We learned that Microsoft was planning the release of three new Windows Phone 8.1 handsets in the near future, one of which was said to be a midrange device and another a high-end one.

But it now appears that those calculations were a bit off.

While the third smartphone in that list was the Lumia 530, which has already been unveiled, and is poised to hit store shelves in the coming weeks, we now have some more (credible) information on what the other two devices are.

The Verge is writing that the first of these two phones is codenamed Superman, and is designed to be a selfie phone. It was reportedly revealed by Microsoft devices head Stephen Elop during an internal meeting this week, and comes with a 4.7-inch display to go with a 5 megapixel front camera.

The second device is condemned Tesla, and is said to be an affordable high-end phone.

And although we have heard the codename before, details on this device have been lacking until now. But it appears that this could well be the Lumia 830, and it will be the first midrange Lumia device to come with the PureView camera on the back.

Word is that the design of this phone will be similar to that of the Lumia 930, but will be somewhat thinner. Either way, from the sound of it, these smartphones look to be two good midrange devices.

Plus since they have been revealed internally, the launch could happen soon.

At the very least, they are very appropriately codenamed.


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  • Ted Smith

    Interesting for sure. I don’t have much of an opinion on this now, because I want to wait and see how Tesla and Superman actually look and how they eventually turn out. Good to see Windows Phone will have some newer options soon.

  • Ray C

    I guess we will see