Renders of a new mid-range Windows 10 smartphone from Microsoft have leaked onto the web.
All of which left a gaping hole for a mid-range champ to come along and offer decent portable Windows 10 performance at a reasonable price. That device may just have leaked.
The above image was posted in China over the weekend, and was then reported by Nokiapoweruser. It appears to show official-looking renders of a new Microsoft-branded smartphone in both black and white.
Judging from the ’08:50′ time on the display, this would appear to be the Lumia 850. Intriguingly, the date reads December 12, which has been and gone. Was this a placeholder, or has the Lumia 850 missed its intended launch date?
Other rumours surrounding the Lumia 850 suggest that it’s going to be a big phone, possibly with a 5.7-inch 1080p display. We could actually be looking at a Lumia 850 XL, then.
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Continuing the mid-range theme, it’s claimed that the Lumia 850 will be powered by a Snapdragon 617 CPU.
Interestingly, the render also seems to show a front-facing iris scanner, which could suggest that the Lumia 850 will support Microsoft’s Windows Hello facial authentication system.
We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.
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