Microsoft is on Lumia devices lunch spree over the last few months, releasing several handsets like Lumia 640, Lumia 640 XL, Lumia 540, Lumia 532, Lumia 430, and Lumia 435. A new report has claimed that Lumia 840, successor of the Lumia 830, will be released soon.
The upcoming Microsoft Lumia 840 will be released in the coming months but will come running on Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2 operating system and not the Windows 10 expected to come with the flagship smartphone Lumia 940, NokiaPowerUser (via GSM Arena) reported citing a source. The exact release date is not known yet.
The report of Lumia 840's arrival came a few days after the same site claimed that Microsoft is expected to release Lumia 940 with 5.2-inch display and Lumia 940 XL with 5.7-inch later this year.
Microsoft is expected to bring lots of feature upgrades to the Lumia 840 and rectify several flaws like poor processor, front camera and others witnessed in the Lumia 830. The device is expected to sport a 5-inch screen display, support dual Sim, and several other feature
"So, we have some info about one such mid-ranger in works, that may pack Dual-Sim support, 13-14 MP rear camera (PureView), 5 MP FFC, better processor and may sport similar or slightly modified design to Lumia 830. While it is not sure what the name may be, we may call it Lumia 840 for our convenience. This device may have a screen size around 5-inch," reported NokiaPowerUser.
It may be recalled that the Lumia 830 received lots of flaks from critics and fans alike mainly for its Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 and 0.9 MP front snapper though its main camera is 10MP. Released in September 2014, the device sports a 5-inch screen with IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and 720 x 1280 pixels (294 ppi pixel density), come packed with 16 GB internal memory expandable up to 128 GB and 1 GB RAM, runs on Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 and powered by Li-Ion 2200 mAh battery.