Redmond surely wants to expand its new Microsoft Lumia brand, and the Lumia 1330 has already been spotted in the wild, as the successor to the popular Lumia 1320 smartphone.
Or well, phablet, if you prefer.
There is talk that the device could be unveiled by the company at MWC 2015 next year, or even earlier, according to some reports, but little is known about the internal hardware of this upcoming handset. Luckily, some leaked specifications might help set the matter straight.
Published here, the details reveal Microsoft is aiming big with the Lumia 1330.
For starters, it brings an advanced cameras capable of much better photography than its predecessor. The Lumia 1320 arrived on the market with a 5 megapixel camera and a downright dreadful VGA camera on the front.
This new device will amp it up to 14 megapixels at the back, and a 5 megapixel on the front for easily taking quality selfies on the go — well, as much quality as selfies afford, anyway.
In terms of display, we have reports of a 5.7-inch screen, capable of a 720p resolution. And the word capable is used very lightly here. Then again, this is posited as an affordable phablet of sorts, so the pixel count might suffice for users that are interested in the device.
Besides, a 5.7-inch Windows Phone handset has already been spotted at the FCC.
The Lumia 1330 is expected to house a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, with an Adreno 305 GPU, along with 1GB of RAM. Again, nothing outstanding, but capable enough for Windows Phone.
Interestingly, rumors peg that this device will come with 32GB of inbuilt storage, and Microsoft does not plan on offering expandable capacity other than OneDrive cloud. Remains to be seen whether the company does indeed skip on the microSD, odd as it seems.
In any case, we’ll find out soon.