If you were hoping for a high-end, flagship-level Lumia Windows Phone at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 in February, well, don’t get your hopes up.
We’re hearing that Microsoft’s MWC presence will be decidedly modest, with as long as nine months to wait for its next big Lumia.
That’s the story over on Geek On Gadgets, which gives credit to anonymous “sources”. According to those sources, there’s no chance of high-end Lumia Windows Phone goodness at MWC at all. None.
Instead, Microsoft will unveil – potentially – a successor to the midrange Nokia Lumia 625. Of course, it’ll be a Microsoft Lumia 6XX (RIP Nokia).
Further down the spec ladder, there’s a rumoured low-end Microsoft Lumia, possibly the Lumia 330 or 430. It’s thought to have a 4in 480p display, and 3G connectivity (i.e. no 4G).
As for the next Microsoft Lumia Windows Phone flagship, the rumoured McLaren with its unorthodox glass camera bump (smashy smashy) has supposedly been cancelled on account of issues with 3D touch technology.
Ultimately, that means it’s down to the Lumia 930 and Lumia 1520 to fend off the likes of the iPhone 6, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S5/S6, LG G3/G4, HTC One M8/M9, Sony Xperia Z3/Z4…
To be fair, Windows Phone has typically found more success at the low-end. The Nokia Lumia 530, for example, is available through Carphone Warehouse PAYG upgrades for £19.95.