Microsoft appears to be gearing up to release its mid-range smartphone the Lumia 850, and perhaps the rumoured Lumia 750 too following the steps of the Lumia 550 which has become a reality having hit the stores in Europe.

The Lumia 850 was in the news in July suggesting that Microsoft would launch it along with Lumia 750 and Lumia 550 before reports claimed that the mid-range smartphones were scrapped. The Lumia 850 has surfaced again after a lull following the release of the Lumia 550.

A device codenamed Honjo, believed to be the Lumia 850 has been spotted on Chinese website Tieba (via VMPowerUser). It comes with a 5.7-inch display with 1080p resolution and a Snapdragon 615 SoC processor.

It was earlier reported that the Microsoft Lumia 850 would sport a 5-inch display with 768p resolution and protected by Gorilla Glass 3. Under the hood, it was rumoured to have Snapdragon 410 processor clocking at 1.4GHz, 16 GB internal storage (expandable memory), 1 GB RAM, 10 MP ZEISS main camera, 5 MP front snapper and a 2,650 mAh battery.

Meanwhile, the Lumia 750 may also not be scrapped and become a reality like the Lumia 550. According to reports, the smartphone will come with features like a 5-inch display with 720p resolution, Snapdragon 410 that clocks at 1.2GH, 8 GB internal memory (expandable storage), 1 GB RAM, 8 MP main camera, 5 MP secondary snapper and 2,650 mAh battery.

Microsoft is yet to reveal the release date of its Lumia 850 and 750 but it may not be far off as the Lumia 550 has already hit the stores. It wouldn't come as a surprise if these mid-range smartphones are launch this month or early next year.