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Microsoft Working on $80 Windows 10 Mobile Smartphones

News by Luke Jones on Friday July 17, 2015.

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Microsoft already excels at budget devices, like the Lumia 530
Microsoft already excels at budget devices, like the Lumia 530

Microsoft is going to launch its first Lumia flagship smartphone later this year alongside Windows 10 Mobile, the Lumia 940 (possibly 950). However, the company is not abandoning its budget aspirations, after-all humble handsets are the most successful on the Windows platform. As well as the blockbuster Lumia 940, Microsoft will also roll out a very basic smartphone that will cost $80 or less.

The new devices will be built to take advantage of emerging LTE markets and will boast 4G connectivity for countries such as China and India. With a price tag of just $80, you can probably imagine the specs are humble, but they will include 720p screens, 8 megapixels rear cameras, and probably 1GB of RAM to make the most of Windows 10 Mobile. There will be more than one device, although all will run Qualcomm's baby 64-bit chipset, the Snapdragon 210, which comes with four Cortex-A7 cores clocked at 1.1 GHz.

As for design, that is unknown, but we are thinking something plastic with maybe a funky range of color options for the rear plate... maybe.

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