It’s been some time that the world saw a flagship windows running smartphone from Microsoft. I know the majority of the die-hard fans are waiting eagerly to switch from their older Lumia 1520’s and Lumia 930’s and other Lumia’s to better & powerful flagships that will host the equally powerfully upcoming operating system, the wonderful Windows 10. The last flagship device launched was Lumia 930 and all others have been budget friendly, less powerful smartphones. Microsoft might have been rooting hard about the prowess of Lumia 830 and the value for money Lumia 730, but the point remains that these aren’t going to fight with the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy S6 variants or HTC’s new One and the likes.
However, that’s not what I really wish to write about. We all know, a powerful flagship is coming and it will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810. Nobody knows if Qualcomm is having troubles with this chipset, but the world knows it’s a powerhouse and the majority of the devices will have chip on board. The rumors for the powerful windows flagship revolve around a 50MP Lumia 1020 successor. The Lumia 1020 is without doubt the best camera smartphone on the planet and who wouldn’t love to have a better version of it, right?
The Lumia 1020 successor is expected (rumored) to feature a 5-inch display. Not sure whether Microsoft would like to add Ultra HD jargon into windows, but it should be interesting. I already talked about the chipset and the camera, the other expected features include:
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB and 64GB storage with external microSD support
- 5MP front facing camera
- A beasty 3000-4000mAh battery
- The wonderful Windows 10
But, if September’s the month Microsoft is planning for a launch (which I highly doubt about), I wonder it could be a bit too late for the users to stay. Yes, the Windows 10 experience is going to be huge, but it isn’t the only choice for the users.
Windows Phones as Exclusives
I wouldn’t like to start a “my OS if the best” battle, but I would love to point out that the Windows 10 is the best thing Microsoft has done (Ok, one of the best thing) and it is going to be a huge step forward. Yes, the battle for market shares and users base remains, but we all know things change dramatically.
I liked the old Microsoft-Nokia partnership we saw a few years ago. It was all about two companies coming together as one unit who weren’t doing so good with their individual smartphones businesses. Things changed and Microsoft had a good windows fan base by the time it decided to buy Nokia’s device business.
If there’s one thing I love the most about Apple’s way of doing business then it has to be their ability to be exclusive. Microsoft was doing great to get up and form a market share for windows phone with windows phone 7 and then windows 8 and 8.1 did the necessary work. The devices were exclusive, where they were being made by Nokia, but the way Microsoft had and has been providing other OEMs licenses to join the windows phone maker list, the distinctiveness is planning to jump out the window (the original window). I don’t know, but this also impacts the trust factor and somewhat creates a negative image. I believe Microsoft learnt about trust with Windows 7 for Phones.
Anyhow, this is just a die-hard windows fan writing what he wants to see Microsoft doing with the upcoming Windows 10.
P.S If you have any doubts or you want to know about how Windows 10’s preview has been working, how’s the look, feel and the performance then let me tell you, it is AWESOME and you will LOVE icon-heart it.
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