A few days ago, we reported that Microsoft was launched the cheapest Lumia smartphone yet, the Lumia 530. But it seems that more new handsets are being prepared in Microsoft’s secret labs. Well, not so secret, since the online environment has been abuzz today with rumors suggesting that Microsoft is planning to launch two new Windows Phone 8.1 devices in the near time.
According to some sources that have spoken with The Verge, Microsoft devices chief Stephen Elop revealed both handsets during an internal company meeting this week. Elop showed a “selfie phone” during the presentation, which was previously revealed as codename Superman. This smartphone is said to come with a 5-megapixel forward-facing camera and 4.7-inch display.
The second Lumia handset is internally codenamed as “Tesla” and it’s said to be an “affordable high-end phone” with a PureView camera. The smartphone is expected to replace the Lumia 720, it will look similar to the Lumia 930, but will be thinner and less bulky.
According to NokiaPowerUser publication, the Lumia 720 successor will be launched in the end of August and will come to Verizon, AT&T, run ningWindows Phone 8.1 GDR1 out of box. Some potential specs and features include a 5-inch 720p resolution display, quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor with Adreno 305 GPU, a 8 MP Carl-Zeiss rear camera with low-light improvements and it too could sport a selfie camera on the front.
At the moment, there aren’t too many details available about it, but the fact that it was presented internally means that it’s ready for the official launch. Once released, the Lumia smartphone will have to compete against the recently launched Xperia C3 selfie smartphone from Sony.