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Microsoft Lumia 850 rumoured to be in release pipeline, to feature front-facing LED flashReuters

After releasing the Lumia 950 and 950 XL flagship smartphones, Microsoft is now rumoured to launch a new handset tentatively called Lumia 850. Renders believed to be those of the purported Lumia 850 have surfaced and rumours hint that the device will feature a front-facing LED flash.

According to known technology tipster OnLeaks, the Lumia 850 is still in Microsoft's release pipeline and not cancelled as assumed earlier. OnLeaks' latest report and images of the Lumia 850 gain credence from Nowhereelse France (translated) that also hints at the release of the Lumia 850.

Another known tipster EvLeaks (via Twitter) has stated that the smartphone will feature front-facing LED flash and a golden Microsoft logo at the rear. Microsoft is yet to state anything on the rumours.

The key technical specs of the purported Lumia 850 are yet to surface, but those desirous of purchasing Redmond's Lumia 950 and 950 XL flagships can check out some of the hardware features of the smartphones:

Microsoft Lumia 950

  • 5.2in AMOLED display enclosed within Gorilla Glass 3
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile operating platform
  • 1.82GHz dual-core Cortex-A57 and 1.44GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 CPUs within Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC
  • 20 MP rear camera
  • 5 MP front camera
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB internal storage
  • MicroSD card slot for expansion of internal storage up to 200 GB
  • LTE, HSPA, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
  • 3,000 mAh Lithium-Ion battery.

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

  • 5.7in WQHD display enclosed within Gorilla Glass 4
  • Windows 10 Mobile operating system
  • 1.5GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 and 2 GHz Cortex-A57 CPUs within a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC
  • 20 MP rear camera
  • 5 MP front camera
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB internal storage
  • MicroSD card slot for expansion up to 200 GB
  • LTE, HSPA, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
  • 3,340 mAh Lithium-Ion battery which is claimed to offer up to 19 hours talktime on 3G.