It’s not easy keeping up with all the mobile equipment being prepped for launch “in time for the holiday season”, and as IFA, the biggest electronics trade show of the fall, is nearing, things are bound to get even more hectic and harder to follow.
Guaranteed blockbusters, such as Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 or Apple’s iPhone 6, probably need little push from rumormongers to capture the spotlight. But humbler underdogs, like Microsoft’s Lumia 730 and 735, can use all the publicity they can get.
Likely to be marketed as Nokia devices although the Finland-based handheld manufacturer is history, the two shall target a growing, trendy niche: selfie enthusiasts. That’s more than obvious from Microsoft’s latest September 4 announcement teaser, which is, you guessed it, a selfie of three very attractive youngsters.
But rumor is the Lumia 730 and 735 pack 5 megapixel front-facing cameras, which between you and me, isn’t the stuff of legends. Aesthetically, the mid-rangers look decidedly, well, mid-range too, and don’t stand out of the crowd with record-breaking thinness, unique curves or anything like that.
Pictured in white and black, the smartphones once codenamed Superman will accommodate two SIM cards at once, in the 730 configuration, and support 4G LTE connectivity when dubbed Lumia 735. Other features reportedly include 4.7-inch 720p displays, 1 GB RAM (each), quad-core Snapdragon 400 processors and pre-loaded Windows Phone 8.1.
Ahem, does anyone else feel like MS is making a huge mistake bringing these solid yet lackluster mid-tier devices to light practically at the same time as the game-changing Samsung Galaxy Note 4?
Via [WP Central]