At Mobile World Congress 2015, Microsoft announced most affordable range of smartphone and phablet, the Lumia 640 and the Lumia 640 XL. For those waiting for a windows affordable high end flagship device, the Redmond titan reported back in January that a Windows Phone’s high end flagship devices powered by Windows 10 for phones will be released at some point in 2015, with no notice of a date. In a conversation with The Verge, Microsoft’s chief of phone marketing Neil Broadley stated that a high end device will be accessible after the final release of Windows 10.
As indicated by Broadley:
“We remain completely committed and focused on new flagship products. That said, certainly we believe the best time to bring those flagship devices to market is when we have our very latest flagship software experience available. We’re focusing our flagship development for slightly later when Windows 10 is available.”
The wording proposes that a Windows Phone high end devices from Microsoft will be launched only after the release of final version of Windows 10, which is planned for summer 2015. That implies a consequent launch at some point in the second half of the year, making it a high expectation for those waiting for update for their last-gen devices like the Lumia 920 and Lumia 1020. For the time being, Microsoft appears purpose on boosting its presence in budget and affordable mid level devices, with the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL proclaiming a move in the right path for the hardware titan.