman, nevertheless, will come later within the yr alongside a model new software program replace to the platform. Particulars of what this new replace will embrace are unclear at current – though it’ll probably be bug fixes and, maybe, a few new options.
There’ll be different launches earlier than the shut of 2014, too. Certainly one of which is claimed to be the Nokia Goldfinger, a excessive-finish gadget we’ve heard talked about a number of occasions up to now. Whether or not these handsets will carry Nokia branding, nevertheless, stays to be seen; Microsoft might launch them utilizing its personal title.
That’d in all probability be a silly transfer on Microsoft’s half although. Nokia is a worldwide model acknowledged by hundreds of thousands; Microsoft is related to PCs, software program and persistently failing to maintain tempo with Apple and Google. On this context, maybe it will be sensible for Microsoft to maintain Nokia’s branding in place, the corporate has, in any case, made some fairly massive in-roads within the cellular area these previous 12 months.