In June 2015, just after Microsoft decided to retrench Windows Phone, we heard of a range of x50 Lumia handset, some of which were eventually cancelled.
One of those devices was the Lumia 750, and today Evan Blass aka evLeaks, posted the above render of the aborted device.
From the mobile graveyard: Microsoft Guilin, or the aborted Lumia 750. pic.twitter.com/CtWUKON7hM
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) November 7, 2016
The Lumia 750 was a mid-range handset powered by a Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2ghz paired with an Adreno 306 GPU, a first for the Lumia line. Its screen size and camera receive a bump to an 8 MP Zeiss lens and a 5 inch HD screen.
The full specs included:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSMM8916 4xCortex-A53 cores @ 1.2GHz
- Adreno 306 GPU
- 1GB RAM / 8GB + microSD
- GSM HSPA
- 5? Screen 720×1280 GG3
- 8MP 3264×2448, Zeiss optics, autofocus, LED flash [email protected] + 5MP ffc
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, hotspot
- BT v4.0, A2DP, LE, apt-X
- 2650mAh battery
- GPS (A-GPS GLONASSL) Accelerometer, proximity, luminosity, led notification
In the end Microsoft of course decided to cede the Windows Phone market to their OEMs, leading to a catastrophic loss in Windows Phone market share. We can but look at the above render and specs and wonder what might have been if Microsoft have kept fighting the good fight and field a full range of competitive handsets into the market.