Microsoft: Lumia 850 Appears Allegedly on January 12

The mid-range Smartphone Lumia 850 haunts already for a few weeks through the rumor mill. This week, the website Nokiapoweruser want to have learned from an anonymous source now the release date. According to the champions of Lumia, 950 XL and Lumia 950, as well as the entry-level device Lumia 550 would be the first mid-range Smartphone with Windows 10 from the home of Microsoft the Lumia 850. And would otherwise as the current top devices with slim, chic case and metal frame visually convince –
Middle class with Windows 10 mobile
The Lumia 850 should already appear on the 12 January 2016. Then, also said the official Windows 10-update for older Lumia Smartphones should begin. The Lumia 850 will offer a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels according to the rumors. On board RAM and 16 GB of internal memory are also the rumor of a Snapdragon-410 processor 1 GB. Microsoft also allegedly equips the Lumia 850 with a 10 – and a 5-megapixel camera and a battery with 2,650 mah. Too bad: The fascinating 950 XL/950 with Lumia continuum technique, the Windows 10 smartphones use leave via adapter on the big screen as a PC replacement would not work so. Because this technology requires 808 processor currently at least a Snapdragon. Also would the Lumia 850 thus technically in the featured fall 2014 Lumia 830 very similar, would only in battery capacity and front camera resolution set.
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Unveiling soon?
Although in December alleged pictures and details about the Lumia 850 surfaced (see Tweet from @evleaks below), Microsoft has not yet officially announced the device. Windows Central also refers to sources, according to which the Lumia 850 during the slimming down of Lumia portfolios announced by Microsoft boss Satya Nadella has been deleted. More likely an idea is 650 at the beginning on February 22, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona already parallel to the entry-level device Lumia. The Lumia 650 already been presented differently than the Lumia 850 recently, offers only a slow beginners processor of the Snapdragon 210/212-class.
Assessment: Lumia 850
The Lumia 850 could bridge the gap between very cheap and very expensive Windows 10 smartphones. Also consistent that only a very slow processor operates at 650 confirmed Lumia. Also the design with metallic edge is significantly more attractive than the similarly sized top model Lumia 950.. Should confirm the rumors of the Snapdragon is 410-processor, which would be a disappointment, however,: thus the Lumia 850 would be no faster than the 2014 presented Lumia 830. And Microsoft would miss the chance to offer a cheap and stylish device, which could use the the fascinating continuum function. From users point of view remains to be hoped that Microsoft equips the originally planned Lumia 850 design with a more powerful processor and full-HD display.